Feedback -- Metroid: Other M Edition

Posted: September 1, 2010
Feedback -- Metroid: Other M Edition
With Adam Sessler out this week, the Feedback crew mutinies and takes the ship into uncharted waters. Well, okay. Not really. But we do talk about Metroid: Other M, the news, and much more. Check it out!

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  • brokendrumset

    All of you troll commenters should make like Samus and get lost. Grow Up

    Posted: February 11, 2012 1:28 AM
  • fayouru19

    Metroid other M deserves a 5/5. also note adam and morgan dont complete games and that is why I never take them serious.

    Posted: December 5, 2011 9:42 PM
  • fayouru19

    Adam and morgan are not gamers. when you review a game you don't review it as sexist. I played metroid other m and loved it. The story was amazing, the gameplay was kick ass and I have played every metroid game and this detail was incredible for a 20-30 hour game. even the graphics were beast as I dodged 6 lasers my eyes were in heaven. samus aran has something x play needs to learn it is respect.

    Posted: December 5, 2011 9:40 PM
  • emiru69

    I have to say that this time I disagree with Abbie. I usually like her straight to the point attitude and I agree that the insults that she received were just wrong. In the other side you guys said on the video review "this game sucks so much!", among another comments making fun of Samus in this title, I find kind of hypocrite complaining about the bad language on the forums/emails when you are the ones who opened pandora's box on the first place. Again, I'm not justifying that nasty comments and I'm the first one that mutes everyone online because I don't like listening a racist/misogynist/antisemitic/ homophobic comments coming from 15 years old kids every 5 seconds; but my question is: Are you really suprise of receiving insults from hardcore fanboys after you say their favorite franchise sucks? Also I didn't like that message of "If you like this game, I don't want to be your friend because you are misogynist". Well the game is doing great on sales so I have to think that there are a lot of mysogynist out there?

    I also I don't understand your point of of holding the A button Wii Remote to recharge your missiles... We are talking about a game where the main character transforms into a ball 5 times smaller than her regular size... It's not a documentary about the laws of physics. I finish the game the other day and while I agree that some lines were weird and listening Samus thoughts became kind of annoying after a while I enjoyed the game play. I think it was brilliant and it felt like an old school game with great graphics. I don't think there is a right or wrong answer here, I think some gamers just focused on the gameplay and other left the bad lines ruinning the game for them. I don't think the story was that bad just some of that lines coming from Samus were just really uncomfortable.

    Posted: September 12, 2010 11:28 AM
  • D10078

    On Facebook and other apps on the 360 I use just as well on my PC more often. As to the MOH issue, I understand the problem. But, this is getting out of control with what we can get as consumers. It started with the ESRB monitoring content in games back when and now. Now, the government will control what and how an event as bad and horrible it was is presented. I would prefer to see the two sides of conflict. But, I want to kick their asses more than playing on their side. But, it is true someone has to be the bad guy and one the hero. But, this is going overboard with censorship. America is heading to the way Russia was before 1989 with it's control over what we do or say. But, be carefull MOH!

    Posted: September 10, 2010 1:17 PM
  • mikedudez

    now you know how i felt about the last splinter cell game i loved the series up until the last. it was not like the other games, you sneak past people and get your objective. the last made it to simple he didnt even bother sneaking up on enemies. and when they changed it up i felt this was not a splintercell game and that got good reviews. and they do the same with metroid the other m and now its not acceptable whats the difference?

    Posted: September 5, 2010 1:08 PM
  • Tom_Phoenix

    The one thing I regret about this Feedback was that Adam wasn't present. I would have LOVED to hear his thoughts on the subject of change, precisely beacuse he has used his Soapbox to advocate the concept of change so much.

    I completely agree with Matt Keil that change is good, but not when it's done for it's own sake. While it is important for long-time franchises to constantly experiment and try out new things, it's important not to lose the essence of what made that game special. Besides, ultimately, there is nothing wrong with an established formula, if it is one that works.

