Unskippable: Metroid: Other M Part 2

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Metroid: Other M Part 2

Samus continues monologuing her way through a space adventure.

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Dear God, Samus's voice acting is terrible. I'm usually not terribly bothered by bad acting, but that's . . . I couldn't possibly stand a whole game listening to that.

I know right, I thought people were being over zealous when talking about her mono-tone voice. But now I can't believe no one said anything during production. The action sequences and her voice convey complete different moods.... She sounds freaking brainwashed.

I think all of Shamus's fans were crying for her after this game came out.

Wow. Seriously? You guy's were right. I DOES get worse.

Besides having to agree that the actual voice acting is down-right terrible... could Samus state the obvious any more?!

Soldier: "I'm angry!"
Samus: "The soldier was obviously angry."

Terrible stuff... doubt I could sit through an entire game of that.

Good show though.

I wonder what would get you guys to do a full blown LP of this game...

You could hold a class discussion over all the narrative problems in this game. I have no idea how Moviebob, Neverchris, and my friend chris and his older brother could like this game or how samus is portrayed. The only thing all those people have in common is that they are serious nintendo fans but I don't think that can be a saving grace this time around.

Also good one about the Gordon freeman thing the game probably would have been different if he talked and had terrible or odd dialogue.

Woooww just wow, this game's story is the worst I've seen in years.

I have never played any of the Metroid games. Having seen this set of cutscenes, I feel no urge to do so.

My guess is that the voice actress thought that flat affect == badass detachment. Uh, no.

Bloody hell, When they wrote this game, did they imagine "Motherhood" branded on a giant metal bat and imagine beating players over the head with it?

I mean holy shit....Baby is mentioned way over a dozen times in the last video, and she won't stop saying the word "Baby"...it should be a swear word compared to how grating it is on my ears!

OT:

I found this hilarious. Other M is an abomination and the commentary was probably the only thing that got me through these cutscenes. Especially loved the Gordon Freeman bit, but I'd picture them giving him a gravelly voice, or have him voiced by Nolan North.

It burrrrnss. Oh man, that was bad. So bad. I can't even .... doesn't....

Ah well, at least I know that I didn't miss out by not playing Other M.

I guess Metroid: Other M was Nintendo's way of telling us that Japan's Space Marine (i.e. Samus) is more bad-ass than the typical American Space Marine (i.e. everyone else in this game), simultaneously trying to win points with the girl gamers by making Samus a woman while slapping those same gamers in the face by making her an emotionless dullard who's only getting in the men's way.

Can I go back to playing Space Marine now? At least Titus has a reason for being stoic; he's a warrior monk. I'd rather see him and Lieutenant Mira making googly eyes in some deviantArtist's portfolio than this.

Neino Ranatos:
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OT:

I found this hilarious. Other M is an abomination and the commentary was probably the only thing that got me through these cutscenes. Especially loved the Gordon Freeman bit, but I'd picture them giving him a gravelly voice, or have him voiced by Nolan North.

Oh man. Considering how much Yahtzee loves Valve and Half-Life/Gordon Freeman and how much he despises Nolan North's voice acting, could you imagine how his reactions to that would be? Hilarious.

OT: What bad writing. It was as if three different games (One about Metroids, one about generic space marines, and one about a mother with daddy issues searching for her lost child) collided into one terrible monstrosity.

RJ Dalton:
Dear God, Samus's voice acting is terrible. I'm usually not terribly bothered by bad acting, but that's . . . I couldn't possibly stand a whole game listening to that.

I'm just gonna say it. Is Samus an Elcor?

I. Am. Sad. His. Words. Cut. Me.

I haven't seen a character so devoid of emotion and personality since Neo.

... Wow.

I didn't think the game (or, more specifically, the non gameplay aspects of the game) could be as bad as everyone said they were. I was wrong. This is horrendous. The VA is terrible but, let's be honest for a moment, the best VA on the planet couldn't make that dialogue sound good.

For shame, Nintendo. For shame.

Good god. Those cutscenes are truly terrible. They were so bad that I wanted to stop the video despite the jokes being great. That's how bad those cutscenes are. I mean, damn. I can hear Samus right now following up this post with "mjc didn't like the cutscenes and was close to turning the video off". Who wrote this crap, and who thought this voice acting was good?! And I thought FemShep sounded like a monotone robot. FemShep sounds normal compared to Samus. Good god.

Also, I really want to see a Metroid game called "Metroid: Anagram for Mother" now, because of how awesome and lazy it'd be.

Wow, when people said how terrible it is, I thought they were exaggerating but I'd probably cut myself before I reached the end of the game.

Mmmmm, valium suit.

The saddest thing is that this is the intro, this what is supposed to hook you into the game. I would've turned off the game right there.

You just have to wonder how nobody on the team who was making this stood up during the "...and we'll call the ship Bottle-ship" or the "so they need a laser, and then she'll fire a rocket" part of the creative discusion and said "I think this is not that good".

..Yep, just as agonizing the first time playing through it.

