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IGN: Killing Samus

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.

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Gago2927d ago

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

ChickeyCantor2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

" 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...

ChickeyCantor2927d ago

O and I saw the video only after I made my comment! XD
GameOverThinker just explains it waaaay better.

PENGUINKK2927d ago

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?

ChickeyCantor2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

"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...

tunaks12927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

"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.

Shoko2927d ago

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.

AWBrawler2926d ago

I can only imagine the Kid Icarus Uprising hate, and heaven forbid Link starts talking

tunaks12927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

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.

ChickeyCantor2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

Sunny isn't it, people are blaming Team Ninja who only did the design/production and not narratives.

Shoko2927d ago

Exactly. Team Ninja just handled the level design and the gameplay. Nintendo handled the narrative, story, cinematics, etc.

Millah2927d ago

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.

EvilTwin2927d ago

"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."
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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.

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