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Odnetnin

The voice acting and story so far is both hilariously and monotonously cheesy and uninspired. Ironically the cutscenes look gorgeous, but at the cost of my Wii sounding like it's choking to death half the time when I'm playing.

The gameplay is kind of neat (Wiimote only for a third-person action game and all), but aside from sensemove and overblast the combat basically consists of pressing '1' a lot and moving Samus around from time to time. Concentration move is ridiculous and stupid (why even kill enemies if they don't yield any health?), as is "Samus decides follow Adam's orders and not use Weapon X," which made me laugh out loud the first time I saw it.

There is a certain sense of intrigue of exploring this abandoned space facility, I admit, but I'm sure actual horror games like Dead Space do this much better. Me being sure that I've spent more time watching cutscenes than playing the game so far draws comparisons to MSG4, but with such rave reviews I would hope that executes "gaming as an interactive movie" better than this. Uncharted 2 also has seamless transitions from gameplay to cutscenes, but that game is so mind-blowing I hesitate to use it and Metroid in the same post.

So far what I'm getting from it is that it's a decent or even a good action game, but the other consoles do this type of game much better and I wouldn't want to play most of those now after experiencing this. Metroid: Other M is the case for Nintendo not trying to create another epic, cinematic roller-coaster of a game and instead focusing on what they do best: fun.

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KingBroly

I'd like for Nintendo to try and do another story-driven Metroid game if they don't have Sakamoto write it and allow for their treehouse to translate it well, and have better voice acting. However, the story needs to be a couple of things next time:

  • Less intrusive
  • Less cutscene heavy

Also, in terms of "characterizing" Samus, Other M does nothing new. All it basically does is turn her from an angsty-teenager Bounty Hunter into a woman Bounty Hunter. No, I'm not joking. Well, at least that's what Other M wants you to believe.

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At least you can't say she was reading off the page anymore.

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Faildude

ballkirby1 wrote:

She even states she had "no previous contact with Metroid"

So?

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Faildude wrote:

ballkirby1 wrote:

She even states she had "no previous contact with Metroid"

So?

Well...it might've helped her get into character a little bit to at least watch the intro of Super Metroid.

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

I am LOVING this game. I've gotten to the giant, brown, maneating worms.

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SKTTR

Yes, I concur Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the better game, or the best game 2010...

  • 10/10

...but Metroid: Other M is my personal favourite game this year.

  • 10/10

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Kid_A

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I am LOVING this game. I've gotten to the giant, brown, maneating worms.

Oooh, awesome boss! Glad you're loving the game

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SpentAllMyTokens

I just got this game for Christmas. It'll be a nice mix up from the Prime games, definitely.

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kkslider5552000

I personally don't wanna go back to THIS discussion but while the next game definitely needs far better writing, I really do hope they don't abandon having more narrative in the next Metroid game/s.

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kkslider5552000 wrote:

I personally don't wanna go back to THIS discussion but while the next game definitely needs far better writing, I really do hope they don't abandon having more narrative in the next Metroid game/s.

Agreed. I think the narrative elements just need to be more balanced. I don't want to see any dialogue or cutscenes that don't absolutely have to be in there.

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LucinaSmash

I just thought of something. Samus Aran from Metroid: Other M and Dana Walsh from season 8 of 24 have much in common other than getting hatred by fans (I'm not one of those fans).

1) following someone's authorities for no apparent reason.
Samus, why do you need permission from Adam to save a large black friend?
Dana, either work for uninteresting terrorist or nonthreatening lowlifes, you can't do both.

2) blond and extremely attractive
Samus in zero suit
Dana in psychopath mode

3) Not getting their sweet revenge
Samus didn't end up killing Ridley
Dana didn't end up killing the lowlifes

Do you agree that Samus Aran and Dana Walsh have similarities?

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Kid_A wrote:

kkslider5552000 wrote:

I personally don't wanna go back to THIS discussion but while the next game definitely needs far better writing, I really do hope they don't abandon having more narrative in the next Metroid game/s.

Agreed. I think the narrative elements just need to be more balanced. I don't want to see any dialogue or cutscenes that don't absolutely have to be in there.

I disagree, just make them shorter or have bits of legit gameplay in between smaller cutscenes if you really think you need lots of long cutscenes.

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romulux

what sucks is that the controversy and lower than expected sales might scare them off from making a sequel. a sequel that gives the new play style a little more time in the oven would be an amazing game.

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Kid_A

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@romulux

i would pretty much preffer a 2D Metroid 5 over MoM 2

Well for me, ideally, Metroid 5 would have Other M-style gameplay.

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Cia

Now that i've actually played the game through, i have only few things to say: I didn't find anything wrong with the story or controls. It felt pretty much like basic 2d- Metroid game with the 3d- twist. The story was in the same league with Metroid Fusion. All the complaints about the story or controls is incomprehensible to me. Samus was just like i always imagined her to be (after playing through every game of the series.)

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