The past Nintendo Direct left us with a very applauded surprise: Metroid Prime Remastered is a reality, and is now available digitally for Nintendo Switch. The return of this emblematic delivery has generated ovations among the users of the hybrid of the Great N, which has been further improved with a comparison that showed the good work of the developers to bring one of the best remasters till the date. However, the title fails due to a detail that has angered more than one: its credits they do not show the creators of the original game.
This is how he pointed it out Zoid Kirsch, Senior Game Engineer for Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2, as soon as he saw that the mention to all developers of the GameCube installment was summed up in a line that reads: “Based on the work of the Metroid Prime development team (original Nintendo GameCube version and Wii version).” Without downplaying what they’ve accomplished with the Nintendo Switch delivery, Kirsch comments that “Although many studios did a great job with the remaster, I’m disappointed that Metroid Prime Remaster do not include original game credits. I’ve worked with a lot of amazing people on the game and all names should be included in the remasternot just a single card like this.”
Jack Mathews, who was involved as an engineer on Metroid Prime 1, 2, and 3, added to this complaint quoting Kirsch’s original tweet: “This is a joke. Not just to my credit (even though most of my code was probably replaced), but to the people whose code and work remain unchangedLike Mark HH, Steve McCrea, all improved art and concepts, game design. Shameful”.
What did we think of Metroid Prime: Remastered?
We will be attentive to the development of this problem, as Nintendo could respond by updating the end credits of the game with all the developers who worked on the Metroid Prime games. After all, one of the delivery’s greatest charms lies in its ability to be a shooter that, with more than 20 years behind it, still a great experiencesomething that we tell you in our Metroid Prime: Remastered review.