I really don't get why people are so hyped for Retro Studios on MP4.
Maybe because every game they've made is amazing?
I can get the hype this time around simply because the recent news suggest that Nintendo is pretty serious about making Metroid great again.
What I couldn't agree with was the ridiculous hype levels around the announcement teaser at E3. People masturbated all over the place for a mere logo as they ignored Nintendo's concerning outsourcing. As a massive Super Metroid fan who's looking to return to the series, it kind of left a bad taste in my mouth.
Logos don't make great games... developers do. Without a mindblowing gameplay teaser or at least knowing who the developer is, I can't get excited... certainly not in the context of outsourced Metroid games.
You gotta be quite disconnected from reality if you can't understand why people were hyped. It had been 10 years since the last proper Metroid Prime game, which was also considered the last good Metroid game by most people. Since, the series had a franchise killer in 2010, followed up by an embarassing spin-off after a 6-year hiatus. The entire future of the Metroid franchise was in doubt, and a lot of people had lost hope that the series would ever be what it once was. Sure, slapping a "4" on the Metroid Prime logo doesn't guarantee that it would be any better than the recent games, but it was a huge announcement as a sequel to a widely beloved series that had been long dormant, and kinda showed that Nintendo still had big plans for Metroid even if we couldn't know how good those plans would be.