    Posted: September 5, 2010 7:43 AM
  • Citrus333

    I can't believe how ridiculous people are being and that the feedback crew is actually agreeing with them, why does it matter if the taliban are in a video game? It's a VIDEO GAME. There are movies and TV shows with terrorists that are named in them, why is there a problem when its a video game? Why would calling them the balitan make a difference?

    Posted: September 4, 2010 11:51 PM
  • Xeno_6891

    The portrayal of Samus in this game is in best of terms questionable but the 2nd plot later in the game is fairly enjoyable. I'm glad that G4 is the odd one out about this game especially since other gaming sites have been a tad overly positive about the game and fail to mention some of the characterization and item progression hiccups that Metroid: Other M suffers from. I like the game mechanics although it could have used a little more polish before it's release but the best thing to do is to actually play the game and decide for yourself if you enjoyed or not. Brightside: Recent games sell nicely on the internet.

    Posted: September 4, 2010 7:48 PM
  • Morgatha

    I would be interested in hearing the Feedback team's thoughts.

    With the introduction of DLC several years ago, do you think that story arcs and the story-telling process has changed significantly in games.

    Posted: September 4, 2010 3:55 PM
  • crocodilius

    did that dude's diatribe just say Nintendo has been making unique games for years? because...it seems to me they've been making the same game for years..

    please don't dispute this, i'm really not interested in reading more ignorant opinions*

    Posted: September 4, 2010 3:55 PM
  • oldschoolgamer715

    After watching the feedback for Metroid I was glad to hear some better reasoning to back up Abbie and the others' dislike for the game. I can better understand these reasons now and no longer think your review was influenced by bias but as a disappointed Metroid fan.

    You would have to admit, though from reading your initial review, this did not seem to be the case, you seemed very passionate about the sexism card and the projection of Samus looking weak and gave the game a 2/5, which after playing the game I think is an outrageously low score. This struck a chord with many fans, including myself because of our wonderful prior experiences with Samus in the Metroid series (how dare you call my Samus weak! lol). But even in the feedback you guys ripped the game apart for what the majority of Metroid fans and other reviewers would think are minor things. And that's one of the reasons for the backlash (although the name-calling was out of line, and you didn't deserve that).

    If someone didn't know any better, they would look at that score and stay away because it is scored in the same ball park with terrible games, and it is NOT terrible by any means. It has its flaws but they are largely outweighed by its pros, which one of which is most important: it is an enjoyable experience for MOST Metroid fans.

    Samus didn't turn out the way I envisioned her either (I also didn't like the voice actress and some of the dialogue) but I was open-minded to what was presented because other things like the game-play (which also had a couple minor hiccups) was very good! And I was able to relate to Samus's inner struggles because I've caught glimpses of them from prior games. Samus has always been a very tragic character. Did you ever notice that although she conquers her enemies and completes her missions in every game, she rarely has a happy ending. Even at the end of Corruption she was looking at the sunset with a very sad look on her face. Her victories seem to always come at a cost (in this game she had to kill the other bounty hunters who were here friends and seemed to be mourning them in my opinion). EVERYONE in her life is killed at one point or another and she is very alone. If you look at it with that perception the story isn't that bad at all, on the contrary it's intriguing (all though you were dead on about the stupidity of not using the varia suit on the lava stage) but it really is minor when you look at it as a game (the developers obviously wanted you to not be able to use your suit at that point for gameplay purposes!)

    As someone previously stated, Morgan Webb didn't help your cause with the tone of her voice in her X-Play review (considering her prior history of Nintendo bashing) in my opinion and there are other staff members who do the same. I consider myself a true gamer. I own all 3 systems and love them all for different reasons. There seems to be alot of Nintendo bashing lately on the internet (mostly by teens and young adults) and I quite frankly am sick of it. People don't have to like or agree with everything Nintendo does, but NO GAMER should EVER disrespect the company or they just aren't real gamers.

