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Metroid: Other M (Wii)
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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!
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on 18 July 2013
the game was fun to play but was let down by its shortness roughly 10 hours of game play more if you get all collectibles.
Some things i didn't like were that its very difficult to die as when close to death it gives you a chance to replenish health (1 - 2 bars worth) which also replenishes your missiles completely. As there are no health / missile replenishment's from fallen enemies, saving was very frequent every 10 - 15 mins roughly which replenished health and missiles.
But the worst things in the game were the missile targeting which were in first person mode which meant going from holding the controller sideways to pointing at the screen and manually aiming which most of the time proved to be impossible.
The other thing i didn't like was during portions of the game it would switch to first person mode with finding something being the objective but this tended to be slow and boring as what you were looking for often proved to be small and easily overlooked.
Overall i'd recommend this to fans of the series but if you are looking for something closer to the Nes and Snes classics i would recommended the Metroid Prime series
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on 3 September 2010
The METROID franchise was slowly going astray, falling "victim" to innovations that mostly worked yet, at the same time, were turning METROID games into a typical space shooter. Don't get me wrong, I greatly enjoyed the Metroid Prime: Trilogy - it just did not give off the sense of a classic METROID game. Well, NINTENDO made sure to take care of that.

THE OTHER M is an old-school platform shooter, only equipped with the latest innovations that enhance rather than hinder the true character of the game. Samus Aran can now move in 3D (and not only in a sidescrolling manner), yet this is and feels like a classic platform game. There is some puzzle-solving and expect to spend quite some time in the form of a morphing ball, zipping through pipes, bypassing obstacles, unlocking security doors and finding powerups; and the FirstPerson perspective is still available to deliver devastating missile shots (while keeping Samus stationary and vulnerable to enemy attacks, one cannot play the game as an FPS). Nevertheless, this is an pure action-shooter game that is greatly enjoyable.

Visually this must be the best game I ever played on Wii, with beautiful and distinct environments than never get boring and never interfere with the gameplay. And, following the tradition of the classic Metroid games, the THE OTHER M experience is enhanced by great orchestral music. Nothing epic, but it sure fits the mood of the scene it accompanies.

THE OTHER M is a tad story-heavier than I would have liked and the cinematic sequences are unskipable(?) whereas, annoyingly, the story at times throws Samus in the midst of her enemies with minimal firepower and often without her Varia suit. Other than those minor complains (and it being a bit short), this is one of the best games I have ever played on a console.
I dare say, this is a title that is comparable to the monumental Super Metroid.

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on 20 September 2015
Im samus let me ruin your childhood view of me being a badass silent protagonist by not shutting the hell up with terrible exposition and shoddy dislogue that takes you completely out of the experience. 1 star this is NOT A METROID GAME!
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on 16 April 2015
Metroid Fans beware: This is not a good Metroid game, both in story and gameplay. It is a lackluster linear action adventure with a melodramatic story that fails to fit in tone and content with the rest of the Metroid games.
It's playable at best, mainly due to some heavy control difficulties that hinder any kind of enjoyment in the game. Ignore the story and you've got an average Team Ninja Action game. Get Metroid Prime Trilogy instead.
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on 16 December 2017
Great service and value - thanks.
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on 12 February 2015
My first Metroid game for many years and let me say it was a good call, Metroid Other M brings great gameplay, great story, graphics, and voice acting for a 2010 game. This is a classic case of an underrated game and i think if your a true Metroid fan you need to pick up a copy and play, all the reviews it got saying 8/10 or 3/5 were not kidding around, this is one of the best Metroid games out there
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on 20 March 2016
Great game, was bashed for no spectacular reason.
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on 22 March 2017
I love metroid and other M does not dissapoint
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on 11 February 2014
well this is metroid on the wii as expected harder than a block of anchor at the north pole. If you like the metroid series you are going to like this and if you've a nintendo you probably played at least one of the series.
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