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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  • SeanTheArtist

    oh deaqr sweet god no, don't make the rest of the mertiod franchise like other m! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! i was very 'ify' on this game from the start. and till i play it, i can't completely judge. but, i will say this for the future franchise, let another American company take the helm again. maybe Retro! maybe someone else. Retro showed an American company could do it and do it damned great! i simply love the Prime series.

    Abbie, sorry to hear that people can be so narrow minded and just straight up rude. I appreciate you're input and keep it up. don't let the haters bring you down. bravo to you thinking for your self! uh oh! a woman thinking for her self? don don don! don't you need permission to open a door?

    Posted: September 2, 2010 1:40 PM
  • crocodilius

    Let's brainstorm for a moment.
    Reviews like this happen when you read too much literature, consider yourself overly intelligent and are just plain angry for no reason in particular. It's fantastic that you're an english major and a feminist but throwing that in peoples faces over a video game is kind of unpleasant.
    It's akin to some PETA moron complaining about Sonic the Hedgehog. "OMG Doctor Robotnik is turning animals into robots, we CANNOT ALLOW THIS, WE MUST BOMB SEGA!"

    In other words, I'm sorry Abbie had a bad day, but...chin up.

    Posted: September 2, 2010 1:10 PM
  • Byrdman-AGN

    AGAIN We Can't Listen to FEEDBACK on an iPod!!!

    [B]I am BAFFLED at the lack of technical know how with this Podcast[/B].

    This is ONLY Podcast that I subscribe to that has this [B]ONGOING[/B] issue!!!

    With 99.99% of the video podcasts I subscribe to, either the video can be listened in audio only format on a iPod (including the Classic) OR they would post an audio only version [B]simultaneously[/B] that users could [B]subscribe to in iTunes[/B]. Some even add a HD and iPod/iPhone version that users can subscribe to... nice!

    Someone involved with the Feedback Podcast changed the format awhile back so the video could no longer could be listened to in audio only format on ALL iPods.

    Instead of going to back to the original format, an audio only version was being posted on the Feedback website. Users had to leave iTunes, come to the website, download the audio only version, spend time labeling the the Podcast with Artist, Album & Genre information so that is looked correct in iTunes & the iPod and manually add the cover art. It was a pain in the ass, but it was better than a Podcast that can ONLY be viewed on a PC.

    Well now that's friggin' gone for the past four shows or so! My gawd, is this podcast being managed by interns in training???

    Why are they treating the viewers like this?!
    Get it together G4 Feedback Tech!!!!

    [B]We just want to be able to listen to the Feedback Podcast on ALL iPods![/B]

    Posted: September 2, 2010 1:08 PM
  • expl0siv0

    I really liked that question at the 40 minute mark. Most reviews I read are usually other reviews just reworded. And now that I think of it, it really makes me appreciate the other M review in that Abbie is really connected to this franchise yet it has disappointed.
    Also, "Change is good, when change is good" I love that quote from Matt Keil

    Posted: September 2, 2010 11:59 AM
  • skillsthatkills

    aww man Adam isn't here, but still a good show

    Posted: September 2, 2010 11:26 AM
  • S_N_E_S

    "3DS or bust!!"

    Posted: September 2, 2010 10:19 AM
  • krypto74

    The good news about the Taliban being in the MoH series is that this is EA, and they'll have a $2 DLC to change the name of Taliban to "Bally Tan!"

    Posted: September 2, 2010 10:17 AM
  • Zerhog

    Abbie, don't get down about what the tiny minded internet dwellers say about you or a game they havn't even played. It's the nature of the internet (just like Xbox Live) where people shine their ignorance like it's a badge of honor.

    And understand, a lot of the criticism you took wasn't because of the review itself, but how Morgan presented it on the air, which came across as an outright attack and like she was trying to stir up ill sentiment. Her tone of voice was very offensive. It was like she enjoyed poking the fanbase with a sharp stick whom she knew would get all up-in-arms. Her delivery came across as being very unprofessional. My beef is with her, not the review.

    Having played and beaten the game as of last night, I fully agree with your viewpoint, and I'm a Metroid FANATIC since the first one back in the day. You did a great job of explaining your views that nobody of any rational intelligence could find fault with. Thanks for looking out for us fans of Metroid, and yes, the game series itself.

    Posted: September 2, 2010 9:59 AM
  • Atari_Prime

    "Change is good, but you gotta make sure the change is good." I completely agree.

    Posted: September 2, 2010 8:06 AM
  • VonOverlord

    It's funny how Retro Studios was under such scrutiny by Nintendo of Japan because they didn't trust American developers, but the Metroid Prime series turned out great, yet Nintendo trusts their beloved franchise to a Japanese developer and I'm assuming with no one looking over Team Ninja's shoulder and what do you know? We have a Metroid game that's ruined with no Americans to blame! HA! Nintendo should have exercised as much control for Other M as the Prime series.
    What's this I hear that Samus is dependent on a man and now some whiny emo chick? It looks like they're trying to make Samus to appeal to Japanese customers while alienating American fans. That's too bad and it's also too bad that the developers didn't take the time in all of the time spent in making the game to use common sense in designing a practical control scheme. Maybe Team Ninja should stick to DoA and Ninja Gaiden.
    Who knows? Maybe in the next Dead or Alive volleyball game, they will now have Swimsuit Samus as an unlockable character!

