Should Metroid Prime Federation Force be Part of the Metroid Universe?

By Jorge Ba-oh 21.07.2015 9

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Nintendo's Kensuke Tanabe admitted that Nintendo expected a negative reaction to Metroid Prime:  Federation Force.

Despite a strong reception at this year's E3 Expo to the likes of Super Mario Maker and Star Fox, things turned a little sour when Nintendo showcased a spin-off title for the Metroid Prime series, Metroid Prime: Federation Force.

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In an interview with CGOnline, Tanabe noted how he "expected that people would sort of act in a negative way when they find out that Samus was not an actual player." He feels that Federation Force is a title that fans need to have hands-on experience to " understand and experience for themselves how the game actually feels and that the Metroid Prime universe atmosphere."

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime had also responded to Metroid Prime: Federation Force criticism at E3.

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Do you think that Federation Force should bare the Metroid Prime name?

User Poll: Should Metroid Prime: Federation Force be Part of the Metroid Prime Universe?

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No! Samus or bust.
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game looks stupid with its goofy as hell character proportions- but i still want to play it.

I'm fine with it having "Metroid" in the title. There's nothing wrong with that, but putting "Prime" in there was the mistake, I think. Either way, it doesn't bother me, the game looks way more fun than other Metroid games and I may even buy it, depending on how good the online mode is.

To me, I was more excited by this than Star Fox, so...

At the end of the day, it's just a name. If you can look past that, you might have yourself a really fun game!

( Edited 21.07.2015 13:51 by Marzy )

My main concern is not that it does not star Samus (which would have been really cool as I like her a lot), but that it seems too much like the average western shooter which usually are complete yawnfests in my opinion. It still has the possibility to disprove this though as the original Prime triology did. Smilie

I will likely get it anyway because of the minigame with balls. That one seems to be really really cool.

The difference between illusion and reality is vague to the one who suffers from the former and questionable for the one suffering form the later.

I think this being the WiiU's (and maybe the 3DS's) last time as the E3 highlight for Nintendo, many thought a proper main title would be announced. To not get any mention of one just immediately makes me think that Metroid is skipping WiiU/3DS entirely just as it did N64 and that is just really sad to think of. Finally Nintendo have a HD console with a controller that would work very well with Metroid Prime and we end up with a no show like with F-Zero. Smilie

It just sucks to think I'll need to buy the NX to get my next Metroid fix. Smilie

I don't know. I don't feel so harshly against this as a lot of others do. I'm kind of surprised with myself, actually. Granted, I'd prefer it's visuals were a lot less cartoon-y given it's suppose to be a spinoff of the Metroid series and not a Mario or even Zelda game, but it looks like a lot of fun.

I guess I could go either way with the name, but it does make more sense to drop the Metroid Prime moniker since Metroids AND Samus aren't featured in it. I mean, Hyrule Warriors wasn't titled "The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Warriors" and that game had much more of a reason to keep the Legend of Zelda moniker.

What I would've LOVED to have seen at E3 (aside from a full-on, legitimate Metroid sequel/prequel) is a remake compilation for Wii U that would include Zero Mission, Return of Samus, Super and Fusion with updated gameplay, new content, gorgeous HD graphics and runs at 60fps.

( Edited 21.07.2015 20:18 by Agul )

Chance favors the prepared mind.

"Metroid Prime universe atmosphere"

Not seeing much feeling of lonely isolation and beauty in it myself.

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For me, yes, it belongs in there... so long as they put enough back story in it to warrant the link. It involves the galactic federation forces, so obviously it's part of the same universe, but my hope is that the missions therein actually have some back story that stays true to the foundations laid down in previous Metroid games in which the federation forces were present. If it's a mindless and soul less multiplayer frag fest, then no, for me it has no place within the Metroid universe, but given enough reason to warrant its inclusion within it through ideas and a story that do make sense within the universe, then yes, for me it does belong in there.

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I don't really get how it doesn't look like a Metroid game. When I look at a screen, I think Metroid straight away. It doesn't look cartoon-like either. It just looks like a Metroid game running on some hardware that's not as powerful as the Wii or Wii U.

Heck I like the "goofy" suits. People complain it looks generic as hell, so it wouldn't it look even worse with generic space suits? At least it gives it some style.

I didn't know where else to post this but just had a brainwave while thinking about this game.

We know that the federation force guys went to SR338 to wipe out all the Metroids, they were sent there to wipe out all the Metroids but went missing or died. This little bit of story is the precursor to Metroid II Return of Samus. 

If Federation Force was to play out this story arc then yes I am happy for it to have it's place in the story arc, providing that then there is a follow up game which would be to remake Metroid II aptly named "Return of Samus"

This would be a great way to tie it into the metroid universe and it would make sense too!

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