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Topic: What if Nintendo pulled a "Star Fox Zero" with Metroid?

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NinjaWaddleDee

Okay, hear me out. From what I can gather, Star Fox Zero was meant to be somewhat of a "reboot" for the Star Fox series. It retells the original plot (again) and adds in some new elements. It defined what a Star Fox game is supposed to be, after Adventures, Assault, and Command kind of messed with the storyline.

Now what I'm asking is, what if the next AAA Metroid game was like this? What if it brought Samus back to Zebes, and mixed bosses from Metroid 1 and Super into this grand fusion, while adding in it's own new features and gameplay nuances, just like Star Fox Zero? It could appeal to both old and new fans alike, and remind them of what Metroid is supposed to be, while also reminding Nintendo of what it is supposed to be. Thoughts?

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DefHalan

So redo Metroid Zero Mission with new stuff?

While I am not against the idea, Metroid has a lot more story to the series and I don't think they should reboot it. I want a sequel to fusion personally lol.

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shaneoh

Mixing Metroid and Super Metroid doesn't make sense to me considering you'll be cutting out the 5 prime games (not including pinball) and Metroid 2.

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Yeah, a story reboot would be good. The timeline is too convoluted and people could do with a clearer concept of the titular Metroids' significance to the plot.

Also, something to make the 'galactic federation' and 'space pirates' feel less generic this decade.

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Henmii

It could work, but I rather have a properly new one. Star fox zero is fun, but has a lot of recycled stuff (and weird controls).

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Bolt_Strike

I wouldn't mind this. I think Metroid is due for a storyline reboot since they've kind of written themselves into a corner at this point (unless they want to continue Fusion's plot, which would drastically change the Metroid universe).

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Haru17

Yeah, reusing a setting heavily wouldn't mesh well with the whole 'exploration' part. Imagine if Metroid Prime had been set in some of the 2D environments? Wouldn't have been as cool.

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Shinion

Some people would like it, others would complain, there'd be an outcry if it scored less than 80 on Metacritic and if that turns out to be the case then anyone who likes a game with a Metacritic score of less than 80 is objectivley wrong and a bad person. Oh and the game would sell about 700,000 copies because it's got the word 'Metroid' in its title.

Then we'd either praise or lament this game for the next 4-6 years that it takes for another Metroid game to be announced and the pattern will repeat itself.

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I saw the thread title and thought this was going to be about having Zero's controls in anew Metroid or have Samus' ship (does it have a name, I can't remember?) in a Star Fox style game.

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NinjaWaddleDee

@shaneoh: Sorry, what I mean by mixing Metroid and Super Metroid, is that the game would have Metroid 1's story, but it would also include Super Metroid's bosses, as well as some new ones.

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NinjaWaddleDee

@DefHalan: I would also love a sequel to Fusion, but the problem with that is the fact that Nintendo has kind of written themselves into a weird position with the story. They only have a few directions to take the story in post-Fusion.

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kkslider5552000

I think it would be kinda interesting to make a full Metroid Prime type game but as a story remake of the original 2d Metroid trilogy. Just as an idea.

Mostly, I do think they could continue stories though. One of the main people behind it has been talking about that one guy from Hunters for forever, just make a game with him as the villain or something already!

Also, I think they could do fun things if they actually turned the Galactic Federation against Samus somehow. (though I'd bet money it would only be some evil faction in the Federation as Nintendo isn't changing the status quo that harshly on one of its signature franchises)

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NinjaWaddleDee

@kkslider5552000: Yeah that's what I mean. Not necessarily a 2d game, but a big budget 3D game that uses the story and monsters from the first 3 Metroid games as a sort of "reboot".

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Ryu_Niiyama

Well I consider Prime in many ways just that. Sure they didn't reboot the storyline (but for non metroid fans its not like there was an intensive amount of backstory to start with) but the change in gameplay style is a re-imagining of the game series. So much so that there are members of the Metroid camp that don't want to leave the Prime style. I would love to at least see a new version of Super Metroid and Metroid 2 though. The Zero Mission remake (after it was put on the WiiU) has made that game much palatable for me and I'm working my way through the series. Had always played, got bored and moved on before. I beat the prime games because I always bought them during a lull.

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kkslider5552000

They should make more of both main type of Metroid games, but I think Prime is more relevant to me. Not just because Prime 1 is my favorite game of all time but because at least there are other people who are making games that are like 2D Metroid. Not so with Metroid Prime.

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CharlieGirl

I just want a new Metroid game (starring Samus) in general.
Did everyone forget about Metroid Dread? Who do I have to throw money at to make that happen

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DarthNocturnal

Eh, retelling of first, yes. Story reboot, no. I like the universe-building the games have done since then.

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The timeline is too convoluted...

It's a straight line...

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Bolt_Strike

@DarthNocturnal Problem is that the plot is marked with several universe changing events that limit what they can do with the plot. By the end of Fusion, all of the Metroids are extinct, several plot relevant planets are destroyed, Samus is no longer completely human, and the GF becomes her enemy. So they can't really do anything post Fusion without radical changes in plot conventions, which is why they go more for interquels like the Prime games and Other M are. A reboot means they can erase these events and gives them more flexibility for future plots.

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DarthNocturnal

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Metroids extinct? That's what Link thought about Ganondorf. It'd be more accurate to say "all Metroids we know about are extinct". They could easily bring them "back".

The only planet I know of that mattered in the grand scheme of things was Zebes.

Samus no longer fully human and GF is the enemy? Sounds like nice plot material to me.

I know a reboot wouldn't delete the games off my shelves, but I'd be sad if stuff like the entire Prime trilogy got wiped out.

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Bolt_Strike

DarthNocturnal wrote:

Metroids extinct? That's what Link thought about Ganondorf. It'd be more accurate to say "all Metroids we know about are extinct". They could easily bring them "back".

That'd still be pretty contrived though, they'd be recycling the same excuse ad nauseum.

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The only planet I know of that mattered in the grand scheme of things was Zebes.

SR388 too.

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Samus no longer fully human and GF is the enemy? Sounds like nice plot material to me.

It's nice plot material, but it's pretty far removed from Metroid's normal plot. I can imagine it generating a lot of controversy. Especially if it's as poorly written as Other M.

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