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The Light of Aether by BLARGEN69 The Light of Aether by BLARGEN69
Tenth piece for

Metroid March!!



We finally hit Prime Time.

There's few games in my life I think I've gone back and replayed mor than I have the Metroid Prime Trilogy. Despite multiple 100% runs on all three games and a near photographic knowledge and memory of them in and out, I still can go back and feel completely lost and immersed in them almost as much as the first time I ever picked them up. Few games can do that. But the Prime games are really above and beyond.

Personally Echoes has always been my favorite. It's not only my favorite in the trilogy, but one of my favorites in the franchise as a whole, second only to Fusion. That said, Echoes is one of my favorite games period. Prime accomplished the immense challenge of transitioning Metroid to 3D and did it perfectly. Prime 2 then faced a far more daunting task... Doing it again, while being unique enough on it's own. And it definitely succeeded. Echoes stands on it's own two legs and proudly because it went for such a different direction than the first game did, in essentially horror. The game's dark tone atmosphere and morbidness really helps the game stand out but it never goes too far and still fits perfectly within the series to me, in many ways I consider Echoes to be a lot like Majora's Mask.

I could say so much about this game, be it it's music (TORVUS BOG BABY), the introduction and presence of Dark Samus, the Ing, the Luminoth, the super unique environments, the great and memorable boss battles of which there are many, and the heightened difficulty compared to the other two games. Metroid Prime 2 is more than just a sequel echoing memories of it's predecessor, it stands on top of a mountain of dead Ing and shouts it's greatness.

May the Light of Aether shine upon you!!

Watch the

SPEEDPAINT

here!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAc-vE…


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TheXHunter08 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work on this! Really digging the colors! :D
And totally feel you on Echoes, really liked the atmosphere in the game. Absolutely loved Dark Samus!
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hooksnfangs Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done here!
While I do like the Prime trilogy, I can't really find myself being attached to them like I do with the 2D ones. Then again, I missed out on Prime and Echoes when they came out. 
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017   General Artist
Oh man, that's a shame, though personally I don't really know if it could have changed much. To this day there's never been another game that's similar to the Metroid Prime ones so it isn't even like they're antiquated our outdone now, I guess you just don't like the way they adapted the series to 3D. I've always been in the camp that I don't think I can say I prefer one over the other!! THEy'E ALL JUST SO GOOD...
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hooksnfangs Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't say I don't like how they adapted Metroid to 3D because I think Retro Studios did a fine job on them. Not sure how else would they convert Metroid to 3D. It's most likely the fact that I just really like 2D Metroidvania games.
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dalittlewagh Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
Bravo friend! You are truly one of greatest artists I have ever found on this sight, to say nothing of the Star wars/Lord of the rings quality lore you put into your astronautical comic.GIF Adventure Time - Claps 
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017   General Artist
Thank you so much man, gosh, your comments seriously always blow me away and make me smile so much I tell so many of my friends about the nice things you say cause they mean so much to me haha! You're such a positive encouragement for me, thank you so much!! growing up I always dreamed I'd be the next Tolkien or George Lucas, so you're telling me my dreams are basically coming true! XD
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dalittlewagh Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
You're on your way Blargen!Clap 
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LudedWolf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
Nice!!!!!!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017   General Artist
Thanks bro!
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LudedWolf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
No problem!
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SAMUS9450 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
nice ^^
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017   General Artist
THANKS A LOT!!
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Twinke-and-Zone-Co Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017
Woowww!  Excellent! <3
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Varia31 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY! Light Suit! One of my faves, for sure!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017   General Artist
It probably is my favorite immediately after the Varia Suit itself, it's just so pretty!
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Varia31 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017   General Artist
Thank you so much dude!! I think this might be the best so far... It's a composition I've had in my head for almost four or five years now, gosh!!
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Twinke-and-Zone-Co Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017
Those usually ARE the best! :o And it shows! <3 Aged like a fine wine~
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