Someone started a petition calling for the cancelation of Metroid Prime: Federation Force
You read that right.
During Nintendo's digital E3 2015 conference, they announced and revealed several notable titles and amiibo figures that were on their way. We got a look at the pixel-style Mario amiibo that celebrates Mario's 30th anniversary and we saw the first look at Star Fox Zero gameplay.
Much to the apparent disappointment of fans, Nintendo also revealed Metroid Prime: Federation Force. The game features 4-player co-op missions set in the Metroid Prime universe, 3 vs 3 sci-fi sports battles and a more than likely number of other features that weren't detailed in the announcement.
Unfortunately, this is not the game that some individuals wanted.
What justifies that statement? Out of 1,861 likes on the game trailer's YouTube video, there are 19,447. If that doesn't make you think people weren't thrilled, there's always the petition calling for the game's cancellation.
The petition shows that some fans feel spurned by Nintendo's choice not to offer a "true Metroid game" and instead revealing a "disgrace of a game." The petition reads as follows:
Metroid Prime: Federation Force was announced at the Nintendo digital event on June 16, 2015. For almost a decade, long time Nintendo fans have been waiting for a true Metroid game. Metroid is one of Nintendo's most beloved and respected franchises spanning almost 30 years of legacy. The foundations of isolation, atmosphere and exploration in unknown planets are what made Metroid great. With the release of the Wii U and its greater technological capabilities thousands of fans were expecting a new and improved Metroid game.
What we got however is a disgrace of a game with the name "Metroid" slapped on the title. It has no elements at all of what Metroid is about and its a disrespectful manner to old and new fans of the series of showing them that the Metroid franchise is not dead afterall. This is not the Metroid we asked Nintendo to make. We should let Nintendo know what we really think of the game and make them actually LISTEN to their fans for once. Help us stop this atrocity of a game from bearing the beloved Metroid franchise name and make Nintendo halt production on it.
As jilted as these individuals may feel, using words like "atrocity" and "disgrace" only shows that the individual that began the petition was seeing red. To go as far as to say the petition is intended to make Nintendo listen to their pleas, well, there are other routes. Perhaps taking the 1K+ supporters to Nintendo's social media and offering a well-supported case against the game instead of an angry tirade would be better.
Not to say that I don't see their point, a Metroid game that falls more in line with its predecessors would be great, but there are other methods.