This is funny. Other M was the best thing that happened to Metroid since Fusion. All Prime discs should be dropped off on a distant planet and burnt to cosmic ashes for being the disgrace that they were, and Nintendo should be blasted with a combination of laser and wave beams for allowing a developer from Texas touch Metroid. Spoken by a Metroid fan since the 80s.
Okay, now you've gone too far. You seem to condemn the Prime games like they are a hell-spawn of Satan, which, oh, by the way, they are not
! On the contrary, actually, they were an absolute godsend and you have just proved yourself as a heretic by declaring them inferior to Other M when in reality, vice versa. Other M is the real hell-spawn. You see, not only did Other M portray Samus Aran as whiny, submissive, and overly dependent snob, completely contrasting everything about Samus that has been established before, the gameplay ditches everything that made past Metroid games so special whereas the Prime games didn't. And the fact that the developers of the Prime games, Retro Studios, are from Texas is irrelevant!
All that matters is that Retro knew what they were doing and everything they did resulted in a masterpiece. So, I posted a link to a video below explaining why the Prime games rule while Other M blows:
So if you haven't played the Prime games (which I'm sure of) just play them already and embrace how infinitely superior they are to Other M.
Thomas Ennis said:
I wish I was more informed on the Metroid timeline, but I'm still stuck in the SNES days. Please explain the basic timeline to me, and how Samus was "changed."
It's like this:
- Metroid II
- Super Metroid
- Other M
And if you haven't heard of how Samus' character was completely ruined in that game, I'll fill you in. You see, when the original Metroid came out for the NES in the 80's, we were introduced to Samus Aran, who could be assumed to be male at first, but after you beat the game, Samus took of "his" helmet and it turned out that Samus was a woman. Lots of players were shocked to see a woman actually be the hero of a video game. In the games that came after it, Samus' being a woman became more obvious, especially in the Prime games, and she was still an awesome bounty hunter in every meaning of the word. Okay, "bounty hunter" is two words, but the point still stands. Then Other M was released and we got a version of Samus who inner-monologues every five seconds, freaks out over the appearance of a monster she killed with no fear or hesitation in every other game in the series, and "looses" her suit abilities in the dumbest way ever: she doesn't loose them, she just purposely decides not to use them unless her so-called "commanding officer" Adam Malkovich tells her to go for it. So, she becomes a submissive yes-woman for Adam running around doing as Adam tells her. This caused a lot of outrage from Metroid fans, myself included, and it's why I am desperate to convince Nintendo to declare Metroid Other M not canon to the Metroid universe. Like SEGA did with Sonic The Hedgehog 2006.