While it has its fans, 2010’s Metroid: Other M was a bit of a ‘dandy’s hankerchief’. For starters it made tough-as-nails bounty hunter and original female gaming icon Samus Aran into a boring, whiny character obsessed with her former commander.
Worse still, it forced her to plod her way through a middling adventure with a forgettable supporting cast, a nonsensical F-grade Anime plot and cutscenes long enough to be timed by continental drift.
Given it came from the well-respected Team Ninja we all thought it was going to be fantastic, so the disappointment it was so much less than the sum of its parts was considerable. It was like going to a Michelin-starred restaurant expecting a delicious meal, and being served a photograph of a delicious meal and a bowl of stale breadsticks the waiter has just coughed on.