Varia Suit Comparison: Samus Returns vs Metroid Prime

#1
Nintendo released today new art for metroid samus returns, and one of them is this one of samus doing a very familiar pose:


Which is a reference to this art from the first prime:


So, did you like the new design for samus' varia suit? Do you want nintendo to use this new design for prime 4/smash 5?

I personally love the new one and think that they did some subtle changes to her overall body and made the visor more menacing, making samus seem very agressive in this suit.
 
#2
Agreed, OP. I like the new visor and think it's menacing but I can't quite be sure why I prefer the older design.

I dig the little changes tho.
 
#3
Wow the old one was so much nicer and more detailed. The new one feel very early 2000s to me. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Edit - her shoes suck in the old one though, I’ll give it that.
 
#4
Arm cannon seems shorter in the new design. Also thisnshit is more orange. I don't really have much of an opinion on it either way. I just can't wait to play the game.
 
#5
Prime is the GOAT and I really wish it was the default Smash design, especially because it seems to be her most iconic look.

I do like the new one as well though!
 
#8
New armor is flashy,the leds distract you and in case of dark areas it would innecesary show samus position to everyone near, and it looks like samus never use her armor like a knight in new armor. Also is innecesary stylish exposion her legs and leds entrances

old armor looks faint due her bounty hunter job and not delate her position, bulky and the leds dont distract samus view, armor is covering most of her body and gives the player being a safe tank for exploring, visor is huge for the huge while the new visor is trying to reach ironman levels of being hud inside the helmet and not in the visor
 
#9
The prime design will always be my favorite, and I love all the little details.

The new one is really good though, maybe second best. Coolest visor look by far, and the shoulder pads are back to being bulky. I also really like the coloring, but would like more detail with the lines. Also would prefer the chest plate to be a little bigger for proportion.
 
#10
The new design, specifically the leggings and arms, looks like it takes more visual cues from traditional knight armor. The Prime suit straight up looks like sci-fi power armor.

They've both got their strengths(lol Samus and her stubby goat feet), but I dig the newer one more overall even if the Prime one makes more sense.
 
#11
No, it's a brand new design, some of the designs the varia suit went through the years:


From left to right: super, prime, zero mission, other m, smash 4 (based on other m).
I love how Samus's legs grow longer and longer with each new entry.

Samus will be 75% Legs in Prime 4.
 
#14
The prime suit lining feels very alien sci fi to me, while the new design looks like it borrows from fantasy plate armor particularly in the arm's and leg's joint areas.

I do like the extra bling and edginess, and that rimmed hose on the arm cannon takes the cake o7
 
#16
I think it's a new suit? The extra exhaust port bits (black things that look like microphone plugs) make it look like a brute force upgrade over the Varia.
 
#23
Prime 2/3 Varia Suit remains my favorite design, but Samus Returns still brings a pretty worthy contender and I wouldn't mind if this look showed up again in the future.

I love how aggressive the SR Varia Suit looks with the narrow visor, crazy glowing shoulders, narrowed arm cannon, etc. It's also much more mecha-influenced than Samus' other armor designs, and I love me some mecha.
 
#27
New suit for me (though the Other M/Smash Bros take is the best IMO). Prime 1 suit is too bulky, round, and dull for my tastes (to be honest, I don't think it wouldn't look out of place in an 80's or 90's sci-fi movie). Side note: the Power Suit has been generally trending towards a sleeker and more defined look as time progressed, which you can start noticing as early as Prime 2.
 
#28
I love the angry-ass new visor, and I also like the much brighter lights on the armor. But the extra separation and little details on the Prime Varia suit is killer. This is definitely the best Varia suit next to the Prime one.

Fuck Other M's suit. And fuck Sakurai for using that trash ass suit in Smash 4.

I hope the Gravity Suit proper makes it into this game, but with Sakamoto at the helm again he might think its too lame and go with the shitty purple glow again.
 
#29
Super Metroid listed her as 6'0 tall too and I would just really love to see that come back.
This is official, so she has been 6'3 for a long time.


Other m fucked things up though, because every guy in the game is like over a foot taller than her. If samus is 6'3 and wearing like 6 inch heels here, are you telling me adam is close to 8ft tall?

