Yeah I'm not too thrilled by the whole "lots of story" concept. Fusion's story was pretty ass, if you ask me. I'm more happy with an implicit storytelling style as seen in Prime and especially Super Metroid, where the actions and events in the game tell the story, not "cutscenes" or dialogue. But I guess we'll see how it plays out. I'm sure the gameplay will be awesome though, and that's obviously what we're here for.
^Pretty much. I did think Fusion kicked ass though (had some super creepy parts in the game), it had it's flaws of course, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, along with the story. I'm pretty damn excited about this game myself, mainly because Sakamoto is directing but also because it's a joint-production that could (hopefully) yield some very interesting results for the franchise.