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c0ldfire16

661. Posted:

Anyone esle think they shoulds done the intro better? No hyper beam? come ON.

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romulux

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i get the feeling you're going to hear a lot of whining from reviewers who still can't get over the fact it has cinema scenes....

we have a winner! http://www.infendo.com/mixed-results-infendo-reviews-metroid-...

he loved the controls with the exception of boss fights in 1st person; he says they attack too often to allow you lock to on with missiles, which sounds like a fair concern but he doesn't seem to know you can dodge in 1st person. he also loved the visuals and music, pretty much the whole game... yet it gets 3/5 stars because of the cutscenes (and he didn't even pass it)

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663. Posted:

romulux wrote:

romulux wrote:

i get the feeling you're going to hear a lot of whining from reviewers who still can't get over the fact it has cinema scenes....

we have a winner! http://www.infendo.com/mixed-results-infendo-reviews-metroid-...

he loved the controls with the exception of boss fights in 1st person; he says they attack too often to allow you lock to on with missiles, which sounds like a fair concern but he doesn't seem to know you can dodge in 1st person. he also loved the visuals and music, pretty much the whole game... yet it gets 3/5 stars because of the cutscenes (and he didn't even pass it)

the best part of that "review" is that he didnt even finish the game. he got about 6 hours in and got stuck lol...thats gotta be the least credible review ive ever read. now if he called it a preview and didnt slap a score on it then it would be credible.

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664. Posted:

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When in morph ball, 1 and 2 buttons work the same.

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Odnetnin

665. Posted:

I tend to love polarizing games, at least for awhile. All this controversy just makes me even more excited for it. :D

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RememberMe wrote:

romulux wrote:

romulux wrote:

i get the feeling you're going to hear a lot of whining from reviewers who still can't get over the fact it has cinema scenes....

we have a winner! http://www.infendo.com/mixed-results-infendo-reviews-metroid-...

he loved the controls with the exception of boss fights in 1st person; he says they attack too often to allow you lock to on with missiles, which sounds like a fair concern but he doesn't seem to know you can dodge in 1st person. he also loved the visuals and music, pretty much the whole game... yet it gets 3/5 stars because of the cutscenes (and he didn't even pass it)

the best part of that "review" is that he didnt even finish the game. he got about 6 hours in and got stuck lol...thats gotta be the least credible review ive ever read. now if he called it a preview and didnt slap a score on it then it would be credible.

Personally, I believe 5 hours is enough time to decide if you enjoy a game or not. That's all it took me to decide I disliked Red Steel 2. If it takes you over 5 hours to start to enjoy a game, what good is that? It means you were sitting in front of a TV wishing you had something better to do or a cheat code that lets you get to the fun part. I personally didn't think this game was going to be anything special for a Metroid game. It would be very hard for something to be better then Super Metroid or the Prime Trilogy. However, it is your own opinion. I for one like the Sonic Adventure series better then the 2D ones as well as Donkey Kong Jungle Beat and Star Fox Assualt. Most people dislike those games because they think they don't do the series justice. But it is only your opinion that counts, so wait until you play the game before you start hating on someone's review although you have no idea what the game plays like. That's all.

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romulux

667. Posted:

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he got about 6 hours in and got stuck

he actually says it was only 5 hours and he doesn't seem to understand why people are getting pissed at him in the comments for it. i remember reading a terrible review of muramasa where the guy only played it for half an hour.... so i guess it could be worse.

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Personally, I believe 5 hours is enough time to decide if you enjoy a game or not.

yeah, but there's a big difference between enjoying it personally and professionally reviewing it, don't you think? if i were getting paid to judge a game, i don't think i'd have the balls to sit down with it twice and call it a day.

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Mabbit

668. Posted:

6 hours of playtime is enough to write a review for a game. take Okami for example. it has a long storyline (roughly 30 hours if you include sidequests and such) however, after the first 6 hours, you have a sense of what the game is about, a taste of the story, youve experienced the gameplay, and know what the music and sound are like. the extra 24 hours is simply more of the same. therfore 6 hours is plenty of time to write a review for a game.

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669. Posted:

c0ldfire16 wrote:

Anyone esle think they shoulds done the intro better? No hyper beam? come ON.

The final blast is the Hyper Beam, it just isn't rainbow colored in this rendition...

