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Biggest Complaint: Metroid
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At issue:

+52 (yeas:85 nays:33)
Other M in general.
+48 (yeas:57 nays:9)
The series adding more and more prequels/interquels but refuses to advance the plot after Metroid Fusion.
+27 (yeas:31 nays:4)
Sliding the Gameplay To Story Ratio further away from gameplay, leading to onscreen happenings the player never gets to influence or interact in.
+22 (yeas:29 nays:7)
Metroid: other M. Samus's main character trait, before that game, was being a stoic bounty hunter hardened by trauma to the point of being fearless. Other M threw that out the window entirely and turned Samus into a female stereotype. Reliance on men? Check. Overall theme of motherhood? Check. Lack of a backbone? Check, please.
+14 (yeas:22 nays:8)
Overall bad writing, including loads of Show, Don't Tell failure in Samus's narration.
+13 (yeas:25 nays:12)
The transition over the years away from true Metroidvania and into no-backtracking linear gameplay style.
+9 (yeas:21 nays:12)
Samus's insufferable line in Other M: "The Baby..."
+4 (yeas:11 nays:7)
No more new powers and abilities. Samus just keeps rehashing what she's had, especially in Other M.
+3 (yeas:4 nays:1)
The lack of random encounters with SA-X in Fusion
+2 (yeas:14 nays:12)
Taking a more cinematic approach to story telling as opposed to Scrap Book Story plots the player pieced together if they wanted to when they wanted to.
+2 (yeas:2 nays:0)
Giving Sakamoto unrestricted veto power (more or less) over story, writing, gameplay design, and even localization after he admitted to not speaking English
0 (yeas:0 nays:0)
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Total number of votes: 564

Biggest Complaint

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