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20th May '18 9:38:07 AM Bismuth83
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[[WMG: Things don't add up here because in-universe, this is a movie]]
I mean, when you look at the more cinematic presentation, the fact that Samus has a birthmark on her chin (because she'd be played by an actor), the fact that several parts of the story (the Chozo raising her, for instance) were changed or omitted outright, the fact that Samus is a lot more emotional here, the design changes (Samus's Gravity Suit is indicated by the suit glowing because they thought the purple design looked silly) Doesn't that seem like the kind of stuff that happens in video game movies?
31st Mar '18 11:51:52 AM UFOLoche
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* Except every single bit of material shows she's long since gotten over it. Even the argument of "He came back from the dead" doesn't hold water. It's honestly far more plausible that the game was just very poorly written.

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* Except every single bit of material shows she's long since gotten over it. Even the argument of "He came back from the dead" doesn't hold water. It's honestly far more plausible that the game was just very poorly written.
written. Except for Anthony, Anthony is perfect.
31st Mar '18 11:50:44 AM UFOLoche
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*Except every single bit of material shows she's long since gotten over it. Even the argument of "He came back from the dead" doesn't hold water. It's honestly far more plausible that the game was just very poorly written.
2nd Mar '18 6:09:06 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* Jossed for reasons noted below under the "James was the Deleter" entry.
18th Feb '18 3:03:09 PM nombretomado
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Such a strategy is certainly not foreign to the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series. Recall back to the time of ''Echoes'' and ''Hunters''. Like ''Other M'', neither of these games broke the million units sold barrier thanks to certain aspects that alienated customers. So when ''Corruption'' came around, RetroStudios took out or de-emphasized the parts that critics didn't like (limited ammo for all non-Power Beam weapons, excessive linearity, multiplayer, unbalanced difficulty, etc.) while retaining and expanding on the bits that critics ''did'' like (emphasis on other hunters besides Samus, flying around in the gunship, free aiming, etc.). The same is bound to happen with the next game; the disliked bits (Samus' characterization and narration, the linearity, the length of cutscenes, the "authorization" mechanic, etc.) will be expunged or altered, while the well-liked bits (the smooth controls, the refocusing on advanced platforming, the faster pace, the concept of a more complex plot, etc.) will be improved upon.

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Such a strategy is certainly not foreign to the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series. Recall back to the time of ''Echoes'' and ''Hunters''. Like ''Other M'', neither of these games broke the million units sold barrier thanks to certain aspects that alienated customers. So when ''Corruption'' came around, RetroStudios Creator/RetroStudios took out or de-emphasized the parts that critics didn't like (limited ammo for all non-Power Beam weapons, excessive linearity, multiplayer, unbalanced difficulty, etc.) while retaining and expanding on the bits that critics ''did'' like (emphasis on other hunters besides Samus, flying around in the gunship, free aiming, etc.). The same is bound to happen with the next game; the disliked bits (Samus' characterization and narration, the linearity, the length of cutscenes, the "authorization" mechanic, etc.) will be expunged or altered, while the well-liked bits (the smooth controls, the refocusing on advanced platforming, the faster pace, the concept of a more complex plot, etc.) will be improved upon.
31st Jan '18 6:18:00 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises So his master plan was crashing the operation with no survivors?]]
2nd Jan '18 11:30:06 AM PeabodySam
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* Considering the massive backlash from the characterization, this is quite possible.
** The only "massive backlash" I've seen was in that Series/XPlay review, and that was just because they hate anything written like a JRpg.
*** Look around the Internet. You'll see things.
*** Heck, just scroll up and click on the JBM link.
*** Even Wiki/ThatOtherWiki with all its restrictions is able to state that Samus's new characterisation is near-universally disliked.
*** This game is universally disliked *even in Japan*. It was supposedly made for Japanese audiences since they didn't really care for the approach the Prime games took, and that was the stated reason for the weird out of character characterizations. But this game flopped hard even in Japan. It sold worse in Japan than the Prime games did there. Other M did not sell well in *any* markets, it is pretty much universally agreed that it is a bad game.
*** http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?page=1&results=200&name=metroid&platform=&minSales=0&publisher=&genre=&sort=GL
*** http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii/metroid-other-m

