Metroid: Other M video review

Metroid: Other M video review

Metroid: Other M video review

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The game takes place between Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion. Other M opens with a cinematic showing the final battle with Mother Brain at the conclusion of Super Metroid. After escaping the exploding Planet Zebes, Samus Aran awakens on a Galactic Federation ship. After leaving, she receives a distress signal, commonly coded as “Baby’s Cry”, from a dormant “Bottle Ship”, which is floating a short distance away from a Federation vessel. Upon stepping into the ship, Samus encounters a group of GF soldiers, known as the Galactic Federation 07th Platoon, led by Anthony Higgs, who fought alongside her before she left the GF military. She also meets Adam Malkovich, who used to be her commanding officer when she was in the Federation Army. Something happened that caused Samus to leave the army, causing Adam to be standoffish and guarded, calling Samus an “outsider” and ordering his team not to reveal any details of their mission to her.

However, after defeating Brug Mass, a large, purple tentacle-monster, Samus is welcomed onto the team and briefed on the details of their mission. Adam explains that the soldiers’ comm systems are useless, so the Navigation Booths in the facility will be their only means of communication when not together. Adam also orders them to search for any survivors and bring them to safety. They all split up to explore different parts of the space ship, in hopes of discovering the threat that they are up against.[20]

Samus is first ordered to reactivate the Bottle Ship’s electrical system, then is ordered to find a facility of interest in Sector 1, the Biosphere. She runs through the tropical territory, encountering a small creature that stares at her. She finds the facility of interest and meets up with the platoon, being attacked by a large, purple lizard-like creature. The group discovers the body of Lyle Smithsonian, one of their members, and the husk of the white creature Samus found earlier. She is ordered to follow the lizard creature.

Descending down a shaft into Sector 3, the Pyrosphere, she tracks the creature, being attacked by Vorash, a large lava monster. Soon, Adam orders her to go to Sector 2, the Cryosphere, where she discovers the body of Maurice Favreau, and sees a woman staring at her. The woman flees, but Samus pursues, and tries to convince her that she means no harm. The two of them are attacked by a soldier wearing a Galactic Federation Power Suit driving a sort of mechanism, and the woman is separated from Samus. Adam notices that the wavelength frequencies of the lizard-like creature battled earlier is growing more aggressive, and is stationed at the Pryosphere. Along the way, Samus believes there is a “traitor” within the 07th Platoon, and nicknames him “the Deleter”.

Samus returns to Pyrosphere to investigate the Geothermal Power Plant, and encounters the husk of the lizard creature, which was shed from Samus’ arch-nemesis Ridley, who is present for unknown reasons onboard the Bottle Ship. Ridley assaults Samus, with Anthony Higgs saving her and Ridley seemingly kills Anthony by knocking him off the ledge. After a battle, Ridley flees. Leaving Pyrosphere, Samus spots one of her comrades walking away, and pursues him to Biosphere. She finds the woman again, who identifies herself as “Madeline Bergman”. She tells Samus about the secret operations there: the scientists were propogating Metroids in Sector Zero.

Samus journeys to Sector Zero, and encounters a small Metroid that reminds her of the Metroid hatchling. She also spots Adam, who has decided to detach and destroy the sector along with him. Samus pleads with him not to, but he locks the doors and leaves her behind. Samus returns to the facility where she again encountered Madeline Bergman, and finds that a Queen Metroid had survived the detachment of Sector Zero. She spots another red-haired woman that runs away from her similar to Madeline. Samus introduces herself and states why she is here. She identifies herself as Madeline Bergman as well. Samus is confused, but Madeline explains that the woman she met was MB, an android that was reincarnated from Mother Brain, used to control special forces modeled after the Space Pirates. MB soon began to develop emotions, and turned against the scientists, controlling the forces to destroy the station.

MB, whose nickname from Madeline is “Melissa”, steps in aiming a pistol at the two of them. Despite Samus’ protests, Madeline attempts to talk to MB. However, she blasts Madeline back, and is subsequently frozen by a group of Federation Marines that invaded the Bottle Ship. They shoot MB to death, and restrain Madeline. The colonel of the Federation talks to Samus and states that since the rest of the platoon members are dead, she is an “outsider” and is not allowed contact with Madeline. He orders one of the soldiers to escort her back to her Gunship, but the soldier turns out to be Anthony Higgs, who states that his orders are to ensure the safety of any survivors. Madeline, Samus and Anthony leave the Bottle Ship in Samus’ gunship, for Galactic Federation Headquarters.

