Metroid Other M: A RetrospectiveOr, how Other M does not fit into the Metroid canon.Metroid Other M: A Retrospective1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
It’s been almost four years since the release of the last Metroid game, and sadly this latest hiatus was kicked off, at least for me, on a very disappointing note.
I can’t even begin to explain how much of a disappointment this game was for me, but I’d probably attribute that to the ecstatic hype I allowed myself to fall into in the months before its release.
While the gameplay was pretty decent on its own, the linear style was a huge step down from the exploration aspect Metroid fans have come to cherish. I miss the days of Metroid gaming where I had the ever-present question in my mind; “Where the fuck do I go?”
Despite its linear take, Other M is a decently fun game to play, combining aspects of both the 2-D shooting style of the original games with hack-n-slash elements like dodging and “finishing moves”.
But while the gameplay in itself wasn’t terribly disappointing, (aside from th
Ridley Reborn Chapter 1It had been a cycle by the time science team had recovered all of Ridley's remains from Tallon IV and brought them back for processing. The Hunter had been a thorn in their side ever since and without the original to copy from the clones of Ridley's body did nothing to prevent the Hunter from destroying the Leviathan Seeds, even when they replaced most of the two Meta Ridley copies with even more cybernetics. Now they turned to what genetic material remained and the brain that they had so carefully preserved. Now that phazon was no longer available to them, the pirates turned to a new weapon forged from pieces of armor chipped from the Hunter and the mountains of data and test results they had accumulated. And with Ridley's new body to guide it, the Hunter would be no more.Ridley Reborn Chapter 16 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Ridley awoke in a glass cylinder, a strange throbbing sensation running though him with ever beat of his hea
Metroid Other M - Retconned“Sir, we’ve run into a problem.”Metroid Other M - Retconned1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
“And what might that be?”
“The suit… somehow it’s hardwired to her - only her. I mean it’s literally tied to her genetic structure. We can’t replicate it efficiently, no one would be able to use it! I-”
“Then isn’t it obvious what the next step is?”
“If it only works for her, then make more of her. If we can’t use it for our troops then we’ll make new troops.”
“Sir you don’t mean… Are you asking us to clone Samus Aran?”
“Was the order not clear?”
Several years had passed since that brief correspondence aboard the Olympus. He had been lucky that his true purpose hadn’t been discovered during his short work there.
He was no more comfortable with the project now than he was back then. Reverse engineering was something he could manage. It was something ethical, at least from his s
Metroid: HoU: The Fangirl upgrade"The Fangirl upgrade." Samus said, selecting the upgrade. She was currently standing in a sparkling clean room, the adjacent rooms the same. All the writing had been removed from the walls, and all the dust had been swept away in Samus' cleaning frenzy. She still wasn't quite happy about upgrades that made her act like that, but was curious as to just what a Fangirl upgrade could mean. Surely it couldn't do what the name said, how would that even work? Whatever it could do, it would be better than cleaning and speaking in some incomprehensible dead language. She took the upgrade from the machine and inserted it into her zero suit, waiting for the changes to begin.Metroid: HoU: The Fangirl upgrade3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Quickly, Samus' suit began to glow, before ceasing quickly. The material of her suit began to change, changing from the latex-like material to a soft, but cheaper looking shiny fabric, losing the slightly hard quality to it. While it was still tight, it was even thinner than her normal suit, and rather than the flawless secon
Corruption of Heart Ch 22Corruption of Heart Ch 225 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Corruption of Heart Ch 22
Only Moments ago, Samus had fled the planet. She destroyed my ship, and then returned to hers and left... After she had faded from my sight, I walked over to my ship, and extinguished the flames. The extent of the damage wasn't bad enough to total it, but it was out of commission until I could call for its repair. Moments after the last of the flames had gone out, Ghor and Gandrayda came running through the door.
"Rundas!" Gandrayda called out "Were is she?"
"...Gone" I answered "She decimated my ship and then took off..."
"Why would she do all this...?" Gandrayda asked.