    I grew up playing these games (after playing the first Super Mario Bros I never looked back at my Atari) and am still amazed that after 25-30 years,they are STILL making excellent and unique games. Yes, the PS3 and 360 have more quality games than Wii, but that is because of Nintendo's weak 3rd party support. Nintendo's first party games are mostly great. I'm pretty sure if it wasn't for Nintendo, the industry would not have become mainstream yet and G4 would not even exist. I don't agree with everything that Nintendo does (especially the decision to use cartridges for the 64 instead of CDs) but their accomplishments make up for this by a landslide (1st sidescroller [mario], 1st saved game [zelda], 1st back-tracking platformer [metroid], 1st D-pad, 1st analog stick, 1st rumble-pack....and the list goes on. Would video games be where they are today without them?

    The thing that bothers me the most is teenagers calling its games "kiddy". Wrong. Alot of their games are safe for kids to play, but I am an adult along with many others who enjoy their games, too. Ya when I was a kid and pre-teen I was intrigued by the first gore games. I still remember my first reactions to Doom and Mortal Kombat. But you know what, its not new to me anymore. Oh I will definitely play games that are gorey, but only if they are GOOD. There are morons who will refuse to play Mario Galaxy 2 because its not M-rated I kid you not. This just might be my perception but Morgan seems to judge games like these teens (and idiots at Game Informer do).

    She was the ONLY one that I have seen who had negative things to say about the 3DS and nothing positive. Because you can't really see 3D over someone's shoulder. Well it's a portable system, what does that matter? How about the great stuff Morgan?

    Posted: September 4, 2010 11:42 AM
  • Matt_619

    im still surprised that many other reveiwers out there are giving this game really high ratings. im not saying its a bad game but there story of a game should atleast stay true to the character and not drastically change it for no reason

    Posted: September 4, 2010 9:08 AM

    I know exactly what you mean about facts being glossed over. The initial excitement to finally be playing a game of a series you like, totally voids out its major problems. I played Sonic Unleashed on the PS2 first before I ever touched the 360 version. Just being able to play a new 3D Sonic, made me forget anything about the design, pacing, action, controls...and after 3 months...all that kicked in. I hated it, and there was nothing compelling me to play through the acts/stages again or even pick up the game. So it was sold and when I got my 360 fixed, I played it again and it didn't have the same problems like the PS2. Also, my initial shock of not having played a Sonic game was long dead, so I could really tell the stages, design, etc was good.

    Posted: September 4, 2010 2:16 AM
  • KGB21

    What cost $50 in 2000 would cost $61.68 in 2009.
    Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 2009 and 2000,
    they would cost you $50 and $39.04 respectively.

    Posted: September 3, 2010 9:06 PM
  • vegeto247

    I'm no mathematician, but after hearing the figures about X-Box Live's Gold Per Month vs Annual; you would think XBL Members would go Annually ( $60 + taxes / 12 = ~$5-7 a month) instead of the ridiculous Per Month ($9.99 + taxes x 12 = $119.88+). I believe the people who are complaining are the ones who pay Per Month plus any $60 game that comes out. Here's a good battle plan: Sacrifice 1 month's game to pay for XBL, then, next month get the blasted game!

    Posted: September 3, 2010 7:50 PM
  • Syrionus

    Other M happens right after Super Metroid. That's why there is no mention of the Prime series. Prime series came after this in the timeline. How can you not know that when it shows you in the beginning. Sounds like someone didn't pay attention while they were playing it.

    Posted: September 3, 2010 7:25 PM
  • Xtrac

    and another thing. Im not sure if the females in Uncharted are strong

    psychotic (like almost every other Uncharted character) sounds more correct for some reason

    Posted: September 3, 2010 5:17 PM
  • Xtrac

    Hey G4

    near death experience. Look it up and see what it can do to a person

    because thats what happened to Samus in Super Metroid

    Posted: September 3, 2010 5:13 PM
  • Covenant11

    Another word whose pronunciation is very important is "peanuts".

    Posted: September 3, 2010 4:51 PM