Unskippable: Metroid: Other M Part 2

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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."

Wow. Now suddenly everyone's bitching and moaning about the killing of Samus's character makes sense. I didn't think it would be THAT bad. It boardered on hard-to-watch. Yahtzee, James, Allison, Daniel. I'm sorry I ever doubted you.
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"The only solution is to slowly burn through the door."
Paul: "That's your only solution to everything."

I laughed harder at that joke than I probably should've. Heh, I've already talked about how the lamest quips get me, though.

A "babys cry" emergency signal? I guess that's effective for alarming emotionally unstable female characters. Personally my response to that kind of signal would be the "Plug your ears"-protocol and "Go the opposite way"-maneuver.

Can I have permission to punch her now?

Oh wait! I don't need anyone's permission!

SaunaKalja:
A "babys cry" emergency signal? I guess that's effective for alarming emotionally unstable female characters. Personally my response to that kind of signal would be the "Plug your ears"-protocol and "Go the opposite way"-maneuver.

But wouldn't you catch heat from potential employers for "Abandonment" and "mistreating" the importance of the signal? It sure wouldn't help, given the "social" nature of the... er...

Can I star over? I'm not good with the parenthood analogies.

Zachary Amaranth:

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.

TBH it would be an improvement if she was. At least then she could just spell out to us what emotions she is feeling despite being unable to express them. I haven't seen a character so devoid of personality since the pet rock I had when I was 4, and at least the pet rock had a smiley face drawn on it.

Edit: I'm actually going to present a theory here that Samus is supposed to be autistic and the developers just never got round to telling anyone that. Because there is just no way any developer, not even Team Ninja, who could believe that is a believable interpretation of the personality of an independent female character.

Okay... originally I thought "Well, I haven't played Other M, maybe the story and the cutscenes aren't quite as bad as everyone says..."

Thank you, Unskippable, for reassuring me that Other M is terrible.

I had almost forgotten why I hated this game so much. The gameplay was good, not as good as the other Metroid games mind you, but still good. But they just butchered EVERYTHING ELSE. I didn't even get through half of the game before I just quit. I'm just gonna pretend that this game never happened.

The blurb at the end was wrong. The gameplay is nearly as horrendous as 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 don't, the others are so good. Play the Primes. Play Fusion (my personal favorite). Play Super and the original if you can find them. Seriously, much better.

What really annoys me is that Fusion had Samus having an inner monologue and even diologe in one scene, and it was all very well written and not whiny at all. Plus, she described Adam (Other M took place before Fusion) and he was nothing like this.

Findlebob:

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.

Here you go.

Alakaizer:
The blurb at the end was wrong. The gameplay is nearly as horrendous as the cutscenes.

I actually rather liked the combat for the most part. Except the boss battles (besides the one in the lava) and the pixel-hunt segments. Seriously, fuck those.

Wow. Just wow.

Hey, Team Ninja! Ya'll sexist?

Yeah, you're sexist.

The bad voice acting I can deal with. The stupid decisions of visor up while entering a hostile environment I can deal with... THE WRITING IS TERRIBLE. It's as if Team Ninja has never played a metroid game ever in their lives!

Oh, wait.

Dear Team Ninja

Fuck You very much

Signed

Me

Mydnyght:
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.

The best part is you can't use missiles after because Adam didn't authorize it yet.

MatParker116:
Dear Team Ninja

Fuck You very much

Signed

Me

Umm.. Team Ninja handled the actual gameplay. Nintendo are the ones to blame to blame for the direction, storyline and characters.

MatParker116:
Dear Team Ninja

Fuck You very much

Signed

Me

Don't blame Team Ninja, they went on an interview to state they had nothing to do with the story, that was all Yoshio Sakamoto.

OT: ok escapist, your captcha has all the letters upside down, how am I supposed to type that in?

Warachia:

Mydnyght:
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.

The best part is you can't use missiles after because Adam didn't authorize it yet.

So many daddy issues

StriderShinryu:

MatParker116:
Dear Team Ninja

Fuck You very much

Signed

Me

Umm.. Team Ninja handled the actual gameplay. Nintendo are the ones to blame to blame for the direction, storyline and characters.

Gameplay sucks as well but I get your point

Dear Nintendo/Team Ninja

Fuck You very much

Signed

Me

Between Other M and Ninja Gaiden 1, I've really loved Team Ninja's game design. The combat in both is visceral and exciting, really puts you in the character, and their emphasis on traveling through different environments makes them good iterations on that classic Zelda or Metroidvania formula.

Other M's only problem is a lazy English localization, and that's not near enough to damn the whole game. A lot of well-remembered games have had far worse, only difference being that this one came out during a time of particular negativity in the already bitchy internet gaming community.

