Today on Talkabout, Abbie Heppe and I tackle Metroid: Other M and its heaping helping of strange and bad decisions. Already this is shaping up to be a divisive game on the internet, and a particular flashpoint seems to be Abbie’s review of the game. A few accusations have flown that our review of Other M is some kind of feminist rant orchestrated by the female members of X-Play. Morgan voicing the X-Play video review has fueled this fire to some degree. So here’s a little clarification for those wondering about this aspect of the opinion we’ve presented.
The whole of G4’s editorial staff is on the same page on this one. Adam, Rob Manuel and I are in full agreement with Abbie’s review, and frankly I would probably have been even harsher on it than she was. In other words, requests that someone else review the game are not in Other M’s best interests. Morgan may have read the video review script, but I wrote it, so you can safely put thoughts of a feminist agenda aside. This is not some anti-Wii or Girl Power conspiracy. This is a bunch of longtime Metroid and Samus fans horribly disappointed by what has been done to a franchise and a character which meant a great deal to us.
We don’t care what any other outlet gave Other M. This is what we think of it. Use it to inform your purchasing decision, whether or not you agree with it in the end. That’s what we’re here for, after all.