So. Let me explain where I've been the last few days: Playing Metroid Other M. And Metroid Prime. And Fusion. Probably will throw in the original for good measure soon. =P
This series is awesome, and by the time I'm done, I'll only be missing Prime: Hunters, and Super Metroid. I finished Other M 100%, though. =)
Other M stuff: Lemme first start by addressing the controversy. Here's the situation... Ridley's just been revived by the Galactic Federation, purely by accident. There's a traitor, and one of Samus' friends seemingly was trying to attack her. Ridley is alive. So, honestly, after staring down the person who... Killed Samus' parents, nearly killed her like 10 times, died about as many times, returned the same amount of times; and all this on top of her nearly dying and getting the Baby Metroid killed in the process... Is it really a surprise that she goes into shock? And to boot, she doesn't nearly lose the Power Suit simply because she loses it... She only starts to transform to normal form when she's nearly killed by being grabbed by Ridley. Which is kinda fitting, given that she transforms when she dies in like every game that's not named 'Prime'. And transforms back when she's shot like an hour or so later. So honestly, it's not that hard to believe that her reaction was, you know, normal human reactions. Especially since she pulled herself together after a certain ally got knocked off the arena.
The game itself was awesome, though. Kinda wish it was a little longer, though. Most of it was cutscenes. =P
Metroid Fusion: Playing this after playing through Other M all the way... It's awesome. Since Other M was the timeline insert, Fusion obviously has a similar feel to Other M, and that's very cool. Especially obvious with the Adam dialogues. Haven't beat it, though.
Metroid Prime: Only just gotten the Wave Beam, but... It's very interesting. I can see the whole Prime Hunters similarity, and I haven't even played Hunters. =P Can't wait to see how things advance in that.