Kyle at The Gaming Vault reviews Nintendo's latest foray into the world of Metroid and Samus Aran's adventures, Metroid: Other M.
I really did think the game was solid. Not trying to pander to anyone or a certain crowd, but I think that Samus speaking is one of the more intriguing aspects of the game and I enjoyed finding out about her character.
I like the action but not the story.
I like the action, and the story.
The story had its shortcomings. Really, I think the story completed its aim — it gave Samus familiar grounds to tread to finally give insight to the players about her thoughts. Without the familiar feel to it, it would've been difficult to give Samus a voice and reminisce about what had happened in previous Metroid games.
I agree with this review. Okay game. Not great, but solid.
Where you were losing health from the heat, but weren't allowed to use the suit's powers because we were told not to use them.
It was the damned FIRST TIME EVER that you couldn't get the Varia Suit before going into the lava level. Fuckin' Adam.
It's no dumber than finding a heat-resistant suit lying around.
Lets be fair. Lets take Adam out and say the power up was given at the point where you meet up the boss. How is this any different? The only reason Adam was giving these lame restrictions is because its...Well a bad design choice( gameplaywise) other than that it was trying to put emphasis on how much his respects means to her( again this is a FLAW a poorly made design choice). Adam is used as a Gimmick here. Its a game for crying out loud, its trying to give you some classical challenge. I completely understand the controversy over this, but people who keep hammering about it seriously need to STFU. It at least gave you something a GAME would do. @Invader Noooo you beat me to it xD
I made sure to mention this in my review that while it seemed a reasonable explanation to how Samus would acquire her powers as you progress throughout the game, it just felt totally un-Metroid. Of course, it'd be even harder to say, "Hey look, Ancient Chozo Artifacts on this Galactic Federation ship."
"Of course, it'd be even harder to say, "Hey look, Ancient Chozo Artifacts on this Galactic Federation ship." I am more or less indifferent to the authorization system, but I do not believe that that would be at all hard to say. 'While we were cloning Metroids and the Space Pirates and it turns out Ridley and all the native fauna of Zebes (including at least one *ghost*) off of the slime we wiped off Samus's armor while she was in a coma, we also scanned and recreated her tools and weapons to better handle our specimens.'
", it just felt totally un-Metroid. " What is it with people and "knowing" metroid. The Metroid series F'd you many times like this.
You play the game using "4 buttons" for gosh sakes!(FYI, the game definitely deserves an 8.5-9.0 score).
Not my favorite game of the series but is seriously near the top of the list.
1) "Samus is overly emotional" She's always been that way. Since Super Metroid, and since the manga, which is set before ANY of the games 2) "She breaks down when Ridley is in front of her" Samus suffers from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) 3)"It's sexist because she takes orders from Adam" a)....so do the 5 other MALE soldiers? b) She respects Adam c) If you're going to do a joint-operation with the military, you follow the commanding officer's orders or else he won't let you cooperate 4) "It's dumb how she can get missiles and health by 'concentrating.'" a) Does it makes sense for missiles to come out of creatures after you kill them? b) Hasn't it always been weird how Samus just finds these power ups just laying around for her?
I don't quite understand your comment, because I didn't negatively talk about ANY of these things. Reply to below ('cause I'm out of comments!): I'm the reviewer. That's why I thought it was directed at me.
Oooooohhhh. Lol. I didn't realize that, although that comment still wasn't directed at you. I just posted that because people tend to come into these review articles and say the things I just listed. Just doin some damage control because the damage is actually trying to be dealt.
Thank you. I am tired of these sexist charges against the game. PTSD is not sexist.
Finally an intelligent comment!
A review by someone who knows nothing about the series and is just jumping on the old band wagon for some kind of recognition. No I didnt read it. The score told the story without needing to give hits to some random site. Oh love how they are the first one here and trying to justify it and say they are not pandering to any certain group.... Yeah sounds fishy as hell. After reading that first post it assured me that my first response was the correct one.
You're a raging fanboy. I know the guy personally, and he's been a fan of the franchise for years. And what "bandwagon" would that be? Our score system rates 5 is "average" so a 7.5 means "It's not perfect, but it's still a really good game." You seem to be stuck in the mindset that 7 = bad. Don't worry about clicking the link mate. We're not lacking in the hits, so your click won't be missed.
Sure he is kid sure he is. I know you ran out of bubbles on your other account so you cant defend yourself but acting like your own friend doesnt help either. Nor does pretending to be a fan of a series yet know nothing about Samus and who she really is. I already said I wasnt going to your garbage site so acting like you don't need me to when you are going out of your way to get hits is just funny. Also kid, I didnt say 7.5 was a bad score. What I said was that someone saw a game and jumped in to take a free shot cause they knew they'd get away with it..
You think I'm an alternate account of his? *hands you a tinfoil hat and walks away laughing*
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