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Topic: Metroid: Other M Hype/Discussion Thread (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS SO BE CAREFUL)

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irken004

Corbie said this isn't anything like the Prime games, so it's a definite buy for me

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I just can't get over the fact that this game which was number one in my wanted list isn't a masterpiece like every Metroid game should be. Although for me, Metroid Prime 3 was also a minor dissapointment, since it didn't bring almost anything (except the controls) new in the table.

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LaytonAprentice wrote:

@ballkirby1; That is an interesting point and although it may be true there are two sides to the point. Maybe no one would care but maybe the game is getting some poor reviews because the Metroid franchise has such high standards. Maybe if it wasn't a Metroid game it would get better scores (or would not be judged as harshly) because people would not compare it to Super Metroid or the Prime series. Anyway thats just a thought.

That's also a good point. I think the outcome of the reviews if it weren't a Metroid game would be that the reviews that praised it would fall and the bad review scores would rise for a more average, well, average. I think this because the combined reason I stated before is the fact the title Metroid is raising review, but the lower score would raise because, like you said, the review wouldn't be expecting another masterpiece.

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irken004

Faron wrote:

Goddamnit. I just can't get over the fact that this game which was number one in my wanted list isn't a masterpiece like every Metroid game should be. Although for me, Metroid Prime 3 was also a minor dissapointment, since it didn't bring almost anything (except the controls) new in the table.

I thought the Prime series were pretty bad imo. Too much exploration/puzzle solving to even properly enjoy the combat. Luckily the combat in Other M appears to be better, other than the perspective changing. This also means I wouldn't have to bother finding upgrades because they will be unlocked as you progress. That sounds good to me!

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irken004 wrote:

Faron wrote:

Goddamnit. I just can't get over the fact that this game which was number one in my wanted list isn't a masterpiece like every Metroid game should be. Although for me, Metroid Prime 3 was also a minor dissapointment, since it didn't bring almost anything (except the controls) new in the table.

I thought the Prime series were pretty bad imo. Too much exploration/puzzle solving to even properly enjoy the combat. Luckily the combat in Other M appears to be better, other than the perspective changing. This also means I wouldn't have to bother finding upgrades because they will be unlocked as you progress. That sounds good to me!

There certainly are as many tastes as there are people.

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hylianhalcyon

I prefer atmosphere and exploration over combat in Metroid, as Metroid has never been about combat. So some of the reviews saying it's an action game that doesn't have much atmosphere has me worried. So far from reading reviews I've gathered that this may be my least favorite Metroid. Of course, I won't know until I play it.

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Angaran

I dont care about some of these reviews, And I'am going to get this and finish it.

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hylianhalcyon

I thought the Prime games(specifically the first) superbly retained the atmosphere and exploration of previous Metroids. So far I'm getting the impression that Other M may be a more action oriented Metroid Fusion with pretty cheesy cutscenes and a whiny Samus, which doesn't work for me. I did like Fusion and it is a good game, but it's still ranked near the bottom end in the series for me. As I said before though, I'll have to play the game to form a true opinion.

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LordJumpMad

if it plays like Super Metroid, then i don't see this as a bad thing

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I HAVE FURY!!!! G4 gave the game a 2/5! It's not THAT bad! It might not top Super Metroid, but it's not a 2/5! I'm also mad at Game Informer for giving it a 6.5 just because they don't like the long cutscenes and shifting to first-person! Impatient, lazy bums....

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PunnyGuy wrote:

I HAVE FURY!!!! G4 gave the game a 2/5! It's not THAT bad! It might not top Super Metroid, but it's not a 2/5! I'm also mad at Game Informer for giving it a 6.5 just because they don't like the long cutscenes and shifting to first-person! Impatient, lazy bums....

I just lose the Hype

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MrWout

http://g4tv.com/games/wii/61992/Metroid-Other-M/review/

Most negative review I've seen so far, but this one is just not objective, I mean just hear her talk and you know this is not a decent review.

But anyway I've already played 4 hours of the game, been a long time metroid fan and I absolutely ADORE this game. I had no issues whatsoever with the controls. It is a bit easier yes, but it's still challenging.

The story takes over quite a lot more than in the previous titles but for me this really is a plus. Also the voice acting and writing has had some criticism too but I kind off like it, but this is really a style you love or hate, I for one love "inner monologue" and auto-biographic writing so it really is my cup of tea.

I advice all all wii owners to give this game a chance, it might be a slightly disappointing metroid to some, but it still is an awesome game.

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JumpMad wrote:

PunnyGuy wrote:

I HAVE FURY!!!! G4 gave the game a 2/5! It's not THAT bad! It might not top Super Metroid, but it's not a 2/5! I'm also mad at Game Informer for giving it a 6.5 just because they don't like the long cutscenes and shifting to first-person! Impatient, lazy bums....

I just lose the Hype

This game did get a lot of good reviews, though! Metroid: Other M is praised for the quality of its cutscenes, excellent boss battles, and the satisfaction of finding that one item. Don't lose the hype!

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PunnyGuy wrote:

I HAVE FURY!!!! G4 gave the game a 2/5! It's not THAT bad! It might not top Super Metroid, but it's not a 2/5! I'm also mad at Game Informer for giving it a 6.5 just because they don't like the long cutscenes and shifting to first-person! Impatient, lazy bums....

G4 also gave Prime 3 a 3/5. That should give you an idea of how they are.

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moomoo wrote:

PunnyGuy wrote:

I HAVE FURY!!!! G4 gave the game a 2/5! It's not THAT bad! It might not top Super Metroid, but it's not a 2/5! I'm also mad at Game Informer for giving it a 6.5 just because they don't like the long cutscenes and shifting to first-person! Impatient, lazy bums....

G4 also gave Prime 3 a 3/5. That should give you an idea of how they are.

Biased sons of guns. I never knew that they gave a great game like Metroid Prime 3 a mediocre score! I guess I was a bit angry.

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PunnyGuy wrote:

moomoo wrote:

PunnyGuy wrote:

I HAVE FURY!!!! G4 gave the game a 2/5! It's not THAT bad! It might not top Super Metroid, but it's not a 2/5! I'm also mad at Game Informer for giving it a 6.5 just because they don't like the long cutscenes and shifting to first-person! Impatient, lazy bums....

G4 also gave Prime 3 a 3/5. That should give you an idea of how they are.

Biased sons of guns. I never knew that they gave a great game like Metroid Prime 3 a mediocre score! I guess I was a bit angry.

They rage on for hours about that she has been portrayed in a sexist way, and that the game isn't true to her character....as if they know that better than the creator of the character herself......OMG she has emotions....super sexist........

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I expected the game to be a bit disappointing, but I preordered it anyway. I'm such a loyal fanboy.

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MrWout wrote:

PunnyGuy wrote:

moomoo wrote:

PunnyGuy wrote:

I HAVE FURY!!!! G4 gave the game a 2/5! It's not THAT bad! It might not top Super Metroid, but it's not a 2/5! I'm also mad at Game Informer for giving it a 6.5 just because they don't like the long cutscenes and shifting to first-person! Impatient, lazy bums....

G4 also gave Prime 3 a 3/5. That should give you an idea of how they are.

Biased sons of guns. I never knew that they gave a great game like Metroid Prime 3 a mediocre score! I guess I was a bit angry.

They rage on for hours about that she has been portrayed in a sexist way, and that the game isn't true to her character....as if they know that better than the creator of the character herself......OMG she has emotions....super sexist........

Oh, WAAAAAA! I'm G4 and I hate changes! WAAAAAA!

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