You can do a lot with 17 years. That’s three more than it took to build the Sydney Opera House, and it’s three less than Odysseus’ epic journey through the great civilizations of antiquity. A group of diehard Metroid fans known as Team SCU have spent this length of time doing something far less ostentatious—they’ve been remaking the celebrated 2002 first-person adventure Metroid Prime. Not as a shiny HD upgrade but a 2D side-scroller like early games in the beloved sci-fi series. You can try a demo for the remake here, but do so quickly. Nintendo, the owner of the IP, is likely cooking up a cease-and-desist as I type this post.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjpggm/this-2d-fan-remake-of-metroid-prime-is-the-apex-of-gamer-nostalgia