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Talkabout: Metroid: Other M

Posted: August 27, 2010
Talkabout: Metroid: Other M
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Abbie and Matt sit down to discuss why they were so disappointed with Metroid: Other M.

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  • RockieOllie

    I now understand what abbie is coming fro after this

    Posted: August 28, 2010 8:09 PM
    RockieOllie
  • Gaflax

    I became concerned about this game's development when I found out that Team Ninja was responsible for the DOA series. Not specifically because they are fighting games, but do to the overly-voluptuous character models and there obsession with boob physics. Japan has strong pedigree of storytelling in manga and anime, but it seems like these Japanese frat boys were drawing from the shallow end of that gene pool.

    Posted: August 28, 2010 8:04 PM
    Gaflax
  • westpark

    I just mute it whenever she opens her mouth.. Im gonna pretend the story doesnt exist so I can go back and have fun shooting things..

    Posted: August 28, 2010 7:38 PM
    westpark
  • setsuken

    I just really feel that the tone and the way to discuss this review was very unprofessional and child like. I can understand concerns and having not played the game myself yet, I can't really confirm or deny the gripes that the game has gotten from Ms.Heppe.

    At the same time, the way the subject matter was atttacked seemed, immature,

    "Samus can't use her weapons because a MAN tells her not to"

    Its phrases like that, that make it seem like an informal slurr rather than a reason for dislike of the game. I just feel, and felt, after following X-Play for ages (Since the Tech TV days, when it was called Extended Play at that) I just expect more professionalism and maturity in talking and reviewing something.

    In my comment on the review and on this, its not that I disagree with the score, the review or the ideas presented in them, they may be right or wrong. THE WAY they are presented though? I'm not so sure I like that. =/

    Posted: August 28, 2010 7:10 PM
    setsuken
  • Psychotine

    Considering it's a completely different studio that created equally different games compared to what Retro Studios did with Metroid on the Gamecube, I expected this sort of reaction to the game. You can't really assume the same expectations of the previous Metroid games to fall in line with Other M from a studio that made Ninja Gaiden...

    Posted: August 28, 2010 7:10 PM
    Psychotine
  • Phoenicks

    It seems we've come to this point in the internet video game culture where there's yet another divide in ideals.

    There's the "casual" fan- the fan we associate with the Farmville's and Mafia Wars' of the world.
    There's the "hardcore" fan- who we most associate with being so deeply interested in video games that they'd actually read what I write.

    But, within the "hardcore", there seems to be a schism, where you have the hardcore that like games for their "principles" and the hardcore that like games for what they do. Games like Scott Pilgrim Versus the World immediately come to attention. You have the gamer who will say that the soundtrack and atmosphere are so awesome that the game is perfect- the "stylish hardcore", if you will. You also have the gamer who says that a downloadable game in the 21st Century with no online multiplayer is a wasted opportunity and should be dinged for that very reason- the "substantive hardcore".

    I consider myself substantive. You have to call a spade a spade in games.

    Looking at Metroid, we've got another example of this. You've got a game by Nintendo that took a risk and went story-driven with one a flagship character (and went with a Super Paper Mario control style!). One school of gamer says props to Nintendo for taking a chance and coming up with a great game. The other side says "What did you do to my Samus Aran?"
    To the former: You haven't played it yet: are you sure it was a good risk?
    To the latter: You made up what Samus Aran should be in your head. Nintendo has finally told you what she really is. Does that mean you can no longer like her because she has changed?

    This is the very reason why Link will never get a voice!

    Posted: August 28, 2010 6:42 PM
    Phoenicks
  • cookiearmyleader

    1thing to say motion controls on prime 3 didint work well during the boss fights control pad vs motion controls that are terrible i choose metroid other m

    Posted: August 28, 2010 6:40 PM
    cookiearmyleader
  • cookiearmyleader

    1thing to say motion controls on prime 3 didint work well during the boss fights control pad vs motion controls that are terrible i choose metroid other m

    Posted: August 28, 2010 6:40 PM
    cookiearmyleader
  • bloodlustwar

    i think it time they went back i to the drawing board and remade it from start to finsh new everything new powers new bosses ect, this game is what 24 years old it needs to update or die.

    Posted: August 28, 2010 6:06 PM
  • Benzoin-Gum

    Guys, I don't know if your brains are functioning enough to fathom this, but last I time I checked we don't live in a totalitarian world where Abby has total control over what we play. If you don't like her opinion, shut up and ignore it. If you can't do this (and clearly 99.9% of you can't), at least have the decency to disagree in a respectful and mature manner instead of screaming OMG Y U GIVE DIS GAEM 2/5 U FEMINIST!!11oneone11.

    Posted: August 28, 2010 5:56 PM
    Benzoin-Gum
  • Joe7777

    I could have foretold this along ago when I first saw the Full motion video. My first reaction : Oh no, they're going to fall in that new ridiculous emo cliche which began to rot the whole final fantasy serie since FF8 (her hair, her face while she's looking through the window ...)

