Metroid: Other M is surely one of the most divisive entries in the long-running sci-fi series, with fans loving and loathing its representation of Samus Aran in equal measure.
Whatever your outlook on the controversial Wii title, Figma's latest Nintendo-themed offering should be of interest. Zero Suit Samus is fully poseable and comes with interchangeable components and accessories, including a "thumbs up" hand:
- Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
- A flexible plastic is used for important areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability.
- She comes with both a calm and collected glaring expression and a gentle smiling expression.
- A variety of interchangeable hand parts including the 'Samus thumbs up' are included.
- Her handgun and Adam's helmet are included as accessories to display with her.
- An alternate head part with short hair is also included, allowing you to display the younger Samus.
- An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
The figure is up for preorder on Play-Asia as we speak with a price tag of $56.99, and is expected to launch this December.
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Stamped on? As demolishing it?
I know the game got a ton of controversy around it, but this figure looks beautiful, only a monster would dare to damage it!
i just want the a link between worlds figma
@BakaKnight The headline wasn't entirely serious.
"In equal measure"? Really? Not from what I've seen...
I have her amiibo, so I'm good there on having a Zero Suit Samus figurine.
Long reader but I rarely post. I will get this, already have my pre-order in. Will look great next to the rest of my figures.
Stupid sexy Samus...
The visual aesthetics were not what made Other M bad. This is a great looking figure.
It comes with Adam's helmet... Feet it to the dogs.
They should make an Anthony Higgs figure, it would have style and I would remember it because of that.
Yeah if they want to make a figure from Other M, Anthony Higgs would be way better.
Who authorized the power suit's waist to be THAT awkward?
@Damo I know, same for my comment O.O
Nice but I'm happy with my Amiibo of ZSS.
Looks absolutely amazing.
Well it's cheaper than I expected
I'm surprised this qualifies as "news".
I need it
And to all who bemoan Other M, perhaps you need another couple generations of Federation Forces and Blast Balls to bring out your appreciation for a well constructed Metroid game.
If you're from the UK checkout middlerealm.com to order it. They have a special pre-order offer on this figure to save 15%
Bought it from Amiami. It's way better than Play Asia. With EMS shipping it'll probably run me <$70 depending on what the exchange rates do. Worth it because they package sutff REALLY well and they're shipping is stupid fast. I ordered a Punished Venom Snake figure on a Sunday night and it showed up the next Wednesday. EMS is amazing.
Yeah, what exactly does "stamped on" mean? Did the author misread the term "stand" in the item description, or perhaps misunderstand the alternate facial expressions (which come on separate, interchangeable faceplates) as being something you apply with a rubber stamp?
That's pretty dang sweet.
I get figmas has their own audiences due to their flexibilities, but the ball joints make them look like a cheesy 90's action figure.
Maybe I'm too critical, since I do like to watch stop motions made with these.
Already got my preorder in on Bigbadtoystore a week ago, I try to limit myself to one figma a year, but the selection at the end of the year have been great, this and Link between worlds Link are a must buy for me, however if preorders for Celty Sturluson go up, I may cancel Samus
My biggest gripe is no waist articulation but this is probably the only 6inch scale Samus we'll get so I'll deal
Oh Cool! Can I pose her in a way like she's taking a nap in a VIP lounge and then post the picture on the internet? That would be a spot of fun!
@edcomics Stamped on, as in crushed under your boot.
@Damo That's harsh. For Other M, and women.
...Kyogre does not approve…
That's a really cool looking figurine. Unfortunately figma is outta my price range.
@JaxonH a spin-off game most people don't want isn't going to make the worst main Metroid game ever created magically enjoyable.
@Damo Ah, we usually say "stomp" over here. Either way, I don't really understand the usage. I guess I missed something.
"Worst main Metroid game"
It very well may be the worst, but it's still a Metroid game. And the worst real Metroid game is still better than 95% of the crap out there. And as I recall, complaints were over trivial matters such as character portrayal. That's like saying you don't want to drive a Ferrari because it's the wrong color.
I've played the game and it's really fun. I have a few complaints (not anything to do with characters), mostly just the fact the Nunchuk would have made it so much better. But unless you are asserting this game had horrible level design, horrible puzzles, etc, it's rather extreme to say the game was not enjoyable over Samus having emotions.
And that is my point here. The game is actually enjoyable. Very much so. And I think a good decade of Blast Ball rehabilitation for the fanbase will help them realize just how picky they were being.