    Posted: September 2, 2010 7:29 AM
  • Life79

    people need to stop complaining about the taliban segment of the medal of honor games. if you people cared so damn much there would be more than 1% of our population that serves, bleeds, and dies. stop being hiporcrits people. the vast majority of you dont fight, and arent affected by this war. if you dont have any skin in the game just give it a rest, and play the game its just a game jeez.

    Posted: September 2, 2010 7:28 AM
  • ShdwFox

    Now here is something that has been on my mind for a while but I really haven't gotten the chance to say yet. Consider the new video Kinect feature that needs to be added to X-Box Live. Does anybody else think the Kinect release was a ploy to try and convince X-Box 360 gamers that the price increase for using X-Box Live is more justified? Hear me out. I don't think they planned on the Kinect being a complete failure or anything like that. But, they may have considered that the Kinect would only make moderate sales. And that the X-Box Live price increase, which is due in large part to video Kinect; is going to be the real money maker. By releasing the Kinect, not only do you open gamers up to a gateway-product, but it also solidifies another reason they had to increase the price for X-Box Live. If their was no Kinect release at all, I think a lot more gamers would have been harder pressed justifying the new price increase.

    I know it sounds a bit like a conspiracy theory, but does anyone else agree/disagree?

    Posted: September 2, 2010 7:14 AM
  • stryker126

    I think $299 is much too high for the 3DS, and conflicts with what I feel has been Nintendo's strategy for a long time which is: Build a cheaper machine, with better games, and undercut the competition. It won't be over $250, and I'd predict $199, if only because at that point it becomes a no brainer that you want it instead of a PSP, or even an iPhone (if you're only interested in games).

    Posted: September 2, 2010 6:33 AM
  • Aristofiles

    hmm so now its ok to play as nazi, russian terorist, Vietcong ec but to play as a taliban is not ok? Damn! you Yanks never learn!

    Posted: September 2, 2010 6:17 AM
  • PuppetpalKlimp

    I beat Metroid last night and I gotta say, it's my favorite Metroid game. The controls were frantic and awesome, the boss fights were epic, the soundtrack was amazing, and overall (despite a few lines) the voice acting was well done and I liked how they portrayed Samus (just like the manga). I give it a 9.25 out of 10, and my favorite game this year

    Posted: September 2, 2010 6:08 AM
  • Fatpie42

    Star Wars Prequels comparison is perfect. Great point, well made. Thank you!

    Posted: September 2, 2010 5:51 AM
  • zenmastersamuraimonk

    i liked the stars prequels more than original

    Posted: September 2, 2010 5:29 AM
  • Fatpie42

    Abbie, your honesty in your review for this game has made me very keen to check out this website in the future. I am shocked at the name-calling you've received over this, not least when there is no small number of us equally appalled at this new game's odd amnesia about Samus' history. (And they have her fighting in high heels ffs!) Most importantly, it's clear that your criticisms come from a deep love of the franchise and I can really identify with that.

    Don't let the haters get you down and keep up the good work! :)

    Posted: September 2, 2010 5:06 AM
  • kfd056

    I read a comment here where someone said that samus never took orders from anyone in a metroid game. Metriod fusion anyone ?? Also she took at least one order in metroid prime 3.

    Posted: September 2, 2010 5:03 AM
  • ImprobabilityZero

    I'm glad this feedback happened. Getting a discussion about Metroid from multiple people was really good, and interestingly for me when some of the comments about the various people's enjoyment of the game, they did sound more silly when read out loud. Like the one Kevin read with the commenter enjoying the game despite getting the game I supposed hours after it came out.

    I thought it was a fun show. Watching Matt attempt some segues was pretty funny (however poor they seemed to be). The discussion with the question of the week was really good stuff. Actually what they mentioned about the other reviews were fascinating, because I felt the same way when I read the other ones (that others have constantly referenced as ones giving higher scores than Abbie). The weird thing is that they all critique the controls, but as the feedback team pointed out, glossed over some of the other elements.

    Just one other thing. There seems to be a fair amount of those that excuse the Samus characterization in the game by referring back to the manga. Obviously you can't unlearn what you've read in the manga, but try to look at it from the point of view of someone who has only played the games and followed the characters through that. Also (and I've commented this a few times), I would bet that the percentage of those that have played the whole series AND have followed the manga, are far far below that of those that have followed only the games, or only some of them. Why would you risk alienating the bulk of your fans by pulling out the "well you would understand the game a lot more if you had followed the whole manga series". Gears of War does it well where the characters don't change all that much between 1 and 2. However there are also novels that are storied events either between the games or before. You can enjoy 2 as much as 1, and the characterizations flow from one to the other, yet they never force you to read the books about certain events, despite them being hinted in the games. Why should it be any different here? Why do you have to force the manga on someone in order to maximize the enjoyment of a game as a prerequisite?

    Posted: September 2, 2010 3:01 AM