Summary: The GameInformer review was too kind. Yes, the graphics are pretty sweet for a Wii game (but that isn't saying much, now is it). Fans of the Metroid series AVOID THIS GAME. I bought this game brand new off the shelf, something I rarely do (love buying preowned and saving $ to buy more). I was totally pumped, remembering back to Super Metroid on SNES.
Summary: I bought this hoping for an experience similar to Metroid Prime 3. I was sadly disappointed largely because of the poor control scheme. You don't use the nunchuck at all - all movement is done with the arrow buttons with the remote held sideways, which is not that bad, but the real annoying part comes when you need to go to first person mode.
Cons: The controls. Switching into fps mode is slow and clunky when you're in a hurry. I hate not being able to change the perspective while running around. I hate what they did to Metroid. This game could have been so much better had it used the chuck. Oh-well, good thing I played my friends copy before waisting my money on it.
Summary: When Other M was first announced, I thought, "Great! A new Metroid title! Sure, it's not Prime 4, but after three games that might start to get stale, so I'm open to something new!" In hind sight, getting Retro Studios to develop a Prime 4 would've been a better idea than this. This game is by no means a complete trainwreck, but it's so crushingly disappointing that I cannot motivate myself to finishing it.