History YMMV / MetroidOtherM

31st Aug '16 8:40:47 AM DracoKanji
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** The game occasionally decides to lock Samus into the first person view point (thus disabling movement) and stop the game until the player [[PixelHunt points the targeting cursor at some detail of the scenery]] that the game had decided is important enough that you should see, but not important enough to put directly in a cut scene.

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** The game occasionally decides to lock Samus into the first person view point (thus disabling movement) and stop the game until the player [[PixelHunt points the targeting cursor at some detail of the scenery]] that the game had decided is important enough that you should see, but not important enough to put directly in a cut scene. The biggest problem with this is that the details are often small and, in one case, a grey object on a slightly lighter grey background.
31st Aug '16 7:29:36 AM DracoKanji
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* InformedWrongness: Samus leaving Adam's command years before. The plot makes clear that he resents her for this, and Samus blames herself for it, describing herself as "young and naive." Many would argue that a grown woman has every right to quit a job she dislikes and, as far as we know, Samus' solo career was quite successful.

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* InformedWrongness: Samus leaving Adam's command years before. The plot makes clear that he resents her for this, and Samus blames herself for it, describing herself as "young and naive." Many would argue that a grown woman has every right to quit a job she dislikes and, as far as we know, Samus' solo career was quite successful. This is because [[ValuesDissonance in Japan]], soldiers are expected to follow orders without question because they trust in their commanding officers, and early discharge is considered abandonment and seen as being indifferent to the well-being of your division.
15th Aug '16 12:24:12 AM matteste
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** Samus was characterized as emotional and with self-esteem issues in the [[GodNeverSaidThat manga]]. She took orders from identified-as-male authority figures in ''Fusion'' and ''Prime 3'' (though admittedly not nearly to the extent to which she is given orders here, where she can't so much as shit without approval from Adam), and worked for the Galactic Federation in ''Metroid'', ''Metroid II'', ''Prime 3'', and ''Fusion''. A major moment in the manga was her getting over her infamous PTSD involving Ridley. (But then, the manga justified this by flashing back to repressed memories of Ridley eating her mother alive right in front of her, while the game gives no context or explanation for people not aware of their history.) Of course, ''Other M'' also contradicts the manga's story in numerous other ways, so [[MST3KMantra don't try too hard to figure this out]].

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** Samus was characterized as emotional and with self-esteem issues in the [[GodNeverSaidThat manga]]. She took orders from identified-as-male authority figures in ''Fusion'' and ''Prime 3'' (though admittedly not nearly to the extent to which she is given orders here, where she can't so much as shit without approval from Adam), and worked for the Galactic Federation in ''Metroid'', ''Metroid II'', ''Prime 3'', and ''Fusion''. A major moment in the manga was her getting over her infamous PTSD involving Ridley. (But then, the manga justified this by flashing back to repressed memories of Ridley eating her mother alive right in front of her, as well as that being the first time she had encountered him since that event, while the game gives no context or explanation for people not aware of their history.) Of course, ''Other M'' also contradicts the manga's story in numerous other ways, so [[MST3KMantra don't try too hard to figure this out]].
5th Aug '16 11:04:56 AM NonoRobot
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* UnfortunateImplications:
** [[http://moonbase.rydia.net/mental/blog/gaming/metroid-other-m-the-elephant/article.html The game that expresses Samus's femininity more than any other and is set on defining who she is]]... Is the game where she is at her most submissive to an authority figure, [[http://web.archive.org/web/20140416235555/http://www.g4tv.com/games/wii/61992/Metroid-Other-M/review/ such as when she unquestioningly follows the "authorization" code even though it endangers her life and the lives of her allies]], and that she has no practical reason to follow it (see "What An Idiot"). It is the game that emphasizes her lack of presence when compared to men, ([[http://metroid.wikia.com/wiki/Samus_Aran taking her from being the 6'3 long-established by manuals and guides to 5' 1", a height shorter than most men]]), most notably near the ending [[spoiler:where she can't bring herself to shoot the BigBad, and has to wait for men to do it for her]]. It is the only game where she is reduced to tears and in fact suffers through a few emotional breakdowns - most notably after encountering Ridley, even though she had canonically faced him many times before ([[http://0verhyped.com/2012/08/15/was-metroid-other-m-sexist-part-3-the-character-of-samus/ and that she had previously overcome her phobia of him]] [[AllThereInTheManual that she had in the manga, which the plot of the game is based upon]]). It is the game that leaves her in many in helpless positions, such as the aforementioned scene with Ridley. It does not seem to say too much positive about Samus as a woman or femininity at all, besides [[StayInTheKitchen motherhood being a good thing]] (maybe, though motherly displays lead to characters doing stupid or immoral things more often than not).

