>Someone on /v/ right this very moment bought Metroid: Other M full price on day one
I bought this at full price and sold it later for 20 bucks.
New ones are worth over 200 now.
I didn't bother completing the second game.
I expected a good game and Amazon gave me a 20 dollar credit for pre-ordering.
I 100%'d it in three days and immediately fenced it to Gamestop. They gave me around 30 bucks, so I BASICALLY came out even, at least.
If I knew how it was going to turn out on release I wouldn't have bought it.
Honestly, I liked it when I played it the first time. The story was complete ass, but the gameplay was halfway decent.
It was me
I had so much remorse that day when playing it 2 hours in
This was me. I was so excited for a new metroid game I bought it the day it came out. I read the reviews beforehand and they all said it was a solid game, but they all complained about the authorization. I was kinda interested in how a story oriented metroid would turn out, and flipping between perspectives was kinda fun. Overall it was a solid game 7/10, I do regret paying 60 dollars for it, but only because it immediately dropped in price, a rarity for any Nintendo game. Seriously I've seen this thing for sale for 5 bucks at Gamestop.
Except it's not. Just because the cutscenes suck doesn't mean the game is shit. It's a solid metroid game, with horrible cutscenes/plot/voice acting/dialogue/etc. Considering metroid games never have those things, then hating the game based on those seems retarded.
>THEY TARNISHED MUH WAIFU, HOW DARE THEY MAKE SAMUS NOT LIKE MY FANFICTION
I thought the gameplay was pretty cool for about half the game, then things started poking out at me, like the crummy enemy design and how badly Sense Move and Concentration wrecked the flow of combat.
Like, seriously, I managed to pull off Concentration at least three or four times during the Queen Metroid fight. That boss was so poorly designed, they actually made it so you can have windows long enough to heal yourself and refill your missiles indefinitely.
>It's a solid metroid game
You lost me there.
I'm willing to admit that it would be passable, if extremely forgettable, if it were a brand new IP, but it plays absolutely nothing like prior Metroid games and stripped the soul out of everything that made the original three games great.
I also bought Prime Trilogy at full price day one.
I am happy.
You forgot to mention it forcing you to power bomb despite having no idea that power bombs were ever authorized, and not having to use one since the tutorial in the very beginning.
But then, I've bought every Metroid since Fusion day one, full price. This was the first and only time I've been disappointed by the series.
It was great at first, then the story started to annoy me, but I still had fun at the end thanks to the great combat and movement, huge fresh air after prime's tank controls. And off course it was a bit isappointing after the prime games.
Then I came on /v/ and realized it was supposed to be the worst game ever made and cringed at the autism, like yours OP.
I picked up my pre-order from Gamestop knowing that the reviews said that it was an ok game but the story was bad. What I saw was unimaginable: Samus had been reduced to a crying child, plot holes galore, multiple inconsistencies with series canon, a complete idiot of a CO in Adam Malkovich, and the dullest monolog spoken by a non robot character that I've ever heard.
I thought about trading it in but I decided to keep it as a reminder. This is what happens when one man gets drunk with power. It will sit on my shelf for eternity as a warning to all.
>Sense Move and Concentration totally break the balance of combat.
>Authorization fucks up the sense of progress.
>Enemy design is terrible.
>Game is technically pretty but the art and level design is boring as sin to look at it.
>Linear as crap and doesn't do anything to disguise its linearity like a Metroid Prime 3 or a Super Metroid would.
>Exploration is reduced to "find where the dot on your mini-map is after you clear the room", no sense of organic exploration at all and because of Concentration and Sense Move, the rewards aren't even worth it anyway.
It's really not a solid Metroid game, m8.
Ehhhhhh, I can KINDA forgive that one? Since it's a Metroid Queen and all, and if you're diving into its stomach and Morph Balling, it's obvious to think if you're at all familiar with Metroid 2 "I need to bomb it."
What happened to me is I tried to use regular bombs, I died, restarted right there and went "Oh, I probably need to use a Power Bomb." and it worked. If they made you do the whole fight over, it'd be shit design, but with that immediate checkpoint, I'm kind of okay with it for dramatic purposes.
I bought it for like $4.99
new and retailjust to see for myself if it really was as bad as everyone said. Hands down one of the worst games Iv played. What the fuck was Chipman smoking?
