Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether manga adaptation of Metroid Prime: 2 Echoes/Dark Echoes is a simplified retelling of events in game with a gimmick and unique concept exclusive to the manga: Survivors of Squad Bravo of the GFMC Task Force Herakles.
Art: The environments are quite detailed and accurate to the original source material, depicting various details with semi-perfect accuracy and even equipment that would be the inspiration behind designs in future games. Planet Aether is surprisingly foreboding with a looming atmosphere and sense of dread combined with the hulking, Ing possessed monsters that inflict fear into the cast of protagonists.
Character: While Samus herself is shown
to be as stoic as she has been in the Prime series while also offering a slice of Metroid Fusion exposition and conversation, the other characters lack in development and personality, going so far as to create a time skip just to develop the characters because of the mangas short, rushed new perspective.
Enjoyment: As an adaptation of one of my all time favorite video games, I was thoroughly excited to read about the struggles of Samus Aran and a group of weary and battered survivors learning to survive the harsh and corrupted world of Aether and Dark Aether. However, Episode of Aether is essentially a running trend in the Metroid mangas, giving Samus a companion with a rushed and somewhat predictable ending.