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romulux

670. Posted:

briunj04 wrote:

6 hours is plenty of time to write a half assed review for a game.

i agree.

okami is consistent enough that you could get away with judging a sample, but you'd eventually get into trouble if you kept such a low standard for every review you did. a reviewer doesn't write a review for the first few hours of a game, he writes it for the entire game regardless of whether he's played it or not. so if you judge it 1/4 of the way in, you're also passing judgement on every new gameplay mechanic, every new environment, and the rest of the story that you failed to see. that last bit is especially important, since his main complaint was with the cutscenes (how many could he have seen, by the way?)

if a movie reviewer only caught half an hour of a film before his DVD player locked up on him, but wrote his review anyway, it'd be a bit of a farce, so what's different here?

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JGMR

671. Posted:

Dedicated reviewers complete the games they review otherwise it's no review but an overall impression.

Since Other M appears to be a huge game, i render all these false reviews as obsolete.

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TKOWL

672. Posted:

The X-Play review is coming on their next episode, though I know they're pretty biased on Nintendo stuff.

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JGMR

673. Posted:

15 mins. of gameplay footage

Courtesy of the YT account WishingTikal, she is posting up a playthrough "preview" of Other M. The video I have embedded is approximately the first 15 minutes of gameplay, and features a lot of cutscenes. If you are concerned about spoilers, this video doesn't really contain any footage that hasn't been posted already on this site. But of course, if you want to experience it yourself with your own eyes, just wait a few more days.

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Kid_A

674. Posted:

romulux wrote:

RememberMe wrote:

he got about 6 hours in and got stuck

he actually says it was only 5 hours and he doesn't seem to understand why people are getting pissed at him in the comments for it. i remember reading a terrible review of muramasa where the guy only played it for half an hour.... so i guess it could be worse.

ballkirby1 wrote:

Personally, I believe 5 hours is enough time to decide if you enjoy a game or not.

yeah, but there's a big difference between enjoying it personally and professionally reviewing it, don't you think? if i were getting paid to judge a game, i don't think i'd have the balls to sit down with it twice and call it a day.

Bingo. Now, obviously, the amount of time you spend playing a game before you can properly review it isn't a defined thing. Most WiiWare and DSiWare games only take a few hours playtime--tops--before you get a pretty thorough impression of it. With something like Tetris, for example, one wouldn't necessarily have to sit down and play it for five hours before they could review it--especially since it's not a game that can be "beat" or "completed".

Metroid is very different, however. Other M, for one thing, prides itself on its narrative. It has a distinct beginning, middle and end. No matter how horrible that narrative may be, the reviewer is obligated to play it through to completion. Imagine a book reviewer not reading the entire book that he/he is reviewing! Even if the book is gut-wrenchingly bad, the reviewer has to read it from beginning to end. That's his job.
It's true that after a certain point, your opinion about a game isn't going to be swayed. But even so, you can hardly call your review thorough and accurate if you don't play it till the end (if it's the sort of game that has an end).

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c0ldfire16

675. Posted:

No way thats the hyper beam, her shot looks like it looks when you pop in metoid trilogy, exactly the same. They coulda done it better....and less corny. I dont like the "mother, time to go" just plain corny in my opinion.

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Deviant_Mugen

676. Posted:

@c0ldfire: It is, it's specifically stated in one of Samus's inner monologues that the baby Metroid granted her the Hyper Beam, so regardless of its visual difference from Super Metroid's depiction of it, it's still the Hyper Beam...

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c0ldfire16

677. Posted:

Well then they should have made it look something more like what it looked like in Super Metroid, not just some average combusting shot, lame. Super etroid being one of my all time favorite games, i wish theyd have done it more justice in Other M, not made her say something dumb like, "mother, time to go". Lamest thing ive ever heard Saus say. Not hating on the game, am looking forward to it, Metroid is my all time favorite video games series, just something that urked me.

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Deviant_Mugen

678. Posted:

I think you're being bugged a bit much by such a minor thing, just relax and wait patiently for Tuesday to come...

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Kid_A

679. Posted:

Dude! This game is going to suck! Samus' hyper beam is totally weaksauce! I'm canceling my pre-order.

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DAaaMan64

680. Posted:

I just watched a couple of hours of this. This game freakin' awesome. holy crap

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