>Original three games
Umm, i love Metroid just as much as the next guy, but the first 2 games aren't that great, especially by today's standards. (Super) Metroid 3, however, is one of the best gamea ever made. Wait, you're not talking about the Prime games, are you..?
At mean at first you'd think "okay, whatever, he's just unable to say anything bad about a AAA Nintendo game, lots of people have that problem."
But then he goes "THANK GOD IT WASN'T ANOTHER FPS" and you realize he actually thought this was a great Metroid game and the Prime games were the lesser, more derivative ones (he literally referred to Metroid Prime as Nintendo going "me too" to the FPS craze started by Halo).
The dude has some serious fucking mental hang ups when it comes to FPSes, it's pretty damn sad.
No, I was referring to the first three because it was the foundation of what the series was built upon, which Other M completely shat on, both from a gameplay and story perspective. In gameplay, Other M got rid of the exploration, secrets, and progression, and as far as story goes, the plot that was wrapped up with Super Metroid was totally undone. Ridley, Mother Brain, and the Metroids, which were all dead at the end of the trilogy, were all brought back. I know that Fusion brought two of those back, but I actually don't like what Fusion did storywise either, but that's another thing altogether.
Enjoyed it for a bit
Got the speed booster and had some more fun
Got pretty pissed when I finished the game same day
A little frustrated that the powerups were shit
A bit more frustrated that the OST was shit
For some reason I wanted more Anthony after finishing the game. For what reason was he so interesting
>he literally referred to Metroid Prime as Nintendo going "me too" to the FPS craze started by Halo
This argument is so fucking stupid considering Metroid Prime started development a good two years before Halo was released.
At least Fusion didn't REALLY bring back Ridley, they just made Ridley-X, which was a shitty impersonation.
But yes, I agree that immediately bringing back the Metroids was a bad narrative choice for Fusion. One of these days, Nintendo's gonna have to decide if they're gonna keep going "nope someone was cloning more Metroids in secret GOTCHA SAMUS" or if they're actually gonna honor Metroid II's ending and not have anymore of those fucker's show up.
It wasn't that bad. The story was ass but it's amazing how many of you get butthurt over the zero suit. The gameplay is pretty ok I paid $50 for it don't regret it.
I listened to this board and bought Godhand and that was easily the worst game I ever played. I am convinced you idiots just troll with your opinions.
I bought it full price day one. At first, I was just excited to play a new Metroid, and hey, Nintendo Power said the game was decent. I finished it over the next one or two days. The pixel hunts and the final bosses were incredibly frustrating, but I still feel like I had fun. But then as I thought about it, I realized just how awful it was,
I would say that they desperately want to keep the title relevant, but not every game has an entirely relevant title - for instance, there are a couple of Zelda games where Zelda herself doesn't figure into the story at all.
If the cutscenes were removed from the game completely it would still suck ass. Controls are shit, everything is auto-aimed to make up for it, environments are linear and unimaginitive, exploration is limited to about 5 feet of hallway, motion control missiles break the flow of gameplay, regenerating health means you are never in any danger, platforming feels more stiff than a DMC game, and the major bosses are defeated with the aformentioned motion controls gimmick.
But please, continue justify your wasted time by sporting your mental inanity a bit more for us. These posts are always fun to read.
It was 5 bucks on the bottom shelf of my local bargain bin. Save for some of the music and maybe "Remember me?" I can not think of one redeeming quality of this game. The gameplay swings from bland and boring to outright broken. Characters are all fucking stupid or just dont give enough of a fuck to survive. Ass pulls and lore rape abound. Levels are fucking corridors and rooms that lock you out so no exploration. And on top of it all they gave Samus the most boring and pathetic "character"
inb4 but she had no character flaming shit licking homos appearand destroyed any idea of her being remotely competent or interesting.
The fan base has rightfully disowned it
I did. They messed up with my preorder bonus (actually, my girlfriend picked it up for me while she was out) so I had to go get it the next day. It was also damaged once I opened the package. Disappointment all around, really.
I rented Other M
still pissed I blew $7 on that trash
>mfw by the end
Because he was a named Galactic Federation soldier that helped you out throughout the game, had a likable personality, and proved to be better than the cannon fodder that GF troopers appeared to be in the Prime games.
I really want to play a Metroid game where you play as a GF Trooper, maybe running into Samus in the process.
>hire Team Ninja to develop a game
>force the game to be made with sideways Wiimote controls only so there's no fucking way they could make a decent 3D action game
>make the combat come down to mashing the dpad to dodge, firing off autoaimed charge shots, and using the clumsy first person mode once in a while
What the fuck Sakamoto?