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* UnfortunateImplications:
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UnfortunateImplications: [[http://moonbase.rydia.net/mental/blog/gaming/metroid-other-m-the-elephant/article.html The game that expresses Samus's femininity more than any other and is set on defining who she is]]... Is the game where she is at her most submissive to an authority figure, [[http://web.archive.org/web/20140416235555/http://www.g4tv.com/games/wii/61992/Metroid-Other-M/review/ such as when she unquestioningly follows the "authorization" code even though it endangers her life and the lives of her allies]], and that she has no practical reason to follow it (see "What An Idiot"). It is the game that emphasizes her lack of presence when compared to men, ([[http://metroid.wikia.com/wiki/Samus_Aran taking her from being the 6'3 long-established by manuals and guides to 5' 1", a height shorter than most men]]), most notably near the ending [[spoiler:where she can't bring herself to shoot the BigBad, and has to wait for men to do it for her]]. It is the only game where she is reduced to tears and in fact suffers through a few emotional breakdowns - most notably after encountering Ridley, even though she had canonically faced him many times before ([[http://0verhyped.com/2012/08/15/was-metroid-other-m-sexist-part-3-the-character-of-samus/ and that she had previously overcome her phobia of him]] [[AllThereInTheManual that she had in the manga, which the plot of the game is based upon]]). It is the game that leaves her in many in helpless positions, such as the aforementioned scene with Ridley. It does not seem to say too much positive about Samus as a woman or femininity at all, besides [[StayInTheKitchen motherhood being a good thing]] (maybe, though motherly displays lead to characters doing stupid or immoral things more often than not).
5th Aug '16 10:46:19 AM chasemaddigan
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OVDy1zpwLg Some have accused many of the harsher complaints of]] ValuesDissonance towards this game as veering dangerously close to racism, especially seeing as this game's attempts at appealing to Japanese players [[NotSoDifferent didn't fly well over there either.]]
24th Jul '16 3:31:43 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker:

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1st Jul '16 10:17:43 AM rjd1922
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* CriticalBacklash: Believe it or not, yes. The game did get mostly decent reviews from most outlets, though it did not do nearly as well critically as the previous games, even ''Hunters''. Fans, on the other hand, would probably [[FanonDiscontinuity reject it.]]
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:

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* CriticalBacklash: Believe it or not, yes. CriticalDissonance: The game did get mostly decent reviews from most outlets, though it did not do nearly as well critically as the previous games, even ''Hunters''. Fans, on the other hand, would probably [[FanonDiscontinuity reject it.]]
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:SugarWiki/CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
30th Jun '16 7:17:25 PM Eagal
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* EightPointEight:
** Series/XPlay's [[http://g4tv.com/games/wii/61992/metroid-other-m/review/ review]], giving it a 2...out of 5. They also gave it a Golden Mullet award, their equivalent of the [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie Awards]], even calling it a FranchiseKiller.
** Game Informer gave it a 6.25 in the US. The Australian version (by a different reviewer), however, gave it an 8.
** Famitsu gave the game a 35 out of 40. Really, opinions on this game are all over the place.
** Similar to Series/XPlay, [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee Croshaw]] named it the second worst game he reviewed in all of 2010, stating the gameplay was almost as bad as the story/writing fiasco.
23rd Jun '16 6:24:50 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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** Doors randomly locking behind the player. In the series which is invented and often trumpeted as the [[SugarWiki/MostTriumphantExample Most Triumphant Example]] of {{Backtracking}}, locking off the player from vast chunks of the ship until the post game (as in, after defeating the Final Boss), this is considered near inexcusable by fans who came to play a Metroid game instead of a linear beat-em-up.
19th Jun '16 8:24:01 PM contrafanxxx
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GpyMXT4YZg#t=6m19s When Samus transforms into her Varia Suit]], it looks like something straight out of a MagicalGirl anime.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GpyMXT4YZg#t=6m19s When Samus transforms into her Varia Suit]], it the TransformationSequence looks like something straight out of a MagicalGirl anime.
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