#1 Posted by just_nonplussed (151 posts) -

 
Wikipedia lists both NES Zelda and Metroid as released in 1986.
 
So what about Metroid!? ;_;
 
Is there too much focus on the Zelda series?

#2 Posted by coakroach (2493 posts) -

Nintendo is powered by burning the thousands of ripped up hearts of loyal fans. 
Hence, they are carbon neutral.

#3 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6649 posts) -

Metroid isn't as big.

#4 Posted by Marz (5720 posts) -

Other M happened....

#5 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3876 posts) -

Metroid is more popular in America than it is in Japan.

#6 Posted by TooWalrus (13332 posts) -

I never cared for Metroid... or StarFox...

#7 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6649 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:

I never cared for Metroid... or StarFox...

Same. Except for Starfox 64.
#8 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2527 posts) -

Nintendo is all like "Metroid ain't shit"

#9 Posted by Kjellm87 (1735 posts) -

Speaking of Metroid, I hope the next handheld ( I could live with it being on a Tv console too ) is in 3D with 2D gameplay. 

 
One day, one day.....

#10 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -
@TheMustacheHero said:
@TooWalrus said:

I never cared for Metroid... or StarFox...

Same. Except for Starfox 64.
Yeah, I got Super Metroid on VC but its just slow and boring.
#11 Posted by MaFoLu (1871 posts) -

Because I like Zelda games, but have never really cared about Metroid.

Yes, Nintendo does only what I think they should do, and don't try to prove me wrong!

Or maybe it's because Zelda is the bigger franchise.

#12 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -
@Marz said:
Other M happened....
And it was a good game. That still doesn't explain the lack of Metroid love this year.
#13 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

Metroid's anniversary isn't till august.

#14 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:
@Marz said:
Other M happened....
And it was a good game. That still doesn't explain the lack of Metroid love this year.
Agreed, good game.
 
I could hope for a surprise announce but unlikely :/
#15 Edited by just_nonplussed (151 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:

@TheMustacheHero said:

@TooWalrus said:

I never cared for Metroid... or StarFox...

Same. Except for Starfox 64.
Yeah, I got Super Metroid on VC but its just slow and boring.
This is akin to complaining that your grandfather is slow and boring, when in the past he was fighting in the war and defending the nation.
But I don't expect Super Metroid to really have much pull with gamers of today. It must seem like a relic. Try Metroid Zero Mission on GBA.
 
At the end of the day, whatever you think, you're probably playing Metroid in some form or another in today's biggest hits. So it should be celebrated as much as Zelda because it's just as good.
#16 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2527 posts) -

@Kjellm87 said:

Speaking of Metroid, I hope the next handheld ( I could live with it being on a Tv console too ) is in 3D with 2D gameplay.

One day, one day.....

I would wager that the next Metroid is a polygonal sidescroller that gets the NSMB treatment.

And in the process, probably loses all semblance of exploration and becomes an easy version of Contra.

#17 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -
@just_nonplussed: Metroid was released on August 6, 1986 in Japan for the Famicom disk system.....and it wasn't released in America till a year later, August 1987.
#18 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12723 posts) -

From what I understand, Metroid has never done amazing commercially (except for the first Prime game), unlike the sales juggernaut that is Zelda. That, and it's always been one of Nintendo's B tier franchises and stealing the limelight from Zelda could be considered out of place. You could argue otherwise with me on that one, but I've always got the feeling that they've never cared enough about the franchise to do it themselves since the SNES era.

#19 Edited by just_nonplussed (151 posts) -
@Unknown_Pleasures:
 
Oh okay. Well, let's hope Nintendo have something planned for 2012 then. I can only replay Zero Mission a certain number of times, and well it's a GBA game from 2004...
Metroid doesn't need to become a yearly series or anything, but come on.
#20 Posted by theoldhouse (437 posts) -
@Kjellm87: Oh jesus 
 
God please and no more talking samus.