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Metroid: Other M - Nintendo Wii

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A diamond in the rough?

    Posted
    redhorizon2012

    **For an in depth review, check out my review here: http://redhorizon2012.blogspot.com/2010/09/not-diamond-in-rough.html I was skeptical about Metroid: Other M when I heard that Team Ninja would be working on it with Nintendo. Regardless, I decided to give the game a chance anyhow because I've been a fan of the Metroid series since the first game on the 8 bit Nintendo system. The opening cinema and part to the game was powerful, beautiful, and well put together. It conjured nostalgia for my fondness of Super Metroid. Super Metroid is one of the greatest Metroid games of all time, and is the game that this one is a sequel to. Ok so the game's opening got me really pumped for the rest of its story and action. My skepticism of Team Ninja began to fade. Upon taking control of Samus, I was amazed at how responsive the controls seemed in 3rd person view. When the tutorial ended and I was thrown into the game's real combat, I found myself enjoying Samus' new dodge ability. Seemingly satisfied with the controls so far, I stopped for a moment to try and admire the graphics because I was still amazed at the previous CG scene. To my disappointment the visuals are lacking good detail and seemed bland considering the standards of today's games. I'm aware that the Wii is not a system with as much power to generate the awesome visuals we see in most games for the PS3 and Xbox 360, but I just knew that Team Ninja could have done a better job with Other M's visuals. Besides, there are games on the Wii that contains graphics good enough to rival some PS3 and 360 games. As I played through the game for several hours, I realized that so far, I haven't encountered anything really challenging other than the confusing scanning the screen in 1st person moments. I also realized that I was quite bored at the overall plot so far, and during heated combat fights, the switching from 3rd to 1st person views occasionally became frustrating. The game's auto-target in 1st person can be problematic when multiple foes are around and you're trying to kill the foe that you just froze. I sure wished missile shooting was allowed in both views, because the 1st person mode in Other M is about the worst I've seen in any Metroid game to date. Without wanting to spoil any of the game's story, all I'm going to say is that Metroid fans who are looking for a well narrated and written plot might be disappointed. I found the voice acting to be lacking anything short of decency. There are also inconsistencies that causes confusion within the game's story. Sure, some people don't care about the game's story but this is suppose to be the Metroid game that contains a great background to building Samus' character. After nearly two days, I completed the game's main part of the story and was left wondering why did this seem like such an easy task? The answer came to me after some thinking, and I realized that the game's lack of rare and necessary power-ups, a great challenge, and a large world to explore are the biggest shortcomings to this latest installment to the Metroid series. The repetitiveness from most of the lackluster battles quickly became boring. Old school fans should definitely rent this game first before buying if you're the cautious spender. Overall, Metroid: Other M just didn't work its magic on me as Nintendo and Team Ninja intended.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected.

    Posted
    Chemical

    I don't want anyone to misconstrue what I am about to say. I love Other M. I am having a blast with it, it is just not what I expected. When the game opens, it replays the events of the end of Super Metroid only in a new way with updated graphics and textures. I got goose bumps watching it. I sat in my friends house for an entire summer playing Metroid when I was a kid. I then bought a Super NES because of Super Metroid. I primarily bought a Wii for Other M and Zelda although I am finding that there is soo much more to the Wii than these two games. :) But as someone else pointed out, the best part of Metroid has always been exploration, finding your power ups, finding your weapons, finding your suits and finding the bosses. This game is on rails. There is only one path and D-Bag "authorizes" your weapons use via comms, which conveniently only Samus has? Very odd way to get Samus powered up. Now we get to the story, which is fantastic! I love the fact that they are going a mystery route, trying to figure out what is happening, betrayal, friends etc... It gives the game emotion that it previously lacked. The old days you were just this kick butt bounty hunter that destroyed everything in her path. I liked that we went back to 3rd person. I could not deal with the first person perspective of the gamecube series. It is not Metroid to me. Metroid has always been seeing your character and the effects your power ups had on her suit and weapons. There are some exploration elements and you do have to find your missle tanks and energy tanks, but I cannot deal with this "Adam" authorizes me to do stuff deal. Without spoiling anything, there is a point in the story where you wonder if they will bring back some other older elements of Metroid. This keeps me coming back for more and I wonder if that was the intention. Overall, this is a great game. I look forward to finishing it. I look forward to future games as long as they stay away from FPS. I just think a new team needs to take the helm and give us the Metroid we all know and miss. This should have been 5 stars but sadly, they just fell short on what I expected to be another Metroid addiction. I am not sure I would play this a second time, but we will see. Difficulty is something else I am not happy with. It is good, you can beat most enemies with strategy but some are just overly powerful. I don't mind a good fight but when I am fighting the same creature for 20 minutes, I begin to get annoyed. I also wonder if this is a response issue but the game is responsive on every other level, so I am not sure. She has a power move that is either way to difficult to pull off, or I just am not doing it right. Either way, make mini boss fights a little less lenghty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    VERY CINEMATIC

