Should You Buy or Pass Nintendo Switch’s Metroid Dread?

Published 10/08/2021, 10:51 AM EDT


Metroid’s first original side-scrolling game in 19 years has finally launched on Nintendo Switch. Metroid Dread is the only title in the franchise to retain this beloved feature since the launch of Metroid Fusion back in 2002.

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The latest installment in the series made its way to the market for Nintendo owners early today, October 8, 2021.

The Metroid franchise is quite popular among old-time gamers and loyal fans. Some might still be contemplating the idea of giving Metroid Dread a try. If you are looking to purchase your very first Metroid title or simply thinking if the latest title is worth it, you have come to the right place.

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Nintendo Switch: A deep-dive into What Metroid Dread offers

The game is one of the biggest releases of the year and comes with spectacular features. Dread is also expected to be the finale of the main Metroid Arc and includes all the best attributes of the previous titles, adding some things such as stealth elements as well.

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If you’re wondering if Metroid Dread as a game is worth playing, you should know that experts definitely think it is. The game runs flawlessly on Nintendo’s consoles and the cliffhanger factor at each level/room is out of this world. The developers have designed the game in such a way that players are expected to want to go back to the game for more, not putting your Switch down for even a minute.

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Popular Nintendo dedicated YouTube channel, SwitchForce even talks of Metroid Dread being the best controller 2D game in the world are accurate.

For Mario and Zelda fans, although there aren’t many similarities between Mario and Dread, Zelda’s ability usage isn’t too different from Samus Aran’s battles. The game designs of the three titles have a few details in common. But one can only be sure after trying the game.

Dread is a good first-choice game for new Switch players and also for someone just looking to expand their horizon.

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MercurySteam‘s Metroid Dread is already the number one bestseller on the Nintendo Game Store at a price tag of $59.99 USD.

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Tanay Grover

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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing a degree in technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic soccer player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.

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