>Game set before Prime 1
>Samus is a young hunter, fuckin' cuttin' her teeth out there, hell yeah.
>She has to help stop an uprising being started by this faglord named Trace.
>The Feds team her up with three other up and comin bounty hunters, Rundas, Gandrayda and Ghor
>Spend the entire game getting to know the three of them.
>At the end,
it cuts to Skytown after the end of Prime 3 and the entire game was Samus going through her log, reminiscing about her friends.
This is the BEST things about nintendofags.
When Sonyponies/microshills/valvedrones get a game that's shit they defend it to the fucking death as if the companies that made them were their own mothers.
Paper mario sticker star? Universally hated, and objective reasons why were given. I guess this is the same.
>summer of the same year of Other M
>run through the prime games and fell in love with the series
>see the other M trailer
>hyped as all hell
>play all the 2d games until release
>release day and wii disc drive is dead
>other m was currently at the time impossible to emulate via homebrew and ISO
>buy a used wii and a copy of the game
>get home and finish the game in a few sittings
Blew about $150 bucks on mediocrity. I remember being not angry, but more disappointed. What a let down.
Bought Other M for $4 at Best Buy, either a big sale or they were moving.
Still haven't beaten it because the Wii ISO I had kept on freezing at the ice boss or whatever
Also got Sin & Punishment 2 for $4 at the same time
Metroid franchise is carried by Samus on her own.
Even big single player character based franchise like DMC or Donkey Dong have other memorable side character
Metroid needs a Chozo character, wheter it be villain, rival, or mentor or whatever to stay fresh or otherwise look at what happen to F-Zero
Sakamoto hasn't said word 1 publicly since Other M came out. Nintendo in general hasn't commented except Reggie basically going out and saying they were disappointed with where the sales were going to end up and backing up Sakamoto and Team Ninja and saying he thought he did a good job. Which, when you're the president, is pretty basic "sticking up for your employees" stuff.
People will tell you that Sakamoto, Reggie and Nintendo just fucking love Other M but the truth is they've gone out of their way to avoid talking about it as much as possible over the last three years. Miyamoto's spoken about Metroid multiple times the last few years, including at the last E3 and he completely neglected to mention Other M.
They know what people thought of Other M and they're trying to bury it as fast as anybody else.
>mfw got it new for like $60 on release
No other way to play the prime games, I cant go back to the game cube set up
I always loved this quote
>The long-term sales numbers were considered disappointing by Nintendo, however, as the game sold a half a million copies in North America by November 2010.
It used to have a source
Ridley's almost more of a force of nature than a character at this point, though.
Maybe they should have him start talking or something. Just show up with a giant fucking stogie in his mouth and a bowler cap and go "YEAH I'M BACK BITCH, WHAT, YA GONNA START CRYIN' AGAIN?"
He hasn't said anything, dude.
For all we know, he could be like "FUCK YOU, MY ART IS UNQUESTIONED" and farted in everybody's face or the reception could've really been a shock to his system and he's been taking a hiatus from developing new Metroid games or speaking publicly because it really got to him.
We'll will ya look at that?
This is the first time ive seen a metroid thread with Other M in the OP and its not filled to the rim with shitposts and hate
Thinkin its time I take that long sleep... all is well and will be for a long time
It was already modded, but other M had new anti-piracy measures that people couldn't figure out for a few weeks. It was a cutscene softlock if I remember. I was impatient being a huge Metroid fan.
>Just show up with a giant fucking stogie in his mouth and a bowler cap and go "YEAH I'M BACK BITCH, WHAT, YA GONNA START CRYIN' AGAIN?"
I can remember a time when someone would have made a flash of that a week after the games release.
On the other hand a Ridley and Space Pirate spin off game would be hype as fuck. Wherever on the time line, just Ridley getting his forces back together after their latest defeat. It could play in a bunch of diferent ways, you could have Space Dragon fun time in Ridley playable missions, tacticool space pirate op missions that play similar to Prime, and big battle missions that would straight up rip off Star Wars Battle Front II
Did someone say EDGETROID!!
I never have a reason to post this art
It was a concept
And this is the 3D blockout
Theres a few reasons to make one without the helmet if its for some kind of production. Probably just for proportions
>Metroid Fusion was my first Metroid game
>Play it all the time, beating it over and over
>Fall in love with the series
>Get every new Metroid game and replay all the old ones
>Metroid: Other M commercial comes out
>Adam comes on
>"Any objections, lady?"
