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Sakamoto says Metroid: Other M is a "Perfect Metroid Experience"

Posted by James Newton

The wait is nearly over

It's been a long wait for Metroid: Other M, but within a few weeks we'll finally know whether or not it's an excellent outing for the bounty hunter. Metroid creator Yoshio Sakamoto certainly seems to think so, even going so far as to say it's the perfect Metroid experience in an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine.

But what is Mr Sakamoto's idea of the perfect experience?

It is to fully understand, feel empathy and fight together with Samus Aran. In other words, it is to play Metroid: Other M. I hope you will enjoy playing Metroid: Other M for a perfect Metroid experience.

From the beginning, Metroid: Other M has been touted as a much more story-based outing for Samus, filling in some of the more mysterious parts of her history with a range of supporting characters and cutscenes too. We'll soon find out whether it succeeds in combining art with action, so stay tuned for our upcoming review.


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User Comments (40)



Sean_Aaron said:

I've surprised myself at succumbing to the hype - the third-person perspective looks like it will be a good fit.



Smileoscar said:

I've never been a big Metroid fan, but this game seems like it will be really good.



James said:

I'm still really unsure on this one. I think I'll borrow it rather than shell out on it because I just haven't enjoyed my time with it that much.



suburban_sensei said:

I really am super excited for this. I can't believe we have just about 2 weeks to wait. I pre-ordered it on Amazon, which says that you get a $20 gift card towards other stuff for pre-ordering the game, so I think I am gonna get Chrono Trigger for DS...Two awesome games for just $50!



Fuzzy said:

Im not super pumped for this game, but if I see it in the shops next month, I'll probably get it. Still haven't played any of the Prime games :S



WaveGhoul said:

I love Metroid, MP3 Corrpution was one of the most amazing experiences I had on the Wii, I doubt this will be as engaging since it's talking on more of a sidescroller style but it look awesome nonetheless.

And I really need to play Fusion and MP2....Then again, I'm just not that interested in 2. MP1 and 3 was enough for me



zionich said:

Think the only Metroid I havent played and beaten was Return of Samus. So yes, im bias and stoked for this game. Far as it being perfect, I suppose it does beat scanning everything for a story (just got done beating Prime of the trilogy again).



RonF said:

I am somewhat excited for this game despite the trailers focused in cut scenes and what appears to be a cheese story filled with obnoxious characters. And this is due to the relatively poorly explored gameplay that seems to be good enough to compensate the weaker elements.



Punny said:

I always thought Super Metroid was the perfect Metroid experience. If Other M can top that, sign me up!
Wait! I already reserved my copy! I'm already signed up!



Odnetnin said:

Considering Super Metroid and Zero Mission are my favorite games right now, and I bought Fusion as well in anticipation of this, it had better be good!

@James What didn't you enjoy about it?



HappyHappy said:

I still don't think this is a good game, I may buy this game just for the club nintendo points.



Kid_A said:

The most recent hands-on articles that I've read have been overwhelmingly positive; and it seems to be surprisingly similar to Metroid Fusion (which, if not for its linearity and same-y environments, would have been my favorite Metroid game). I'm pumped.



Spoony_Tech said:

The graphics look freaking amazing. Played all the metroids and can wait for this. Still a little worried about the control scheme though.



JebbyDeringer said:

I'm not sure. Nintendo usually doesn't fail but the hype/marketing seems to be the type to mask the faults. I really don't expect much so I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised!




I read the in depth play through of metroid other m which was really a review by ONM (they intended it to be the revw, but they had the incomplete version as a review copy). It certainly wasn' a perfect metroid experience by the sounds of it, but a really good one nonetheless. Didn't sound as good as Prime 1



Rensch said:

This game looks great. I like how it combines different perspectives.



OldBoy said:

Hmmm.Still not convinced. I really don't like the cut scenes (why not use the in-game engine ) and the contol scheme sounds odd. Still I'll probably give this a whirl if it gets decent reviews.Who's doing the NL review, I assume its not Prosody ahem ..I mean Mr.James Newton esq.



Dodger said:

I want a chance to play it before I decide anything as I haven't had a chance to play a Metroid game. Maybe Gamestop will have it out... I think I might get Super Metroid.



Morpheel said:

a metroid game where you get told whats actually happening and who samus is? is that even a metroid experience? xD



JohnWalrus said:

I have my pre-order, so all I can do is wait. I hope the gameplay style fits me, because it will be my first 1st-person/3rd-person Metroid game... actually, it'll also be my first 3D Metroid game, too...




I can see why. Prime was good, but a bit slow and vague. There are times where you are completely lost especially after not playing for a while. The story should help you keep track of objectives and speedy samus should be nice.



Bakajin said:

Well, I asked for 31 August off at work today. Haven't done that in a while. It'd better be a perfect Metroid experience.



Bassman_Q said:

I wont be surprised if this were the ultimate experience, though. Ooh, I am SO HYPED!



Gamesake said:

That's great news! I mean if you can't trust the guy who's being paid to make the game, who can you trust?



aaronsullivan said:

I don't really care if it's perfect. There've been so many iterations of flat 2D metroid and fps metroid that I'm ready for a different take on it. I think it could ultimately be a nice compromise between the two. I also like that Samus actually has a look and personality that isn't generic like in the prime games.

I'd like a remix of the original 2D Metroids on the Wii, though, with most of the attention on m2. That would be fun. A new metroid prime for the next ninty console would be nice. How about the primes in 3d on the 3ds? I guess I'd prefer an original on the 3ds though.

I'm hopeful for this new version. It's risky, which is really impressive in the current environment, especially with full-on retail games. As a community I think we should reward developers taking risks like this even if it doesn't quite work out to the full potential. Plus, yeah, it's Metroid I was going to buy it before I even knew anything about it. lol.



Dicesukeinuzuka said:

SO STOOOked! Never played a metroid, not sure if i'm a shoot fan (liked s&p though) but I want this for some reason. Hopefully it will not disappoint!



IronMan28 said:

This game will be pretty sweet, I love the Metroid franchise. To me, Yokoi had it right when he created a game that was a mix of Mario and Zelda set in space.

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