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And as stated above, Super Metroid is awesome.



This. Super Metroid is one of only 4 games to ever receive a 10/10 score from me. emoticon

It's by far the best game in the Metroid Series, and one of the best ever.

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Last year I was given a SNES for my b-day. I think perhaps I need to bestow Super Metroid upon it. :D
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Oh my god. I had heard that Metroid Other M's story sucked, but I never had any idea it was *THIS* bad.

M.O.M: The Elephant in the Room

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(About the relationship between Adam and Samus)
The unhealthiness of the depicted relationship becomes more dramatic as the game progresses. One thing which quickly becomes evident is that Samus seldom offers her own opinion on a subject. A particularly plain example of this is when Samus finds evidence that the Galactic Federation has been conducting illegal bioweapons research and immediately condemns it with the words “Life, whatever form it takes in this often cruel universe, should not be tampered with,” but suddenly concludes, “That was always Adam’s belief.” We never get to find out what Samus’ opinion on the matter is, though presumably she agrees with him.


(About Adam shooting Samus in the back)
The maddening thing is that he had no reason to hurt her. Samus has repeatedly proven her loyalty in hard situations. She obeyed Adam’s order not to try to rescue Ian, even though it pained her to do so. The game even flashes back to that very scene as she’s in the present begging Adam to let her go instead of him. Even now, when she is no longer officially under his command, Samus has still slavishly followed all of Adam’s instructions in the game so far, even in situations where doing so put her in unreasonable danger, like the “hell run” or the time she gets trapped in a killbox penetrable only by wave beams. The one time during the course of the game when she didn’t wait for his order was the one time when he wasn’t able to give it. Yet, after all this, Adam doesn’t trust her enough to reason with her like an adult or at least rely on her to follow his orders once again (despite her having followed one very much like it in the past, against her strong emotional reservations). He decides he has to preemptively shoot her. And afterwards, she loves him for it.

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I didn't mind the game itself. I rather had fun playing it, actually, but the story was pretty awful. I just wanted to go back to the control room, shoot Adam in the face, and play the game my way. It seems if his team never showed up, Samus would have been fine, and they wouldn't be dead.

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Other M finishes the job Fusion started (the other badly written game in which Adam the Asshat makes a semi-apperance) of utterly assassinating Samus's character as a badass, solo bounty hunter. I've refused to buy it on principle. If the only option other than the traditional Silent Nintendo Hero (see also, Link) is !@#$ butchering 20+ years of character history, then leave them silent.
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For real (to both your comments). And this is all coming from the guy that created Samus in the first place! I still want to play Fusion, because from everything I've heard it's just an awesome game. And the ending supposedly is happy and uplifting- only so long as you don't take Other M into account. And that works for me, because I have no intention of ever playing Other M.
There's no escaping how sexist Other M is towards Samus, so I tried picturing what was done to her being done to a male hero. Megaman was the first one to come to mind. They both wear blue (when she's in her Zero Suit), they both have someone watching from a control room (Dr. Light in this case), and Megaman is more restricted by his programming than his successor, Megaman X, just as Adam was restricting Samus.

*watches as Megaman falls through QuickMan's stage, instant-death lasers just barely missing him at every turn*

MM: "AAAGGGGHHHH!!!!!"
DL: "Megaman, come in. Authorization of the time stopper is granted."
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I watched the Zero Punctuation review for Other M and thought "can't be that bad, Yhatzee is just tearing it apart because that's his job"

...

Then I watched some of it on youtube.

Why team ninja, why did you do that to Samus?
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Just watched the Zero Punctuation review. I love that guy. :)
I'm tempted to watch the Other M "movie" as I'm sure someone uploaded it to youtube, but at the same time, just reading about it is bad enough. I don't know if I actually want to witness the orchestrated gutting of one of my favorite video game icons.

*EDIT*

OMG, I'm only 1:13 into it and already I hate her voice.

"Or so I thought."

1:13 into it and already they toss out one of the most cliche'd lines in known literature! This does not bode well.

*Edit*

3:13 into it and Samus has said, "the baby," at least a half dozen times already. Already I feel like I'm being beaten over the head with some not-so-subtle theme here. And they haven't even gotten to the bottle ship or the distress signal that's called the "baby's cry."

4:45
This is the 2nd time in as many minutes that Samus has said "close to death" or "brink of death." Lazy writing.

11:38
"Baby's Cry. It's as if it were crying specifically for me."
I don't know if I can handle much more of this. It's not even a full 12 minutes in, and already Samus is boring and emotionless. I don't give a crap about this story. They say in film you have exactly 10 minutes to hook the audience, and that's if they're being generous. Well it's almost 12 and I'm not hooked. This story and the writing is abysmal on a technical level let alone what it's done to Samus as a character, and we haven't even gotten to the really bad stuff yet.

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I beat Super Metroid several times & played Fusion repeatedly but never felt like I made any real progress. Still fun times though.


Also, Figma announced a Samus Aran action figure a while back:

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Something else for Metroid fans to check out.

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I'm.. going to buy that. :lol
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