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8.5 out of 10

Metroid: Other M

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Reviews and Problems with Metroid: Other M

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Overall 4
4.0

Not a classic metroid

A. Lai, Amazon
20 January 2014
  • Summary: Its like a platformed. no atmosphere like the old metroid on the gamecube. No 3d exploration.
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Overall 4
4.0
Gameplay 4
4.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0

promising, but too many compromises

azsteel, Bestbuy
20 June 2012
  • Summary: This game had promise, but it's very linear and repetitive. Of course it's a dark setting, but it's so dark that it was tough to make out details in...
  • Cons: dark. awkward game play.
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Overall 4
4.0

More of a Chore Than a Game.

ShadowGamer90 "RJ", Amazon
14 December 2011
  • Summary: The Prime Trilogy was the best FPS I've ever played. Period. So naturally , I was super excited to play the next Metroid entry. Unfortunately , this game is just not fun. I beat it , but it wasn't fun. The gameplay is pretty screwed up. You have to constantly switch to FPS mode , but you can't even move! The plot ( which is what was supposed to be the best part of the game ) is just plain old BAD! Samus is like a whiny little girl.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mother....Time to go

JT "Constant Audio", Amazon
26 October 2010
  • Summary: CONCEPT: Metroid: Other M is an action-adventure game that feels very toned down compared to the standard of quality many long time fans of the series have become accustomed to. Taking place right after the events of Super Metroid, Other M is intended to give players an in-depth look at Samus Arans mysterious past from her subjective and strangely childish perspective.
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Overall 4
4.0

This... really isn't Metroid

Anthony Ponce, Amazon
17 October 2010
  • Summary: This is what happens when cinematic "vision" gets in the way of proper gameplay. The terrible characters, story, and dialog negatively impact the gameplay itself, which doesn't know whether it wants to be a 2D NES throwback or something more modern. It's a mish-mash that really should have never been made.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wasted Potential

J. Batson, Amazon
12 October 2010
  • Summary: For the last 10 years, Nintendo has been constantly changed what Metroid is supposed to be. Metroid Fusion attempted to follow in the footsteps of the original trilogy that creater Gunpei had made, although he had intended it to never be more than a trilogy, and Nintendo did at least wait until his untimely death to continue the series.
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Overall 4
4.0

Interesting Ideas, Poor Execution and Direction

durandal_1707, Amazon
8 October 2010
  • Summary: Metroid: Other M has aspirations to be a 2D platformer revival (a la Super Mario Bros. Wii) as well as a Metroid-flavored 3D action/platformer with cinematic flair in the vein of God of War (no doubt the influence of Team Ninja and their Ninja Gaiden Sigma series). I think either one of these gaming M.O.s could have produced a stellar game if Nintendo+Team Ninja focused their energies on just one of them - and therein lies the problem with Other M.
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Performance 6
6.0
Graphics 4
4.0
Funfactor 2
2.0

A diamond in the rough?

redhorizon2012, Bestbuy
20 September 2010
  • Summary: **For an in depth review, check out my review here: http://redhorizon2012.blogspot.com/2010/09/not-diamond-in-rough.html I was skeptical about...
  • Pros: Fast paced action most of the time with responsive 3rd person controls.
  • Cons: Weird control scheme in 1st person and the stationary camera in 3rd person. Lackluster boss fights.
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Performance 4
4.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Funfactor 4
4.0

Should rent before you buy

oceanwind11, Bestbuy
20 September 2010
  • Summary: Pros: 1. Beautiful cinematic cg cutscenes. 2. Introduces fast and fair amount of nonstop action. 3.
  • Pros: Might be good for people who are not looking for a game with a large challenging world ready to be explored.
  • Cons: Linear, short, and easy with corny drama, awkward controls at times, mostly stationary camera, and average graphics.
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Overall 4
4.0

Metroid: Other Movie - A Lifetime Channel Original

John, Amazon
16 September 2010
  • Summary: *Introduction* The Metroid series is one of Nintendo's finest, and the new entry, Metroid: Other M, is finally here. After the excellent first person Metroid Prime series by Retro was concluded, it was announced that Metroid was returning to both third person view and Japanese development.
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