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Pheeew, I made it through the entire editorial.  The author(s) back up their opinion with good research that's for sure.  While I don't agree with every point they make I'm not going to take the time to justify my opinion.  I do agree with at least one point though.  Adam came off as a total douche throughout the game.  One point I didn't understand was this.  I never viewed Samus as a feminist in the traditional sense, (the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men) but I guess by definition she would be.  I didn't really care about her gender and what that means to womens rights in the far away future.  I don't look to video games to influence my opinions on the role of women in society.  I just viewed her as a tough bounty hunter with an awesome alien made suit with cool abilities and add-ons.  As long as Metroid has that you can count me in.

Ultimately the opinion piece was written well enough for credibility even if it was just as melodramatic as the game's story.  For example:

"If Metroid: Other M is indicative of the direction the Metroid series will be going from now on, I’m afraid I can no longer be a Metroid fan. For that matter, if Other M represents what Metroid’s creators had intended all along but hadn’t made clear until now, then I was never really a Metroid fan to begin with.

Fortunately, Sakamoto himself admits that he hadn’t thought deeply about Samus Aran’s characterization prior to Other M. Now, however, it may be time for Nintendo to think more deeply about Yoshio Sakamoto."

Pretty dramatic don't you think?



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@Aiddon, Darth:

So, I guess the article's complaints were actually sensible and Demotruk's position wasn't ignorant and hate-spewing? Or how am I supposed to interpret your silence? It's been DAYS, and if your claims were true, finding examples to support them should be trivial.



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darthdevidem01 said:
Demotruk said:

This dead horse needs more flogging. A new article with a very interesting perspective on this:

http://moonbase.rydia.net/mental/blog/gaming/metroid-other-m-the-elephant/article.html

lol who's sad enough to write such a big hate letter on Other M

God that article is long and rambles on about nonsensical complaints


The best part is you could take atleast 90% of the games out there and slaughter them in a similar way. You just have to be creative and maybe spin a little.



Umos-Cmos said:

Pheeew, I made it through the entire editorial.  The author(s) back up their opinion with good research that's for sure.  While I don't agree with every point they make I'm not going to take the time to justify my opinion.  I do agree with at least one point though.  Adam came off as a total douche throughout the game.  One point I didn't understand was this.  I never viewed Samus as a feminist in the traditional sense, (the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men) but I guess by definition she would be.  I didn't really care about her gender and what that means to womens rights in the far away future.  I don't look to video games to influence my opinions on the role of women in society.  I just viewed her as a tough bounty hunter with an awesome alien made suit with cool abilities and add-ons.  As long as Metroid has that you can count me in.

Ultimately the opinion piece was written well enough for credibility even if it was just as melodramatic as the game's story.  For example:

"If Metroid: Other M is indicative of the direction the Metroid series will be going from now on, I’m afraid I can no longer be a Metroid fan. For that matter, if Other M represents what Metroid’s creators had intended all along but hadn’t made clear until now, then I was never really a Metroid fan to begin with.

Fortunately, Sakamoto himself admits that he hadn’t thought deeply about Samus Aran’s characterization prior to Other M. Now, however, it may be time for Nintendo to think more deeply about Yoshio Sakamoto."

Pretty dramatic don't you think?


Not at all,   accurate in my opinion



I finally finished the game! Wow, I finally had some time to play it and I have to say I really enjoyed it. As many of you, I was a bit dissapointed at the beginning, that part in the story where she was "young and naive" and the "thumbs down" thing was awful, terrible!

But after that I really enjoyed the story and loved the ending. I don't agree with people saying that Samus character is destroyed forever. I feel quite the contrary, I now see her more badass than ever. Before she was just a souless character, now we know she cares for some people, she may have fear and even then stands up and fight, I liked that.

 

A great action adventure game, a must have for Wii owners, BUT.... not the best Metroid experience. It seems they tried to make a game for the "non-Metroid fan".

- Didn't like to explore in games?

No problem! You have a lot of things to explore, but is not really necessary or fun because most of the things you find are missiles and energy parts. Explore for the sake of exploring but there's no much reward in it.

- Got lost easily in other Metroids?

Game is very linear and with the exception of one or two areas you will always know where to go, and there's little backtracking.

- Hate awesome music?

Don't worry! The music in this games is non-existant. For me that's the worst thing in the game.

 

Even with this problems I thought it was great. The action, boss battles, platforming is very well done. Some design flaws here and there though.

The same game with Metroid music, more exploration and backtracking, no Adam's system to use things and no over-the-shoulder-gameplay (WTF!?)......would had done wonders with this game.

Still, a great game and one of the best games on Wii.

  9/10

 

Edit: Weird enough, I can't imagine another Metroid game without story and voice acting .... I think I have to play Prime asap!  =S



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