Metroid: Other M

Published by Nintendo, Developed by Team Ninja

Genres: Action / Shooting / Platformer (1 players)

US release date: Aug 31st, 2010 | EU release date: Sep 3rd, 2010

Metroid: Other M

For decades, Samus Aran has been known as one of the first female protagonists in video games, and one of the most enigmatic. Having traded her haunted past for the solitary life of a bounty hunter, Samus finally tells her own tale in this revealing, personal story of her failings, her flaws and ultimately her motivation.

Metroid: Other M is an unprecedented collaboration that blends the slick, action-packed production of the world-renowned Team Ninja development team with the game design talents of the creators of the original Metroid. Metroid: Other M is a dramatic new direction for a legendary franchise and a bold new blend between cinematics, storytelling and the best in interactive entertainment.

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-Metroid: Other M takes the best elements of 1st-person and 3rd-person gaming to create a seamless blend between gameplay, story-telling and dynamic cinematography, that feels like a movie the player can control. Players hold the Wii Remote controller sideways while navigating and battling in 3rd-person. However, at any moment, players can switch immediately to Wii Remote pointer controls to examine and explore the environments in 1st-person perspective.

-Metroid fans know more about Samus' suits and weapons than they do about what drives her. That's about to change. The story begins immediately following the events of Super Metroid, when a baby Metroid gave its life to protect Samus. With voice acting and a rich story, players learn the engaging backstory of Samus as she weaves through an action-packed adventure aboard the Bottle Ship, a decommissioned space facility. As she hurtles into this new adventure, Samus will encounter her first mentor and Commanding Officer of the Galactic Federation, Adam Malkovich.

-The development of Metroid: Other M is an exciting collaboration between Nintendo's Yoshio Sakamoto and Team Ninja. Sakamoto was the director of Super Metroid in 1994. Team Ninja is the renowned action developer of Ninja Gaiden. Metroid: Other M pairs Sakamoto's expert level design and exploratory focus of the classic Metroid series with Team Ninja's signature stylish, no-holds-barred action.

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Metroid: Other M has been controversial, to say the least. Differences to the core Metroid gameplay, along with a third-party developer have alarmed and alienated fans. Now that the game is finally here, does it deliver or stumble in conveying Samus Aran's latest tale? Other...read full review

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Brawler 200 said:

First galaxy and now this.

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YoshLee said:

I loved Corruption so all I can say is this is going on my list.

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monkeylemur said:

Looks like this one's going to make us actually connect with the characters in a 3rd person 3D metroid game.

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YoshLee said:

I heard this is going to be the first metroid game where Samus has actual dialogue.

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Mischief Shadow said:

It looks great so far, but they BETTER NOT screw up the core metroid feeling.

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ALEX said:

METROID is asuom-BOOM.

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Shade said:

This looks to be one of Wii's nicest looking games. The voice acting is very good, they did not make Samus sound like a slut, the videos I have seen of the game shows that it's really been pushed to the limits. I know I'm sort of reviewing a game before its release, no game has ever made me do that. The detail of this game truly is something and one that makes me proud to think Nintendo is the best. I don't think the controls will work too well but we will see.

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Dar foofen said:

New from Nintendo Iron mans girlfriend.

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