Metroid: Other M Review

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Yes Dave, Samus is a Girl
If you haven

No Soup For You!
Part of the contrived and ridiculous plot is that Adam has restricted weapons use on the ship.  Rather than doing the usual

A Test of Metal
The strongest part of Metroid Other M is the combat.  The game is played roughly 85% on a sides-scrolling semi-2D plane, punctuated by some scanning, grappling, and missile use from the first person perspective.  Holding the Wiimote horizontally, the game takes on more attributes of the original titles, allowing Samus to run, jump, fire her weapons, and use Maru-Mari to explore.  However, at any point you can point the controller towards the screen and Samus will switch to a first-person perspective.  This mode allows you to lock onto targets, but it does not allow you to move.  Since the game does not use the nunchuck, there is simply no mechanic for it.  Amazingly, there were few instances where I felt this transition to be cumbersome.   Early in the game there are flying creatures that spawn endlessly from a nearby nest

Beauty and the Blaster
Metroid Other M is one of the best looking Wii titles I

In the interests of cinematography, occasionally the game shifts in to an over the shoulder camera mode that has Samus holding her gun up in a ready position, slowly walking through an area.   Having beaten the game, I

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).

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