This self-conscious statement is one of the first that players hear spoken by Samus Aran, the ruthless bounty hunter and heroine of the classic Metroid series.
i love the fact they finally gave her a voice, she doesn't just stand there like a retarded mute, she has emotions and a complex character, i like the narrative style sure the voice acting itself could be better, but its good none the less
" a voice that goes against everything her character once stood for and backtracks on the trails she once blazed. " The manga actually shows how traumatized she really is at the very beginning. She was always an emotional wreck. Next to that people made a Samus of their own, but its the Samus the creator creates that counts. "He didn't even tell her not to use the suit upgrade, he simply hadn't specifically authorized it yet. " Yeah well this got nothing to do with Samus OR Adam. This is just a flaw they dragged into the gameplay mechanics. Every one can agree on that the game isn't perfect. But its still great nonetheless. "Other M would have players believe that Samus would actually cower before a returning boss from a previous game" Did he pay attention to when she saw the infant Metroid baby she encounters in the hallway to sector Zero where Adam comes in and freezes it? The moment she wanted to shoot it, she suddenly started to breath deeper. Anxiety! Everything she killed came back, hell i would be freaked out as well. Samus is still an awesome bounty hunter, but that doesn't make her an emotionless being. http://gameoverthinker.blog...
O and I saw the video only after I made my comment! XD GameOverThinker just explains it waaaay better.
But when the franchise builds up a character through a multitude of games and then suddenly destroys everything they stand on, people are going to be pissed. And they have a right to be. Players never saw a sensitive side to Samus in the games, and saying there's a book somewhere that reveals the "real" side of her isn't going to change that. Samus has taken on a life of her own with the gamers based on what we see. So which is real? What the creator intended her to be, or what everyone knows her to be?
"Samus has taken on a life of her own with the gamers based on what we see. So which is real?" Thats the problem, SHE NEVER SHOWED ANYTHING( no pun intended) All we did was control this body and shoot sh/t up. People Made their own character, while the creator actually defined a character. That is where people go wrong. The MANGA should change stuff since her character is explained there. You can't suddenly ignore it. If you get pissed then its your own ignorance. Metroid II is a great example of her characteristics. At the end she becomes childish and forgets her mission.She takes the last Metroid to a research facility. Which was F*cking stupid. She could have ended it right there but didn't because she listened to her emotions rather than her objective. If you say she had no personality at all, and was just a terminator you are just being ignorant. And if Metroid Fusion wasn't giving a big hint at her personality...
"payers never saw a sensitive side to Samus in the games" and what was the end of Metroid II? She couldnt get herself to kill the baby Metroid- it sounds like you haven't played the games. Fusion and the Mangas illustrate Samus' emotions this isnt new. What happend was G4's f-up review got a lot of hits and the bandwagon started rolling, people who know nothing about Metroid decided that the Samus should be Master Chief with boobs.
Samus has always been like this people. The Samus in Other M WASN'T a different Samus. That was the Samus that all true Metroid fans knew existed all along. It's funny how a game gets chewed out for sticking with it's character development.
I can only imagine the Kid Icarus Uprising hate, and heaven forbid Link starts talking
watch gameoverthinker for god sakes http://n4g.com/news/609125/... another thing, how are these douchebags getting paid to write poorly researched articles? Yoshio Sakamoto made Other M's story, not Team Ninja. Honestly this is ridiculous and IGN's staff need to know what they are talking about before the go on to write a lame article.
Sunny isn't it, people are blaming Team Ninja who only did the design/production and not narratives.
Exactly. Team Ninja just handled the level design and the gameplay. Nintendo handled the narrative, story, cinematics, etc.
I know, every single gaming publication or website basically calls this a Team Ninja game. Its pretty annoying when you hear them chew out a game without merit, but also not even knowing who developed the game. That dumb feminist at G4 who started this whole thing really did a wonderful job getting all these other idiots to hop on her little feminist bandwagon. It's really annoying.
"This self-conscious statement is one of the first that players hear spoken by Samus Aran, the ruthless bounty hunter and heroine of the classic Metroid series. In Metroid: Other M, the formerly silent character is given voice for the first time, a voice that goes against everything her character once stood for and backtracks on the trails she once blazed." ----------------------------- ------------------------- Clicking on that link and reading that was like being bukkake-ed with stupid. Ruthless bounty hunter? You mean the same "ruthless" bounty hunter that spared a Metroid hatchling back in 1991's Return of Samus because it mistook her for its mother? Formerly silent? She spoke in text form long ago. She narrates the opening of Super Metroid, fer chrissakes. And all of this goes against what she stood for? Sure, if you have absolutely NO CLUE what you're talking about and are pretending you're a Metroid fan without showing ANY knowledge of the series. IGN, I'm done. You've become as big a joke as G4.
lol foolish people who know nothing of metroid and samus. This is how samus is suppose to be not just some ruthless killer. People need to read the manga to understand her more
This is the last article I will ever read on IGN. They know nothing.
What a joke. IGN just have their writers write bait/retarded articles for hits.
People shouldn't bitch about Samus as a character. They should bitch about the shitty writting and bad plot, lackluster gameplay and forgettable music, but NOT about Samus being Adam's waifu.
I dont agree with you entirely, but just for the sake of it I ACTUALLY ARGEE! (Plots were okai, and gameplay is awesome to me, the absence of music was disappointing though, and lots of things were lost in translation). I would love to rage about certain things this game did, but her personality isn't one of them.
People need to stop crying over this. Samus is awesome in this game.
Wow, even measured against the *extremely* low standards set by everything else IGN posts, that article was pretty atrocious. Honestly, I am impressed.
Forget what IGN say, it's rediculous...just watch this: http://screwattack.com/vide... Now move on, haters!
samus, was better known as a great player
Ok, one point. If they don't want Samus to be an over-sexualised cliché but do want her to have emotions befitting a (female) character then I reckon they should have given her more realistic body dimensions. I know that her figure hasn't been mentioned before and might initially seem irrelevant but it is all part of her overall look and how she is perceived as a character. I get it (I think), in other M she is meant to be portrayed as a tough bounty hunter with a sensitive side. This could have been better represented in her character design. The tough bounty hunter represented by a more sporty/athletic physique and the sensitive side by her mannerisms and reactions. I just don't understand the need for the glamour model dimensions.
In art, the body is portrayed in a highly idealized way, this isnt new, nor has it originated in games, it was used by the ancient greeks.
but that wasn't my point. My point was more about the perception of a body portrayed in that way.
Samus talks in the Manga: http://www.mangafox.com/man...
sadly most people on here can't even pronounce manga correctly, so of course they won't read it
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