Just beat this game, I enjoyed it a lot.
What are /v/'s personal opinions on it?
Also general Metroid thread I guess.
SA-X is creepy as fuck, the bosses are really good, the atmosphere is tense and eery, and it did a dark storyline really well
Didnt like the linearity, but it didnt bother me that much
great game. great boss fights, good flow, has narrative tension.
other m is a direct prequel
First handheld Metroid game I played, really liked it. SA-X was scary as fuck, even more during the chase sequences.
Great boss battles too. But fuck that spider boss when the power goes out, annoying as fuck.
It's always been my favorite Metroid game, has some of the best atmosphere for a handheld game. It's a shame that A-teams aren't put on 2D titles like they used to, the GBA was truly the end of an era.
I liked the boss fights and the general atmosphere, but the linearity and the lengthy dialogue kind of drag the game down. It's still great, but not as great as Zero Mission.
I'm talking canon though.
Didn't she gain the Metroid's life force sucking ability as part of the whole infection and stuff? So besides having her genes spliced with a near perfect alien species, undergoing years upon years of training, possessing a self contained powered exoskeleton that shoots pulse weapons, small missiles, and shit like ice beams, lava beams, eetc etc, that's resistant to lava, immune to radiation, resistant to physical force attacks and small arms, that boosts her already superhuman strength and reflexes, she also has the ability to straight up suck the life force from any opponent.
Might have a point there. Depends on what the magician could do to her before she killed them first though.
I got more salty than I should have when I found out I got locked into the final boss sequence and couldn't backtrack, made me think less of the game as a whole.
While it is a great game in retrospect I do think that the linear style of the game made me dislike it much more than the other 2D games.
Better than Super (only hipsters/nostalgiafags will disagree)
How the fuck are you not the hipster in this regard
>she can die if she DOESN'T fire pure phazon radiation beams from time to time
>on the planet made of phazon she locked herself in permanent phazon shooting mode, becoming a walking stream of death
Hmmmm, you might be correct here, anon.
First Metroid game I ever played. A lot of people complain about its linearity, but the boss fights, soundtrack, levels, and the SA-X are all so awesome it's fairly negligible.
>before he went crazy
I think the fact that Fusion is full of Samus taking orders from one of the most boring AI entities in the history of fiction and talking to herself about how amazing it is was pretty indicative that Sakamoto had already started to lose it at that point. He probably already had the workings of Other M formulated in his head.
I played Fusion before Super, but I prefer the latter. Super Metroid is much more open to exploration with it's non-linearity. While Fusion is more linear dosen't make it bad, it has a story to tell and so it does.
Also, saying that those who disagrees with you are ''hipster/nostalgiafags'' is kinda single minded.
He did, in the Zero Mission Q/A he said he wanted to make a game that was about Samus's past with Adam. He also stated we would find out why Ridley's Body was on the station in the future. Back in 1994 he stated he wanted to see Samus in an action game along with knowing where her mole was. I think he has been planning Other M for a long time unfortunately.
Enjoyable and well made, but didn't have enough free-form exploring like Super did.
Overall good although it started some unfortunate trends that led to all the shit in Other M.
I said he wasn't in charge of Prime that's Tanabe. Sakamoto is in charge of Metroid NES/Zero Mission, Metroid II: Return of Samus, Super Metroid, Metroid: Fusion, Metroid : Other M, & if it's announced in the future Metroid 5.
I liked it a lot when I played ten years ago. tried it again two years ago and found I'd grown out of Metroidvania. it just felt like I was running down hallways, that was the whole thing, completely pointless. I was pretty depressed at the time, might have been that, but I really don't think I get it anymore