"Well constructed Metroid game"
How about copy and paste this to the Unpopular Opinions thread, k?
Never said Blast Ball or Federation Force was a well constructed Metroid game,
I said it would help show players just how good they actually had it with Other M.
Just because you think a game is complete garbage over a character being emotional doesn't make it sane.
I don't like Mario's attitude, therefor Super Mario World is utter trash, 0/10 worst game ever made.
Unless you'd like to construct valid arguments. A character not behaving how a player wants is an aggravation at most. It doesn't ruin the entire game where you're actually YA know, playing it,
Aww. Poor soul.
1. I wasn't referring to FedForce or Blast Ball. You know that.
4. Now if you actually took the time to watch those, maybe in your own time, please realize we are not mad at "feelings". Or you're not keeping an open mind. It's a game that butchers the franchise. It's worse than that Nuts and Bolts.
@edcomics It's a little joke. Lots of people have an abnormal degree of hatred for the Samus in Other M.
Don't pity me. I loved the game. Pity those who missed out due due to "popular opinion" of fanaticism in the fanbase.
Perhaps you are one of the few who have reason enough, even if I do disagree, but most do not.
And I hardly think a Metroid game that has a) solid exploration and b) brilliant puzzles can possibly "butcher the franchise". It may have fallen short, but "butchering a franchise" is strong words. Yet another extreme used to villify a game some felt disappointment towards.
The game had problems (hated switching to 1st person, needed more complex button layout) but it still reviewed fairly well. And then I saw the fanaticism take root. Started with 80% average scores. That got exaggerated to "bad" which got exaggerated to "horrible" which got exaggerated to "worst game ever" and "butchered the franchise"
Right. That extreme gamer logic at play again. Because clearly there is no middle ground.
Combat wise, that better be the only reason why you like the game.
And I can tell you haven't watched the videos or even kept an open mind about a game from 2010. I petty you for living under a rock and not criticizing what you love.
Saying it had solid exploration and puzzles. Doors locking behind you? Having to throw yourself into a heat hazard zone when you're un-authorized to use the Varia suit when she had with her all along. This is some joke if you call that solid exploration and puzzles.
@JaxonH Except Nintendo didn't try anything with the franchise until Federation Force... .
It was too radical of a departure from what made Metroid Metroid while still being a "main game", with Sakamoto going out of his way to retcon out the Prime games and micromanage the game's dub (Samus' VA was a rising star in the Seattle theater scene, and people say she could've actually been good). But no; Samus just info dumps in a droll monotone in unskippable cutscenes, while being a slave to Adam. They tried to humanize Samus, but they did it poorly; heck, the manga that they used as reference for her backstory did it much better.
While not a terrible game (or even that bad of one), Other M was a massive departure with it's main idea clunkily handled. That said, KO Club is being an elitist notevengonnatypeithere.
I've seen enough videos over the last 5 years. I don't need to see your speel (I'm not gonna watch a video and say "Oh, ya know what he's right, now that ya mention it, I changed my mind. The game wasn't really fun to play after all"). And yes I call it solid. Having played the game myself, that's the only credentials I need to say I enjoyed it. The game was fun. I really enjoyed the puzzles in the game. You can pick apart instances of any game if that's what you really want to do. But it doesn't negate the larger picture. Overall. The game was enjoyable.
The blind hatred from a lot of people just really irks me. And then a lot of regular gamers I talk to who play it, they tend to also agree, and say the same thing I'm saying. Ya, the game had flaws. Sure, you could even say it's the worst main series entry. But it was still a heck of a lot of fun! Only people zeroed in on scrutinizing every aspect for evidence of failure seem to be so emotional over it. And that's the problem. Emotion is ruling a lot of people's judgement.
Pretty much. Everyone acknowledges the flaws. But some people make it their mission to push an agenda of "complete and utter garbage". The type of people that have bullet point YT videos on deck at any given time, ready to pitch their dissatisfaction.
The type of people the memorize every flaw in the game, ready at a moment's notice to spew it all out. People that could make Mother Teresa look like OJ Simpsom. Once they lasered in on Other M, it never stood a chance.
No thanks, I've always disliked her zero suit.
Other M is a really good game as long as everyone stops assuming they know what is best for Metroid. It was my first, and since then I've played most of the other 2d Metroid games. Other M remains the most polished and fun of all of them (still need to play the Prime trilogy though).