    Last thing Samus needs is to be turned into a mix of things like an vulnerable emo young geisha full of jelly boobs. It's a shame. Don't forget the whole franchise's primary source of inspiration is the Alien movies franchise. Some major aspects :

    - Emphasis on fear
    - Main hero being a woman
    - Main antagonists being inhuman space predators who hunt and kill indiscriminately both good and bad factions
    - Heroin's fusion with the main monster at some point (twice if not three times !)
    - Space pirates' overall design
    - Military conspirationism in order to harvest the monster's power despite the danger they represent for the human race (in fusion)
    - the whole Military Sci-Fi setting
    - And that Samus of course reminds a bit of the character Helen Ripley. (although more and more turned into an anime babe)

    I'm not a girl, and I'm not a feminist either. I'm a guy, and I pretty much hate feminists too. I hope that in the end of the game or something we learn that we weren't actually playing Samus, but her clone, or her daughter. In my opinion that's the kind of thing that could save the character from this wrong direction.

    Kudos to the staff for not being sheeps :) (Nintendo forgot to send you a check ? :P)

    Posted: August 28, 2010 5:25 PM
    Joe7777
  • iwould/doadam24/7

    this game was made by team ninja, of course it's sexist

    Posted: August 28, 2010 4:54 PM
    iwould%2fdoadam24%2f7
  • highdive_lowlife

    we need Joss Wheadon to correct this effed game.

    Posted: August 28, 2010 4:43 PM
    highdive_lowlife
  • Doublethink09

    Respect her opinion and stop crying.

    Posted: August 28, 2010 4:00 PM
    Doublethink09
  • EricBowman

    Wait, people still take Xplay's reviews seriously? Seems like after Star Wars: TFU, Resident Evil 5, and Fable II winning GOTY, people would get the picture. The review stated that the gameplay worked well (despite noted flaws) and the story was "engaging", so the score of 2 out of 5 was clearly, above all else, out of spite for Samus no longer being the emotionless tank that she used to be. This review continues Xplay's (un)proud tradition of overlooking what a game is just to attack it for not being politically correct. (see: RE 5) It's a shame, really, considering how good this show used to be.

    Posted: August 28, 2010 3:26 PM
    EricBowman
  • vampireslayer83

    I haven't seen more biased opinions on a website or network since tuning into one of the news channels. The purpose of a review is to be objective. Pick out points you liked about the game and pick out points you don't like about it. Then you rate the game based on whether the flaws can outweigh your enjoyment with the game. THE PURPOSE OF A REVIEW IS TO BE INFORMATIVE, NOT SHED YOUR VIEW OF WHAT IT SHOULD BE.

    Posted: August 28, 2010 2:56 PM
    vampireslayer83
  • vampireslayer83

    I haven't seen more biased opinions on a website or network since tuning into one of the news channels. The purpose of a review is to be objective. Pick out points you liked about the game and pick out points you don't like about it. Then you rate the game based on whether the flaws can outweigh your enjoyment with the game. THE PURPOSE OF A REVIEW IS TO BE INFORMATIVE, NOT SHED YOUR VIEW OF WHAT IT SHOULD BE.

    Posted: August 28, 2010 2:55 PM
    vampireslayer83
  • vampireslayer83

    Apparently I can't bash g4 in a comment or its considered profanity......fail.

    Posted: August 28, 2010 2:48 PM
    vampireslayer83
  • NorthwestFirefly

    With this low level of quality in a big name Nintendo franchise can we expect a terrible Zelda, a horrible Mario? If Nintendo cannot develop great titles, then the Wii's viability as a gaming console comes into question. Nintendo has not been immune to the occasional bad game in their franchise roster, but previous Nintendo consoles were not perceived as gimmicky as the Wii often is and said consoles always had a strong library of 3rd party titles. Without good Nintendo mainstays Wii owners will have to rely on the sea of mostly terrible 3rd party games. As a "hardcore" gamer I feel very alienated by many of Nintendo's decisions of the past few years. Unless the next Nintendo home console is on par with the graphics and tight controls of the day I will not buy it (only after it has a good library of games and it seems that such a library will continue to grow.)

    Posted: August 28, 2010 2:47 PM
    NorthwestFirefly
  • Hellbent_moogle

    Im not really a metroid fan, but this is basiclly how I felt about FFXIII. I wanted to like it and it is half of a good game, but it has a terrible story and half of the charaters are terrible as well. But at least in FFXIII Lightning and Fang are strong female charaters at least thats how I felt. Basiclly Give any company time and they will let you down its sad but true, but hey theres always the next one and the potentical for them to make a good game, and with metroid they do have alot to work with so just yell and scream and maybe they will listen next time.

    Posted: August 28, 2010 2:34 PM
    Hellbent_moogle
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