Let's be honest, the sharp object sitting nearby you as you try to watch these cutscenes looks very welcoming at times, with this monologue..

ewhac:
I have never played any of the Metroid games. Having seen this set of cutscenes, I feel no urge to do so.

My guess is that the voice actress thought that flat affect == badass detachment. Uh, no.

Don't judge the whole series based on this game, that'd be like judging the entire Batman franchise on the '60s TV show.

mjc0961:
Good god. Those cutscenes are truly terrible. They were so bad that I wanted to stop the video despite the jokes being great. That's how bad those cutscenes are. I mean, damn. I can hear Samus right now following up this post with "mjc didn't like the cutscenes and was close to turning the video off". Who wrote this crap, and who thought this voice acting was good?! And I thought FemShep sounded like a monotone robot. FemShep sounds normal compared to Samus. Good god.

Yeah, in all the history of Unskippable, I've never found the videos as painful to watch as these, the jokes made it only barely watchable, that's how god-awful I found the cutscenes.

ewhac:
I have never played any of the Metroid games. Having seen this set of cutscenes, I feel no urge to do so.

My guess is that the voice actress thought that flat affect == badass detachment. Uh, no.

Please, please, PLEASE do not judge all Metroid games by this tripe. This is COMPLETELY different in tone, style and most aspects of gameplay. Earlier Metroid games had no cutscenes at all, unless you count a few seconds of boss monsters roaring at you. Later ones are mostly action-oriented cutscenes, with some dialogue in Fusion (no VA) and the Primes (VA in 2 and 3, but not for Samus).

Here's hoping Nintendo learns from this mess and gives the Metroid rights to someone who actually knows what they hell they're doing.

It really does get worse. FSM help us all.

I think it's time to officially declare Fanon Discontinuity on this abomination. This game was never made.

Kysafen:
I wonder what would get you guys to do a full blown LP of this game...

I'd feel guilty for watching them sit through such a torturous ordeal. JESUS CHRIST those cutscenes. I can understand them making plenty of LOL-worthy jokes, but to put to laugh at Paul and Grahams expense on such a level is purely inhumane.
I wouldn't be able to sleep with myself....FREUDIAN SLIP!!

I mean I wouldn't be able to sleep at night knowing what they went through :(

They... really went overboard with the voiceacting. I mean, they went from silent protagonist to protagonist that never-shuts-the-fuck-up! (Thanks Spoony!)

What's worse is that I don't think she actually said anything to the people she met in this cutscene. Every single line from her was narrating what she had said or what she was thinking. I'm not a fan of the silent protagonist myself, mostly because it feels unatural if none of the NPCs seem to notice or care that the big hero next to them never opens his mouth (Alyx telling Gordon how he's a man of few words was funny but only made it worse).

But this game just tosses that advantage out of the window, since we still can only infer that she talked at some point, while running into every pitfall that makes people dislike speaking protagonists, and digging a few new ones while they're at it.

It isn't their usual style, but I hope the Unskippable crew treats the scene with Ridley (lame-ass name for a dragon btw) too. That scene can't get beaten on enough.

God, this one was painful to listen to. Who the hell thought it was a good idea to give Samus a voice after 20+ years?

So basically, on top of what this comment thread has mentioned so far, Samus cannot use her abilities until she gets authorization from.... from some douchebag who leads a squad without the ability to open hatches like the one we saw Samus shoot open. A squad without NORMAL MISSILES.

...................................

Graham... please tell me you and Paul will be doing something else next week. I don't think I'd be able to handle a three-parter of Other M.

I have never played Other M before, but have heard some pretty bad stuff...

I did not think it was THIS bad.

Still can't stop laughing. Good job on this one.

Possibly one of the worst cutscenes ever.
I swear, it was painful even to make it past the jokes, as funny as they are, to reach the end.

I've haven't been this bored and annoyed with cinematics since....the Twilight movies.

That should be a contest. It's a tie from where I stand.

Swifteye:
You could hold a class discussion over all the narrative problems in this game. I have no idea how Moviebob, Neverchris, and my friend chris and his older brother could like this game or how samus is portrayed. The only thing all those people have in common is that they are serious nintendo fans but I don't think that can be a saving grace this time around.

Also good one about the Gordon freeman thing the game probably would have been different if he talked and had terrible or odd dialogue.

Can you tell me when or where moviebob said that? Id like to see that for myself.

Seriously, all of Yahtzee's comments on this piece of crap, multiplied by 1,000!!!
Urgh! Major facepalm :'(

Well Samus sure sounds broken up about the whole thing,"....it pierced my heart."

Great emoting there, what, did she have a brain hemorrhage right before those lines? God that was painful.

Wow, this has to be one of the worst cutscene I've ever seen. And I've watched every Unskippable. Samus speaks in one tone through the entire video, can't emote and the writing is absolute shit. WTF happened?

No offence to you guys but dialogue like "Code name: Baby's Cry, a common SOS with the urgency of a baby crying, the nickname comes from the fact that the purpose of the signal is to draw attention" read like an encyclopaedia, mocks Other M better than anyone else can :D

..."it. was. as. though. it. were. crying. for. me."

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