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So people don’t like Metroid Prime: Federation Force

No, no, I mean people REALLY don’t like Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Really.

How deep does the pre-launch hatred for the 3DS’ latest Metroid-branded game go? Pretty damn deep to be perfectly honest with you; probably a lot deeper than Nintendo had ever dreamed it could possibly get.

If you don’t know, Federation Force is a multiplayer FPS, set in the Metroid universe. It’s also really vaguely described and seems to feature a mechanic where you have to shoot giant balls (ahem) and use them to interact with the world. It’s weird, it’s seemingly Metroid in name only, and it’s probably not a great idea to even bring it to market.

And I think I can definitively say that, as fans have massively down-voted the trailer on YouTube. So much that Nintendo has actually disabled the voting. Going even further, many have actually signed a petition asking Nintendo to scrap the whole thing. Yes, that’s extreme, but it encapsulates the levels of animosity that most gamers look like they have for this thing.

Personally, I’d have preferred another 2D Metroid title, or even a ‘Prime’ styled FPS – but one with Samus in the starring role. See, she’s not even in Federation Force.

Here’s what the game looks like in action:

Source: MCV

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  1. I’m actually really excited for this game. It’s essentially Metroid Prime Hunters, but focusing on Co-operative play, and instead of playing as really cool aliens, you play as chibi space marines in chibi space mechas. The levels seem to be designed with actual co-op in mind, rather than just sticking 4 players in a shoot out (though there are some like that too).
    Got a lot of mileage out of last year’s co-op Zelda, so I’m looking forward to Federation Force.
    As for the rest of Metroid fans…evidently they aren’t so much lol

  2. I’m an FPS fan, but there are soooooo few of them for portables, so it’s always good on some level to see another. I think Nintendo has just done an unusually lousy job of promoting FF because it seems like people just don’t really know what it is.

    Sure there’s stuff I’d have rather seen from a new Metroid game, but it doesn’t look THAT bad.

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