Huge Metroid Fan disappointed by the destruction of my favorite Nintendo character
Sage Gerard, Amazon
21 January 2014
Summary: Samus is the kind of psycho that makes blowing up entire planets without a bathroom or coffee break her day job. I love her and her gun of magic that can somehow store hundreds of missiles (MISSILES!). Team Ninja (the studio contracted to develop Other M) took everything that made Samus a fearless and independent warrior in solitude and turned her into a bawling infant that can't make her own decisions without the help or approval of big burly men. To be fair.
Summary: I hit a game breaking bug in this, so was never able to finish it and have to recommend against buying it. It's a known bug that several FAQs mention. Hard to describe where it is, but it's in Sector 3, the SECOND time you go to sector 3, shortly after getting the grapple beam. There's a door that will not open (that's supposed to) if hours earlier you backtracked at some point apparently after getting the ice beam. According to the FAQs, there's no work around..
Summary: If you've ever had the pleasure of playing Super Metroid on the SNES, The Metroid Prime series on Gamecube and Wii, Metroid: Zero Mission and Fusion on the GBA or any of the other great games in the Metroid series, you are no doubt familiar with the concept of "fun". Well, I'm here to tell you that "Metroid Other M" is the exact opposite of that. Words can't describe just how much I truly hate this game.
Are you a fan of the Metroid series? Then don't buy this game.
Frank Lloyd Washburn, Amazon
5 September 2010
Summary: I'll start this review with a caveat: I am an enormous Metroid fan. I've played and beaten literally every Metroid game with the exception of the first two for the NES. I love the style, the atmospheric storytelling, Samus as a strong female character - it's a very beloved series to me. Team Ninja ruined the name of Metroid with Other M. I'll break this down. Graphics: I have to hand it to them, graphically, this is an amazing looking game.
Summary: I first became a metroid fan with Super Metroid.I was very dissapointed to find that the next game to come out on a home console was going to be an FPS Metroid Prime. When Other M was announced I was overjoyed at the prospect of some 3rd person action. Oh dear. The most frustrating part is that this game has potential crippled by none other than Nintendo themselves.
Summary: At first i loved this game i thought that using just the wii remote without the nunchuck was a great idea but as the game progressed having to quickly switch between the two game modes was faffy and unenjoyable. also at times finding your way about the game was difficult as you often didn't know where to go. further more some of the bosses where over the top difficult and faffy. on the whole the game had some good ideas but soon became annoying and not fun to play.
Summary: Being a rather large metroid fan i found this game to be incredibly frustrating on a number of levels. Firstly the highly boasted "fully voiced" cut scenes are all terrible. The script and dialogue are bad enough, coupled with the horrible voice acting some of the scenes are painful to watch.
Summary: I am a huge fan of the Metroid Prime Trilogy and since completing Metroid Prime Corruption I have been hoping for another game in this amazing series for quite some time. I got quite excited about the release of Metroid Other M and bought it the day after its release..... I wish I hadn't bothered.