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Franchises come with expectations. When you purchase a game in any series, you're right to assumed it'll be a sequel, either continuing the story or carrying a similar style of gameplay with just the right amount of innovation. These are games that, for better or worse, didn't meet those expectations.


I didn't necessarily have any issues with Metroid: Other M in terms of how it worked mechanically. On the contrary, I enjoyed it. But this fantastic piece of art, by poojipoo really illustrated the massive misteps Nintend and Team Ninja made with the character of Samus. She was reduced to a blubbering, indecisive mess when she really should have been like the Samus in this fanart: determined, efficient, brutal if need be. I love it.


Video games need more "Call Me Ishmael". That quote is one of the most famous opening lines in all of literature. Sure, its popularity is owed largely to being the first sentence in Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick. But that introduction is also memorable because you're learning about an important character from the very second you start reading.


The latest Metroid game, Other M, took some... liberties with the universe's story, and what it did to hero Samus in particular didn't go down too well. Many people blame the game's developers, Team Ninja for this, but that's not very fair.

You need to blame someone from Nintendo instead. Something Team Ninja is only too happy to do.


What's better than one person doing a review? A whole community! Metroid: Other M was released last week, and we'd like to know what you think. Considering picking it up? This is the thread you need to see. Already played it? We need your thoughts below!


After all these years of spelling Metroid a certain way, Nintendo and Team Ninja go and pull an Other M on us. How will the assembled video game critics handle this new consonant?


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You've read our Metroid: Other M review. (You have, right?) Now watch the game's launch trailer.