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Think Nintendo’s one big, happy family? Think again.

Nintendojo: With a mixed bag of reviews for the controversial Other M, ranging from the blown away to the somewhat unimpressed, do we risk losing Samus to the depths of development hell again? I don’t know for sure but the mere idea fills with me with utter Dread.

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TruthbeTold2940d ago

I think that if this game doesn't sell well, we'll have a few years with no Metroid, then Retro will get back on it, and take it to the next level again.

dkgshiz2939d ago

Are you sad that you've never had a game thats been at a higher resolution then 480P?

Baka-akaB2939d ago

So i suppose you'd rather go watch some hd qte rather than actually play an action game then ?

Trebius2939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

Only problem is that they've deviated from the formula of the older Metroid games by making it more casual-friendly.

The game is much shorter and much easier than past iterations which really bothers me.

The thing I liked most about Metroid games are that there's always a point where you manage to get yourself stuck.

Also another thing I enjoyed doing was trying to find all the suit upgrades in the game, which alone is responsible for a few hours of gameplay.

A metroid game that you can beat in 10 hours or less is a testament to the fact that games are being dumbed down more and more to suit those who dont appreciate hardcore games to begin with. The casuals are ruining gaming.

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Edit: Why I lost a bubble over this comment is beyond me ... lol

Samus HD2939d ago

yeahh i played...,:O !!! (1080p)
what kind of question was this??

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Muletroid2939d ago

retro? no than you i would prefer if it went back to sakamoto and his team

Mahr2939d ago

"I think that if this game doesn't sell well, we'll have a few years with no Metroid, then Retro will get back on it"

As much as I like the Prime games, I genuinely hope this does not happen. Corruption just felt like something Retro only made because they were obligated to -- not because they wanted to.

If Nintendo decides to do anymore Prime-styled Metroids, they should give it to someone else, maybe with some technical advice from the Retro folks.

"Are you sad that you've never had a game thats been at a higher resolution then 480P?"

Are you aware that there are people playing Other M at substantially higher resolutions than that?

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

JD_Shadow2939d ago

"As much as I like the Prime games, I genuinely hope this does not happen. Corruption just felt like something Retro only made because they were obligated to -- not because they wanted to. "

Prime 3 was the best one in the series. I don't think it was one that they "felt like they had to" make, or else it would have shown.

Mahr2939d ago

"I don't think it was one that they "felt like they had to" make, or else it would have shown"

I wished to avoid getting into this, but I believe it did show, quite clearly. It showed in the incredibly weak, rushed story. It showed in the fact that most of the bossfights consisted of 'Shoot enemy. Grapple beam enemy. Shoot enemy some more.' In the dozen+ items that got basically one/two uses in the entire game and became subsequently useless. In the lazy map design. The poorly-implemented hypermode. The mostly-uninspired puzzles. The decision to 'innovate' by introducing silly things like Escort missions.

All of these instances indicate fatigue to me, which is backed up by the staff departures that took place in between the end of Corruption and the release of the trilogy, and by the fact that Retro's current project is about as un-Metroid-Prime as you could possibly get.

mrmikew20182939d ago

But the game is good, real good.

TheColbertinator2939d ago

Great game.Just started it and its astonishing

EvilTwin2939d ago

I'm trying to remember where I read/heard it...it was either in Iwata Asks, the developer interview or one of the in-print interviews...but I think Sakamoto said he was trying to find in-house help to make Other M, but people at Nintendo didn't quite see eye-to-eye with him or understand exactly what he wanted. Then he met with Team Ninja, and he and Hayashi saw eye-to-eye almost immediately. Hence Project M.

I don't think it's animosity toward him within the company or anything. I mean, Retro and Team Ninja are world-class developers. But I think Nintendo doesn't mind being bold with Metroid. It doesn't have as big a fanbase as Mario or Zelda, so they're willing to take bigger chances with it.

Of course, I could be wrong...

tda-danny2939d ago

This article is one of the dumbest things I've read.

Maybe consider the fact that allowing different studios to take on the development role of a Metroid game is part of the appeal of the franchise?

I doubt Nintendo would have taken Metroid out of 2-d sidescrolling the way retro did. New and creative ideas to move this particular franchise forward. It's not like they just hand the IP over to some shit dev.

Honestly, have we really had a lack of polished, stellar Metroid games in the last 5-10 years? Absolutly not, so who cares if its Nintendo developing them as long as they are quality?

I'd rather another studio develop Metroid and Nintendo develop Zelda or Mario, and ultimately receive a good Metroid game and a good Zelda game, instead of just one of the two in the same timeframe...

Urmomlol2939d ago

Agreed. This article is awful.

Redempteur2939d ago

not to mention that even if they let other dev handle their franchises they monitor closely behind

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