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1,621. Posted: Wed 9th Feb 2011 20:17 GMT
Yes, the writing sucked, but Fusion isn't written any better. It's the same drab, melodramatic exposition you find in Other M.
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1,622. Posted: Wed 9th Feb 2011 21:16 GMT
Super Metroid is pure excellence.
So glad Other M delivered when the other Metroid's that came out in the meantime 1995~2009 (Fusion, Prime, Zero Mission) were slightly disappointing.
I'm happy Prime came to an end. Hope the series keeps advancing in Super Metroid's and Other M's footsteps.
1,623. Posted: Sat 19th Feb 2011 01:07 GMT
I recently noticed the game being shelved for a bargain price of 29 Euros (20 Euros cheaper, as i bought it for 49 Euros)
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1,624. Posted: Sat 19th Feb 2011 01:29 GMT
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1,625. Posted: Fri 24th Jun 2011 05:39 BST
Eh, I liked the game a lot. The gameplay wasn't exactly up to par with the rest of the series, but I thought the story was well-written, the cinematography was alright, and the voice acting was good. Nothing that blew me away, really, but it was still a really good game.
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1,626. Posted: Fri 24th Jun 2011 05:48 BST
Yes nothing like a poorly written story where Samus is turned into the whiny hero we never dreamed of seeing, followed by weak voice acting, clunky first person and third person action, dull setting, poor weapon upgrades, and Not-so-satisfying boss fights. Did I mention 100%ing this game is as easy as singing the alphabet?
Edited on Fri 24th June, 2011 @ 06:00 by Chrono_Cross
1,627. Posted: Fri 24th Jun 2011 06:37 BST
ok, unnecessary debates aside, there is no universe in which Other M is "well-written".
Playing through Fusion again (which is basically the same game at times) makes this obvious. Samus doesn't go that extra step into obsession with Adam, the difficulty surviving until you get the Varia suit in an area is because of the surprising intelligence of the enemy rather than the stupidity of the hero and CO and they don't take 10 minutes to say what should take 2.
Edited on Fri 24th June, 2011 @ 06:39 by kkslider5552000
1,628. Posted: Fri 24th Jun 2011 07:22 BST
I really like the game, too. The gameplay is excellent. (The original poster of that locked thread didn't give it enough of a try, since you barely get to do anything by the third cutscene). The story, while poorly written, is still very interesting with good voice acting, and Samus's character is actually pretty consistent with her actions in Metroid 2 and Super Metroid, and especially consistent with Metroid Fusion. She's never been a cold, emotionless killer, and she came off more realistic than whiny. [Adam in Metroid Fusion is still just a computer, not the real person who was her closest friend (if not more).] Yes, waiting for the defensive upgrades made no sense story-wise, but do you really want to walk through the whole game with them active?
Edited on Fri 24th June, 2011 @ 07:23 by BulbasaurusRex
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1,629. Posted: Fri 24th Jun 2011 15:39 BST
Yeah I really liked the game, still can't see why a lot of people didn't like it. The writing isn't stellar but I can't say it's poorly written either. I also liked the voice acting, I think it suits the "introspective" angle the game has on the serie. As for the gameplay, the action is smooth and the controls are intuitive, so what's not to like?!Cutscenes, well, there are games that DO NEED cutscenes, like Shenmue or Yakuza, and Other M is no exception...there's always a serie of narrative nuances that you can't explain during the in-game storytelling. Also, being a smoker, I find cutscenes incredibly useful cause it's the only moment I can light up a cigarette.
As for the psychology of the character, I'm glad Samus is a human and is not Kratos from God of War or any other modern stereotype of a hero with no emotional traits whatsoever.
The original poster is just laughable, cause throwing away a game after the third cutscene is pretty much like throwing away a song after the third chord.
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1,630. Posted: Fri 24th Jun 2011 15:56 BST
ok, unnecessary debates aside, there is no universe in which Other M is "well-written".Playing through Fusion again (which is basically the same game at times) makes this obvious. Samus doesn't go that extra step into obsession with Adam, the difficulty surviving until you get the Varia suit in an area is because of the surprising intelligence of the enemy rather than the stupidity of the hero and CO and they don't take 10 minutes to say what should take 2.
This. Samus was a doormat for the entire length of Other M but in Metroid Fusion the story had her basically give the computer the finger once she realized the "Federation" (or whatever it's called) was using her like a guinea pig.
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1,631. Posted: Fri 24th Jun 2011 16:05 BST
Samus was younger and less experienced in Other M, maybe you guys are forgetting that...