    Posted
    Daveak47
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    Loved the Metroid Prime Trilogy on Wii. So I decided to give this one a shot. Here is what I thought. PROS. BEAUTIFUL GRAPHICS: This game undoubtedly is the best looking Wii game (next to Super Mario Galaxy 2 I guess). While wii games are not rendered graphically top notch in general, this game changes that trend. Played it on my 1080p HDTV with component cable and the game looks gorgeous. Cutscenes in the game look no different than average PS3/360 games. While in game pictures has rough edges, they still look amazing. MARVELOUS 3rd PERSON GAMEPLAY: Metroid PRIME games has been great as shooter, so I was curious how Team Ninja develop this intp 3rd person action games. To my surprise they have done a great job. While game is still a shooter for most part, it has plenty of other cool 3rd person action such as dodging and physical combat by Samus. All of these actions work great to best of my knowledge.In addition to that you are given plenty of other moves through gadgets which will be described below. DEVASTATING WEAPONS AND INGENIOUS GADGETS: Just like previous metroid games you will have access for different beams and gadgets. As for beams your beam will automatically get upgraded as you progress in the game (no choosing between beam like prime series). And of course you will have also have missiles, chargeshot, supermissles, morphbomb and ALMIGHTY powerbomb.In addition to these weapons you will have access to cool gadgets such as morph ball ability, grapple beam, charged running and jumping, spacejump, screwattack . So plenty to look forward to in this department. Oh did I mention just like previous game, there are plenty of HIDDEN UPGRADES. VARIETY OF ENEMIES AND BOSSES: Just like previous metroid gams, this one has plenty of enemies and bosses. Where things get interesting is how you can defeat them. Of course you will have to use all of the weapons and gadgets creatively to defeat these enemies effectively while making use of dodge ability. Now once you wear enemy down you can deal devastating blow to them with finishing move provided (thanks to TEAM NINJA). This is where game gets very CINEMATIC. I HAVE JUST LOVED defeating different enemies with these moves. ESPECIALLY BOSSES. Don't want to spoil it, but METROID FANS be ready for some surprises in terms of bosses ( YOU ARE GOING TO SEE SOME FAMILIAR FACES :) DECENT STORY AND GREAT CUTSCENES: Really can't tell you much without spoiling, but as mentioned above, cutscenes look gorgeous whether they depicting fights or sentimental story about the main character Samus Aran. First game where Samus talk. Voice acting is not bad either. PICTURE AND VIDEO GALARY: Finishing game will allow you access to picture and video galary which allow you to see pics and cutscene videos from the game. This is something I loved as you don't have to play the whole game all over again just because you want to see some cutscene. BEST PART IS the cutscenes will also include in game footage. So say you are watching cutscene for a boss fight, it will have cutscene + footage of boss fight game play. JUST AWESOME. ADDITIONAL GAMEPLAY FOR COMPLETIONISTS: You won't be able to collect 100% of the items before you beat final story boss. ONLY after you beat final story boss, you will be able to collect 100% of the items and FIGHT ANOTHER BIG..... (Sorry don't want to spoil). CONS: ANNOYING JUMPS: Some jumps are annoying to complete just like previous game (especially to get some items). CAN GET STUCK: Campaign is not straightforward. There are parts where you can get stuck if you don't think outside of the box (more description below). In other words you will be confused where to go and what to do. FIRST PERSON/THIRD PERSON THROUGH WII MOTE: This was my BIGGEST PROBLEM. If you want to get into first person to 3rd person you have to rotate wii mote 90 horizontally and if you want to replenish your missiles and some of your health you have to rotate wii mote vertically 90. This work great for most part, but at times can give you SERIOUS PROBLEMS. Wii motion sensor is good, but not as good to sense these movement 100% of the time, PLUS YOU AS A USER CAN ALSO MAKE MISTAKE. So your character won't behave exactly how you want to. Honestly if they had just made use of nunchuck things would have been better. There are also some areas (especially for many hidden items) where if you don't look through first person you will never figure out the location of new path (whether it is for story or for the item). CONCLUSION: Contrary to the cons I described, the game is GREAT. It looks great and plays great. After you are done with the main story, GO AFTER THE SIDE STORY. After you are done with side story and 100% collection, play on the hard mode or WATCH AWESOME VIDEOS. A MUST BUY FOR METROID FANS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Samus is a loner, Dottie...a rebel