After the closing credits, before the Galactic Federation decides to destroy the Bottle Ship, Samus flies back to recover an important treasure. She re-explores the Bottle Ship and defeats Phantoon, until she discovers the location where Adam sat and left his helmet. Samus clutches the helmet as she escapes from the Bottle Ship in her Zero Suit, before it is utterly destroyed


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47 Comments on "Metroid: Other M video review"

  1. bunnyhallow on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 10:28 am 

    why didn’t they hire Jennifer Hale as the VA for Samus?

  2. imbusy64 on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 11:16 am 

    next metroid game prime 4 for 3ds do you agree

  3. Neblung on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 12:07 pm 

    ***SPOILERS*** Actually he isn’t missing XD The “missing” soldier they couldn’t find was dissolved in the lave in sector 3. The “Deleter” Killed him and kicked him in there. I would be surprised if they could find eve chard remains after that.

  4. 001rich100 on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 12:27 pm 

    @Neblung I completely agree. I loved fighting ***SPOLER*** Nightmare. One of my favorite bosses in Fusion. The game overall is a wonderful and fullfilling game. Nintendo outdid themselves this time. Although if you notice carefully there’s ***SPOILER*** an unsolved mystery towards the end of the game. One of the Federation Soldiers goes missing. What happens to him I dont know. But leaves one pondering the question, ‘what’s gonna happen now?’

  5. FlameG102 on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 1:09 pm 

    This doesnt take place before trillogy… The timeline goes Metroid -> Prime Trillogy -> Metroid ll -> Super Metroid -> OTHER M -> Fusion.

    keep in mind that all metroids were exterminated by Samus in Metroid ll. which means The prime games, which have tons of metroids, can only go before it.

  6. ADayToRemember669 on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 2:00 pm 

    @aillish123 Yes you should, This takes place way before the trilogy does, the rest of the story before Other M you can pretty much figure out from the intro of the game.

  7. altairPWK on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 2:56 pm 

    Gah IGN, so annoying…

  8. aillish123 on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 3:01 pm 

    I’m helping other people to ask this question; “should i buy this game even when i don’t know the story or played the prime trilogy before?”

  9. jaws5204 on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 3:23 pm 

    the beast metroid game would be…the adventure of metroid prime with the action of metroid other m

  10. LucidDivinity on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 3:45 pm 

    I don’t totally hate Samus’s English voice, but I wish I could listen to the Japanese voice with English subtitles.

  11. Neblung on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 3:59 pm 

    Yeah the shortness was my only bleh to it. Been a metroid fan for years and The relation to fusion is to show some of these creatures before hit with the x parasite. It really does fell like a lead in to Metroid Fusion. Cant wait for an ACTUAL sequel to the story line XD

  12. lDGlHax0r on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 4:13 pm 

    Metroid/MZM – On Zebes to kill space pirates
    Metroid Prime – On Tallon IV to kill space Pirates and Phazon
    MP2 – On Aether to save GF marines and stop Ing
    MP3 – On various planets to rescue the other hunters and completely destroy phazon.
    Metroid II – On SR388 to destroy ALL Metroids but one larva.
    Super Metroid – On Zebes (again) to rescue the Metroid Larve and kill space pirates again.
    Other M – Haven’t played it yet but it’s obviously after SM.
    Metroid Fusion – On Ship.

  13. lDGlHax0r on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 4:51 pm 

    @Valkyrie1943 That’s because Super Metroid was made really early in the Metroid series. Nintendo didn’t know there was going to be a Prime series or a Fusion, Zero Mission or Other M. So if they stopped making games at SM. SM would have been the last and 3rd in the timeline. From what I know it goes like this.

  14. EDDIEinWAR on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 5:38 pm 

    amazing voice over for samus in other M in a nutshell:
    “i looked at the door and i took my hand and then put it on the doorknob after that brief action of my body… i twisted the doorknob…with, my, hand…i took a step forward…with my right leg…after a brief moment of my mind telling my right leg to move forward, i thought to myself if i should, turn right or left, but then my body moved my left leg, particular of my body not following my orders….so young…so naive” soooo boring…>_>

  15. Shadowheadofthenight on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 6:14 pm 

    @purplecowadoom what system did you beat it on? also is it as good as the last 3 Metroid primes??

  16. sonicspeed011 on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 6:51 pm 

    lol Metroid commercial on a Metroid video

  17. MrLazerTurkey on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 7:00 pm 

    @MrJoeyBuff @NecroArmorLink @KaohsDreamer First of all, it’s not a spin-off. A spin-off would be a game about Ridley or somthing. Second, Hunters was great! And third, I know, it was developed and published by Nintendo.

  18. EDDIEinWAR on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 7:36 pm 

    Super Metroid & Metroid:Zero Mission FTW <3 best Metroid games to date!

