FPSes aren't really my bag.
You've never played the Prime games before?
If you'll accept my humble opinion, you're in for a treat. They're all a pretty faithful adaptation of the Metroid formula to 3D. Samus loses some of her agility, but gains several interesting new abilities. I am looking forward to seeing how Other M handles third-person control, but the Primes do what they do very well. And with Prime 1, widely considered one of the greatest games of all time, updated to Prime 3's controls, this should be great.
Another thing about the Prime games is, aside from Hunters, they're far from traditional FPSs. It's not about combat, it's about exploration. They're usually called "first-person adventure" games rather than first-person shooters. So even if you don't like traditional FPSs (I know I found Halo a bit dull), you might get some enjoyment out of the Prime games.
Okay. I will definately consider them.
Play them...INCLUDING METROID PRIME HUNTERS! It has SYLUX!
Does Hunters fall into the same storyline?
Not really, it's somewhat like a spin off taking place between Prime and Echoes.
Originally Posted by X Dragoon Play them...INCLUDING METROID PRIME HUNTERS! It has SYLUX! More importantly, it has Noxus. Originally Posted by $aturn¥oshi Does Hunters fall into the same storyline? It doesn't follow the Phazon arc of the other three. It shares the Prime title in essence only because it shares the Prime gameplay. It's more of a side-story. What's more, it's probably the least Metroid-y Metroid game to date. You don't get abilities that allow you to explore more, just weapons. It's very combat-heavy, as you'll be running into other Hunters or Guardians around every bend, since it was designed more for multiplayer than single-player.
Well. The new information about Other M's gameplay has me wary... but interested. I like the idea of finally doing a third-person Metroid that isn't limited to side-scrolling, and I also like the idea of finding out more about Samus's past, although continuing to break her status as a silent protagonist bothers me. I'm excited. Part of me wants to check out the Xbox Ninja Gaiden games, just to get a taste for Team Ninja's work (I'm already playing Dragon Sword, but I want to see how they do with a more powerful console).