It is a proud day for all of us here at the Galactic Federation, mostly because I've just completed Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Yes, my friends, the Phazon scourge that has plagued us lo these many years is finally a thing of the past, as I finished the game with a 100% rating in just under nineteen-and-a-half hours of actual playing time. For this I was rewarded not just with the game's basic ending, not just with the special ending awarded at the 75% mark, but the really special curious ending offered up only to those of us who collected every last item, are skilled with a morph ball, and who had plenty of free time over the past week or so.
Corruption has already impressed me, as you'll recall. The first half of the game was spent learning the ins-and-outs of the new motion controls, but the last half of the adventure was all about putting those skills to the test. I've been waiting a long time for a console-based first-person-adventure (or shooter, whatever) to control this well. Environmental puzzles really stepped up once I'd reached a certain homeworld, too. Infiltrating an enemy compound alongside a team of troopers has never been so fun.
Before I stop talking in generalities and get down to the spoilers, let me just thank everyone who sent over Friend Vouchers, especially Guy Perfect for sending a ton of the l'il green tickets and MTV's Stephen Totilo for giving me the idea to set up the voucher swap in the first place.
Now, let's talk about the game's final world...