Reggie Fils-Aime talks about Metroid Federation Force and fan backlash

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    After the dismayed outcry of Metroid fans during E3, Nintendo of America's president, Reggie Fils-Amie stepped up to discuss the criticism of the new "Metroid" game. He likened the problems of "Metroid Prime: Federation Force", to what happened when "Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker" was announced, back in the day.

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    He states that Nintendo knows that fans want a new Metroid game. Maybe there's still a little hope for a new fully-fledged entry to the franchise.
     


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    This is total bullshit. Just give us a Metroid game straight up, Reggie. You know we want it so give it to us. No conversation needed. Quit this beating around the bush nonsense.
     
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    At the very least give it better graphics than DS because despite the not so Metroid-ish to it, it looks like it could be a fun game to play. Kids are definitely gonna love it!
     
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    I think the game will be fun. I don't mind that it's in the metroid universe. But it's not a side-story, it's not a spin-off. It's an official entry into metroid prime lore (Which is an apparently separate timeline from the mass of puss that is Other M) and part of the main franchise. Please correct me if I'm wrong on that point. But really, that's the problem I have with it.

    Even weird entries into zelda, like the four swords, still retained that zelda style and feel to them. They were very different, and emphasized different things, but they were zelda. Imagine if hyrule warriors had been the next main zelda game, and that was the zelda game they'd been working on for so long.

    I want my metroid to feel like a metroid game. Mess with it all you like, so far as it has a feeling of sincerely unnerving isolation with exploration and discovery. This is a shooter with the metroid name, this is not a metroid game.
     
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    I know what he's saying, but I think Wind Waker was a poor comparison. It's not the art style that annoyed me about the new "Metroid" game, it's that the gameplay looks nothing like a Metroid game. It would be like if there hasn't been a traditional Zelda game for almost ten years and then they just decided to come out with Hyrule Warriors with the Legend of Zelda name on the title. Other than that, I understand. It's probably not going to be that bad, but I still want a traditional Metroid game. Both a Prime and a sidescroller.
     
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    Wii U era has ended, Nintendo will not release any Wii U only games. I fully expect the next Zelda to be exactly like Twilight Princess, and come out on the Nintendo Nxt first, then port back to the Wii U.
     
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    lately Nintendo's Pr hasn't been that great. Normally I can at least see both sides if not completely agree with Nintendo, but recently everything seems like a one sided battle on the side of fans.
     
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    If the federation force people would have a better design than they do now, it would be an improvement. Then it could be a proper side story to the franchise, what happens in the world of Metroid besides the actions of Samus Aran? But when they only look like fat little kiddie toys, the whole thing falls apart. I know it's shallow, but that's how I feel. Then I'm not a huge Co-op fan either, but still.
     
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    They probably should have given Reggie more than a couple hours notice to slap together that chunk of bullshit. Might've made it a bit more believable.

    Reading between the lines it seems like Nintendo realized what fans actually wanted and that there still IS a Metroid fanbase to cater to, so they don't have to whore out the name and might actually begin developing a new proper Metroid game. We can hope, anyway. Nintendo isn't well known for listening to or understanding its fans.
     
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    But fans has to. Oh the irony.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I don't, every Nintendo console and handheld has at least one exclusive Zelda title, I have no doubt the new one will be a Wii U exclusive.
     
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    ... What? The game looks better than Hunters. Just because it looks pixellated on a screen larger than a 3ds doesn't mean it's inferior.
     
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    -Wind Waker was just a change in art style, the Zelda formula was intact.
    -I'm not sure you can even call this thing a Metroid game.

    "You'll like what we tell you to like", was basically the point of this statement.

    Appreciation of Reggie--
     
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    Reggie: Trust us. We know what we're doing.

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    Windwaker got a lot of backlash, sure, But Wind Waker still had proportionate characters, I don't recall a 5 year old Ganondorf.
    Y'know that deformed "kids" mode some Rare games on N64 and Beast Wars Transmetals had that you never used because it looked so retarded and ruined the game? This is exactly that.
    It doesn't even use the same style of textures as Wind Waker, so nothing in this is comparable to Wind Waker
     
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    I'll maintain my current position about this: stay neutral until we can try the final game, maybe it will be shit, or maybe it will be completely awesome, who knows...
     
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    sure you do reggie...
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    i don't care about OLD games. and reg claims he knows what fans want well his way off if he think that metroid game is even close to what we wanted! the game looks like a JOKE it feels like nintendo is trolling us!
     
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