Submitted by Erimgard 756d ago | opinion piece

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. (Metroid Other M, Nintendo, Wii U)

dedicatedtogamers  +   756d 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.
Qrphe  +   756d ago
I'm sure Nintendo as learned of the mistake that Other M was and will give us what we want this time around.
PopRocks359  +   756d 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.
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   756d 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.
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WiiUsauce  +   756d ago
I really want Treasure to make Star Fox and another Sin and Punishment for Wii U!!!!!
Erimgard  +   756d ago
Other M was mostly developed by Team Ninja, not Nintendo.
Qrphe  +   756d 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.
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Erimgard  +   756d 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.
Dj7FairyTail  +   756d 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.
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gamerben  +   756d 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.
Snookies12  +   756d 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.
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chadboban  +   756d ago
A 2.5D Super Metroid style game on 3DS? It's like you can read my mind bro!
zerocrossing  +   756d 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...
PygmelionHunter  +   756d ago
Metroid Prime 4 would suit me just fine!
azshorty2003  +   756d ago
A new Prime would be great! Anything to clean out the still lasting aftertaste of Other M.
stragomccloud  +   756d ago
I don't think it needs a reboot. I think they just need a new game.
Moncole  +   756d ago
It doesnt need s reboot. There is so much to explore in the Metroid universe.
BlackWolf  +   756d ago
Yeah. I'm still waiting to know what happens after Metroid Fusion.
jcnba28  +   756d ago
Metroid Prime 4 developed by Retro!
maniacmayhem  +   756d ago
A 2-D.5 Metroid along the same lines as Shadow Complex for 360 would be more than welcomed. In fact it would be paraded down the street as peace on Earth reigned.
A7XEric  +   756d ago
Only for 3ds or as a downloadable title. I've gotten quite sick of how Nintendo has put more effort into creating new retro style games (NSMB, DKCR though it was great, Wario land, Epic Yarn, Other M, etc.) to play off our nostalgia rather than moving their franchises forward.

Prime was a monumental step forward for the series and I want that to happen again. I want the next big evolution in this series.
Blastoise  +   756d ago
I want a new 2D Metroid for the 3DS
Jek_Porkins  +   756d ago
Just put out a new Metroid Prime game, and have a kick ass online setup for it. I loved that series and think it's one of the best to come out. I also loved the DS Metroid game and that had a very fun online mode.
jameson12345  +   756d ago
Other M was not a horrible game. It was inferior to the Prime series, but it was still a decent game that added to the background of the series. I feel that the series needs to be fleshed out more before a reboot. There are plenty more worlds for Samus to explore, and I know there are more characters for Samus to interact with in this game's universe.
lilbroRx  +   756d ago
I wish people would stop telling devs what to do and just let them be creative.
Erimgard  +   756d ago
Rebooting Metroid would give them more room to be creative. There's nowhere else to go with the "Metroid" story now that they're all dead, and they've been brought back by cloning and killed off on two separate occasions already. If they want to keep having actual Metroids in the Metroid games, they're limited to just doing prequels or cloning (for a third time).

Rebooting lets them do whatever they want creatively.
wishingW3L  +   756d ago
it's not like Nintendo ever listens anyway. lol
PopRocks359  +   756d ago
Earthbound on VC.
wishingW3L  +   756d ago
to me it'd be cool if Metroid goes to the old Prime formula but in 3rd person view with really close over the shoulder camera and a bit more story but not as overly melodramatic as Other M's. Other M had potential though but it was never realized due to bad story-telling and heavily casualization of the gameplay.
HurstDarkStar  +   756d ago
Just dont do any prequels, prequels just seem to suck tthe fun out of an ongoing story for me.
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helghast102  +   756d ago
Honestly, Super Metroid HD would do me just fine, I just want 2D Metroid again.
7uff1  +   756d ago
Then they announce "Metroid Prime 4" as the beginning of a new trilogy. I'd jizz in my pants.
FalconR289  +   756d ago
Where is Metroid Dread? That games should have been out years ago. Lets release that game soon Nintendo or at least some time this decade.
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SCW1982  +   756d ago
A new Metroid, WaveRace, or drastic overhaul of Zelda are the only reason I would consider getting a WII-U. An awesome Mario would be great as well.
weekev15  +   756d ago
I wouldnt be surprised if this is what Retro are working on. With the amount of talented manpower they have recruited and the amount of time they have been working on it my guess would be a new IP or a new Metroid. Guess well find out in the not so distant future.

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