Avatar Roku:
I actually rather liked the combat for the most part. Except the boss battles (besides the one in the lava) and the pixel-hunt segments. Seriously, fuck those.

The boss battles (especially the Nightmare, you played Fusion, you should understand why), pissed me off, the pixel-hunts nearly made me snap my Wii-mote, the cut-Samus's-speed-to-a-slow-crawl-and-lock-the-camera-behind-her bits nearly made me spew, and using missiles destroyed the flow for me, everything that was in it was either pointless or had been done before and better in another one. I've played all of them, so I know what of I speak.

But hey, that's just my opinion.

Captcha: icyearce craw

Findlebob:

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.

I can do better than that. I'll give you a link! http://www.screwattack.com/shows/partners/game-overthinker/game-overthinker-episode-40-heavens-metroid

wow I had no idea Other M was this bad. Please make more Other M videos.

Out of all the Unskippables this game is the most excruciating one to watch. Graham and Paul are solid as ever, but the story tries so hard to be serious while failing so incredibly! They are trying to shoehorn a horrible personality onto a Nintendo favorite. It's like watching someone try to paint the Eiffel Tower purple and green.

Edit after seeing:

Swifteye:

I can do better than that. I'll give you a link! http://www.screwattack.com/shows/partners/game-overthinker/game-overthinker-episode-40-heavens-metroid

I can agree with Bob on the points that a lot of pre-Other M Samus was speculation by gamers. I'll still argue that the writing and voice acting, at least, are not done well enough to persuade people that these new characteristics are reasonable. Also, being that I've never played the game and am taking any first hand knowledge from Unskippables, I could easily be wrong.

NinjaDeathSlap:
[quote="Zachary Amaranth" post="6.316142.12848458"]TBH it would be an improvement if she was. At least then she could just spell out to us what emotions she is feeling despite being unable to express them. I haven't seen a character so devoid of personality since the pet rock I had when I was 4, and at least the pet rock had a smiley face drawn on it.

Edit: I'm actually going to present a theory here that Samus is supposed to be autistic and the developers just never got round to telling anyone that. Because there is just no way any developer, not even Team Ninja, who could believe that is a believable interpretation of the personality of an independent female character.

See, already your pet rock has better character design.

Can't get behind the autism thing, though. She doesn't seem to have trouble grasping social issues, just trouble reading from a script. Not so much interaction difficulty as total system failure.

Wow, truly truly awful cutscenes. Like, 90's fmv games level of bad.

I thought maybe people were exaggerating a little but nope, truly horrendous.

MatParker116:

StriderShinryu:

MatParker116:
Dear Team Ninja

Fuck You very much

Signed

Me

Umm.. Team Ninja handled the actual gameplay. Nintendo are the ones to blame to blame for the direction, storyline and characters.

Gameplay sucks as well but I get your point

Dear Nintendo/Team Ninja

Fuck You very much

Signed

Me

Most of the reviews for the game disagree with you, at least as compared to the storyline aspects, and I don't really recall seeing much gameplay in this video which is sort of what's being discussed here.

Yes guys, that is the terrible thing about this game. The gameplay is actually pretty good. The only detractor to the gameplay is having to switch to first person to fire missiles which is a bitch to do during boss fights.
Sadly the same can't be said for the story and voice acting. So much of this story made absolutely no sense.

Jeez, Squall would tell Samus to tone the angst down a notch.

Mein goit, Samus says "baby" more than an exceptionally eager porn star.

This was indeed my first glimpse at Other M. . . I can now honestly say that I wish I had some mind soap to wash the horrid memory of this video game away.

That. That was painful. Thank God for Graham and Paul. They saved it. At least, a little.

Enter the first cut scene bad enough that I paused this and did somethign else to take a break from it. Have not seen anything from this game before now, apparently that was a good idea, way to ruin it for me!

Maybe you should have just muted it and then reenacted it was super emotive sock puppets in front of the tv, correcting certain monotone asylum residents accordingly of course.

I think the entire game is about projection onto Samus, which after reading the script, would cause the voice actress' brain to melt, and turn into terrible voice acting.

It is a shame that such decent game play had to be ruined by such horrible, agonizing cutscenes. Remove all dialog and story from the game and it would be awesome.

Oh my god! I knew it was bad, but it was even worse than I thought! Shut the fuck up Samus!

She should roll in and outclass all those boring space marines, since she has a bunch of cool weapons and they only have lame space rifles.

Hmmm... Other M is an extended metaphor for Samus' biological clock. Better than being canon.

Adam: What are you doing here?

Samus: (I recounted the details of what brought me to this place, and then
asked what circumstances led the Federation here.)

Adam: That information is not for an outsider.

Appropriate response: And here I thought I was responding to a distress call. I didn't realize that a "baby's cry" literally meant I would be dealing with a petulant child. I'll just be back to my ship, then. Goodbye.

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