Believe it or not, I got a copy of Metroid Other M for being so fantastically awesome. If I went into detailing about how I became so important in the gaming industry, I’d have to kill you.
Now I realize this is a quick 2-blog session for me, having two appear at such a similar time..but I just... have to say something. I was reading over the Metroid Other M Review’s comments here on Destructoid, and I was very disappoint how SO MANY PEOPLE accepted the man’s opinion as a FACT and said stuff like
“Thanks a LOT Team ninja”
“Wow, bad to see they goofed”.
Destructoid is very reliable, and I agree with a LOT of stuff they say. But don’t accept one’s opinion as your own unless you are 100% sure that you yourself believe it, done research on it, and accept it.
So yes, I have played Metroid other M. The issues with switching from NES-style to Metroid Prime-style were VERY annoying. That was an issue. Also, pulling off some finishers was a bit sluggish. Everything else is fine, playable, and enjoyable. The game feels fast-paced but lacks fast-paced action. You’ll be running to awesome music, with gun charged, but no need to use it unless it’s a bug at your foot.
It also has some hilarious, unintentional scenes, like the one I dropped an elevator on myself. I know one of you are going to do the same, if you actually buy the game.
Bottom line: Don’t accept a reviewer’s opinion because they said it. Go play it for yourself. Honestly, I think it’s worth a buy. If I were to rate it, I’d say 8.5-9. WARNING: I AM NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT THE LOW REVIEW SCORE. I RESPECT NICK AND HIS REVIEWING ABILITIES AND OPINIONS. HE MADE A LOT OF GOOD POINTS.
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