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  • Summary: The game looks at the classic franchise from a new perspective: While much of the game is reminiscent of 2-D side-scrollers, players can switch the perspective into 3-D at any time as they explore the twisting passages of a derelict space station and delve deep into a cinematic,The game looks at the classic franchise from a new perspective: While much of the game is reminiscent of 2-D side-scrollers, players can switch the perspective into 3-D at any time as they explore the twisting passages of a derelict space station and delve deep into a cinematic, never-before-told story of bounty hunter Samus Aran's past. This new approach uses a new control scheme in which players use the Wii Remote controller held sideways to battle enemies and navigate the expansive, gorgeous environments in classic Metroid fashion, then aim at the screen with the Wii Remote pointer to blast foes in first-person and hunt the world for clues and hidden passages. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 71
  2. Negative: 0 out of 71
  1. Oct 21, 2010
    91
    Regardless the shortcomings, Nintendo definitely deserves praise for yet again hiring not one but two orchestras to play the game's soundtrack start to end– hearing real strings and percussion, occasionally augmented by sci-fi synthesizer, adds a lushness to the soundtrack that Metroid has long deserved.
  2. It's an excellent shake-up to the series, one that will satisfy long-time fans with an open mind while also able to ease newcomers into the series with a bang of bangs. It may not be the Citizen Kane of gaming, but it's still essential playing.
  3. Classic gameplay, current technology, epic story and boosted action. These are the keys to understand a Metroid game very different from other titles in the series. It's Team Ninja style powered by the shine of a memorable Nintendo franchise.
  4. Certainly not the best Metroid game, but definitely a great game in it's own right.
  5. The latest title in the Metroid Prime series is a welcomed addition. Although not as emotionally loaded as its predecessors, the lackluster controls and Samus occasional attitude problem being irritating, it is a game that should be enjoyed by any fan of the series. Getting to know more about the anonymous bounty hunter was very intriguing.
  6. Metroid: Other M has missed some of the expectations. The gameplay is flawed by some choices, and the control system is far from perfection. Still it has its merits: graphics are outstanding, and so is the combat, but it lacks most of the atmosphere of the previous installments. Other M is surely a Metroid, it represents a new way in the series, but it cannot stand as its definitive evolution.
  7. But despite its benefits, the plot is bland, predictable, and utterly cliche. By limiting Samus in such a nonsensical way, the game goes against everything the series is about. The exploration aspects are severely limited, and the linear designs are watered down versions of the stuff you'd find in the previous games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 178
  2. Negative: 46 out of 178
  1. Aug 31, 2010
    10
    I'm really confused at how this game got any negative reviews. The controls where a little hard to get used to at first but once I got theI'm really confused at how this game got any negative reviews. The controls where a little hard to get used to at first but once I got the hang of them I thought that they really made sense. The game itself runs great the graphics are good for the wii and when I say that I mean really good! I was blown away at how good the game looked. I've been a fan ever sense super metroid and feel this was a great sequel to it with great new up to date features like 3rd person and first person with similar features from super metroid like all of the awesome beams n suits and new features that make it much better like dodging attacks and combat moves. I would recommend this game to all metroid and adventure fans. 10/10 by far Expand
  2. Jul 2, 2011
    10
    just to start off, this game is EPIC, it ties up almost all of the loose ends of metroid; and then it has great gameplay. the 3rd person canjust to start off, this game is EPIC, it ties up almost all of the loose ends of metroid; and then it has great gameplay. the 3rd person can be weird for those at home with prime, but eventually feels natural. The graphics, though not that important, look really good. the only downside? the LONG cutscenes lasting up to 15 minutes, cannot be skipped, and you are not allowed to pause, but the cutscenes look amazing and tell samus's story very well. overall i love this game and say any who hate it can be staring down the barrel of a phazon cannon for all i care. Expand
  3. Sep 2, 2010
    9
    I'm sure MOM's release is a long time coming for many Metroid fans, such as myself.

    The game starts off with an amazing recreation of the
    I'm sure MOM's release is a long time coming for many Metroid fans, such as myself.

    The game starts off with an amazing recreation of the final encounter with Mother Brain at the climax of Super Metroid for the SNES. This scene right here really sets the stage for the quality of the game from here on out. In the beginning, there are a lot of cutscenes, which really slows down the beginning, but once you take in the story and head out into the Bottle Ship to explore, things start to move at a fantastic pace.

