G4: Metroid: Other M Review -- 2/5

As the 11th game in the series, Other M is a bizarre collaboration between the Metroid series co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto and Team Ninja of Ninja Gaiden fame. Indeed, "odd pairings" becomes the common thread throughout the game and its clashing dualities extend to the storyline, control scheme and onscreen action.

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SasanovaS19872945d ago

hmmmmmm well thats not good

Lovable2945d ago

Yeah...I'm quite surprised to be honest.

ABizzel12944d ago

After listening to their review and complaints I can see why it wasn't a 5/5, but the 2/5 is a little harsh.

I think it's because this is such as huge franchise known for great games, and this has been the odd child. I'm going to rent it for myself, but it's safe to say that they need to rework the controls for this game.

TheDeadMetalhead2944d ago (Edited 2944d ago )

The review sucks. They barely even said anything about the game itself. Just non-stop complaining that "ONOEZ SAMUS HAZ EMOTIONS NAO!!1". I really doubt that it's as bad as this review makes it out to be.

specialguest2945d ago

I bet Morgan from G4 deducted an entire star due to the fact that Samus isn't this harden heroine with no emotions or real internal struggles, as what Morgan imagined all these years.

specialguest2945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

Then what the hell is this:

Lets suppose it was reviewed by Abbie...same thing. Abbie couldn't stand that fact that Samus has real emotional weakness, instead of being a strong and tough heroine, which is why she probably deducted a star.

A Cupcake for Gabe2945d ago

Morgan is a Nintendo hater and a open anti-Wii gamer. She had bad things to say about Kirby, Mickey, and Mario Galaxy 2. If she reviewed it I could believe the score, but most G4 reviewers are generally fair.

ReservoirDog3162945d ago

G4 has many reviewers but Adam and Morgan are usually the ones who read the reviews in video reviews cause they're the hosts. So even the she's reading the review doesn't mean it's her opinion.

That said, the review surprises me.

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Reibooi2945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

Personally I don't trust G4 reviews. They always seem to tear games apart but never really delve to deeply into why they did.

A good example is this is the Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII review. That game was pretty much universally praised as one of the best PSP games of the time. Yet G4 trashed it and after reading the review all I could walk away with is that the review was a jaded fanboy who dislikes Final Fantasy VII and didn't care for the game and thus gave it a lower score completely ignoring it's quality.

Something similar seems to be happening with Other M. Many of the early reviews are positive. Yet this review seems as if it's a fangirl who doesn't want to see change in the metroid series despite the massive change it has already been through(platformer to FPS). Maybe it's just me but I don't really trust the review at all.


I thought something similar but the review is not by Morgan Webb but Abbie Heppie but I would assume the reasoning you present is pretty spot on because everyone who complained before the games release basically said they didn't like seeing that Samus was gonna be a deeper and learn more of her they just wanted silent hero Samus which is stale in my opinion.

Lekumkee2945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

Ouch! The first Metroid game built from the ground up for the Wii and it bombs. Should've stuck with Retro Studios, now they know how to make a Metroid game.

Edit: NVM after reading other review scores "bomb" is a little harsh.

BrianB2945d ago

ahh it looks like shadow complex is the superior game and its cheaper with better graphics

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Spaghett2945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

I new it wouldn't reach its full potential with Team Ninja at the helm. The studio has made two very fun and pretty polished games: Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden. The rest of their games seems to be shit. Especially that one about traps.

Edit: Although this probably is the first bad review I've seen but I haven't really been checking. Gameinformer gave it a good score and I typically agree with their reviews.

Reibooi2945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )


You know that the only games Team Ninja has ever made were DOA and Ninja Gaiden games right?

Any other game that comes out of Tecmo is not from Team Ninja they are a separate team inside of Tecmo that only worked on DOA and Ninja Gaiden.

Most of Tecmo's games do indeed suck but that has nothing to do with Team Ninja so saying what you did makes no sense.

maniacmayhem2945d ago

One about traps??

You better not be talking about Deception because those games were bad ass!

I still remember the one scenario where a father enteres your castle to find a cure for his sick daughter and you end up killing him. A cut scene later shows his daughter crying for her dad and then dying.


frankymv2945d ago

oh this is getting ugly.

lolzers2945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

Oh my yes. I just can't believe it. This means I will never enjoy the game when it gets delivered to my doorstep, I will be so disappointed.

But what do I know, I only play games every day and base my opinions on what I play?

AWBrawler2945d ago

boy stop all that damn knowledge. when i rome do as the romans. So lets all act brain dead and stupid like them and let one review tell us what we like

bustamove2945d ago

Oh snap. o.o

I expected a good score.

eagle212945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

Gamespot 8.5
Eurogamer 8/10
joystiq 4.5/5
IGN 8.5/10
famitsu 9/9/8/9
Manly webb and crew = WTF?

One thing is for sure: Nintendo will be back to making the next Metroid 100% :)

TheCapto2945d ago

Game Informer 6.5
Destructoid 6.5

Everyone has their own opinions, some sites don't like it. Read the review, then pass judgement.

-GoldenTimeLover-2945d ago

Play the game for yourself, THEN pass judgment.