Dear Nintendo, It’s Time to Reboot Metroid on the Wii U

GenGAME writes: With many of its characters and franchises approaching the ripe old age of 30, Nintendo has more well-established and beloved characters than any other video game company. While this gives Nintendo a rich library of first party content, it also means that many of Nintendo’s go-to franchises are at risk of lacking innovation as they age. Perhaps more so than any other Nintendo series, Metroid is primed (pun intended) for a reboot.

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dedicatedtogamers1973d ago

I'm fearful for Metroid. Other M was just...absolute tripe. I love what Retro did. Heck, I love what Retro did with Donkey Kong and Mario Kart 7, too.

Please give Metroid back to Retro, Nintendo. You obviously don't know how to use the IP.

Qrphe1973d ago

I'm sure Nintendo as learned of the mistake that Other M was and will give us what we want this time around.

PopRocks3591973d ago (Edited 1973d ago )

To be fair, Nintendo hasn't developed a Metroid game for some time. Other M was headed by Sakamoto, who strangely enough is a Metroid development veteran of quite a few years.

That said I agree wholeheartedly, Other M was garbage and I believe it had a lot to do with Sakamoto's control and handling of the gameplay, story and presentation.

I don't believe Retro should be pushed back into it however. Since they are busy with other projects (and likely will be for a while) I say let one of Nintendo's other subsidiaries take a crack at Metroid.

Metroid as developed by Monolith anyone?

EDIT: As far as my stance on a reboot is concerned, Metroid doesn't need a reboot at all. Just kindly retcon the crap out of Other M and all is fine and dandy.

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1973d ago (Edited 1973d ago )

Personally, I hope that the next Retro is a Large-scale Samus project-

You make a Great point about them being forced to do the same thing. I read the interview with the former Retro Emp. who are now working on Arkham Origins.
They loved working for Nintendo but they hated the lack of creative freedom for projects.

Monolith would be great.

But if not-
Samus/Metroid is loved by many game developers- I am sure that Nintendo could strike another collaboration with a company that wants to take a chance at the IP.

It would even be great if Nintendo allowed a Prominent Indie to do a 3D Side Scroller for 3DS.

No Reboot. I do however think that they should stop trying to find reasons that the Metroids are alive.
And just start dealing with Samus the Bounty Hunters.

No more Prequels just keep going beyond the Era of Metroids.

WiiUsauce1973d ago

I really want Treasure to make Star Fox and another Sin and Punishment for Wii U!!!!!

Erimgard1973d ago

Other M was mostly developed by Team Ninja, not Nintendo.

Qrphe1973d ago (Edited 1973d ago )

Sakamoto, producer and co-creator of the franchise, directed the game. My biggest gripe with the game wasn't the gameplay as much as it was the plot and characterization of the game for a series that for some reason Nintendo thought was a good idea to change.

The Prime series, arguably the best Metroid games, never existed in the main timeline according to Other M.

Erimgard1973d ago

@Qrphe, yes Sakamoto was calling the shots, I wasn't disagreeing with you. I was informing "dedicatedtogamers" that it wasn't a Nintendo-created game.

And Other M does nothing to contradict the Primes. The official timeline (as confirmed by Sakamoto both before and after the release of Other M) is:

Metroid (Zero Mission) - Prime Trilogy - Metroid II - Super Metroid - Metroid: Other M - Metroid Fusion

It doesn't mention the Prime games in any way because it has nothing to do with them. They take place in between the first two games, and Other M is much later, after Super Metroid.

Dj7FairyTail1973d ago (Edited 1973d ago )

oh yay more cry babies Nintendo fans over Metroid Other M. Metroid Other M is a great game. It not up to the others Metroid Games but it great.

More on the level of Zelda Phantom Hourglass for Zelda or Super Mario Bros. 2 for Mario.

gamerben1973d ago

Other m was far from great. I had low expectations and the results were even lower. It's not just the story, the gameplay is overly simplified and not even fun, the graphics are ugly even for wii, the music is unmemorable, it's just plain dull.

Snookies121973d ago (Edited 1973d ago )

I bought Other M about a year ago... Played it for about 20 minutes and quit. The controls are just horrible.... I've absolutely loved EVERY other Metroid game, but that one was all over the place. It's like it couldn't figure out what it wanted to do, or which direction it wanted to take. I still own the game if I ever want to try it again, but I just found it a chore to play.

As a side note... Why is there not a new 2.5D style Metroid on the 3DS...? They should get on that, like now.

chadboban1973d ago

A 2.5D Super Metroid style game on 3DS? It's like you can read my mind bro!

zerocrossing1973d ago

I'm not sure that Metroid needs a reboot just yet, they should probably just pull another prime, i.e mix up the gameplay and throw Samus into events and situations we haven't seen her in before and see her adapt to them, without butchering her portrayal as a strong female character this time...

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PygmelionHunter1973d ago

Metroid Prime 4 would suit me just fine!

Agent_00_Revan1973d ago

A new Prime would be great! Anything to clean out the still lasting aftertaste of Other M.

stragomccloud1973d ago

I don't think it needs a reboot. I think they just need a new game.

Moncole1973d ago

It doesnt need s reboot. There is so much to explore in the Metroid universe.

BlackWolf1973d ago

Yeah. I'm still waiting to know what happens after Metroid Fusion.

jcnba281973d ago

Metroid Prime 4 developed by Retro!

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