Is Other M the Best Ever Metroid?

The Metroid franchise has always stood out as distinctly different from the rest of Nintendo's other properties.

Though the dark tales of intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran have always been overshadowed by Mario's bittersweet romps through the Mushroom Kingdom, Metroid has quietly developed and maintained a loyal following.

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DORMIN2997d ago (Edited 2997d ago )

I lol'd at title.

Someone doesn't understand the influence and awesome that is Super Metroid.

caladbolg7772996d ago (Edited 2996d ago )

IMO, Other M is arguably the worst Metroid in the series. Super Metroid and Metroid Prime come way before Other M. Rent or borrow this game before you buy it. I'd have a better opinion of Other M had it been released after Super Metroid but before Metroid Prime. Other M's big problem for me is that it feels like a step backward for the series.

I think this guy said it best, "Other M is a solid Metroid game, but just about every other Metroid game is better"

Chuk52997d ago (Edited 2997d ago )

This game proved to me team ninja is nothing without itagaki, and that studio needs to hire some western developers. How could they do that to Samus? Im not a huge gaming nerd who's in love with Samus, but she's always been such a cool character. Characters like master chief were based on her because of her intelligent, strong but silent domineer. First of all, The first person mood sucks in other M and felt as unnecessary as i thought unfortunately. Team ninja of course made Samus annoying and disproportionate. The first time she has a deicated voice in a game and it's terrible. I'm all for hot girls, but Samus isn't some throwaway tecmo bimbo. She's friggin' Samus! The fact that this Samus exists is plain disheartening.

ChickeyCantor2997d ago (Edited 2997d ago )

Then you didn't know much about Samus.
She was already like this BEFORE other M.

And you blame Team Ninja as if they developed her character. The original Creator did this to her, so who are you to say who Samus is?

Btw Itagaki is a snob, its a good thing he wasn't involved.
I guess its less fap material to you now =P

EvilTwin2997d ago (Edited 2997d ago )


For better or worse, the entire direction of Other M is from Sakamoto-san. From the control scheme, to the story, to Samus' look in cut scenes, to the gravity suit now glowing purple.

I understand the desire for Samus to be the strong, silent type. The thing is, she still is for the most part (SPOILER: only when losing someone close to her -- almost family -- does she get truly emotional). She's still pretty laconic while speaking to others. It's her inner monologue where we hear most of her angst. But she isn't Lara Croft. She doesn't speak in one liners.

stragomccloud2997d ago

Get your facts strait lad.

Lekumkee2997d ago

Sorry, Super Metroid craps on Prime. Don't get me wrong Prime was a great game, it's just Super Metroid is a masterpiece. I went back and played Super Metroid a few months back and it's scary how good that game is and how well it's aged.

Lekumkee2997d ago (Edited 2997d ago )

edit:double post

Venox20082997d ago (Edited 2997d ago )

sorry for double post, my browser hanged :/

Venox20082997d ago

but not the worst - it's f*in' really really good.. It's very good and interesting adventure with cool gameplay elements... but I would like a new prime game :)

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