For Metroid fans, not being online is okay. For people not familiar with the game (like myself) its a reason Im not going to get it. Its not that the controls are not sweet (and Im sure they are) and the graphics are good (and Im sure of that too) but the lasting appeal wont be there for me. I dont want another super paper mario sitting on my tv stand collecting dust. '
Super paper mario was fun for the time it took me to beat it, but after that what happens?
Multiplayer does not make a game. However, when you have a mastered a game and want to test your skills against something other than the computer enemies, its fun to go online. Its also fun to have a few friends over for some multiplayer action.