>Get hype as fuck for Adam and a prequel to Fusion
>Get game about a week after launch
I have never been more disappointed with a game in my entire life.
I may be alone on this, but I really hate how Ridley went from "boss, underling to Mother Brain" to "recurring villain" to "most important thing in the Metroid universe, killer of Samus's parents, leader of the Space Pirates, mastermind behind everything, Samus's recurring nightmare that will haunt her until the end of time."
For fuck's sake, just give up on Ridley and create more interesting villains for once. He shouldn't be this important - there was a time where he was on equal ground with Kraid, yet we haven't seen Kraid since Super Metroid.
Naw it was early in the game when you meet the GF troops for the first time with Higgs and Adam. But I do remember there being an area where the player can get themselves stuck in the fire area.
What if we have superadvanced alien race with superior technology, Chozo descendants 3000 years from the future come back in time to destroy the galaxy
I enoyed the game, could of been better but I'm not going to scream out it's faults.
4 years later? I hope they learned for the next one they keep the story to minium, a much much larger map with new upgrades and a better combat system.
Also tired fo the constant blind hate. Most people dont' even have a decent agrument of why its bad. They just hop on the bandwagon cause it gives them easy targets when someone with a bit of tolerance likes the game.
I had no idea these things were so rare. I just dug mine up and couldn't find the slip you guys are talking about. The tin is still super nice though.
>most of that stupid is false
>other M, 3 different colorful enviroments
>prime 2 slightly different enviroments
>other M, same power up as super
>prime1, same power up as super, but is actually missing the speed booster
this is a great example of idiots who jump on the bandwagon to blind hate. You don't even have your own opinion to defend. You just post some terrible picture someone else made.
As i said, looking for an easy target and nothing more. Anythign yopu post next will be nitpicking every little thing you can think of with simple "it's trash arguments".
At least i know nintndo doesn't give a shit so they will either trash the series or make what they want and fans can deal with it.
>Sakamoto: "Somebody might think I'm telling a lie when I say everything went well but the fact of the matter is when I try hard to think I can't think of anything that is regrettable to me as far as Other M is concerned. I think whatever I wanted to do at the beginning was there in the final product. Consistently keeping the original concept, we were adding to that so in the final analysis I should say I can't think of anything regrettable to me and I'm really grateful for the final outcome."
>prime 2 slightly different enviroments
6: Tallon Overworld, Magmoor Caverns, Phazon Mines, Phendrana Drifts, Chozo Ruins, Impact Crater
>prime1, same power up as super
Super did not have the boost ball, thermal visor, scan visor, charge beam power ups (Wavebuster/Ice Spreader/Flamethrower), Phazon suit. Many of the powerups in Prime also function differently, such as the Wave/Plasma beam.
If you're a diehard Metroid fan than yes it's worth digging up.
If you guys really want pics of the art booklet I can get picture of mine. It's really nothing that special though.
Jesus, are you being fucking serious right now? Are you really being this much of a pedant?
What he says a week after the game was released is basically the fucking same as what he was gonna say leading up to its release. What the fuck is he gonna do, say "I'm incredibly disappointed in this project I spent the last several years of my life on. Please buy it at full price though, I have a family to feed."
Find me something from I dunno, the last fucking three and a half years where he says the same thing. Jackass.
Other M's environments were literally that: environments. They were bland has all hell. The grassy environment was pretty dark and uncolorful. And what drives me bonkers is that I don't even know if the areas had music.
Prime 2 had 3 main areas and a hub. 1st area was boring, 2nd was a cool swamp with an even cooler underwater section, and 3rd was just fucking cool. They all had track themes that I remember to this day. Just compare Torvus Bog to Sector 1.
Look, I'm not hear to shit on Other M. It's not as bad as Metroid purist seem to parade it as, but it's not as great as these new Metroid kids seem to call it as. At the end of the day it was decent at best, and I'm even replaying it right now to see if my opinion changes. But when a game from 2004/05 blows it out of the water in terms or level design, that just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
>At least i know nintndo doesn't give a shit so they will either trash the series or make what they want and fans can deal with it
And why do people keep saying this? It came out 4 years ago give or take? Miyamoto said in an post e3 interview that he wants more 2D and 3D metroid. Just because it doesn't come out annually like Mario doesn't mean its dead.
