History VideoGame / MetroidOtherM

23rd Feb '17 10:52:46 PM RacattackForce
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The second original ''{{Franchise/Metroid}}'' game for the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, the first being ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', followed by its CompilationRerelease ''Metroid Prime Trilogy''. Developed by Project M -- which includes team members from Team Ninja (of ''{{VideoGame/Dead or Alive}}'' fame), Nintendo SPD Production Group 1, and D-Rockets -- the game is a third person action-adventure game that combines both 2D and 3D [[PlatformGame platforming]]. As an homage to the mechanics of the original ''[[VideoGame/{{Metroid1}} Metroid]]'' as well as ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'', the game is substantially different from the ''Prime'' trilogy.

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The second original ''{{Franchise/Metroid}}'' game for the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, the first being ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', followed by its CompilationRerelease ''Metroid Prime Trilogy''. Developed by Project M -- which includes team members from Team Ninja (of ''{{VideoGame/Dead or Alive}}'' fame), Nintendo SPD Production Group 1, and D-Rockets -- the game is a third person action-adventure game that combines both 2D and 3D [[PlatformGame platforming]]. As an homage to the mechanics of the original ''[[VideoGame/{{Metroid1}} Metroid]]'' as well as ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'', the game is substantially different from the ''Prime'' trilogy.
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''Other M'' was intended by series director Yoshio Sakamoto to be the franchise's narrative high point, with the gameplay being a modern take on the mechanics of ''VideoGame/Metroid1''. However, after release, it became [[ContestedSequel divisive at best among fans]] due to its gameplay veering away from the {{Metroidvania}} genre the franchise helped create and its narrative being viewed as poorly-written IdiotPlot (among many, ''many'' other things).

23rd Feb '17 1:35:02 PM GahmahRaan
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* GuideDangIt: Why yes, you DO have to use [[spoiler:a power bomb]] on the [[spoiler:Queen Metroid.]] No, the game does not make you aware of the fact that they are unlocked at that point.

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* GuideDangIt: GuideDangIt:
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Why yes, you DO have to use [[spoiler:a power bomb]] on the [[spoiler:Queen Metroid.]] No, the game does not make you aware of the fact that they are unlocked at that point.point.
** An AllThereInTheManual example, the game itself doesn't tell you some enemy attacks can be counter-attacked by pressing the 1 Button. And knowing which attacks can be countered requires experimentation or a guide since the game doesn't provide button prompts.
** Neither in the manual nor the game itself does it tell you that you can use the Sense Move while in first-person view, aside from a green border around the screen before the attack connects.
16th Feb '17 3:58:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Futureshadowing}}: Lots of it for ''MetroidFusion''.

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* {{Futureshadowing}}: Lots of it for ''MetroidFusion''.''VideoGame/MetroidFusion''.
12th Jan '17 4:21:30 PM Rebu
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* HollywoodTactics: For such a decorated military figure Adam sure does use a lot of these. Not only does he begin the operation by splitting the squad up to explore the Bottle Ship's different areas alone despite admitting that communication is impossible except at the ship's own communication rooms but when given a major unexpected asset in Samus Aran, a woman who is more heavily armed than the entire squad put together times ten, specializes in exploring and securing hostile environments and is the only person he can remain in constant communication with, proceeds to heavily restrict her armaments, defenses and methods. His first job for her is to then get her to go turn on the lights.

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* HollywoodTactics: For such a decorated "[[Videogame/MetroidFusion brilliant military figure mind]]" Adam sure does use a lot of these. Not only does he begin the operation by splitting these.
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the squad up to explore the Bottle Ship's different areas alone despite admitting that alone, even though he knows communication is impossible except at the ship's own communication rooms but when given a major unexpected asset in Samus Aran, rooms.
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a woman who is more heavily armed than the entire squad put together ten times ten, over, specializes in exploring and securing hostile environments and is the only person he can remain in constant communication with, proceeds to heavily restrict with. What does Adam do with this major windfall? Heavily restricts her armaments, defenses and methods. His first job for her is to then get her to her: go turn on the lights.



** He's also described in the previous game as being something of a military genius, with Samus using the phrase "perfect military mind" in her ending monologue in Fusion. The man we see in this game is somewhat oblivious to things going on around him and makes a few very questionable decisions, as well as [[spoiler:losing all but one of his squad, including himself]].

