Metroid Other M: Poor Reception and Sales Due to Having Female Lead Character

#1RlCKJOHNSONPosted 4/4/2013 4:31:11 PM
From: RlCKJOHNSON | #001
Yoshio Sakamoto, director and writer of Metroid: Other M, has claimed that the poor reception and sales towards the game were caused by a reluctance to accept a female lead character.

Sakamoto claims that after reading stories like how Dontnod Entertainment’s Remember Me was passed up by multiple publishers for having a female lead, he says he finally understands why Other M failed to capture the interest of so many gamers.

“It is quite obvious why Other M did not succeed when compared to other Nintendo games; it features a female main character,” says Sakamoto, “Mario, Link, Kirby. Those are all male Nintendo characters that never fail to generate good sales.”

“It’s not just about the sales either,” adds Sakamoto, “The game as a whole was received fairly poorly compared to other hit Nintendo titles. I personally wrote the story for the game so I know it can’t be that. I mean, I created a strong, female character that people just could not accept. I apologize if gamers feel like they were emasculated playing the game, but that shouldn’t affect your judgment of everything else.”

When asked about the success of the Metroid Prime series compared to Other M, Sakamoto replied, “Most people who play that game are completely unaware that the main character is a female. This is why it avoided what hurt Other M the most. I believe that if Other M had disguised Samus’s gender like in Metroid Prime, Other M would have surpassed the entire Metroid series.”

“Perhaps for the next Metroid game, we should have Adam Malkovich become the lead character. I can’t wait to write his story,” says Sakamoto.


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#2Pokerkid777Posted 4/4/2013 4:32:50 PM
joke website. Do not take this article seriously
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#3S_FoxPosted 4/4/2013 4:33:52 PM(edited)
joke huh?
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#4Bahamut_10thPosted 4/4/2013 4:34:18 PM
Smells like BS fake news to me.

At this point almost every Other M buyer already liked the fact Samus was a female lead in every past Metroid. Sakamoto isn't THAT stupid.
#5BeanBeanKingdomPosted 4/4/2013 4:35:11 PM
Lol, actually he can still make obvious that Samus is a woman in future games, just make her more strong-willed and tighten up the plot a lot. He shouldn't be the writer, just the supervisor.
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#6BuretsuPosted 4/4/2013 4:35:34 PM
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#7N__1Posted 4/4/2013 4:35:37 PM
Joke, better be a joke Sakamoto. I'm serious......
#8Yuri_LowelIPosted 4/4/2013 4:38:21 PM
It didn't succeed because it was awful.
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#9Chrome76Posted 4/4/2013 4:39:08 PM
Ubisoft and several other companies believe female leads just don't sell. Of course I don't think like that since if it was Tomb Raider and Metroid would never of gotten the sales they have gotten.
#10Xcalibur02Posted 4/4/2013 4:45:25 PM
Too obvious.
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