Metroid II The Return of Samus, the lone Game Boy entry of the storied sci-fi Nintendo franchise takes a lot of flack. People just do not seem to like it all that much. It has been referred to as an inferior sequel and even blamed for the lack of a NES follow-up. Even Jeremy Parish, one of the only game critics that I consistently rely on for both intelligent and unbiased video game musings, has called the game “bland” and “repetitive”. Not true, I contend. The game was not only a necessary step in the evolution of the series, but was also one of the best action games on the Nintendo handheld. Head over to Game Sugar where I attempt to prove my point of view. Just go.