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I feel like if they remade the game for Switch with updated graphics, better multiplayer, more game modes, more customization, and maps they can turn the Metroid multiplayer into more of a live service game which can be used to fund future Metroid projects. Just looking at the success Nintendo has had with Splatoon, Smash, the Mario Maker and other Mario spinoff games I think their leaving a lot of potential on the table with doing the same for Metroid.



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Maybe but man oh man... Did they screw up big with that one.

Gonna guess the game bombed.



It was a nice Lego spin off game and would have been more appreciated if it was titeled like a collaboration with a third party (Lego suits the Federation froce the most). Not much more and i don't think we deserve to be treated as badly as we were back in those days.
So it's a BIG NO for me.



I'd be more interested in a Star Wars: Republic Commando-style tactical shooter starring Federation Marines. This seems like such a slam dunk.

That said, I think Federation Force gets a bad rap. It's a game no one asked for, sure, but I enjoyed it.



Veknoid_Outcast said:

I'd be more interested in a Star Wars: Republic Commando-style tactical shooter starring Federation Marines. This seems like such a slam dunk.

That said, I think Federation Force gets a bad rap. It's a game no one asked for, sure, but I enjoyed it.

I agree Federations Force is a solid game that Nintendo messed up by not announcing a traditional Metroid game to go along with it. I just want a Metroid MP game that gets constant support like a lot of Nintendo games nowadays. 



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Decent game had bad timing to be announced when the series had nothing to go for it in almost a decade back then.

Imagine if Triforce Heroes was announced when we hadn't got A Link Between Worlds or any 2D Zelda games since Spirit Tracks. People would've gone balistic too.

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Federation Force was hated not so much because it was a bad game, but rather because fans felt it was a slap in the face.  In 2015, all we had was rumors that somebody might be working on a new Prime.  A lot of people were holding out hope that E3 would give us some information about Metroid Prime 4 and instead we were given a spinoff that nobody was asking for with no promise at all for a Prime 4, hence the backlash. 

The reason why the Dread announcement is being so well-received right now is because 1) side-scrolling Metroid is not a spinoff and has legitimate historical roots in the franchise and 2) people know that a Prime 4 is being worked on and the announcement of Dread reaffirms to fans that Nintendo hasn't given up on them.  That said, I do not believe that Nintendo should take this to mean that they can delve back into spinoffs without a Prime 4 being released.  I would not touch Federation Force or anything like this again until Prime 4 is out and well-received by fans.

Metroid fans see their franchise as the sci-fi answer to Zelda that is on the same level in terms of quality, not a B-rated Nintendo IP like Paper Mario or Mario Tennis that gets installments of sometimes questionable quality.  Zelda got BotW1 and is now getting BotW2 and so its fair for Metroid fans to want to see their franchise get at least one game that moves the series into that ballpark.



Illusion said:

Federation Force was hated not so much because it was a bad game, but rather because fans felt it was a slap in the face.  In 2015, all we had was rumors that somebody might be working on a new Prime.  A lot of people were holding out hope that E3 would give us some information about Metroid Prime 4 and instead we were given a spinoff that nobody was asking for with no promise at all for a Prime 4, hence the backlash. 

The reason why the Dread announcement is being so well-received right now is because 1) side-scrolling Metroid is not a spinoff and has legitimate historical roots in the franchise and 2) people know that a Prime 4 is being worked on and the announcement of Dread reaffirms to fans that Nintendo hasn't given up on them.  That said, I do not believe that Nintendo should take this to mean that they can delve back into spinoffs without a Prime 4 being released.  I would not touch Federation Force or anything like this again until Prime 4 is out and well-received by fans.

Metroid fans see their franchise as the sci-fi answer to Zelda that is on the same level in terms of quality, not a B-rated Nintendo IP like Paper Mario or Mario Tennis that gets installments of sometimes questionable quality.  Zelda got BotW1 and is now getting BotW2 and so its fair for Metroid fans to want to see their franchise get at least one game that moves the series into that ballpark.

But Zelda games get spin-offs too. Just look at Hyrulr Warriors. Mario is Nintendo A rated biggest franchise and has been able to branch out to things like Mario General nis and Paper Mario which have grown their own canvases. Hyrulr Warriors seems to be doing the same with the Zelda IP. 



The thing is, I don't doubt it's a "decent" game, but I also don't simp for decent games and it's not like I think they particularly need to revive it for any reason.

So eh, no.



No.