Wikipedia lists both NES Zelda and Metroid as released in 1986.
So what about Metroid!? ;_;
Is there too much focus on the Zelda series?
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.
@TheMustacheHero said:Yeah, I got Super Metroid on VC but its just slow and boring.
@TooWalrus said:Same. Except for Starfox 64.
I never cared for Metroid... or StarFox...
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.
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.
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.
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.