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Topic: My advice for the final bosses of Metroid: Other M

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Gryffin

Just beat Other M. Underrated game, and you should play it. But I'm posting here to share my tips for the final bosses. It's kind of hard to do this without spoilers, so I'll be naming the bosses.

Metroid Queen
-ignore the queen herself
-kill all six Metroids
-charge your beam
-use sense dodge to dodge a Metroid when it tries to grab onto you
-blast them the moment you've dodged
-go into first person and immediately missile them
-when you face the queen, grapple inside then immediately lay a power bomb by holding 1 and releasing when fully charged. You might vaguely remember this from the tutorial.

Final Confrontation
-you're stuck in first person
-your goal is to hit the person in the middle of the room (distant, but directly ahead) with a missile.
-hold B and rapidly tap A while doing your best to stay centered on the enemies attacking you, such that you fire missiles.
-The moment you have an opening, carefully aim and hold your recticule over the target person.
-This should take a maximum of 10 seconds.

Gryffin

StarPoint

So what are your opinions on this game? I haven't played it myself, however, I've heard that the story is absolute nonsense, but the gameplay itself is pretty okay.

"Science compels us to explode the sun!"

Currently playing:

FTL (PC)
Rogue Legacy 2 (PC)

Gryffin

StarPoint wrote:

So what are your opinions on this game? I haven't played it myself, however, I've heard that the story is absolute nonsense, but the gameplay itself is pretty okay.

Yeah those are fair critiques. I'd say that I enjoyed both the story and gameplay a little more than that though. The gameplay is actually very fun. The criticism of needing to aim the remote at the sensor bar can be annoying, but it's actually pretty rare, and it's rarely game breaking. There are a few boss fights where you need to switch quickly, but the game slows down when you do, and you almost always have time to take the shot. Oh, and it's really fun to stop and look around in first person and enjoy the environment from an angle you wouldn't see otherwise.

But the game feels so smooth, and the combat is fast and visceral, and just plain fun. There is a ton of enemy variety, and they introduce each as sort of a mini boss fight, which is cool. The environment design is probably the weakest part of the game, especially compared to the rest of games in the series. But they still have some really cool alien environments.

Finally, the game has a few sequences that take you over the shoulder of Samus, walking, like Dead Space. It's awesome. I got it on Wii U for $20. It's probably like a 8-10 hour game. Definitely recommended.

Gryffin

StarPoint

@Gryffin Very interesting. I'm a HUGE fan of Metroid, and this is one of the few games that I haven't played. But I'm planning on getting to it eventually just to see what all the fuss is about.

"Science compels us to explode the sun!"

Currently playing:

FTL (PC)
Rogue Legacy 2 (PC)

Gryffin

@StarPoint yeah it's unfairly maligned. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Gryffin

Tyranexx

I played and beat Other M back in early 2019. If anyone is interested, here's my full review of the experience in the "Games You Recently Beat?" thread. That's from back when I had the time and patience to type out huge walls of text.

The summary from what I wrote still holds up:

Tyranexx wrote:

While I wouldn't call Metroid: Other M a strong Metroid game compared to most other franchise entries, it is still decent overall. It has a few warts to be sure but does, at its core, feel like a Metroid game. The problem is, that core is buried and complicated by a lot of unnecessary fluff. Despite my numerous complaints, however, I did quite enjoy this game and even achieved 100% on all items. For the $6-7 USD I paid for a new copy? This was definitely worth it; I probably would have been satisfied paying double that amount. But at its launch price? Definitely not.

The internet like to gripe and moan about this one. While I find some of the complaints valid, I still find them overblown. That said, if you're looking for a 3D Metroid game, I highly suggest playing through the Metroid Prime series first. Buy this one for the gameplay and NOT the plot.

Edit: Dang, it's almost been three years? I feel old now....

Edited on by Tyranexx

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