    Posted
    DJCypress35
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    Super Metroid is one of my favorite games of all time. And since I have over 1500 games and spent 8 years as a professional game critic, that's saying something. Other M is supposedly a direct sequel. I couldn't ask for much more. Until I played through it. Metroid: Other M disappointed me. I was excited to see a return to third-person, 2D gameplay, and intrigued by the potential of adding more story elements. The former worked okay, but lacked smoothness. Controlling Samus in 3D space with a controller as simple as the Wii's is not optimal. I found the auto-targeting wrong often and movement wonky. But once you get your weapons powered-up -- including some old favorites -- it really starts to shine. By then, though, the game is almost done. The story wasn't what I hoped. As a bounty hunter, Samus shines when it's her alone against the world. In Other M, it's her and a platoon of marines and their bossy commanding officer against the world. It just doesn't work as well -- especially since Samus is forced to do whatever the boss says. "Look, I'm being destroyed by fire monsters, but I can't use my ice beam because Adam didn't tell me it's okay. Oh, fiddlesticks!" Give me a break! One of the main story elements doesn't even reach an actual resolution -- as if the writer just forgot about it. On the positive tip, the boss fights are pretty slick, holding their own against other recent action games. Also, this is a very pretty Wii game. The map is huge, with lots of ground to cover. It'll take about 10 hours to beat if you're not rushing, and there's an epilogue which adds more longevity. There isn't as much tedious back-tracking like in Prime, thankfully. Getting 100% will be no easy task, though the game as a whole is easier than I thought it would be. It's novel to point the Wii remote at your TV to scan objects and fire missiles, but it can be clunky. I really wish there were more things to scan and read about -- like in the Prime series. I want to learn more about Bottle Ship and the creatures I'm fighting! If you temper your expectations, you'll find a lot to like in Metroid: Other M. I played the game to the end, so it couldn't have been too bad. Just don't expect something that lives up to the pedigree of this franchise. This will be on no one's game-of-the-year list.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Should rent before you buy