>implying those of us that bought the game on day 1 werent the ones that saved you faggots from buying the game in the first place.
The bravest soldiers stand in the front.
Yeah, it's worth it. It's really fascinating, actually. It took me two playthroughs before I was finally able to appreciate how horrible this game was at literally every aspect.
The story is garbage, as you probably already know. You can't even skip cutscenes your first time through. What you may occasionally hear is that the gameplay itself is pretty solid and fun.
That's bullshit. I believed that lie too, until I played through the game the second time. It's actually incredible how shitty and boring this game is. The story is actually the BETTER half, because at least you feel something. Whether it's laughing at how stupid it is, or cringing at it's horribleness, you're having an experience. The gameplay itself is just BORING. It's not "bad", it's functional apart from the first person sections. The problem is, is that it's monotonous. It's soulless. The homogenous environments, the enemies, there lack of music, the gameplay being just tap + to win... But it's functional.
That's what amazes me about the game itself. Just about everything "works", but it has so little spark or soul that it's just... Incredible.
>TL;DR Buy it for cheap. Story is shit, gameplay is technically serviceable, but is actually shit. Enjoy the story, because the rest of the game is so boring that it will put you to sleep.
>I was finally able to appreciate how horrible this game was at literally every aspect.
I blame Nintendo for oversaturation of their AAA titles. I remember a time when there'd be a Mario or Zelda every 5-7 years and not 2-3. And now Pokemon is doing it too. I understand the Wii U and at a point 3DS didn't have 3rd Party support so they had to pump out more rapidly, but damn did it spoil a bunch of people. At least they started pumping out some new IPs.
Wave Race when?
>Remember what happened to Mother and F-Zero? And Wario?
Mother is done though story-wise. As for F-Zero there is hope. Wario is sadly in Warioware hell. I don't have an affinity for that series, but I can tell you Game & Wario wasn't that great, and it certainly didn't top the first few.
That's because there was no fucking music. Two or three battle tracks and some shit to go behind cutscenes. Everything else was just environmental background bullshit. Other M has literally no redeeming qualities.
It boggles the mind, I just can't understand it. How can a series with such a musical legacy churn out such generic theatrical bullshit? It's crazy. It's like it's not even from the same series. Both are ambient, but one still has it's own soul and feeling. You can listen to it, and it will put you in a place. The other is just... Nothing. It's a complete nothing song that doesn't inspire anything.
MARK MY WORDS, I WILL MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
SOMEDAY, HOPEFULLY SOON, I WILL MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
SCREENCAP THIS POST, SO YOU MAY NEVER FORGET
7/22/14, THE DAY THE RIDLEY N KRAID SITCOM WAS CONFIRMED
>Wanting Metroid in the worst genre
I got Other M on launch day. I don't regret it. I thought it was a fair game, despite Samus's cringeworthy voice actor and the waaaaaay too Japanese storyline sensibilities.
It was interesting to actually see some of Samus's backstory, since every other game utterly failed to say anything about Samus as a character. At most, before Other M, she was a generic hero that did generic hero things.
Did we play the same game? This game was shit in almost every category and I literally tried to get a refund for it and succeeded because the guy working the counter knew it was shit. Why are you fucks defending it?
I'm of the opinion that a spin off game with another character, wheter it be a strategy game with the federation, or a stealth mission with another bounty hunter would be pretty well done.
Too bad they fucked with the established backstory she already had.
Where were the Chozo? The word Chozo wasn't even mentioned once, and they sure as hell were more of a father figure than Adam was.
In fact, the whole relationship with Adam is strange for a number of reasons, but I want to know why the hell he went from being a military official Samus had respect for to, in her own words, "my best friend and the closest thing to a father I had." Especially taking into consideration that Other M takes place immediately before Fusion; if she cared this much about him, she would have been way more shaken up about his death which could not have happened more than a couple of months before.
>There will never be a Metroid RTS where you control GFeds or Pirates using the Wii-U tablet
>There will never be a Metroid cartoon directed by Genndy
what the fuck did she ever do to you?
You guys went through the whole phase of pretending to not like Dark Souls. Now it's time for you to start liking Other M. Other M was a good game and it gets attacked for no reason. It's just herd mentality to not like it.
