Now I personally haven’t played any Metroid games, but have watched my husband play the entire franchise (except Pinball, which is still on his list), so I don’t have the emotional attachment (or perhaps “entitlement” is a better word as you will soon see) that some “fans” seem to have. Metroid Prime: Federation Force is a four-player co-op game set in the Metroid universe. To me, it looked a bit like a Mii fighting game, with some chunky kid-style graphics, but otherwise I didn’t really care either way. The trailer clearly says it’s still in development, so those graphics may smooth out and look cooler, who knows.
However, stop the presses, because apparently everyone has decided they absolutely HATE Metroid Prime: Federation Force. I mean, they seriously hate, loathe, detest, and want to drive it back into the hells from which it was apparently spawn. The fan boys (and girls too I expect, because entitlement is not necessarily a specific gender thing) have taken to the figurative streets with flaming brands and pitchforks and have created a petition.
Because these Metroid fans have been waiting for a decade or so since the last Metroid game, they think this game sullies the Metroid name and takes attention and resources away from the Metroid game they really want (somehow not being able to comprehend that developers can work on more than one project at a time, and may use other production houses to assist with said projects).
I won’t link to the petition because I don’t want to give it any more screen time, but here’s a little rage-filled, somewhat incomprehensible, quote for you:
“What we got however is a disgrace of a game with the name “Metroid” slapped on the title. It has no elements at all of what Metroid is about and its a disrespectful manner to old and new fans of the series of showing them that the Metroid franchise is not dead afterall.”
Apparently they can tell all that from the 57 second trailer, or rather from the TEN SECONDS OF ACTUAL GAMEPLAY SHOWN. They are actually calling on Nintendo to cease production and nearly 19,000 people have signed it, posting their own hate-filled vitriol in their comments. I wonder if they’ve even seen the Nintendo Treehouse video which shows a more finished product, and covers a bunch more of the background for the game’s development and gameplay.
Now I get that you may not like this game, and that’s totally cool – but you know what would really stick it to Nintendo. Not buying it.
This article reflects the writer’s opinion and does not necessarily represent that of n3rdabl3 generally.