    Posted
    oceanwind11

    Pros: 1. Beautiful cinematic cg cutscenes. 2. Introduces fast and fair amount of nonstop action. 3. Has a Ninja Gaiden style 2d and semi 3d control scheme that is quite responsive. 4. Offers some cool looking and exciting boss fights. Cons: 1. The CG cinemas are cool, but the graphics during game play are only average to good at best. 2. Linear, short, and relatively easy. 3. Not much for re-playability compared to previous Metroid games. 4. Melodramatic poor voice acting drama unfolding to tell the story, in which, the story is full of inconsistency and plot-holes. 5. Switching from 3rd to 1st person views can be awkward and frustrating during heated combat scenes. I don't know what the guys below me were playing to say that this game is worth every dollar. I bought this game and played it the same day. I beat it the next day. I was not impressed with the challenges this game offered. You can't skip the mostly boring cutscenes as well. Yes there is actually more story in this game compared to older Metroid titles, but Samus' behavior in this game might cause some long time fans to lose respect for her. Also, don't expect any epic, challenging, and memorable battles in the final moments to the game. Other M has its shining moments, but overall, long time Metroid fans who loved the challenge and explorations of previous titles should do some researching or rent this game before buying it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Our Favorite Metroid Game

    Posted
    NordicSkiGuy
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    This was one of the last games for the Wii, and Nintendo pulled out all of the stops. The graphics are incredible for the generation and look as good, if not better, than most XBOX 360/PS3 3D titles. The controls are Nintendo tight, the gameplay is excellent, and the story is riveting. I should note that my family is new to the Metroid series. I understand that this is the first Metroid game where Samus actually talks. Many long-time fans of the series didn't like this because Samus didn't sound or act exactly as they personally perceived her. However, for newbies like us, this wasn't a problem. The various cut-scenes between battles do a great job of setting up the history and background of the Metroid franchise. If you have a Wii or Wii U and are curious about Metroid, this is actually a great place to start.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's not perfect, but it's definitely a Metroid

    Posted
    JBallz

    I found this game to be a little off-putting at first. I think this is because A) Samus' voice is very monotone. B) I'd grown accustomed to Metroid Prime, so the controls were a little odd at first, and I always wanted to move in the first-person mode. After a while, the game grows on you. I like the fluidity and responsiveness of the controls. I also realized they're very intuitive if you haven't played Metroid Prime. The third person perspective also had the advantage of allowing Samus to be more ballistic in her actions, as opposed to the slow thoroughness that was the Prime series. The story is also pretty good for a Metroid game. It takes a while to come out, and some questions are left unanswered, but I liked it overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally A Real Metroid Game!

    Posted
    Rema

    At first I was a bit sceptical about a Team Ninja made Metroid game, but I decided to buy it anyways to try it out. After the opening cutscene I was consumed by this beautiful and magestic game. Metroid Other M brought back the old school Super Metroid gameplay, but added the modern day Wii controls style to boot. I was very pleased with the climatic ending because every Metroid fan loves running from exploiding planets. This is a game anyone can get into fan or new gamer doesn't apply here, but anyways...great game, perfect, and very much a Metroid game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    WORST OF ALL METROID GAMES EVER MADE

    Posted
    longtimemetroidfan

    Okay so I am a long time video game nerd since way back when and I was really looking forward to this release after Metroid Prime 3 Corruption, and replaying Super Metroid on Super NES many times over the years. This game will do nothing but let you down. Team Ninja spent way too much time on the opening, end and cut scenes which are very nice, but the game is 1/10th of that much of all the other Metroid games. The fun of all the other games was exploring all the various worlds and levels and finding various items, new enemies, bosses, etc. This entire game is easily won in about a week time. There may be some nice graphics and it is fun how they used side scrolling like Super Metroid but save your money and wait for the next Metroid game to come close to the other ones! VERY DISSAPOINTED

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Munsongt

    When I bought this game I was looking forward to seeing if it was as good as everyone said it would be. I'm a long time metroid player and this game really disappointed me. I got bored within the first 15 minutes of playing and the new controls were hard to get used to. I dont know why they decided to do this stuipd 3rd person to 1st person camrea view thing but it is very annoying at times. Compared to the other games this one is horrible. The way they made samus's character was bad. The fact that the 3rd person to 1st person view is bad. And the game is very boring. Do not waste your money on this game. I hope they go back to the old style in the future.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Director of Super Metroid brings us Other M

