Mini Fortress takes a look back at Metroid: Other M, one of the most controversial Wii games ever created.
7/10? That's generous... Well it wasn't terrible I guess, though the Piome games are far superior and they never butcherd the character of one of the most iconic female characters EVER.
You're being too harsh. While I can understand long time fans being disappointed in the change to Samus's character, it was still definitely a good game which I really enjoyed. Iv'e never been the biggest Metroid fan (only completed Prime 3 prior to Other M - eventually got the Prime Trilogy), but I think it was nice seeing a side of Samus that we never expected. She is human after all. I think there's potential to execute everything a little better in a sequel and I would love to see one. Samus has always felt like an emotionless Robot, so I think showing her human side and emotions is a good step forward for the franchise. It just needs to be done in a better way.
I am being too harsh, sorry about that it's a side effect of spending too much time on N4G, lol. I don't dislike Metroid Other M, heck I went back through to 100% it, I just felt they didn't do Samus justice, well, maybe that's not quite right... OK, the image of Samaus that a lot of fans have who've played the Nes and Snes originals was not portrayed in Metroid Other M, and I just found that disappointing is all.
I personally loved the game. I dont understand why people see showing Samus is human and has a sense of fear to be a negative thing. Meh...
Because it ruined Samus character for that game, maybe it would have been OK for an origin story but having Samus breakdown at the site of ridley, an enemy she'd defeated I think 3 or 4 times prior was kind of stupid, and not being able to use certain weapons and abilities until Adam allowed it was even more so. The voice actor didn't really help much either, her words sounded so void of emotion, like she was just reading lines without any feeling or regard for their context. @fossilfern I don't hate Other M by any means, I just thought that certain choices made about Samus's personality clashed with a lot of peoples preconceptions.
I agree with some of the statements but at the same time we never actually knew what Samus was like. I saw a while ago that people were blaming team ninja for the characterisation but it was actually Sakimotos fault.
"and not being able to use certain weapons and abilities until Adam allowed it was even more so." This is a constant complaint I see...personally...they had to give a reason why you couldnt use your power up at first..I felt it was a good reason. Better then her tripping and all her power ups falling down a vent (see Decline of Video Games). I just dont see it being that big of a deal. At the same point tho, I dont follow her like i would other characters. So if this was a character that I knew more and loved more..I would be more critical to the story...but coming from a casual Metroid player..I had a blast with the game.
Bring back team battle clash.
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