    The gameplay is really incredible, as soon as the controller is in your hands it really feels like classic Metroid, but with all new twists. For example, to aim at enemies with your missile's, you must quickly aim your Wiimote at the screen and lock onto your enemy and fire away. It takes a moment to learn, but once you get it down, it's a really simple procedure. It's also possible to charge your beam before aiming at the screen for when you unlock super missiles, you just simply use the 2 button instead of the A button, so that makes the process even more painless for later in the game. Aside from the aiming there is also the dodge technique Samus has called SenseMove. It works like a dream, a quick dodge and Samus auto-locks onto the closest enemy. This also auto-locks you in first person, so you can quickly dodge and dive into Samus' visor for a clean shot. On top of all this, there's also the Overblast technique's, where you jump on your enemy's head and fire a charged shot straight into there head, and the Lethal Attacks, which are pretty self explanatory, but if you need to know there pretty much flashy finishing moves that are always awesome to watch. The only things that are annoying are the three or four points in the game where they make you walk in an over the shoulder view for whatever reason, and the "Find a clue" first person parts where you can't progress until you find the clue. For me, these parts only took five minutes at most, but apparently there are a lot of people having problems with it. There is also the concentration system, which removes the annoying "go back and forth to respawning enemy's and kill them to recharge your health and ammo" with a simple but effective system where you hold the Wii mote up and Samus recharges her health (when it's really low) and missiles naturally.

    Exploring the Bottle Ship is a lot of fun, even though the game is linear, at the end of the day exploration is exploration, even if you know what direction you're going, everything you're seeing is still new to you (unless you're on a second playthrough of course). The areas are polished and easy on the eyes, and everything fits nicely. All in all, the gameplay is superb with tight controls and amazing attacks and power ups. Speaking of power ups, they finally decided to stop making Samus' suit bug out and lose all her power ups in the beginning (which really made her suit appear to have some faulty design, lets hope they stop with that for good), and instead replace it with an Authorization system. It makes a lot more sense to me, considering she's following the orders of someone else and not just doing her own thing, she figures out of respect instead of going buck-wild and blowing the entire place up with super missiles and power bombs, she would wait for proper confirmation, like a soldier should! Kudos for the brilliant work around that bothersome issue with these games.

    The graphics are equally as impressive, Other M is probably one of the best looking Wii games made to date, which is perfectly normal coming from the graphic obsessed developer's at Team Ninja. Samus looks awesome, the monsters are really sweet too, especially a lot of the awesome throwback monsters from Super Metroid and earlier games. It's great to see them all new in 3D. The cinematic cutscenes are also top notch, some of the best FMV work I've seen in a long time. For graphics, this game definitely goes above and beyond, and delivers the goods.

    The story is also very interesting, not quite the best I've ever seen in gaming, but definitely stands well on its own. Samus receives a distress signal from a Galactic Federation ship called the Bottle Ship. When she arrives she meets up with her former Commanding Officer, Adam Malkovich and his team. Samus decides to co-operate with Adam and his team due to their past history, so she follows orders from him and that's how the game progresses, similar to Metroid Fusion, just minus all that annoying text every time you hit a save room. Instead, you get a small gold dot on your map that shows you the next area to go to, kind of like in Zero Mission. Unlike earlier Metroid games and the Prime series, you won't be lost without a clue for hours on end, and thankfully can go through the game at your own pace and not get lost a lot.
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  4. May 15, 2014
    8
    It's no Prime, but it's a lot better than people give it credit for. Honestly though, the game deserves praise for being a huge risk. It playsIt's no Prime, but it's a lot better than people give it credit for. Honestly though, the game deserves praise for being a huge risk. It plays like literally no other game ever made. So it's not going to be for everyone. It has some things that genuinely don't make any sense and simultaneously throw away years of Metroid tradition (you get upgrades because a commanding officer "authorizes" them? That doesn't make any sense. And it's super lame) but ultimately the game is at least good. Sure the story is a little befuddling, and it's not as good as any of the main prime games (in fact it's probably the weakest metroid since hunters) but it still has it's merits. Expand
  5. Sep 19, 2016
    7
    At a critical point in the story, Samus was shot in the back by a standard freeze pistol. It was at this point that any of her standard appealAt a critical point in the story, Samus was shot in the back by a standard freeze pistol. It was at this point that any of her standard appeal of being a powerful, cool, independent, female bounty hunter went down the drain alongside her melted suit.

    It seems that whenever Adam Malkovich wants her to strip into the zero suit, he can do so on demand (due to nonsense plot).
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  6. Aug 5, 2014
    5
    Unlike other metroid games. Was not a fan. The game was a lot of running around, not much exploring to do, and the 3rd person view really tookUnlike other metroid games. Was not a fan. The game was a lot of running around, not much exploring to do, and the 3rd person view really took me away from my favorite game series' style. Expand
  7. Jul 9, 2015
    0
    I'm not going to write much about the game, because it doesn't deserve it and everything that had to be said was already told, so I just wantI'm not going to write much about the game, because it doesn't deserve it and everything that had to be said was already told, so I just want to emphasize the connotations of Other M's story. To put it bluntly: the idealization of a morbid story like the one described here (a ruthless and cold bastard & a hysterical and submissive teen) is NEVER a healthy thing to promote. And this is exactly what Sakamoto does. I'm glad the sales didn't help this pseudo-Metroid at least. Expand

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#2 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
#4 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010