>had doubts, held off on buying it on release
>vindicated by mountain of criticisms
>tfw on Christmas my little sister gave it to me with a big smile and said "I know you like Metroid so I got you this"
>tfw I played it and it was just as awful as everyone said
>give me reasons that you hate this game, but only give me reasons that no one else on the internet has ever given
No it's not a good game, the dodge system makes you invincible, you don't get to re-use beams, samus just loose her badassness, I could go on, now go back to the cave you come from
hey dont give up kid, Im sure if you keep posting that someone will believe you eventually
The problem is that you looked for reasons to hate the game then agreed to use the same reasons as everyone else.
Nobody genuinely dislikes the game. The mere fact that you lie about the game design proves you wrong. You all pretend like the whole thing where Adam authorizes the item is horrible, when in actuality, it's the same exact thing as finding the item that he authorizes in the room.
The fact that people continue to ironically assert that this is some kind of "misogynistic message" and that it makes Samus "look weak" after it has been debunked is proof that the whole hatred for Other M is nothing but herd mentality.
>final boss fight requires using an ability that you only used in the tutorial once, with no indication that the ability has been authorized, obtained, or that we're supposed to use power bombs to win.
Well, you can't blame day one buyers, since that's when people found out how bad it would be.
There was no way of knowing back then unless you saw live streams, but it's understandable that people wouldn't see that since a huge part of the game was its story and seeing those streams would have killed the whole point.
Buying it Week 2, however....
>remove Adam and the rest of the feds save Anthony
>Keep "Remember me?" but make it a little more deliberate that he wasn't in any previous games
>Just have him helping Samus out and help move the plot along, give them some character moments
there game has been improved by 15-20%
>still seems pretty available on amazon
Damn, I'm happy about this since I haven't has a chance to buy it yet, but if something this rare is still this available, the Metroid fanbase is truly dead ;_;
Who wouldn't? It's the best kind of genre.
i bought it for $20.
I actually loved it
Oh well, guess we're all allowed to like what others don't like.
Yeah cause I love linear corridor shooters, that's the best part of Metroid
Well, there's the time she got pissed at Adam for letting his own brother die, and there's the time she got pissed at (and then instantly forgave and idolized) Adam for killing himself. That's pretty much it. Really, it was more Adam's backstory, except he was a completely generic motivationless guy with far less characterization than he had in Fusion.
3 hours in and oh boy
did I have great fun! Thankfully this was also before people on the internet tried to push a meme on me that this game was bad because it made their waifu Samus girly. Loved seeing Ridley's life cycle, loved the enemy selection to. It had actual combat instead of FPS nonsense so I had something to entertain me from start to finish. My only real complaint (besides the awful samus) was it was very linear... but so was Prime 3. So that isn't a blemish against this game specifically as much as it just appears the Metroid franchise is no longer about exploration. Overall I'd give it a 7/10, would play again.
the universe has spoken and it says you are a horse fucking faggot for liking Other M
>correcting a horse fucker based in source material
I was always a bit confused at the end of Fusion. Does the computer realize he is Adam when Samus calls him that, or did he always know that and only decide to betray the Federation when Samus prompted him to?
I didn't, but people that did are worthy of pity rather than derision. They didn't know how bad it would be.
I personally figured it would be bad because the Ninja team was doing it, but I didn't expect it to be THAT bad.
It's not like halo 4 or DMC or Fable 3 or something where of course it was going to be shit and you should have known that from day 0.
The complaints on samus definitly wasn't a meme anon. Personally I felt the combat itself was off, like all you did was run around and mash shoot. Even the exploration felt dull to me.
I didn't pick it up till it was 5 dollars new at gamestop. I actually enjoyed it considering the price. that being said, some of the design choices were retarded, I would literally stand there for 20 minutes trying to click the one pixel that would let me advance in those mandatory FPV scenes. the story really ruined samus' persona and the item unlock system was the worst, why does she have to be "okayed" to use all her weapons? still, I thought combat was fun and it felt like it had a good amount of exploring. worth the 5 dollars, at least.
Someone messed up. That is not a game that gets more value me with time. Maybe they thought it was the trilogy.
>He posts the same shitty bait in every single Metroid thread
>on an anime image board
>he does it for free
>he takes his job very seriously
Daily reminder to filter the word "primefag"
Do as the filename says
>we need to be feminist to hate that whiny daddy's girl
>Samus being this scared of all this shit she defeated single handedly before (in a game this late in the time line)only infringes on a head canon
This thread has given me glorious, glorious hope in the internet.
Thank you, /v/. Thank you.