    Posted
    CapnMidnite
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    First off, don't let the negative reviews you've heard of this game make your final decision. If you are a Metroid Prime fan then yes, I don't think this is the game for you. But if you are a fan of the original Metroid games including Super Metroid and Metroid fusion then I definitely recommend this game to you. Other M is directed by Yoshio Sakamoto who directed all of the classic Metroid games. You will definitely enjoy this game if you are a fan of his work, I loved it. And if you look at the reviews of reputable game sites, almost all of the ratings are high for Other M.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Super Metroid in 3D

    Posted
    DarkFlameMaster85
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    this game plays so well in third person view which most of the game plays in. This is just like the Metroid I've been craving for. If you liked Super Metroid, Metroid Fusion, or Metroid Zero then you'll love this game. The only con I felt with this game is the First person view which is a scanning/puzzle with little to no clue you could be looking to go to the next progression checkpoint from few minutes to half hours because you did find the exact point to look at. The other is having dual audio like it is in Japan but won't let it down since the Dub is aqedute.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    everything that metroid fans wanted, or more

    Posted
    genkai0

    The difficulty of the game is such that both inexperienced and experienced players can enjoy themselves, without needing to change any settings within the game. The controls are all fairly straightforward and simple. The graphics, while they may not always be of the highest resolution that is possible, are excellently designed and there is a lot of attention that was paid to details. I am something of a Metroid fan so I am probably at least a little biased in favor of this game, but I really enjoyed it and I think that many other people will too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid game, but a little short

    Posted
    infinihertz

    I'm a fan of the entire Metroid series and I thought this did a great service to the franchise. The different control scheme and story format took some getting used to, but I really enjoyed this game in the end. My greatest regret was that even being a completionist and getting every possible achievement only took me maybe 25 hours or so, where in the Metroid Prime series each game gave me closer to 40 hours of gameplay. That said, it's a great, fun game - and Hard Mode (which I'm just starting) looks like an amazing challenge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A Departure Not in a Good Way!

    Posted
    Frostquake

    Metroid Fans my think that going back to the good old days of side scrolling would be fun, unfortunately the mechanics with the Wii-Mote do not make this an enjoyable experience. The Side View along with the interruption of having to turn the Wii-Mote to go into a FPS mode, not only interrupts the game play but down right distracts the gamer. It is clear that their were different hands in the development of this game, and unfortunately this is not a good thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bring Back Metroid Prime!

    Posted
    BavarianGod
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    The Metroid Prime series was phenomenal but after the third game in the franchise Nintendo decided to shake things up and move metroid back to it's roots with this 2.5d snooze fest. While I appreciate the original games, Other M marks a regression from the mechanics of the Prime games. With the old school 2d metroid gameplay alive and well on handhelds, it's baffling why Nintendo took so many steps back with this title.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's pretty good

    Posted
    SamusAran

    This game is definitely not the best metroid game. It's not difficult and the storyline is bland. Also, when you switch from regular to first person, it's sort of awkward. You can finish this game in a week. Some good aspects are that the graphics are better than the past games and it's actually a fun game. Team Ninja has done pretty well on the dodging and attack improvements.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great adventure game

    Posted
    lUsagi
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    The game plays great and combat feels exciting, fluid, and fast. In the game you move in a 3rd person environment and you have the opportunity to explore. When you are not fighting any enemies you need to go into visor mode to search for clues which can be annoying at times; some clue may not be obvious when looking for them. Others did not like storyline, but I have found it enjoyable to the very end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game, a little short

    Posted
    brickman

    The game is itself is excellent. Graphics are good, gameplay is a fun, and levels are challenging. The story itself was very well done. Keeps you interested throughout the entire game. The only thing that kept me from giving 5 stars was the length. I completed the entire game, 100% completion, in less than 23 hours. I've played other games that took twice as long. Overall, great game!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game with some very good graphics.

    Posted
    VATechahloic

    This game tries to revert back to some of the game play and third person view from the earlier Metroid games. It doesn't quite give you the same satisfaction as far as challenges are concerned but the game is pretty good nonetheless. Overall this is a good game, with some very good graphics, and an ok story line.

    I would recommend this to a friend