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on 8 June 2015
Simply put, I enjoyed this more than Metroid Prime!
I love the fact it's a side scrolling game again, you can run towards and away from the screen too, but the camera angle is still mostly fixed.
You can go into first person mode, like on Prime, by pointing the Wiimote at the screen, this helps you search for things (though there is no scanning of terminals and all sorts like there was in Prime) as well as attack enemies.
Controlling the game can be a bit strange, like mentioned above, going into first person view is easy enough to do, but you cant move in it, you can only look around and lock onto enemies, but the game does slow down slightly when you first switch to give you a second to get orientated.
Samus' usual array of weapons turn up, though gone are the days of blasting away enemies hoping to get more health and rockets, now you can refill your rockets at any stage and refill a part of your life bar when near death, but takes several seconds to do leaving you vulnerable.
Saving stations are frequent to refill you completely when needed.
Level design is mostly straightforward, you may get lost slightly but nothing like in Prime, you don't have to backtrack for ages to get to your next objective, also, there are no doors that respond to certain missiles, they are either open or locked (to be unlocked later in the game) or a bomb will get rid of them.
Combat is fun as you can now jump on enemies heads to blast them, or, if they are stunned, run up to them and perform a death move, which can be satisfying to watch.
The whole game and story is more cinematic, told through some pretty good CG cut scenes, sometimes telling you of Samus' past or just what is happening at the moment. Yes Samus does speak, mostly through her own thoughts and sometimes to other people, some people may have a problem with this but I don't, it makes it a better game and gives her more character, her voice acting can be a bit dodgy at times, but that's rare.
One of the main reasons I didn't like Prime that much was platforming doesn't work for me in FPS, it works far better in a side scroller, as it does in Other M.
In short, buy it now!