  19. almir908 on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 8:16 pm 

    @DoGeeseSeeGod24 no they did the right thing..8.5 on this game is totally fair..I mean all the other Metroids were better than this but still a good overall game..

  20. PkKirby876 on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 9:04 pm 

    @TheBigApple1994 Sorry, I meant to say the not so complex story telling. We all know that Galaxy 2 does not have the most in-depth story but I still liked it. I love the game but the story is not the greatest.

  21. josephtheomniscient on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 9:40 pm 

    The only plot detail I want explained is why Ridley keeps coming back. Whats his secret? Cloning? Senzu beans?……Magic?

  22. DjKeyboardLex on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 10:04 pm 

    Esta muy bueno según lo que pude apreciar y adopta el gameplay antiguo junto al moderno creando una sensación mas vida a la hora de jugar so muy buen juego!!

  23. Valkyrie1943 on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 10:39 pm 

    @lDGlHax0r WOW… just looked up the timeline and it doesn’t make sense. MP1-3 seemed like the technology seemed WAY more advanced than SM. So in my head SM was 3rd in the timeline.

  24. singhatar0912 on Fri, 3rd Sep 2010 11:28 pm 

    this game has to compete with halo reaach

  25. KaohsDreamer on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 12:27 am 

    @MrLazerTurkey What are you talking about? Hunters? Because that wasn’t developed by Retro…

  26. delli2011 on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 12:49 am 

    @Cherucha time to sell mario galaxy 2 which i got bored of and buy this masterpiece!

  27. delli2011 on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 1:42 am 

    oh shit, this looks like super metroid with amazing graphics!!!!

  28. wolfthing11 on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 2:30 am 

    @Cherucha why would you want to try it, and then watch a review on it. I’d rather watch the review first, and then try it

  29. Cherucha on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 2:58 am 

    its only been out 3 days IGN jesus give some people time to try it

  30. RoronoaZorolover on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 3:08 am 

    IGN sucks. They screwed samaus’s character up and made her some stereotype japanese chick and IGN thinks thats a GOOD thing!? Plus, there constantly showing of her ass (I like a nice booty as much as the next guy, but it doesn’t fit samaus’s character)

  31. kennyJRT on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 3:50 am 

    I give this game a 10. I would have agreed also if they gave it a 9. This game is extremely fun, and the story really isn’t boring as most people say cause the graphics during the cinamas ot the game is amazing, and its great having to see samus act like a human with actual emotions.

    people have to stop complaining for the smallest things that most gamers won’t mind about or even notice!

  32. Twylyght2020 on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 4:07 am 

    I didn’t like Morgan’s review of this game. She whined more about the story and said little about the game play. Glad I got to see a real review here.

  33. darakong on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 4:47 am 

    @aristottlesdeathwish It seem that was the only thing they’d focused on, the so-called sexism in the game.

  34. R1PD1O on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 5:31 am 


  35. Tomassization on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 6:20 am 

    @aristottlesdeathwish because people are retarded

  36. aristottlesdeathwish on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 6:58 am 

    x-play screamed sexism when they reviewed this and what I don’t get, is why people weren’t whining how in the original games when you take off her power suit she is in a bikini. Does that mean it’s sexist too? Also, people don’t bitch and moan when Solid Snake gets a little emo, why is emotion suddenly sexist with Samus?

  37. PWNALL471 on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 7:57 am 

    Story first gameplay second… Sounds like MGS! my fave game

  38. XxXdragster on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 8:48 am 

    haha 3 plus nd 1 minus nd it gets 8.5 i love the game, yeaa the fps part where u cant move is pretty sad but other than that, its amazin

  39. dog9000 on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 9:07 am 

    @ourdoggseven Get them both, great games with very different takes on the series!

  40. Kurtis667 on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 9:51 am 

    awww, why didn’t pikachu shoot ridley down with his thunderbolt?

  41. chaocrazy on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 10:22 am 

    I might agree with 8.5. Of course I’m not able to play it yet, but it looks like some parts would feel like a Top-Down shooter, which I don’t like. Maybe it’s just that auto-aim. Anyway, all and all, it looks like a great game.

  42. jamister91 on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 11:13 am 

    @ourdoggseven Trilogy

  43. Unreadableanon on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 12:11 pm 

    8.5?! high scores sucks these days from ign

  44. okitroid on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 12:43 pm 


    get both and be awesome

  45. InsideAVitalSuit on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 1:02 pm 

    @ourdoggseven I would go with Other M dude…It’s sticks more to the classic style of the original games, and those are the best.

  46. ourdoggseven on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 2:00 pm 

    would you guys recommend getting metroid other m or the Metroid Trilogy ?

  47. thaiboypsp3000 on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 2:02 pm 

    great game for nintendo

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