2012-10-16

Chozo Spirituality

The Metroid franchise sits solidly in the science fiction adventure genre, and while its narratives are certainly heroic it doesn't present the sort of mythical themes that tend to attract the attention of a religion scholar to a video game. Its world is one of fact and science, history and technology. However, at least in some of its 21st-century titles the series has developed the background of one of its omnipresent elements — the Chozo — to include a dimension we might recognize as spiritual.