Armada’s E3 picks: Metroid Prime – Federation Force (2016)

 

You know, it never ceases to amaze me how many people will bash a game (a movie, a show, etc) for one thing or another before they play (watch) it. Nintendo seem to draw a lot a fire from these type of people as well. When ‘The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker’ was announced and people saw the game cel-shaded art style people lost their minds – until they played the game and it was fine. The Wii U constantly bashed for its lack of 3rd party support (yeah because that’s Nintendo’s fault) or how the system is not “next gen” compared to the PS4 or Xbox One – until they played it (and their excellent library of games) and it was fine. Now we have Metroid Prime: Federation Force; an interesting 3DS co-op title that uses four players to team up and take down objectives in the Metroid universe. Now you’d think reasonable people would play this game before casting judgements on it, but when you’re on the internet reason and logic go right out the window. There is Petition for the cancellation of this game, before the general public can even have a chance to play it, the loudest minority deems it a failure. They’re being ridiculous, and why, because Samus is not the main character? Because it’s not a “true Metroid” sequel? No matter the game series, characters change and genres change within them as well, sooner or later. So people, do me a favor, and just play the game – it will be fine.