But, argh!! I need to find a way to get money for this asap. Is play-asia a pretty reliable store? I've never bought anything from them.
It's not blind hatred when we've discussed over and over, that this game, either makes no sense that Samus is running around headless under an idiots orders, or makes so much sense the writing is about an abusive relationship that objectified one of the best female video game characters, we have every right to mad, especially with what it's turned into.
There's nothing wrong with emotions or feelings when this game isn't even half decent, even without having the Metroid name
When you're up late, probably on the other side of the world and done to death with the same discussion, with someone who's just as stubborn as you when it comes to listing said stuff like unsaid flaws, puzzles and exploration, yeah, it does get annoying.
Posting opinion as fact.
Thanks Nintendo Life readers.
This is why making people on a site like this upset is fun.
Expectation is a burden of nostalgia, which is why Nintendo dies a slow death.
But please, continue with your broad, sweeping generalizations and rose-tinted commentary.
Please use them.
Unless you prefer your self-important ramblings to continually bore, exhaust, and frustrate those you're holding discussion with.
@KO-Cub Hey, there was absolutely nothing abusive about their relationship, and the only idiotic order he gave was to wait too long for her to activate her Varia Suit. You can argue some of Samus's portrayal in the game, but please don't go overboard into feminist c*** that's just not true.
@Balladeer Yeah, "in equal measure" is pretty tough, as most people really like the gameplay. While they did cut down on the exploration somewhat (although people seem to forget that the more linear style had already been done in "Fusion," and some including myself even prefer that style), Samus controls better than she ever has in any of her other 3rd-person perspective games.
The game is linear, the authorization system is atrocious and while I don't usually care about the story it was a confusing mess that butchered Samus.
I know she is Nintendo's typical, silent, bland protagonist, but I see no reason why any sane, intelligent competent human being would bother to take orders from a psychopath like Adam.
And for the record yes I played it. It was the worst four dollars I ever spent and because I bought it so cheap I can't get rid of the stupid thing.
It's the Skyward Sword of the Metroid franchise, but even SS provided some fun.
@Tempestryke "Skyward Sword" is actually a good comparison, since they both offer some of the best gameplay ever found in their respective series but fall a little flat in some other areas.
Anyway, I can see how you might not care for the overall story, Samus's portrayal, or the more linear design, but Adam is by no means a psychopath. Where the heck did you get that idea?! He's a very respected commanding officer who sacrificed himself to get rid of the experimental Metroids. While you may not care much for the authorization system, it does make sense within the context of the story, and the only screwup Adam made was to wait too long to authorize the Varia Suit.
Don't label me feminist. You have no right. Especially since the authorization isn't even the half of it. Seriously, Samus seeing Adam as a farther figure? Why?
Adam letting his brother die not letting Samus save him,
for not allowing her to use any locked abilities that could save her from danger when she needed to protect herself,
Adam treating her as a child or a liability (despite having a better record than Adam) no wonder she left him before and freelanced, and now he's a jelly little pr***.
And remember the time when Adam shot Samus, like a stab in the back, right where she finds a Metroid that was a meter away from killing her.
Why Samus needed to be shot first and not the Metroid- The reason for Samus being shot at all begs the question.
Don't put Adam on a pedestal, just for a ridiculous sacrifice that didn't need to be. So he killed the experimented Metroids made by Feds, well a lot that did when there's a bloody Metroid Queen else where.
And Adam's sacrifice didn't stop the Feds from doing it again in Fusion, so...
Don't label me.
This is alright, I think this is more news worthy though
A 52cm Varia suit Samus figurine (2cm bigger than the light suit) by F4F
Sure, go become a fire fighter and leap into a burning building without your protective gear, because the boss didn't want you too. All the while getting subtly sabotaged here and there.
I do get that they were trying to do a sort of homage to Aliens at that last part where he shoots her in the back, but it was poorly implemented, there was no justifiable reason for it and it felt forced.
Boss of the Year right there. Surprised the entire group hasn't turned him in long before this. Definitely wouldn't surprise me in the least if his irrational decisions and need for power trips led to more then one poor sap's death under his command.
Especially at that price. The figures are so detailed!
Samus: Now remember, when you come across vicious aliens you-
Zero Suit Samus: Feels like I'm wearing nuthin at all...shakes butt
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