Now we begin Metroid Fusion, or Metroid 4, if you will. Being Super Metroid’s sequel, it’s interesting that one of the most controversial and criticized games in the franchise directly followed one of the most unanimously-praised. Metroid Fusion is more narrative-driven, and has to clamp down on freedom of exploration a bit as a result. To balance that out the game is very action-oriented. It’s not the type of game that lets you stand in a quiet scene and absorb the ambiance like most Metroid games.