I actually thought the game looked pretty bad just from the previews. The trailers showed a lot of dramatic cutscenes of Samus' backstory of back when she was a vulnerable young space cadet and shit. I was like, "so this is pretty much going to be Anime Samus: The Game, right? This is pretty much going to be a bad Metroid Fusion."
I mean I had no idea it was going to be THAT bad like it did, glad I pirated it, but I had no good expectations from the very start. Call me a cynic, but tons of anime cutscenes don't sell me a on game, especially not one from a game series known for it exploration and non-linear gameplay.
Ah, was clearly before the thread went to shit. There was a brief moment of harmony, agreeing that Other M is garbage and giving ideas on how to improve the series and giving tidbits of headcanon here and there.
Now the dark times are upon us once again.
I have no idea why I found that funny. Thanks for the screens
when the prodigal daughter returns and gives us a proper fucking metroid game, then the dark times shall be naught but a memory.
I have not lost faith anon, and neither should you
Way too many Metroid threads have gone this way. The first couple hundred posts are excellent for the most part, but then suddenly it goes to shit with people saying "Primefags" for no fucking reason.
>paid full price for prime 3 after it had been out a while
>later got trilogy for half price
>paid full price for other m
Metroid, stop wasting my money. We don't even get 2D games anymore to blow money on.
You...you poor thing. I seriously pity you.
Unlike most games I talk about, I never played Other M, and probably never will unless I can distract myself from its HORRENDOUS story.
Really? So it has no hope then? I mean, I find it kind of hard to imagine a Metroid game with bad gameplay. Even Metroid 2 was sort of well received despite the limited capabilities of the Gayboy.
Do you remember, when this game was first announced 5 years ago? I got so hyped back then, it seemed like a dream. A Metroid game co-developed with Team Ninja. It made the disappointment so much worse.
I gotta wonder to myself sometimes just what was I expecting when I bought it. It seemed like it was going to be good, and hell, in all honesty, It's like the game itself wanted to be so much more, yet everything about the game gets cut really short. I mean, the whole double-agent plot was never wrapped up. For all we know' that black man was a dirty nigger who killed his squadmates, but we'll never know because they dropped that subplot midgame. Then they introduce this Tourian section of the ship that supposedly housed a new Mother Brain, but Adam robs us of ever exploring what could have been the only good part of the game by blowing himself up with it. Instead, we fight this shitty scientist woman whose apparently also supposed to be Mother Brain. Seriously, it sounds like there were good ideas, but they were scrapped for whatever reason and all the bad ideas remained.
>we'll never know because they dropped that subplot midgame
I guess it's implied that the guy with the mustache did it. The concept art outright says he's the traitor.
Some areas that I found Other M did well:
Concentration: It helps to complement the fast action paced nature of the game and most importantly, translates Samus' athletic and precise 2-D movements to 3-D, which is something the Prime series lacked. It was also well balanced because while you can spam it, sub-bosses and bosses were fast enough to punish you if you tried. It also can't be spammed on hard.
Power-ups: Just as satisfying to find and use as other Metroid games. Variety is a bit shallower, but still gets the job done.
Secrets: Just like other Metroid games, the best powerups like accel tanks are hidden well and not revealed with the HUD. Secrets also aren't just missile upgrades, but actual useful and cool shit. Encourages exploration and often opens up new areas to dedicated players. Of course, it's not as intricate as Prime's secrets, but it's very reminiscent of 2-D Fusion and Super.
Resource Management: Missiles need to actually be used strategically here. Unlike games like Prime where you have 200 missles, you have to make every shot count, which leads to more thought in battles, especially on hard mode.
Authorization: Yeah, it's shit, but that's an issue with the story. Functionally, it's the same concept as finding new abilities like in any other Metroid game.
General Mechanics: The game mechanics are actually very solid and precise that allows you to do things like dodge, melee attack, and shoot from different angles. It is hampered the D-Pad, but still works very well.
Enemies: About the same variety as any other game with small-med-large types with different methods to take down. Large enemies are generally 'puzzles' that you have to figure out in order to defeat and adds depth that would otherwise by missile spam/charged beam spam.
There's more, but these are the notable attributes in my opinion. You're free to say the game is fucking trash and 0/10, but I'll vehemently disagree.
I don't think the artists of Other M had any idea how aging works.
>Instead, we fight this shitty scientist woman whose apparently also supposed to be Mother Brain.
