As a gamer I've learned to separate nostalgia from reality even though the line is sometimes easily blurred. Regardless of what anyone else says, I'm pretty sure Dread is going to blow away any previous 2D Metroid for my personal tastes.Yeah, never understood the hate either.Metroid has a very weird fanbase that is very hard to please. Its specially weird that they are so defensive when not all metroid games are all that great, when they usually treat like they are. Played Fusion lately and I mean, its a good game, but the compliments stop there. Returns feels like a natural evolution of the franchise that was (mostly) being held back by being a remake/reimagening.