Metroid: Other M
I like it quite a bit!
I like that its a shooter that's rated teen. It is a fun game with nice weapons, armor upgrades, boss battles, etc. I like the way it switches between 2 d side scrolling and 3 d gameplay so its like two games in one, a wii game and a game boy advance game...
Let the good outweigh the bad!
Let me start by saying that I was 8 when the first metroid came out on the NES, and was a proud owner of every Metroid game that ever existed since then. I am only about half way through this game and feel that it is a good one to have. The game itself is what I would expect from Metroid. Everytime you get further in the game, you feel rewarded. My biggest downfall is that there is no scanning. Although I felt that in the prime games scanning was quite annoying, it at least gave you an insight on how to beat the bosses, in Other M, you are kind of left to guess. I found this true when it came time to fight that lava creature thing, it wasn't until the second time I faught it that I found out that you had to grapple beam it's open mouth, then pull it out of the lava, and missile its belly. As for Samus coming out whiny, I felt that this actually made her more human, with thaughts and emotions towards a group of people that she worked with in the past and had a large love and respect for, enough to where she would be willing to take orders from her former CO (Commanding Officer) to assure that they were safe. If that makes one come off as whiny, then you have never been put in the situation, and don't understand the brotherhood that soldiers get for one another when put through the life or death situations they go through. The other complaint that I had was the FPS switch over, where to fire missiles, you have to go from holding the wii reomte sideways, to pointing it at the screen, this was only annoying at first, but after a while, it becomes quite fluid. it just takes some getting used to.
In conslusion this is a game that will have you entertained for hours, you just have to take the complaints you have for it with a grain of salt and not let it discourage you to continue on, if you can see through it, then you will realize the true goodness this game has.
this game is yet another awesome addition to the metroid series.GAMEPLAY: very fun, basically a third person shooter,but with platforming, epic melee finishing moves and puzzle solving. CONTROLS: ok, in normal mode you have to hold the wiimote sideways,to switch to first person mode you point it forward,this seems a little difficult at first but becomes easy once you get used to it. it was a little disappointing that you can no longer get items from enemies instead you now hold the wiimote up to regenerate missiles. It was also disappointing that you cannot move in first person mode like you could in metriod prime trilogy. STORY: if your a metriod fan you will probably LOVE it. if your not a metriod fan or you haven't played super metriod you might not get the super metriod references but you may still find it interesting. My only complaint here is that Samus lets Adam tell her what to do which I found very annoying. VOICE ACTING: for the first time in a metriod game you get to hear Samus talk, while this is very nice and refreshing unfortunately she talks a little too much and can sometimes just ramble on. GRAPHICS: extremely impressive for the wii, possibly even the best graphics of any wii game.
A sequel to an snes title......ok......
This is a good game. Even if you didn't play the SNES version, it is still fun. the challenging puzzles and gameplay will give you a taste of old school gaming, but with revamped graphics and better ability to tell a story. If you didn't play the SNES or NES or GB titles, you can probably find a summary of them online. This game is really fun and highly recommended.
Odd control scheme, but still a great Metroid game
Metroid: Other M is not a first-person shooter like the Prime games, nor is it a 2D platformer like the Metroids of old--it's a 3D, third-person action game that forces you to swivel the Wii remote forward to enter first-person mode in order to perform certain functions. Yes, this is awkward at first, but most enemies pause long enough when stunned for you to switch views and fire missles, ect.--so it's not really a problem. As for the story and cut-scenes, outside of the occasional corny dialogue there's not much to complain about; the in-game graphics and cinematics are some of the best I've seen for a Wii game. The auto-aiming feature helps out when camera views are less than ideal, which negates situations that would otherwise be frustrating. Also, even though the main suit upgrades are now unlocked via story-driven events (instead of finding physical items), there's still a fair amount of hidden missle and energy upgrades to satisfy your inner explorer. Overall, I've found the unorthodox decisions in Other M to be a breath of fresh air for Samus and company. That said, would I recommend that the next Metroid game follow this design? Perhaps not, but Other M is still worth a playthrough or two.
A Few Problems Although A Great New Addition
I agree that there is way too much talking in the game and really long cutscenes. Also I didn't like the new run and gun focusing. I liked how you moved in an first person view the whole time in the Metroid Prime series. This game is great in graphics and controls and overall, the story is fine. I didn't beat the game yet, but I'll beat it some day before 12/21/12 comes up. (JK we won't die, but still that's my deadline.) It's so awesome that I can't put my Wii Remote down! BUY IT!!!!! IT'S SO CHEAP AT GAMESTOP!!!!!
Worst Metroid game out there
This game wasn't like any metroid game I've played. I bought this game because it was only $9 and I was bored of all of my other video games. It sucked because you had to keep switching between different views and it really got annoying. Also, there were too many items that you had to find in the game, and if you missed one item, then you were screwed. If you do buy this game, DO NOT buy it at a retail store because they sell it for $50.
Great game but one problem.....
.... SAMUS TALKS WAY TO MUCH! I spent 30 minutes sitting there with unskippable cutscenes! Everything else about this game is awesome.
Metroid Other M is a game that has high action and it also has an emotional part. It is a great game
A great new take on the Metroid franchise.
Metroid: Other M is not your regular Metroid adventure,Nintendo and Team Ninja made some big changes to this game in the Metroid franchise.First thing you will notice is that samus has a voice now,while for some this might take some geting used to,I personally like samus with a voice because it finally gives emotion to a character that no one really knew about.Another thing your probally going to notice is that the game has a very cinematic way of telling its story,which means your be seeing some long cutsense to fill you in with whats happening.By doing this the story really begins to hook you and some of the characters you'll actually care about.Now gameplay wise the game is awsome,unlike other games in the franchise its emphasis is on action instead of exploration.This makes for some intense fights against huge bosses and even regular enemies,showing that this is the most action packed Metroid ever made.Controlls are pretty weird at first,you hold the wii remote sidways like an NES controller,so you'll be moving around in a 3D space with a d-pad.Now I know this sounds hard but its actually quite easy.The weirdest part of these controlls is an implementation of a first person mechanic.By pointing the wii remote at the screen you turn into a first person view,much like the Metroid Prime games.Although you can't walk around like this,you have to use it to fire missiles and kill some enemies.When you start to get the hang of the controlls it becomes really fun and addictive,combine that with some amazing melee attacks and tons of misslie upgrades and energy packs to find all around the space ship after completing the main story and you get one the most unique Metroid games out there.