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* Considering Confirmed. The next two ''Metroid'' games, ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeFederationForce'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'', return Samus to her pre-''Other M'' characterization as a silent stoic badass who leaves the massive backlash from the characterization, this is quite possible.
** The only "massive backlash" I've seen was
Galactic Federation in that Series/XPlay review, and that was just because they hate anything written like a JRpg.
*** Look around the Internet. You'll see things.
*** Heck, just scroll up and click on the JBM link.
*** Even Wiki/ThatOtherWiki with all its restrictions is able to state that Samus's new characterisation is near-universally disliked.
*** This game is universally disliked *even in Japan*. It was supposedly made for Japanese audiences since they didn't really care for the approach the Prime games took, and that was the stated reason for the weird out
awe of character characterizations. But this game flopped hard even in Japan. It sold worse in Japan than the Prime games did there. Other M did not sell well in *any* markets, it is pretty much universally agreed that it is a bad game.
*** http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?page=1&results=200&name=metroid&platform=&minSales=0&publisher=&genre=&sort=GL
*** http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii/metroid-other-m
her prowess.
24th Sep '17 11:28:33 PM ImSpidey2
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* Beyond the jumbled or changed to the point of being unidentifiable flashbacks, the rest of the game is ThroughTheEyesOfMadness, hence stuff like the Deleter subplot. It oversaw Samus' journey through Zebes in ''Super'' and recreated Samus' appearance, just out of its own memory, and just went with it. Why?...Because [[ForTheEvulz it felt like it, apparently.]] The only plot points in the game that are 100% real are three things: the whole Metroid cloning process, Nightmare, and Ridley. That's it. The rest is basically SA-X screwing around and misinterpretating almost everything in different ways. Melissa Bergman? Just a harmless scientist. [[spoiler:SA-X just randomly assumes the "[[BrainUploading truth]]" about MB.]] [[spoiler:Phantoon?]] Actually a GF ship trying to gun SA-X down because of [[spoiler:it murdering MB.]] Plus, it probably didn't know much about Samus nor humans in general anyway, therefore, it [[CharacterDerailment gets her character all wrong.]] The redesign of the Gravity Suit also helps, since it probably didn't even know how her ''suit'' works, too. It's only after trying to infect Samus and obtaining the infected portions of Samus' Power Suit parts that it knows what it's doing. Regardless, the battle with the SA-X in ''Fusion'' probably had it saying [[MemeticMutation "the baby the baby the baby the baby"]] non-stop.


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* Beyond the jumbled or changed to the point of being unidentifiable flashbacks, the rest of the game is ThroughTheEyesOfMadness, hence stuff like the Deleter subplot. It oversaw Samus' journey through Zebes in ''Super'' and recreated Samus' appearance, just out of its own memory, and just went with it. Why?...Because [[ForTheEvulz it felt like it, apparently.]] The only plot points in the game that are 100% real are three four things: Adam's existence, the whole Metroid cloning process, Nightmare, and Ridley. That's it. The rest is basically SA-X screwing around and misinterpretating almost everything in different ways. Melissa Bergman? Just a harmless scientist. [[spoiler:SA-X just randomly assumes the "[[BrainUploading truth]]" about MB.]] [[spoiler:Phantoon?]] Actually a GF ship trying to gun SA-X down because of [[spoiler:it murdering MB.]] Plus, it probably didn't know much about Samus nor humans in general anyway, therefore, it [[CharacterDerailment gets her character all wrong.]] The redesign of the Gravity Suit also helps, since it probably didn't even know how her ''suit'' works, too. It's only after trying to infect Samus and obtaining the infected portions of Samus' Power Suit parts that it knows what it's doing. Regardless, the battle with the SA-X in ''Fusion'' probably had it saying [[MemeticMutation "the baby the baby the baby the baby"]] non-stop.

19th Sep '17 4:32:27 AM ImSpidey2
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* Beyond the jumbled or changed to the point of being unidentifiable flashbacks, the rest of the game is ThroughTheEyesOfMadness, hence stuff like the Deleter subplot. It oversaw Samus' journey through Zebes in ''Super'' and recreated Samus' appearance, just out of its own memory, and just went with it. Why?...Because [[ForTheEvulz it felt like it, apparently.]] The only plot points in the game that are 100% real are two things: the whole Metroid cloning process, and Ridley. That's it. The rest is basically SA-X screwing around and misinterpretating almost everything in different ways. Melissa Bergman? Just a harmless scientist. [[spoiler:SA-X just randomly assumes the "[[BrainUploading truth]]" about MB.]] [[spoiler:Phantoon?]] Actually a GF ship trying to gun SA-X down because of [[spoiler:it murdering MB.]] Plus, it probably didn't know much about Samus nor humans in general anyway, therefore, it [[CharacterDerailment gets her character all wrong.]] The redesign of the Gravity Suit also helps, since it probably didn't even know how her ''suit'' works, too. It's only after trying to infect Samus and obtaining the infected portions of Samus' Power Suit parts that it knows what it's doing. Regardless, the battle with the SA-X in ''Fusion'' probably had it saying [[MemeticMutation "the baby the baby the baby the baby"]] non-stop.


