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.
Summary: Wow. That wow isn't a good thing. The Metroid series was great (Metroid, Metroid 2, Super Metroid, Metroid Prime series) until now. I really expected more than this. When Metroid first came out, there was this great feeling playing through the game, shooting pretty much everything that got in your way. And at the end, you found out Samus was a girl. That gave her a "Don't come near me or I'll shoot you with a missle!" image.
Summary: I had seen some of the lukewarm reviews of Other M, but I was still cautiously optimistic when I finally rented the game. Boy am I glad I didn't buy it (which I almost did). I am a huge Metroid fan, particularly the Prime games, so I figured this game would at least be marginally enjoyable. Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong. First off, everything you've heard about how annoying they made Samus is absolutely true. God, why did they make her talk?
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.
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.
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.
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.