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Metroid 2 remake
« on: August 07, 2016, 06:50:51 PM »
Some of you guys probably already know about this project, but Facebook did me a favor and had this in the Trending News, so I figured I'd share. It's an enhanced version of the original game, with redrawn graphics and a lot of other stuff. Kinda similar to Z2E in concept.

http://metroid2remake.blogspot.co.uk/p/about-project.html
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Re: Metroid 2 remake
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2016, 06:57:14 PM »
Yup. I downloaded version 1.0 already and had that blog bookmarked. It uses the ZM sprites and more. Seems like it'll be fun. Hilarious that it came out on Metroid's 30 anniversary... and kinda sad considering not much is coming from Nintendo for Metroid. At the same time, Nintendo has their reasons (yes, I do know about Federation Force coming out this month).

Edit: The project has been dmca'd, but it has not received a Cease and Desist order. Basically, the download is currently on a torrent. Here's some sites to see:
http://am2r.freeforums.org/portal.php
https://twitter.com/AM2Rgame

Apparently, there's a bug with the Gravity Suit, and the game creator tends to fix that. He's not afraid of Nintendo taking it down. What I've found from reading the forums is that the DMCA came from a lawyer in the US who works with Nintendo somehow, but it seems like he took the action himself.

But what's hilarious is DMCA is a US thing, and this project was made in the UK! The community is already preparing counter-measures.
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Re: Metroid 2 remake
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2016, 10:00:36 PM »
The server can be shut down if it's in the US, from what I've been told. Either way, they're stupid for not letting this project continue. Or god forbid they hire the guy/team behind the project for something official.
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Re: Metroid 2 remake
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2016, 08:52:08 AM »
The project hasn't been stopped, though. The creator, "Doc," stated in his blog that he'll continue to update the game. It's on multiple torrent sites and is in the internet underground. Pointless to try and stop it now.
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Re: Metroid 2 remake
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2016, 08:59:34 AM »
So basically, in the same state as ROM hacks of old Nintendo games. :P

It's typical Nintendo though. They let anything progress until it becomes something worthwhile and then they crush it push it to the dark neither regions of the Internets. This along with their controversial Creators Program for Youtubers is something that they've never handled correctly and I doubt they ever will. It's also for this reason that even if the NX turns out to be greatest thing since sliced bread that many 3rd party game developers may have a hard time putting their game on Nintendo's console. Unlike the golden days of the 8-bit and 16-bit eras, Nintendo doesn't have the status they need to be able to get away with this crap anymore.

Also, on a side note, while currently if the servers are hosted in the US they can be shutdown and hosting the server outside country gets around this, the infamous TPP will change that. If the TPP gets passed this is only one of the many things that will get ruined and give way too much power to the big corporations to abuse and Nintendo won't hesitate to do so. At least the UK isn't involved, but Nintendo's home country of Japan is.
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Re: Metroid 2 remake
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2016, 04:23:07 PM »
Wonderful. Not ANOTHER Cyber-bulling law. -_-; I'm guessing they'll never stop trying to pass those, huh?

Anyway, I installed today and I've tried it... it's amazing. Want to see some screenshots? :) It auto-detects Xbox 360 controllers, and so my wired one works beautifully on it.

The game is faithful to the original, while at the same time adds more areas, story, etc. to it, but it has the classic Metroid feel. The intro is VERY reminiscent of Super Metroid and the game rarely takes control away from you. And there is a logbook with scans and entries, but it auto-scans. So no scan-visor needed, and you can enter press "start" to see the entry (game will pause, obviously), or you can keep going and look at it later.

Some of the entries are very cool, too. It shows how extremely creative the dev team for AM2R was. Not to mention, there are new puzzles, too.
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Re: Metroid 2 remake
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2016, 09:45:46 AM »
You haven't heard of the TPP? Aegis, the TPP gives a huge amount of power to the corporations at the expense of our rights as Americans especially when it comes to copyright. You can forget about fan games like AM2R being anywhere near legal in the US at the whim of the corporations and they can basically take anything they want down without any due process or recourse so if the AM2R guys were in the US and not the UK their game would be taken down from the servers and they wouldn't be able to fight in court with the TPP in place.

They could also take down your screenshots and gameplay footage at any time as well and things like our avatars which are based on game characters can put GU at risk for being taken down. This isn't to say that the owners of said characters will do this for sure (it would be massively unpopular, but they will have the legal option to do so under the TPP.

In summary, the TPP is far worse than anything that has been brought up before and this is just for the copyright stuff which is only a small part of it. Fan games like AM2R would be confined to Europe unless people want to take a chance on the dark net. The TPP was negotiated behind closed doors by representatives of the participating countries to specifically benefit big business. Not even congress was allowed to be involved in it. Obama is in favor of it, but this is one of the few times that the land locked congress has actually benefited us.
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Re: Metroid 2 remake
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2016, 11:16:09 AM »
UGH! I read up on it, and it looks like it passed, but it's not in effect. x.x; Yet. ... though, that seems EXTREME to the point where a company could take down ANYTHING fan related: fan fiction, fan art, etc.

Whatever, I'm going to show some screenshots anyway.
Logs:
http://i.imgur.com/vojTkwr.png
http://i.imgur.com/idxVogx.png
Map/UI:
http://i.imgur.com/aGlXaky.png
http://i.imgur.com/3ByrML7.png
Gameplay:
http://i.imgur.com/fkHK23w.png
http://i.imgur.com/iC0lFcK.png
http://i.imgur.com/5rv7YXF.png
http://i.imgur.com/AEbNs5Q.png

Edit (08/15): Annnddd... the creator has released an update for the game! http://am2r.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1639
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