You don't even actually fight her. You shoot at a bunch of enemies in her way and then aim at her, to which she gets killed by someone else in a cutscene.
I was thinking of adding more, but realized I'd rather be playing Vindictus instead. I'll be on again tomorrow night if you guys care to discuss Other M and Metroid in general.
I preordered it.
Gameplay is largely mediocre, story is fucking horrible, those parts were you need to find something in a room are horrific.
Now I have a reminder not to preorder anything.
>It helps to complement the fast action paced nature of the game and most importantly, translates Samus' athletic and precise 2-D movements to 3-D, which is something the Prime series lacked. It was also well balanced because while you can spam it, sub-bosses and bosses were fast enough to punish you if you tried. It also can't be spammed on hard.
Except you can use it during miniboss/boss fights if you know what you're doing. Plus, having the ability to regen health/ammo whenever you feel like it kills any tension you might have when exploring and taking damage while relying on health pickups. Nowhere in Other M is anything that compares to the gauntlet in Prime 1 or lower Norfair in Super.
>Power-ups: Just as satisfying to find and use as other Metroid games.
Not really, since there's only one new addition and they all function exactly the same as in previous games. The complete lack of any sort of new mechanics added by new powerups makes them feel lazy and uninspired.
>Secrets: Just like other Metroid games, the best powerups like accel tanks are hidden well and not revealed with the HUD. Secrets also aren't just missile upgrades, but actual useful and cool shit. Encourages exploration and often opens up new areas to dedicated players. Of course, it's not as intricate as Prime's secrets, but it's very reminiscent of 2-D Fusion and Super.
Except not, since there are only 2 non Energy/Missile upgrades that barely help at all (Wow, you can charge faster even though you already get infinite free charge shots by spamming the dodge roll!). The splitting of energy tanks into 4 bits feels like they padded out the item count since they didn't have nearly as much room for you to explore; plus, the fact that you can't even get 100% of the items on your first run due to all the locked doors feels fucking annoying,
Nonexistant due to concentration.
>I think this will be difficult to present
Well gee, that explains a lot, then. They simply didn't know how to portray the traitor. In fact, I'd go out on a limb and say they had no idea how to make characters. Everyone on that GF squad was bland and unmemorable and the game kills them off before the player even has any time to bond with them. Silly as it may seem, Other M could have been improved with better character interactions and letting us bond a bit more with Adam's crew.
Samus moved quickly in the game, and I agree that was nice. But I disagree that concentration is a good mechanic. It meant no pickups, a staple of Metroid, and it trivialized energy tanks. The reserve tank system was something from Super which is similar in nature, but which I believe was a much better idea.
The fact that only one upgrade was new and not ripped from Super Metroid (one was taken from Prime) is a glaring negative, in my opinion. Saying variety is shallow is a severe understatement.
I'd say exploration was actively discouraged by the game. For instance, many corridors featured tiny ledges whose only purpose was to block Speed Boosting. And of course, doors locked behind you, far more frequently than in Fusion (which had a similar problem). The upgrades weren't all that interesting. The new items improved charge time and concentration strength, that's it.
The problem with authorization is that it linearizes the game even further. In past games, having to solve a puzzle to obtain an item at least gives the illusion of free choice when sequence breaking isn't possible.
>General Mechanics: The game mechanics are actually very solid and precise that allows you to do things like dodge, melee attack, and shoot from different angles. It is hampered the D-Pad, but still works very well.
You serious? The addition of the dodge roll completely kills any challenge the game has since you have an absurd amount of invincibility frames and you get a free charge shot for doing so. This turns every fight into spamming the dodge over and over again to win unless you have to use a missile, where switching to first person is fucking awkward as shit and forces you to take damage since YOU CAN'T MOVE IN FIRST PERSON? The melee combat is just quicktime events to finish enemies and is woefully underdeveloped. Hell, this doesn't even count for the random sections where you're forced into an over the shoulder perspective and move like a snail, or the pixel hunting sections.
>Enemies: About the same variety as any other game with small-med-large types with different methods to take down. Large enemies are generally 'puzzles' that you have to figure out in order to defeat and adds depth that would otherwise by missile spam/charged beam spam.
Except for the fact that every enemy in the game is either beaten by dodge2win spam or by using missiles (which, as I've previously stated, is incredibly awkward and painful to do). The enemies themselves are mostly either ripped from Super Metroid or bland and uninspired creatures that get real bland real fast.