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Smeags said:

It was a good game that I enjoyed while I played it, but it did not compare to the fantastic Super Metroid, Metroid Prime, and Corruption. I gave it 3/5 stars (liked it) and I still stand by that score.

Still, biggest gripes were:

  • Where's Waldo sequences of finding something (the game gives you no hint on what to find in most of these sequences, so you're basically just flinging your WiiMote everywhere just to try and find a highlighted area. Spent around 10 minutes just trying to find the Ridley baby blood trail.)
  • Speaking of the game giving you no hints on what to do, how was I supposed to know that I needed to use the Power Bomb in the Queen Metroid's stomach? I died seven times before I realized I even had the weapon. By the time I beat her, it just wasn't fun anymore.
  • The final missile sequence with MB and her aliens. Once again, the game gives me no hint (I'm starting to see a pattern) that all I'm supposed to do is shoot MB, instead of the evil aliens attacking me (Silly me, I should have known I was supposed to ignore the things trying to kill me.)
  • One shot in the back with the ice beam completely disables Samus' Power Suit. That's convienient.


Those are my biggest complaints as well. Though I'd give it 9/10 or so. It was very disturbing with those "frozen solid-moments" where you had to find some certain pixels. They weren't fun and just slowed things down. I would have liked a more epic ending than the one the game actually got with the "aim at MB"-scene. And yes, that ice beam scene was downright horrendous. Worst scene of the game - and it was kinda weird since before that scene I was so excited 'cause the game really built up a lot of tention before it. So, I was very disappointed having Samus look as weak as she did in that scene.

But still, I really loved the gameplay and plot twists were great. The finishing moves looked sweet and most boss fights were really good as well. I would have loved a Kraid or Mother Brain fight though. Still thinks that Metroid Prime beats this game, but not by all that much.

Would also have preferred nunchuk support and getting rid of the free aim. You could just point at the screen instead and shoot like in Prime but in third person. The shifting from 3rd to 1st would've been easier too. Simply click... say, "Z" to enter first person. And finally - a longer game. 7-10 hours is just too short. At least 5 hours more should've been added.

Nice to see that there's a lot of positive comments about the game here now. I was so surprised that I had to create an account just to write here! ^^



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RolStoppable said:
TruckOSaurus said:

Forgot to talk about the whole unlocking drama!

At first, I thought it was explained really well (power bombs can kill occupants of the ship don't use them) but when I got to the part where Samus was taking damage running in the heat and she waits for Adam's permission to active the Varia Suit that's where I changed my mind and decided this was complete bullshit.

There's no logical reason not to allow Samus to use a suit that provides greater protection from the start and when she started burning up in her suit I'm pretty sure Samus would have said "Fuck you Adam, I'm turning on my Varia Suit"

This thread explains it quite well.

Thanks for pointing me towards that enlightening thread about the true place of women in our society.



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Awful story, heartbreaking (lack of) soundtrack, flawed progression, solid mechanics and a gorgeous engine/graphics.  It might be the worst Metroid (and by Metroid I mean "real" Metroids, Retroid can diaf), but it's still a good game, and I see tons of potential in the foundation Team Ninja built.  Hopefully Iwata and Sakamoto give them another chance...



What I hate the most about Other M is the unskippable tutorial I have to play every god damn time. It's just so annoying to go through this boring procedure and when Otacon tells me to stand in the middle of the room only to fall down a trap door and then he asks: "Surprised?", I can't help, but say out loud: "Na, übahaupt ned. I spü des ja scho zum fünften/sechsten/siebten moi, du bleder Hund."



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RolStoppable said:

"Na, übahaupt ned. I spü des ja scho zum fünften/sechsten/siebten moi, du bleder Hund."

I can't find Australian in the Google Translate options?



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RolStoppable said:

What I hate the most about Other M is the unskippable tutorial I have to play every god damn time. It's just so annoying to go through this boring procedure and when Otacon tells me to stand in the middle of the room only to fall down a trap door and then he asks: "Surprised?", I can't help, but say out loud: "Na, übahaupt ned. I spü des ja scho zum fünften/sechsten/siebten moi, du bleder Hund."

It took you 5 times before you weren't surprised anymore?



Nope, it still feels like an Hollywood-style HD game to me, but on the Wii. I'm not a big fan of those kind of games because there's barely any replay value involved most of the time. It's even worse if it's just a single player game! They focus on the flashy stuff and forget about the most important stuff, which is gameplay...

And gameplay is where Metroid shines (or used to). What I wanted was Metroid, as in the staples of the series (good atmosphere, MUSIC mostly, exploration, no random anime clichés, etc.). Too many things bugged me in this game, and if this is how Sakamoto views Samus, then I want none of it. I have a feeling that they wanted to make Metroid japanese with this game instead of just neutral like the other ones. A good sci-fi story would have been enough, but it had to be Matrix-y and all... Ugggh.

It's a good game, just not a good Metroid game to me. Simple as that.

*EDIT: Oh yeah, I forgot to add something. I don't understand how Nintendo thought going from Metroid Prime's enormous scale and scope to this smaller handheld-like console game was a good idea.



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koffieboon said:
RolStoppable said:

What I hate the most about Other M is the unskippable tutorial I have to play every god damn time. It's just so annoying to go through this boring procedure and when Otacon tells me to stand in the middle of the room only to fall down a trap door and then he asks: "Surprised?", I can't help, but say out loud: "Na, übahaupt ned. I spü des ja scho zum fünften/sechsten/siebten moi, du bleder Hund."

It took you 5 times before you weren't surprised anymore?

It took me five times until I said that out loud.

On a sidenote, great to see that old members show up just to take a stab at me.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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The game was $20 on Amazon during black friday week, not that a low price fixes any of the inherent problems of any game, but that would have been better than the $50 I wasted on a game I feel isn't good enough to bother finishing.

I could ignore the story and out-of-character characterization, since those can't completely wreck an action game that should work first and foremost through strong gameplay, controls and mechanics, but I have to say Other M more or less fell short on each of those as well.

Making a 2.5D game using the Remote D pad only, the control flipping "feature", the aggravating "search for the pixel on a static screen" sequences, loose controls, lack of aiming in 2D mode, etc. etc. wrecked the game for me.

Easily the worst Metroid game to date as a player who's been with the franchise since the original Metroid.



jarrod said:

Awful story, heartbreaking (lack of) soundtrack, flawed progression, solid mechanics and a gorgeous engine/graphics.  It might be the worst Metroid (and by Metroid I mean "real" Metroids, Retroid can diaf), but it's still a good game, and I see tons of potential in the foundation Team Ninja built.  Hopefully Iwata and Sakamoto give them another chance...

Your perspective there is unique, because i've found the major gulf as a sort of "Sakamoto vs Retro" thing, and haven't found anyone disappointed with Other M *and* vehemently opposed to Prime

Course, my perspective is unique as well, but i'm just a Metroid whore. If it's got Samus in it and doesn't involve pinball, i'll take a bullet for it



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