1upD wrote:Yes. Who you callin' generic?
I can only speak for myself here but a big part of Metroid's appeal is that you fight monsters instead of infantry. Infantry are boring.
You raise a very good point. But think about it. Do you really fight only
monsters instead of infantry? A large chunk of the Prime trilogy's combat is against the Space Pirates. Zebesians have also been a major enemy in most of the classic games. Nobody ever said that making the Federation into the enemy means you can't fight monsters anymore. To the contrary, I think they'd want to avoid having Samus fight Federation troopers whenever possible.
1upD wrote:It doesn't even have to be the Federation in the way we'd expect. Think about it. In Metroid: Other M, we were actually fighting Federation troops. Well, a failed experiment to create them, at least.
Ridley clone, metroid clones, space pirate clones...
Another good point. I still think bio-engineered creatures like the Nightmare (and of course more metroids) would make for fascinating enemies. Maybe something like the bio-engineered creatures from the Metroid 1.5 draft would fit.