Both awesome franchises. I grew up with these games, but didn't really catch the bug until my SNES days. That's when I fell in love with both Zelda and Metroid. Ocarina of Time was the first game I ever pre-ordered. Funny thing is that I got so hyped for it that, despite being a great game, it failed to live up to my expectations. When they said the world was so huge it took a whole day to traverse it, I really thought they meant 24 hours. It was somewhat true, it did take a day. Problem being, that it was an in game day which only lasted a few minutes of real time. I still loved it, but it was nothing like i imagined it would be. Metroid Prime was a different story. I honestly didn't know what to expect, but I was leaning towards a generic FPS in the Metroid universe. I managed to snag the Trilogy edition for a good price. Gave it a quick play, wasn't really that impressed, and then planted it on my waiting list while I went about finishing other games. When I finally got around to playing more than a few minutes, I realised why this game got so much praise. It suddenly dawned on me that I wasn't playing an FPS with a Metroid setting. I was playing a real deal Metroid game from an FPS POV. I still have not finished the first one because the game is huge and I like to take my time and explore everything to find all the hidden goodies. But now, just the thought that I still have two more Primes waiting for me on the same disk makes me as giddy as a litte girl at a Barbie doll expo. I've heard some less than flattering opinions about Other M, but I still intend to buy and beat it. Same goes for Twilight Princess, and I really like what I've seen of Skyward Sword so far. Over the years, I started to lose interest in Nintendo. But as long as these titles live, the big N's dot won't vanish from my radar.