Friday, March 4, 2016

Metroid Prime: Federation Force in Development since 2009

They have to be kidding, right? That's SEVEN YEARS! In that time they could have given us Metroid Prime 4 and Metroid Prime 5. Or a new Hunters game for the Wii U would have been great. But this? No, thanks.

The reception of Metroid Crime: Federation Force wouldn't certainly be as bad, if we had some actual Metroid games on the current systems, a 2,5D Metroid on the 3DS and Metroid Prime 4 on the Wii U. If we had this coming up, Federation Force probably wouldn't get all the hate. The other big issue is the chibi style:


Metroid has always been the coolest and most adult Nintendo series, so it's hard to swallow, if they start dropping the cuteness bomb on you. They even have a chibi Samus!! Zelda might have survived the toon style, but it's not a good fit for Metroid in any way. While Metroid Prime Hunters on the DS had even worse graphics, at least the characters looked cool and felt worthy of your game time. Playing as federation troops (aka cannon fodder) is certainly not as exciting as a selection of unique and deadly hunters.

I'm still a huge Metroid fan, it's my second favorite Nintendo series and I even enjoyed the badly received Metroid: Other M for it was worth (completed it four times, one on Hard Mode). I even got Metroid Prime Pinball in my collection and liked it. But I don't feel like buying this game...

4 comments:

Skullvic said...

im not gonna buy it either, bro...
this new decep me so much if its true. Why Nintendo want to kill Metroid with awful and sexualiced VG? Even a Metroid 2 remake will be a better option than this cr#p!!

Eren Jaeger said...

Hm, I understand your disappointment, but as someone who simply played a lot of the Metroid games in the past years instead of growing up with it, I love how Federation Force looks. Also, what are your opinions on the SNES VC and Paper Mario x Splatoon (Color Splash?)

TourianTourist said...

I didn't grow up with Metroid either, I first played the series in 2008, the year I opened this blog.

Don't care about about Paper Mario and since Nintendo still doesn't offer cross buy, I won't invest in the SNES VC on New 3DS. I already have A Link to the Past and Super Metroid on my Wii U. I would get them, if they offered them for a cheaper price or free...

Theystolehispride said...

This game looks like it was made on a potato. They've really dropped the ball with this one which is a shame.