Speaking to Mashable, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Amie had this to say about the new Metroid backlash:
What the fan at home saw was something in the Metroid Prime universe that they weren't expecting. The reaction has been negative. There's no sugar coating it. This is an example where fans who aren't able to get their hands on the game may be at a bit of a competitive disadvantage. Everyone who has played what we are showing regarding Metroid Prime, they've come across really pleased. My ask is that fans trust us.
I only have so much trust to give, Reggie. He goes on to discuss Nintendo's approach to creating new games in a franchise, saying "We believe that in order to propel the franchises forward, we have to be the ones to constantly challenge the paradigms, challenge the conventional wisdom, challenge what we thought was the essence of the particular franchise, and a particular form of gameplay."
Will you give Metroid Prime: Federation Force a chance? Are you willing to believe Nintendo nailed the "essence" of the franchise with this entry?