 
#30
I love the angry-ass new visor, and I also like the much brighter lights on the armor. But the extra separation and little details on the Prime Varia suit is killer. This is definitely the best Varia suit next to the Prime one.

Fuck Other M's suit. And fuck Sakurai for using that trash ass suit in Smash 4.

I hope the Gravity Suit proper makes it into this game, but with Sakamoto at the helm again he might think its too lame and go with the shitty purple glow again.
I don't think the gravity suit appears in metroid II, but i think if it does they will put the glorious purple back
 

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#31
This is official, so she has been 6'3 for a long time.


Other m fucked things up though, because every guy in the game is like over a foot taller than her. If samus is 6'3 and wearing like 6 inch heels here, are you telling me anthony is close to 8ft tall?

Samus being taller than a man? Absurd, she's just a woman!
 
#32
i like both!

Details and legs are better in prime, visor and canon are better in returns! Shoulders are equals!

Hope they'll do a new design for prime 4 too!
 
#33
This is official, so she has been 6'3 for a long time.


Other m fucked things up though, because every guy in the game is like over a foot taller than her. If samus is 6'3 and wearing like 6 inch heels here, are you telling me anthony is close to 8ft tall?

I mean in a couple hundred years why not?

The average height is rising with greater nutrition.

I've often thought in the future human beings on average should all be in the six feet range even for women. After all improvements in science should allow base human beings to be in peak condition.
 
#34
i like both!

Details and legs are better in prime, visor and canon are better in returns! Shoulders are equals!

Hope they'll do a new design for prime 4 too!
I really love getting new suits in the metroid games, even if most of the time it can be just a pain job, getting the phazon suit in prime or the light suit in prime 2 was a big highlight of the games for me.
 
#36
This is official, so she has been 6'3 for a long time.

Other m fucked things up though, because every guy in the game is like over a foot taller than her. If samus is 6'3 and wearing like 6 inch heels here, are you telling me adam is close to 8ft tall?
You're expecting Other M to keep details in check? lol


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#38
There's an almost medieval look to the new suits feet and arms. Would have liked to see that influence the helm and pauldrons more.

I prefer the Prime visor and pauldrons, but the rest is pretty good. I think Smash 4 has the best torso, crotch-area (?) and legs though.
 
#39
Prime design was just so unbelievably good, I still spend some time looking at the Metroid Prime cover now and then.. too cool.
 
#40
I dig it. Prime will probably always be my favorite look, but this is a sleek, stylized take that works pretty well. I like it a lot more than Other M's suit, and it's far superior to that hideous NLG concept piece.

No, but sakamoto wanted it to be taken very seriously.

This is even more ridiculous. Is anthony a giant?

FYI, when you hotlink a Wikia image everyone else sees a postage stamp.
 
#42
I know it has been a part of her design for a really long time. But we really need to ditch the shoulder pads. Its not the 1980s anymore.
 
#46
This is official, so she has been 6'3 for a long time.


Other m fucked things up though, because every guy in the game is like over a foot taller than her. If samus is 6'3 and wearing like 6 inch heels here, are you telling me adam is close to 8ft tall?

*googles how much is 6'3" in human speak*

Holy shit 1.90 m!? She was built like an Amazon! Of course Other M would TDK that up! Question is why would the-- you know what? Never mind....
 
#47
Five-foot-nothing waif Samus in Other M was the worst. Sakamoto couldn't tell his story about her being meek and submissive if she was a 6'3" superwoman, so he made her a tiny blonde girl who looked like she'd never exercised in her life. Gross gross gross. She'll always be a beefcake in my heart.
 
#48
I adore the new design. It looks mechanical while also looking sleek and aggressive. The perfect blend of cartoon-like simplicity and what made Metroid Prime so good, with the extra touch of ruthlessness that someone with Samus' track record should have.

My new favorite trumping my old favorite, Metroid Prime 2/3 Varia Suit.
 
#49
Prefer the original suit from Metroid Prime. I don't mind the new one either but it seems a lot more flat and lacking in detail by comparison.