This month saw the release of Next Level Games’ sort-of installment in the Metroid franchise, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, a cooperative shooter that pits players not in the role of series heroine Samus Aran, but four faceless Federation troopers as they struggle to complete missions for the Galactic Federation. As one would expect for such a radical departure, these changes were not taken too kindly by fans, and the game has been dogged by controversy ever since its announcement for straying so far from the series’ template.
Its own merits notwithstanding, it’s clear Federation Force is not the glorious return Metroid fans have been eagerly hoping for since the series’ last divisive title, 2010’s Metroid: Other M, though it hardly means we won’t be getting a more traditional Metroid game in the future. Until then, we’d like to know which of the series’ other installments is your favorite. Cast your vote in our poll below, and be sure to sound off in the comments!