Metroid Could Use a Reboot

If done poorly, reboots are harshly criticized as the last dying breath of a failing brand, or a desperate cash-grab that lacks innovation. However, if done successfully, a reboot can revitalize a franchise and create a new audience for itself. I think it's about time that one of my favorite franchises aims for the latter. Metroid could use a reboot.

Okay, Nintendo fans, put down the pitchforks and hear me out. Metroid is an outstanding series that has a lot to offer, and will hopefully continue to pump out great games for years to come. However, with the way the series is currently laid out, creativity is limited, and Metroid can't tap into its full potential. Couple that with the fact that Nintendo hasn't met their goal of making Wii U appealing to an older audience, and it makes a reboot advantageous for both Metroid and Wii U in general.

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Erimgard1403d ago

Great franchise, but they've confined themselves too much with the story. Would love to see start fresh with a darker tone.

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Kevlar0091403d ago

There's still two pathways to go, the sequel to Prime 3 thanks to the mystery ship at 100% completion, and post-Fusion where Samus severs ties with the Federation. Post-Fusion could go the darker route, some sort of virus or parasite released by the Fed that threatens the Galaxy

ironfist921403d ago

I'd love a sequel to Metroid Prime Hunters, but with a bigger focus on backstories and character, especially with Sylux.

wonderfulmonkeyman1403d ago

Almost all Metroid games have a pretty dark plot when you think about them...
But the last thing we need is to turn it so dark that it becomes just another gritty space marine clone with cover mechanics and drama.
They've achieved a good balance in story atmosphere so far, Other M not included, by always having something much more sinister lurking behind the scenes of her adventures.
I say let's not overdo the dark tones.

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user74029311403d ago

metroid is an awesome franchise. nintendo has an awesome fps.2d

colonel1791403d ago

Nintendo has so many awesome franchises with tons of potential! The biggest three for me are Metroid, Star Fox and Zelda. Those three could use a deeper story to make them much more valuable.

randomass1711403d ago

They don't need to reboot it. Just retcon Other M's story line.

Metallox1403d ago

They should put an in-joke in the new game saying that Other M was a dream, and then Samus wakes up and its revealed that she is a badass bounty hunter.

ChickeyCantor1403d ago

Eh I don't think other m was trying to portray her as a fragile damsel in distress. She still kicked ass. It was just very poor story writing which came off wrong in so many ways.

SpiralTear1403d ago

The Metroid series sure gets a lot of "reboots."

camel_toad1403d ago

I think they hand it off outside of Nintendo too much. I loved prime but it was a risk for the franchise - but it paid off. Other M was a risk that turned into a mistake.

chrissx1403d ago

A well done reboot sounds cool

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