History YMMV / MetroidOtherM

7th Feb '16 9:23:51 AM Darthrai
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** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and she follows orders from a father figure [[spoiler:who ends up dying]] (like in many origin stories) which spurs her to act more independently. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic. Some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel and/or that he awkwardly shoehorned elements of Samus' origin story from the manga into a later part of the timeline [[InfoDump simply to regurgitate those backstory elements]] [[ContinuityLockout for people who didn't read the manga]], resulting on a plot that's [[SoOkayItsAverage okay]] by its own merits but disregards anything that happened in the other games except the baby Metroid and the destruction of Zebes.
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** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and she follows orders from a father figure [[spoiler:who ends up dying]] (like in many origin stories) which spurs her to act more independently. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic. Some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel and/or that he awkwardly shoehorned elements of Samus' manga origin story from the manga into a later part of the timeline [[InfoDump simply to regurgitate those backstory elements]] [[ContinuityLockout for people who didn't read the manga]], resulting on a plot that's [[SoOkayItsAverage okay]] by its own merits but disregards anything that happened in the other games except the baby Metroid and the destruction of Zebes.
7th Feb '16 9:23:08 AM Darthrai
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** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and she follows orders from a father figure [[spoiler:who ends up dying]] (like in many origin stories) which spurs her to act more independently. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic, and some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel and/or that he shoehorned elements of Samus' origin story from the manga into a later part of the timeline [[InfoDump for the sake of showing that Samus had those experiences in the least subtle way possible]], resulting on a plot that's [[SoOkayItsAverage okay]] by its own merits but disregards anything that happened in the other games except the baby Metroid and the destruction of Zebes.
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** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and she follows orders from a father figure [[spoiler:who ends up dying]] (like in many origin stories) which spurs her to act more independently. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic, and some FridgeLogic. Some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel and/or that he awkwardly shoehorned elements of Samus' origin story from the manga into a later part of the timeline [[InfoDump for the sake of showing that Samus had simply to regurgitate those experiences in backstory elements]] [[ContinuityLockout for people who didn't read the least subtle way possible]], manga]], resulting on a plot that's [[SoOkayItsAverage okay]] by its own merits but disregards anything that happened in the other games except the baby Metroid and the destruction of Zebes.
7th Feb '16 9:21:44 AM Darthrai
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** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and she follows orders from a father figure [[spoiler:who ends up dying]] (like in many origin stories) which spurs her to act more independently. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic, and some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel, resulting on a plot that's [[SoOkayItsAverage okay]] by its own merits but disregards anything that happened in the other games except the baby Metroid and the destruction of Zebes.
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** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and she follows orders from a father figure [[spoiler:who ends up dying]] (like in many origin stories) which spurs her to act more independently. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic, and some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel, sequel and/or that he shoehorned elements of Samus' origin story from the manga into a later part of the timeline [[InfoDump for the sake of showing that Samus had those experiences in the least subtle way possible]], resulting on a plot that's [[SoOkayItsAverage okay]] by its own merits but disregards anything that happened in the other games except the baby Metroid and the destruction of Zebes.
7th Feb '16 9:18:32 AM Darthrai
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** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and follows orders from a father figure [[spoiler:who ends up dying]] (like in many origin stories) spurring Samus to act more independently. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic, and some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel, resulting on a plot that's [[SoOkayItsAverage okay]] by its own merits but disregards anything that happened in the other games except the baby Metroid and the destruction of Zebes.
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** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and she follows orders from a father figure [[spoiler:who ends up dying]] (like in many origin stories) spurring Samus which spurs her to act more independently. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic, and some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel, resulting on a plot that's [[SoOkayItsAverage okay]] by its own merits but disregards anything that happened in the other games except the baby Metroid and the destruction of Zebes.
7th Feb '16 9:17:49 AM Darthrai
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** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and follows orders from a father figure [[spoiler:who ends up dying which spurs Samus to act more independently]], like in many origin stories. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic, and some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel, resulting on a plot that's [[SoOkayItsAverage okay]] by its own merits but disregards anything that happened in the other games except the baby Metroid and the destruction of Zebes.
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** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and follows orders from a father figure [[spoiler:who ends up dying which spurs dying]] (like in many origin stories) spurring Samus to act more independently]], like in many origin stories.independently. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic, and some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel, resulting on a plot that's [[SoOkayItsAverage okay]] by its own merits but disregards anything that happened in the other games except the baby Metroid and the destruction of Zebes.
7th Feb '16 9:16:36 AM Darthrai
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** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and [[spoiler:the death of the father figure]] is a common element in many origin stories. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic, and some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel, resulting on a plot that's [[SoOkayItsAverage okay]] by its own merits but disregards anything that happened in the other games except the baby Metroid and the destruction of Zebes.
