Kirin Lemon wrote:
... Back on topic, finally - I'm not saying Fusion was the perfect Metroid game, but it was still a lot of fun. Certainly "one of the worst things to happen to the series" is grossly melodramatic and inaccurate. If anything, I'd say the original NES game is the most flawed of the franchise.
Oh yes, certainly melodramatic. I'm sure.
I'm not saying the game was bad, but can you name *worse* things that happened to the series? Worse than Fusion?
Prime Hunters and Spinball -- not exactly relevant to the plot. Basically, they are little side-quests.
But Fusion is the game that took the story further, beyond Super Metroid. In doing so, they introduced the X Parasite (ok...?), an evil Samus duplicate (which, according to the chronological plot, she's already dealt with in MP2...yes yes I know Fusion came out first but w/e), a computer with the AI chip of some former commander (I don't care, and this ruins the concept of Samus being this loner bounty hunter with no one's help but the Chozo...), and the concept of the galactic federation being *at least* as bad, if not worse than, the Space Pirates.
I also hated the graphics and thought the gameplay was not nearly as good as either Super Metroid or Zero Mission. Level design annoyed the hell out of me too.
So, "one of the worst things to happen to the series" -- IMO a completely fair statement. Tell me about "worse" things that have happened.