Granted, back then she had magical powers. But this time she has an entire army of cannon fodder.
And in the long run, Cannon Fodder is the most important thing to have. Excluding a final cutoff of the opponent's life.
Well it worked for the Russians in World War 2, right?
That wasn't the Russian's strategy. That was a coincidence. The Russian's strategy in THAT war was the same as their strategy in EVERY war. Retreat, retreat, retreat, circle around the enemy, cut off their supplies, and finnally take them from all sides. Sort of like how bacteria eat. It works because Russia is unimaginally large. It was made worse, or better(depending on who you ask) by the fact that only the Russians could work in the harsh Russian Winter. All things aside however it IS a good strategy to have more soldiers, robots, etc. than your enemy has ammunition.
Though they also did not come at Samus in large numbers. Maybe they can swarm them.
yeah, the terrain in this world is different than the metroid games, the space pirates can take advantage of their superior numbers and attack from all directions, instead of being funneled in one or two.
Also, about WWII, I tink the cannon fodder idea about russian soldiers is that some men were actually sent into battle without any weapons. They were instructed to pick up a rifle from soldiers who had already been killed, usually the guy in front of them. Its brutal, and a strategy that only a completely heartless dictator could come up with, or Zap Brannigan.
Angel IIRC, that was WWI where they were instructed to grab weapons from dead soldiers. Russia was poor, technologically unadvanced and cut off from the supplies of other allies in addition it was on the brink of civil war. Eventually Russia withdrew from that fight, and civil war turned it into communist Russia.
In WWII, Russia had a non-aggression pact with Germany, but was betrayed. Unprepared for war, citizens were used as shields to prevent German progress until Russia was ready for war.