I put off playing this because of all the bad press and now that I've played I mad because it had so much potential.  When you first start up it tells you to hold the controller sideways, so it feels like playing the classic metroid.  I was so happy it felt great and the controls felt natural, but then I needed to scan and use rockets so I had to switch to pointing the wii remote at the screen like in the prime trilogy.  The repetitive switching got old and it killed the games pacing.  The cutscenes are some of the best I've seen on the wii but Samus comes off kind of whiny and unlikable.  Sound quality is cut and paste from any other metroid on the wii.  I still had fun, but this could have been so much more.