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** He's also described in the previous game Fusion as being something of a military genius, with Samus using the phrase "perfect military mind" in her ending monologue in Fusion. The man we see in this game is somewhat oblivious to things going on around him and [[HollywoodTactics makes a few very questionable decisions, decisions]], as well as [[spoiler:losing all but one of his squad, including himself]].
17th Dec '16 11:38:48 AM Kayube
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* EnemyScan: Locking on to a boss in first-person mode allows you to see its health meter for the rest of the fight.
16th Dec '16 11:44:50 PM Kayube
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** The restriction fails to stay consistent when Samus finds a brand new power-up like the Diffusion Beam, and immediately activates it without waiting for Adam's permission.

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** The restriction fails to stay consistent when Samus finds a brand new power-up like the Diffusion Beam, and immediately activates it without waiting for Adam's permission. And then, while Samus does activate a power on her own after [[spoiler:losing contact with Adam]], even after [[spoiler:Adam ''dies'', leaving Samus with no supervision,]] Samus still refuses to turn on the [[spoiler:Power Bomb]] until she absolutely has to use it.
16th Dec '16 11:41:54 PM Kayube
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* AbortedArc: The sub-plot with The Deleter just kind of cuts off, but with the clues presented it becomes easy to figure out the Deleter's identity and what ultimately happened to him. [[spoiler:The fact that James's body lies in the same room where Samus left him implies he was the culprit]]. Neither Samus herself, nor any other character for that matter, ever mentions the Deleter past the point where the sub-plot drops off, though.

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* AbortedArc: The sub-plot with The Deleter just kind of cuts off, but with the clues presented it becomes easy to figure out the Deleter's identity and what ultimately happened to him. [[spoiler:The fact that James's body lies [[spoiler:Of the last two plausible suspects, one (K.G.) was dumped in the same room where lava by the Deleter, and Samus left him implies he was never found out what happened to him. James, the culprit]].last remaining suspect, is found having clearly not been thrown in lava; thus, he has to have been the one]]. Neither Samus herself, nor any other character for that matter, ever mentions the Deleter past the point where the sub-plot drops off, though.
13th Dec '16 10:22:24 AM theenglishman
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:[[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Anthony is the only survivor of Adam's squad, and even his fake-out "death" happens after lots of other squad members are toast.]]

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:[[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Anthony is the only survivor of Adam's squad, and even his fake-out "death" DisneyDeath happens after lots of other squad members are toast.]]
14th Oct '16 3:33:48 PM nombretomado
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* BlindIdiotTranslation: As ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' pointed out in their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqFm1ei6mjo postmortem on the game]], the translation isn't incomprehensible, but it ''is'' littered with badly-rewritten artifacts of the original Japanese script, including the tell-tale use of "a certain" from implicit-subject languages like Japanese, and some of the awkward phrasing mocked under Memetic Mutation.

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* BlindIdiotTranslation: As ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' ''WebAnimation/ExtraCredits'' pointed out in their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqFm1ei6mjo postmortem on the game]], the translation isn't incomprehensible, but it ''is'' littered with badly-rewritten artifacts of the original Japanese script, including the tell-tale use of "a certain" from implicit-subject languages like Japanese, and some of the awkward phrasing mocked under Memetic Mutation.
9th Oct '16 12:01:25 AM DustSnitch
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* DullSurprise: Samus during her monologues. Less so when she actually talks with the others, but still. This was deliberately done, since emotional detachment is considered {{badass}} in Japan, though it admittedly can come across as rather jarring to a Western audience.

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* DullSurprise: Samus during her monologues. Less so when she actually talks with the others, but still. This was deliberately done, since emotional detachment is considered {{badass}} badass in Japan, though it admittedly can come across as rather jarring to a Western audience.



* LostInTranslation: Sakamoto, despite barely speaking English, insisted on overseeing the English localization of his precious script. As a result a lot character was lost, such as Samus being TheStoic (considered {{Badass}} in Japanese, but in English it just makes you sound [[ShellShockedVeteran brain-damaged]]) and Adam being slightly less abusive. [[NeverASelfMadeWoman Slightly]].

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* LostInTranslation: Sakamoto, despite barely speaking English, insisted on overseeing the English localization of his precious script. As a result a lot character was lost, such as Samus being TheStoic (considered {{Badass}} badass in Japanese, but in English it just makes you sound [[ShellShockedVeteran brain-damaged]]) and Adam being slightly less abusive. [[NeverASelfMadeWoman Slightly]].
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