Anyway, personally, I thought the game was phenomenal and Samus's character dead-on...
1,632. Posted: Fri 24th Jun 2011 22:14 BST
Samus was younger and less experienced in Other M, maybe you guys are forgetting that...Anyway, personally, I thought the game was phenomenal and Samus's character dead-on...
Younger in the flashbacks, yes. Less experienced, no, considering Other:M takes place after the Prime series and Super Metroid. Personally I think the game assassinated her character. It made no sense whatsoever to turn her into a whiny, scared little girl who blindly obeyed authority, even in the dumbest of times (practically the entire storyline of Other:M). She froze and acted scared when Ridley appeared which is just blatantly stupid writing considering she would have fought and dispatched him about five times already.
1,633. Posted: Sat 25th Jun 2011 03:09 BST
She wasn't obeying authority; she was obeying Adam, which is a very different matter. As for all this "whiny" talk, I'm not even going to bother with a response, because it's just not worth the effort. Also, yes, she'd fought Ridley before, but never killed him until Super Metroid, then, surprise, your parents' killer was revived! Of course she was going to react in that way. The only reason we didn't see that in any of the other games is because they weren't cinematic like Other M. Samus is not master chief or all these other "stone-cold badasses" who shoot/slash first and ask questions never, so if that's what you want, you need to look elsewhere...
The fact of the matter is that Other M finally established Samus's character—her real character—and if you don't like it, well, tough...
If this tired, pointless argument is all my thread was going to be revived for, honestly, I wish it would've remained buried...
Edited on Sat 25th June, 2011 @ 03:10 by Deviant_Mugen
1,634. Posted: Sat 25th Jun 2011 03:57 BST
I'm a longtime fan of Metroid (fell in love with the series when I got Super Metroid on SNES in 1994). Have completed all Metroid games, and Other M is miles ahead of the rest. I hope most future Metroid games follow Other M's gameplay and style, but next time I want to explore a huge planet again.
Other M's story was intruiging and exciting. Samus character is fantastic. She's just so loveable in Other M. In other Metroid games I didn't even care about what character I'm playing - earlier Samus Aran's could have been a man or a robot for all I care.
The controls are innovative and simple, mixing run&gun with melee brawlers, fps and action adventure. Some secrets were hidden extremely well, and some boss fights were cinematic as hell, it had a great balance of action and exploring not to mention the graphics and overall presentation are the best you can find on Wii.
I couldn't find any flaws in the game, and I won't ever understand all the trash people are talking about it.Metroid Other M is a definite 10/10 for me, I payed full price 49,99€ - day one purchase (with pre order bonus) and I was very pleased to find out I got a worthy successor to Super Metroid, finally - after 16 years of waiting.
Edited on Sat 25th June, 2011 @ 04:00 by SKTTR
1,635. Posted: Sat 25th Jun 2011 04:03 BST
I owned this title and beat it. But the game didn't give me enough inspiration to re-search the entire ship to acquire 100% completion. I think the originals for NES, Gameboy and Super Metroid were the best in the series. After the series made it's transformation into the 3D world it never felt the same to me. And the story left a lot to be desired. They were probably the worst story cut scenes in a video game ever.
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1,636. Posted: Sat 25th Jun 2011 04:57 BST
@SKTTR: I feel the same way...
@vonseux: To me as well, but clearly a lot of people completely missed the point...
@WiiAboutU: Worst cut scenes in a video game ever? If that's not hyperbole, then I don't know what is...
1,637. Posted: Sat 25th Jun 2011 05:03 BST
I heard some people didn't like this game. I heard some people did.
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1,638. Posted: Sat 25th Jun 2011 05:19 BST
I hate the way people who liked Other M consistently repeat this as a response to the critics. So you either have to be a heartless, robotic killer or a soppy, insecure brat? Somehow I don't think anyone envisioned Samus as having either of those personalities.
Even if you overlook the emo story, the way the cutscenes were directed was laughably bad. Seriously... like. Why are we getting ass shots of Samus in emotionally charged scenes?
Edited on Sat 25th June, 2011 @ 05:21 by pixelman
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1,639. Posted: Sat 25th Jun 2011 05:38 BST
I hate the way people who disliked this game refer to Samus's characterization as "emo" and/or "whiny". Apparently characters—female characters in particular—can't have emotions nowadays without being seen as insecure...
1,640. Posted: Sat 25th Jun 2011 05:44 BST
Why are we getting ass shots of Samus in emotionally charged scenes?
Have you seen dat ass?