History YMMV / MetroidOtherM

11th Sep '17 9:44:42 AM GahmahRaan
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** One of the more minor changes that angered some fans was the change to the Gravity Suit from being colored purple, to simply replacing Samus' visor colors from green to pink. [[WordOfGod Sakamoto said he made the change so that scenes with Samus after she acquired it could still be serious as he thought that the purple color of the Gravity Suit looked ridiculous.]] Fans of the suit disagreed.

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** One of the more minor changes that angered some fans was the change to the Gravity Suit from being colored purple, to simply replacing Samus' visor colors from green to pink. [[WordOfGod Sakamoto said he made the change so that scenes with Samus after she acquired it could still be serious serious, as he thought that the purple color of the Gravity Suit looked ridiculous.]] [[NarmCharm Fans of the suit disagreed.disagreed]].
4th Sep '17 11:41:22 PM Superfield
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** Samus adopts a cannon-holding, slow-walking stance in areas that contain no enemies and are heavy on plot. While it is more realistic and adds to the suspense, moving around at such a slow speed (you can't even ball up) is bound to annoy anyone who enjoys the classic ''Metroid'' goal of [[SpeedRun beating the game as quickly as possible]]. It's basically a glorified cutscene with no skip option, although unlike the normal cutscenes, they don't become skippable on repeat playthroughs.

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** Samus adopts a cannon-holding, slow-walking stance in areas that contain no enemies and are heavy on plot. While it is more realistic and adds to the suspense, moving around at such a slow speed (you can't even ball up) is bound to annoy anyone who enjoys the classic ''Metroid'' goal of [[SpeedRun beating the game as quickly as possible]]. It's They're basically a glorified cutscene cutscenes with no skip option, although unlike the normal cutscenes, they don't become skippable on repeat playthroughs.
1st Sep '17 6:48:20 PM AguFungus
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** There's also a small section of fans that have blamed the Other M haters for the BrokenBase as well as the game not doing well. They seem to believe that the fanbase became too critical and too nitpicky about the series. It wasn't the game that was bad to them, but rather the people's reaction to it.

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** There's also a small section of fans that have blamed the Other M haters for the BrokenBase as well as the game not doing well. [[FanMyopia They seem to believe believe]] that the fanbase became too critical and too nitpicky about the series. It wasn't the game that was bad to them, but rather the people's reaction to it.
29th Aug '17 12:36:27 PM Superfield
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** The {{UnskippableCutscene}}s, especially considering how long they can go on for. They do become skippable after having beaten the game once, though.
** Samus adopts a cannon-holding, slow-walking stance in areas that contain no enemies and are heavy on plot. While it is more realistic and adds to the suspense, moving around at such a slow speed (you can't even ball up) is bound to annoy anyone who enjoys the classic ''Metroid'' goal of [[SpeedRun beating the game as quickly as possible]]. It's basically a glorified UnskippableCutscene, although unlike the normal cutscenes, they don't become skippable on repeat playthroughs.

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** The {{UnskippableCutscene}}s, especially considering how cutscenes (which can drag on for a very long they can go on for. They do become skippable after having beaten time) can't be skipped until a second playthrough. For those who would rather not bother with the game once, though.
sharply criticized story, this is quite a drawback.
** Samus adopts a cannon-holding, slow-walking stance in areas that contain no enemies and are heavy on plot. While it is more realistic and adds to the suspense, moving around at such a slow speed (you can't even ball up) is bound to annoy anyone who enjoys the classic ''Metroid'' goal of [[SpeedRun beating the game as quickly as possible]]. It's basically a glorified UnskippableCutscene, cutscene with no skip option, although unlike the normal cutscenes, they don't become skippable on repeat playthroughs.
29th Aug '17 12:33:45 PM Superfield
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** Samus adopts a cannon-holding, slow-walking stance in areas that contain no enemies and are heavy on plot. While it is more realistic and adds to the suspense, moving around at such a slow speed (you can't even ball up) is bound to annoy anyone who enjoys the classic ''Metroid'' goal of [[SpeedRun beating the game as quickly as possible]].

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** The {{UnskippableCutscene}}s, especially considering how long they can go on for. They do become skippable after having beaten the game once, though.
** Samus adopts a cannon-holding, slow-walking stance in areas that contain no enemies and are heavy on plot. While it is more realistic and adds to the suspense, moving around at such a slow speed (you can't even ball up) is bound to annoy anyone who enjoys the classic ''Metroid'' goal of [[SpeedRun beating the game as quickly as possible]]. It's basically a glorified UnskippableCutscene, although unlike the normal cutscenes, they don't become skippable on repeat playthroughs.
29th Aug '17 12:19:41 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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.
** 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 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.



* 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.
** 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 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.