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* Beyond the jumbled or changed to the point of being unidentifiable flashbacks, the rest of the game is ThroughTheEyesOfMadness, hence stuff like the Deleter subplot. It oversaw Samus' journey through Zebes in ''Super'' and recreated Samus' appearance, just out of its own memory, and just went with it. Why?...Because [[ForTheEvulz it felt like it, apparently.]] The only plot points in the game that are 100% real are two three things: the whole Metroid cloning process, Nightmare, and Ridley. That's it. The rest is basically SA-X screwing around and misinterpretating almost everything in different ways. Melissa Bergman? Just a harmless scientist. [[spoiler:SA-X just randomly assumes the "[[BrainUploading truth]]" about MB.]] [[spoiler:Phantoon?]] Actually a GF ship trying to gun SA-X down because of [[spoiler:it murdering MB.]] Plus, it probably didn't know much about Samus nor humans in general anyway, therefore, it [[CharacterDerailment gets her character all wrong.]] The redesign of the Gravity Suit also helps, since it probably didn't even know how her ''suit'' works, too. It's only after trying to infect Samus and obtaining the infected portions of Samus' Power Suit parts that it knows what it's doing. Regardless, the battle with the SA-X in ''Fusion'' probably had it saying [[MemeticMutation "the baby the baby the baby the baby"]] non-stop.

15th Sep '17 12:35:49 AM ImSpidey2
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* Beyond the jumbled or changed to the point of being unidentifiable flashbacks, the rest of the game is ThroughTheEyesOfMadness, hence stuff like the Deleter subplot. It oversaw Samus' journey through Zebes in ''Super'' and recreated Samus' appearance, just out of its own memory, and just went with it. Why?...Because [[ForTheEvulz it felt like it, apparently.]] The only plot points in the game that are 100% real are two things: the whole Metroid cloning process, and Ridley. That's it. The rest is basically SA-X screwing around and misinterpretating almost everything in different ways.
Melissa Bergman? Just a harmless scientist. [[spoiler:SA-X just randomly assumes the "[[BrainUploading truth]]" about MB.]]
[[spoiler:Phantoon?]] Actually a GF ship trying to gun SA-X down because of [[spoiler:it murdering MB.]]
Plus, it probably didn't know much about Samus nor humans in general anyway, therefore, it [[CharacterDerailment gets her character all wrong.]] The redesign of the Gravity Suit also helps, since it probably didn't even know how her ''suit'' works, too. It's only after trying to infect Samus and obtaining the infected portions of Samus' Power Suit parts that it knows what it's doing. Regardless, the battle with the SA-X in ''Fusion'' probably had it saying [[MemeticMutation "the baby the baby the baby the baby"]] non-stop.


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* Beyond the jumbled or changed to the point of being unidentifiable flashbacks, the rest of the game is ThroughTheEyesOfMadness, hence stuff like the Deleter subplot. It oversaw Samus' journey through Zebes in ''Super'' and recreated Samus' appearance, just out of its own memory, and just went with it. Why?...Because [[ForTheEvulz it felt like it, apparently.]] The only plot points in the game that are 100% real are two things: the whole Metroid cloning process, and Ridley. That's it. The rest is basically SA-X screwing around and misinterpretating almost everything in different ways. \n Melissa Bergman? Just a harmless scientist. [[spoiler:SA-X just randomly assumes the "[[BrainUploading truth]]" about MB.]]
]] [[spoiler:Phantoon?]] Actually a GF ship trying to gun SA-X down because of [[spoiler:it murdering MB.]]
]] Plus, it probably didn't know much about Samus nor humans in general anyway, therefore, it [[CharacterDerailment gets her character all wrong.]] The redesign of the Gravity Suit also helps, since it probably didn't even know how her ''suit'' works, too. It's only after trying to infect Samus and obtaining the infected portions of Samus' Power Suit parts that it knows what it's doing. Regardless, the battle with the SA-X in ''Fusion'' probably had it saying [[MemeticMutation "the baby the baby the baby the baby"]] non-stop.

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