How many years are you willing to wait Metroid fans?

#31deadpool_legendPosted 8/16/2013 12:58:43 PM
STN79 posted...
Yeah i'm sure just having the Metroid name on a game guarantees positive reviews right?
That worked real well for Mario in Mario's missing now didn't it? The fact is the majority of professional reviews were positive. Some maybe not as much as others but still anyone who flat out says they hate it is either lying or simply didn't understand the series to begin with. Samus is not some battle hardened killer without a conscience. You guys just didn't get it and that's the problem.


The narrative had problems. It was ridiculous for Samus to blindly follow Adam and wait for his approval to use the Varia suit. It was also absurd to make her suddenly panic at the sight of Ridley. I understand that some backstory might have been necessary, but it could've been done without her freaking out, especially because at this point in the story, she's already faced Ridley 7 times. Once in the original, twice in Metroid Prime (though she just saw him in the beginning), twice in Metroid Prime 3, and twice in Super Metroid. If she was gonna freak out, she should've done it when she saw him in Prime because she would've thought he was dead from the events of the original game. Also from a gameplay perspective there was only one new upgrade that really didn't add much to the series. So much so that I don't even remember what it was.

I liked the game for the most part, but it had it's flaws.
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#32STN79Posted 8/16/2013 4:52:20 PM
Well i never said other M was perfect. I will agree the waiting for approval to use the varia suit was dumb. She'd been in the hot zone for too long before adam says, Oh hey Samus btw better turn on your Varia suit now!
Gee adam thanks for the permission! My eyeballs were starting to boil! Plus they actually put a movie mode in the game when i can't imagine anyone wanting to sit there and watch all the cutscenes in one go. As much as people complain about the story anyway.
#33deathwave21Posted 8/16/2013 4:59:38 PM
The next Metroid will be one of the last WU games. I expect it in late 2016. It sucks to have to wait that long, but at least it will be worth it.
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#34VyersPosted 8/16/2013 5:01:43 PM(edited)
Other M is decidedly imperfect. It's Nintendo's Sonic '06.

EDIT: My bad. Sonic '06 was a rushed product that the company acknowledges was awful; Other M's inherent design was negative, and Nintendo doesn't recognize what they did wrong. More than likely, they just think that no one cares about Samus any more.

To me, if Metroid has to stay dead to protect Samus from being ruined any further... well, so be it.
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#35AiddonPosted 8/16/2013 5:08:04 PM(edited)
Other M, a sign that gamers in general are mocked for a reason. If people are STILL sulking over it after three years then it's no wonder Nintendo isn't in a hurry to get a new installment out.

STN79 posted...
Well i never said other M was perfect. I will agree the waiting for approval to use the varia suit was dumb. She'd been in the hot zone for too long before adam says, Oh hey Samus btw better turn on your Varia suit now!
Gee adam thanks for the permission! My eyeballs were starting to boil! Plus they actually put a movie mode in the game when i can't imagine anyone wanting to sit there and watch all the cutscenes in one go. As much as people complain about the story anyway.


Which was more gameplay/story segregation than anything. The actual sections without the Varia Suit, from a gameplay standpoint, were extremely tense and exciting, especially since you that giant lava fish trying to EAT YOU. The fact that people try to put a subtext on that is laughable.
#36VyersPosted 8/16/2013 5:07:37 PM
Here are a couple of good written/recorded things to partake of in order to better understand Other M's flaws.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX4mhp-8sOc
http://moonbase.rydia.net/mental/blog/gaming/metroid-other-m-the-elephant/article.html
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#37VyersPosted 8/16/2013 5:07:57 PM
Aiddon posted...
Other M, a sign that gamers in general are mocked for a reason. If people are STILL sulking over it after three years then it's no wonder Nintendo isn't in a hurry to get a new installment out.


Sulking? What do you mean?
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#38rindainPosted 8/17/2013 5:08:20 PM
I don't think we will ever get another console Metroid game as long as Sakamoto is in charge of the series.

I'm sure he realizes how many people dislike Other M, but he is too proud to admit any fault with it. If he allowed Retro Studios to make a new Metroid game, he would run the risk of that game becoming critically acclaimed and popular.

But he can't allow anyone to outshine him.
#39VyersPosted 8/17/2013 5:16:48 PM
Sakamoto can't stop Nintendo from doing what they want with the franchise. If Retro makes the next Metroid, Sakamoto can't say boo about it.

Thankfully.
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#40Valkenhayn1Posted 8/17/2013 5:18:11 PM
As long as it takes!

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