So, I get why people are disliking this game. The bait and switch was aggravating. It does not appear to be an atmospheric, exploration-focused game. There’s no Samus. There might very well be no Metroids.
But the Federation guys look so cute having so much trouble with things Samus would just shoot a super missile at! And I love four-player co-op games and it looks like teamwork is a focus (Gotta work together when you’re not the Chozo-infused Girl Who Saved the Galaxy). And fleshing out the world of Metroid could prove narratively interesting. And, who knows, maybe Samus and the like could be in the game still, and maybe they’ll get adorable makeovers too.
I mean, circumstances are different, but on a similar note, I remember hating the crap out of Wind Waker when it was first announced because it ‘wasn’t what I wanted from the franchise’, but it ended up being awesome. The vice versa happens too - liking the reveal trailers and disliking the final product. So who knows how this’ll go - the Treehouse playthrough looked like fun, more so than the Direct trailer showed - I’m just gonna give the benefit of the doubt for this ‘un until we hear more about it.