I do like the idea of more dialog and story in Metroid series. But the specifics of this story made up probably the worst video game plot abortion I had ever witnessed.
If you want to try out metroid, start with Super Metroid or Zero Mission on the GBA. Technically as far as story goes, Zero Mission comes first. The intro to Super Metroid summarizes Metroid 1 and Metroid 2 well enough that you can start on it, though. After that, play the prime series (Wii version with pointer controls. So much better.) Then play Metroid 4 for GBA (which is very linear, and more story driven). Then, if you REALLY want to see how bad OtherM is, play it. After playing through all the other games, it'll be impossible not to agree that it is by far the worst metroid game ever created.
Will you people stop blaming Team Ninja already. Sakamoto did the writing, and he insisted on the control scheme. WTF did Team Ninja do wrong?
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