** With a little thought, the scene of the Deleter pushing another trooper into lava essentially gives away his identity right away. Two of the other troopers are already dead, [[spoiler:neither the Deleter nor the one pushed into lava has a plasma pack]], meaning neither one is [[spoiler:Anthony]], and [[spoiler:Adam]] wouldn't have had time to get there (and isn't dead), meaning that the Deleter and the one he pushed are [[spoiler:James Pierce]] and [[spoiler:K.G. Misawa]]... and considering that all of the troopers bar [[spoiler:Adam]] and [[spoiler:Anthony]] suffer ''heavily'' from WeHardlyKnewYe, the average player likely doesn't care which is which.
29th Aug '17 12:14:46 PM Superfield
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** With a little thought, the scene of the Deleter pushing another trooper into lava essentially gives away his identity right away. Two of the other troopers are already dead, [[spoiler:neither the Deleter nor the one pushed into lava has a plasma pack]], meaning neither one is [[spoiler:Anthony]], and [[spoiler:Adam]] wouldn't have had time to get there (and isn't dead), meaning that the Deleter and the one he pushed are [[spoiler:James Pierce]] and [[spoiler:K.G. Misawa]]... and considering that all of the troopers bar [[spoiler:Adam]] and [[spoiler:Anthony]] suffer ''heavily'' from WeHardlyKnewYe, the average player likely doesn't care which is which.
21st Aug '17 9:34:19 PM Superfield
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** '''Samus Aran'''. The entire game is supposed to be about her origins as the Intergalactic Queen Of Badassery and how she copes with the events of ''Super Metroid'', but it ends up being sidetracked by the other characters and coming across as {{Wangst}}y. In addition, she has surprisingly little impact on the plot aside from killing aliens and the Metroid Queen... all of whom would've died anyway when the [[spoiler:ship gets blown up at the end of the game]].

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** '''Samus Aran'''. The entire game is supposed to be about her origins as the Intergalactic Queen Of Badassery and how she copes with the events of ''Super Metroid'', but it ends up being sidetracked by the other characters and coming across as {{Wangst}}y. In addition, she has surprisingly little impact on the plot aside from killing aliens and the Metroid Queen... all of whom would've died anyway when the [[spoiler:ship gets blown up at the end of the game]]. A thorough overview of the story reveals that the only difference her presence in the plot makes is that [[spoiler:Anthony]], [[spoiler:Madeline Bergman]] and a handful of faceless disposable Federation troopers live instead of die... and the only one of those the average player has half a prayer of caring about is the first.
13th Aug '17 6:05:21 PM Grobi
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: '''[[UpToEleven OH BOY, WHERE DO WE EVEN START?]]'''

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: '''[[UpToEleven OH BOY, WHERE DO WE EVEN START?]]'''TheyChangedItNowItSucks:



** One of the more minor changes that drove some fans completely insane was the change to the Gravity Suit from being colored purple, to simply replacing Samus' visor colors from green to pink. [[WordOfGod Sakamoto said he made the change so that scenes with Samus after she acquired it could still be serious as he thought that the purple color of the Gravity Suit looked ridiculous.]] Fans of the suit '''[[FandomBerserkButton HEAVILY]]''' disagreed.

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** One of the more minor changes that drove angered some fans completely insane was the change to the Gravity Suit from being colored purple, to simply replacing Samus' visor colors from green to pink. [[WordOfGod Sakamoto said he made the change so that scenes with Samus after she acquired it could still be serious as he thought that the purple color of the Gravity Suit looked ridiculous.]] Fans of the suit '''[[FandomBerserkButton HEAVILY]]''' disagreed.
11th Aug '17 9:23:38 PM MetroidPeter
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Even ignoring the apparent shift in Samus' personality, many fans object to elements like Samus having fully voiced dialogue (she did have text-based dialogue in ''Super Metroid'', ''Metroid Fusion'', and ''Metroid: Zero Mission'', but not nearly as much), Samus' relationships with other human characters becoming a major element, Samus' internal monologue, Samus becoming only just over 5 feet tall and very skinny instead of 6'3" and athletic, focusing to recharge health and missiles instead of enemies dropping items, taking out the classic "item acquired"-jingle...

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Even '''[[UpToEleven OH BOY, WHERE DO WE EVEN START?]]'''
**Even
ignoring the apparent shift in Samus' personality, many fans object to elements like Samus having fully voiced dialogue (she did have text-based dialogue in ''Super Metroid'', ''Metroid Fusion'', and ''Metroid: Zero Mission'', but not nearly as much), Samus' relationships with other human characters becoming a major element, Samus' internal monologue, Samus becoming only just over 5 feet tall and very skinny instead of 6'3" and athletic, focusing to recharge health and missiles instead of enemies dropping items, taking out the classic "item acquired"-jingle...acquired"-jingle...
** One of the more minor changes that drove some fans completely insane was the change to the Gravity Suit from being colored purple, to simply replacing Samus' visor colors from green to pink. [[WordOfGod Sakamoto said he made the change so that scenes with Samus after she acquired it could still be serious as he thought that the purple color of the Gravity Suit looked ridiculous.]] Fans of the suit '''[[FandomBerserkButton HEAVILY]]''' disagreed.
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