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** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and [[spoiler:the death of the follows orders from a father figure]] is a common element figure [[spoiler:who ends up dying which spurs Samus to act more independently]], like in many origin stories. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic, and some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel, resulting on a plot that's [[SoOkayItsAverage okay]] by its own merits but disregards anything that happened in the other games except the baby Metroid and the destruction of Zebes.
7th Feb '16 9:12:46 AM Darthrai
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** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and [[spoiler:the death of the father figure]] is a common element in many origin stories. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic, and some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel.
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** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and [[spoiler:the death of the father figure]] is a common element in many origin stories. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic, and some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel.sequel, resulting on a plot that's [[SoOkayItsAverage okay]] by its own merits but disregards anything that happened in the other games except the baby Metroid and the destruction of Zebes.
7th Feb '16 9:10:50 AM Darthrai
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: They wasted at least four perfectly good plots: Samus' backstory and connection with Adam, the conspiracy with the Deleter and corruption within the Federation, Samus overcoming Ridley's reappearance, and [[GoneHorriblyRight the disaster around MB]]. Any one of those plots could have supported a whole game narrative in their own right, but the way the game spreads them all throughout means none are given the attention they deserve to fully develop. Worse is that the Ridley and Deleter subplots were both used for two VERY controversial details in the story: make Samus look vulnerable, and cast doubt on Adam, respectively. Aside from killing the Metroid Queen and the aliens, nothing Samus did ever fazed either subplot or purpose, and both plots [[AbortedArc are aborted]] moments before the FinalBoss.
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: ** They wasted at least four perfectly good plots: Samus' backstory and connection with Adam, the conspiracy with the Deleter and corruption within the Federation, Samus overcoming Ridley's reappearance, and [[GoneHorriblyRight the disaster around MB]]. Any one of those plots could have supported a whole game narrative in their own right, but the way the game spreads them all throughout means none are given the attention they deserve to fully develop. Worse is that the Ridley and Deleter subplots were both used for two VERY controversial details in the story: make Samus look vulnerable, and cast doubt on Adam, respectively. Aside from killing the Metroid Queen and the aliens, nothing Samus did ever fazed either subplot or purpose, and both plots [[AbortedArc are aborted]] moments before the FinalBoss.FinalBoss. ** Some feel that the general plot of ''Other M'' would have been much better as an origin story, as the game contains many prequel-like elements; Samus looks and acts like an inexperienced teenager, her reaction to Ridley is exactly the same as one of her earliest encounters with him in the manga, and [[spoiler:the death of the father figure]] is a common element in many origin stories. As it is, the game's placement in the timeline causes tons of controversy and FridgeLogic, and some people believe that Sakamoto couldn't make up his mind on whether he wanted ''Other M'' to be a prequel or a sequel.
6th Feb '16 8:53:53 PM Darthrai
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** The game either provides Samus with long-needed character development, or it turns her from an awesomely [[TheStoic stoic]] {{Badass}} into a stereotypical moeblob. Consequently, there are some who believe that Samus' portrayal, while flawed, caused so much controversy [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/image/372 because fans envisioned her]] as a "[[DistaffCounterpart female]] [[RatedMForManly manly man]]" of sorts, which was reinforced by early American material giving her masculine traits and depicting her as an extremely buff AmazonianBeauty.
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** The game either provides Samus with long-needed character development, or it turns her from an awesomely [[TheStoic stoic]] {{Badass}} into a stereotypical moeblob. Consequently, there There are some who don't find Samus' portrayal to be as awful and destructive as detractors make it out to be, and believe that Samus' portrayal, while flawed, caused so much most of the controversy is [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/image/372 because fans envisioned her]] Samus]] as a "[[DistaffCounterpart female]] [[RatedMForManly manly man]]" of sorts, which sorts (which was reinforced by early American material giving her masculine traits and depicting her as an extremely buff AmazonianBeauty.AmazonianBeauty).
6th Feb '16 8:52:20 PM Darthrai
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** The game either provides Samus with long-needed character development, or it turns her from an awesomely [[TheStoic stoic]] {{Badass}} into a stereotypical moeblob. Consequently, there are some who believe that Samus' portrayal, while flawed, mostly came across as such as disappointment [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/image/372 because fans envisioned her]] as a "[[DistaffCounterpart female]] [[RatedMForManly manly man]]" of sorts, which was reinforced by early American material giving her masculine traits and depicting her as an extremely buff AmazonianBeauty.
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** The game either provides Samus with long-needed character development, or it turns her from an awesomely [[TheStoic stoic]] {{Badass}} into a stereotypical moeblob. Consequently, there are some who believe that Samus' portrayal, while flawed, mostly came across as such as disappointment caused so much controversy [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/image/372 because fans envisioned her]] as a "[[DistaffCounterpart female]] [[RatedMForManly manly man]]" of sorts, which was reinforced by early American material giving her masculine traits and depicting her as an extremely buff AmazonianBeauty.
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