I've been to plenty of Metroid discussion sites, and I usually always see Metroid Prime competing for the top spot of this great series. When seeing the posts though, they're usually lacking in detail and that's where this challenge comes into play.
I want to challenge those who like Metroid Prime, and believe it to be exceptional, to be detailed as to why they believe Metroid Prime should be at the top of the series or as the second best entry.
Be very detailed about what you've enjoyed about Metroid Prime, from its atmospheres to how you interpreted the events of the Tallon IV adventure.
What makes Metroid Prime a Top 2 Metroid game for you based on your experiences?