Excerpt: The first FPS game I played on the Nintendo DS was Peter Jackon’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (or some such), and it was just dire. I knew not to expect much, graphically, from the DS even though MKDS blew me away, but surely they could have put a little bit more effort into it. Combined with trying to find a decent handling posture and it seemed that the NDS would not get an FPS working well. And yet again, how wrong was I. The DS is full of surprises.
Summary: Metroid Prime: Hunters is exactly the game it promised to be. It's a solid Metroid game that fits into the franchise perfectly with the excellent level of gameplay gamers have come to expect from the series while providing a more action packed version of the game seen on Nintendo's consoles. The combination of a solid and enjoyable, if not slightly linear, single player mode and an excellent multiplayer mode make this a game you simply must own if you have a DS.
Excerpt: Whether or not you use the stylus, the controls are a little difficult to get used to. Over aiming, jumping when you don't mean to, morphing into a little ball or changing weapons are all common during an intense fight with a boss, guardians or even your rival hunters. However, in the heat of the battle, cramps can be overlooked just by the sheer intensity of the fight. From Above Regardless, there are several options at your disposal to make the game easier or harder.
Excerpt: Since the release of the Nintendo DS gamers have been anticipating the DS-exclusive, Metroid Prime: Hunters. Featuring a funky touch-screen control style, Metroid-classic adventure gaming and a robust online multiplayer mode, Hunters might just be all it's cracked up to be. This is the first time the GF! staff has been so addicted to online multiplayer in a handheld shooter; a revamped friends system and voice chat enhance the experience in many ways.
Pros: ups: one of the best looking games on the DS, solid gameplay, intense multiplayer
Cons: downs: controls take some getting used to, recycled bosses