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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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  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. Negative: 59 out of 225
  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. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    This game got slammed because "woke" journalists didn't like that Samus has a Male commander. People followed suit because half of theThis game got slammed because "woke" journalists didn't like that Samus has a Male commander. People followed suit because half of the population is below average intelligence. Expand
  3. Oct 28, 2010
    9
    This is a very good Metroid title. I think the inclusion of 2.5D and 3D was done very well. Auto aiming in third person was odd at first butThis is a very good Metroid title. I think the inclusion of 2.5D and 3D was done very well. Auto aiming in third person was odd at first but it really helped the gameplay go smoother.

    A lot of critics talked about how they disliked the upgrade system. There are parts when your high authority unlocks features in Samus. I think it was really refreshing because every Metroid in the past had some idea of how Samus loses her suit powers. In this game, Samus already had the upgrades and only used them when needed.

    Whats really odd about this game is that it never talks about the Prime Trilogy, hinting that the story only focused on the older story progression.

    This is a very fun and fast paced Metroid title. Get the game if you like Metroid, don't listen to the bad reviews.
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  4. Mar 2, 2018
    8
    Un buen juego demla saga Metroid que lamentablemente fue infravalorado y menospreciado i jistamente. El juego es bueno y divertido, buenaUn buen juego demla saga Metroid que lamentablemente fue infravalorado y menospreciado i jistamente. El juego es bueno y divertido, buena jugabilidad. Expand
  5. Sep 4, 2010
    6
    Other M is a classic case of great gameplay killed by awful presentation; the pointless cutscenes, contrived obstacles preventing the use ofOther M is a classic case of great gameplay killed by awful presentation; the pointless cutscenes, contrived obstacles preventing the use of powers, and boring storyline. We wanted Samus the bounty hunter but we got Samus the insecure. We feel her pain through the trip, since there's no line between "puzzle we just haven't figured out yet" and "dead end". This is just a Linear game littered with excuses to revisit old areas to grab upgrades we weren't authorized to use our equipment to get the first time around. Expand
  6. Nov 20, 2011
    4
    This game butchered Samus Aran.

    It's too easy, has a riculous upgrade system, unlikable characters and spits on the otherwise amazing
    This game butchered Samus Aran.

    It's too easy, has a riculous upgrade system, unlikable characters and spits on the otherwise amazing Metroid series.

    After Metroid Prime, it's inconcievable this could even be alowed to exist.

    If you have never played a Metroid game, you may find something enjoyable in the gameplay, but otherewise, stay well clear.
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  7. May 11, 2016
    0
    please, just please, just play Metroid Fusion. That's what Other M is based on, and it's better. Combat is horrible and it's FP segments isplease, just please, just play Metroid Fusion. That's what Other M is based on, and it's better. Combat is horrible and it's FP segments is worser than the Primes' Expand

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