"Because she doesn't want us following her" Ghor answered "She's afraid of hurting us again... Her psyche was already in such a traumatized state that seeing what she did to you sent her into shock, and she fled because she was afraid and ashamed of what she had done"
"So you're her therapist now?" I asked, my anger showing.
"I am just answering your que
Big Hero 6/ Pokemon Crossover Part 1Thunder rumbled through the gloomy clouds above; violent winds blew the sprinkle of cold rain everywhere on the rooftop where a battle was taking place.Big Hero 6/ Pokemon Crossover Part 18 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
“C’mon Baymax! Roundhouse kick!” shouted Hiro. Baymax swiftly kicked GoGo’s Lopunny right in it’s stomach, sending her straight back to GoGo. Lopunny tried to get up, but the kick had weakened her greatly.
“Argh! Hiro, you can’t just have Baymax fight against her! Use one of your Pokemon!” GoGo was fuming. She called back her wearied Lopunny and already sent out another Pokemon. This time, it was her Blaziken; it gave a triumphant cry as it taunted Hiro.
“You sure about that? Alright then. Baymax come back!” Baymax walked back to where Hiro was at.
“Did we win?” asked Baymax.
“Not yet Baymax, but we will.” Hiro took out a pokeball and sent out Porygon2, who quietly buzzed in the heavy rainfall.
“Porygon2 is a normal type Pokemon, evolved from Pory
Corruption of Heart Ch 6Corruption of Heart Ch 67 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Corruption of Heart Ch 6
My head was spinning, and my body was becoming weaker by the moment. I felt like something was sucking the life from me. I fell to the ground, no longer able to maintain my balance. It was like my body was betraying me. Thoughts continued to scream through my mind, fracturing what little remained of my sanity into nothing. It was getting worse. My breaths became weak, and my body began to grow cold. I gasped for air as what little was left of my consciousness slipped away; the world around me grew blurry and soon faded into darkness.
Suddenly the pain began to recede, leaving as quickly as it came. My vision returned to me, and once again I saw the twilight goldenrod of the Bryyonian sky. I quickly sat up, not recognizing where I was. I was lying near a cliff, close to the edge of the Bryyonian jungle. I looked down at my body to see that I was wearing my zero suit.
A small rustling noise came from behind me. Quickly, I got onto my
Corruption of Heart Ch 17 pt 2Corruption of Heart Ch 17 pt 26 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Corruption of Heart Ch 17 pt 2
There was no escape... That was the only thing that I believed. I could think of nothing else... Dark Samus had taken possession of Rundas' body, and had used his powers to seal away any means of leaving Elysia. We were trapped.
Rundas stood before us, the blue phazon aura of Dark Samus burning around his form. I could almost see the shadow of the black puppeteer that resided under his skin.
"I am tired of waiting Samus..." He suddenly said "Give me what I want..."
He suddenly lunged for me at high speed.
"GIVE IT TO ME NOW!" he yelled as he rushed for us.
Ghor suddenly dashed forward to meet him.
"Ghor, No!" I yelled.
Ghor and Rundas collided, catching each other's hands with a their respective punches, and pushing as hard as they could against each other's strength.
"You can't possible defeat me in a contest of strength" Ghor said "My mech can lift things 20 times its size"
A tense moment passed before anything else occ
SoulSoul7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The dizzy, fuzzy feeling of light-speed travel feels even more distant and attached, like I'm not in my body. I know it's getting worse. My body doesn't feel like itself anymore; it feels as if I'm trapped in an overpowered lump of flesh that isn't responsive when I need it to be, yet the world around it seems too frail and delicate to handle this powerful form. My own strength frightens me, frightens me more than anything else has so far. I know that I'm not relying on the enhancements of the suit anymore, not how it once was. The shielding to protect it and me is superficial, neither it or I needing much protection anymore. If it were possible for the chozo suit to protect me from this poison in my body, it would have expelled it long ago.
I raise my left hand to look at it while my gunship skims along the interior of the wormhole. They tell you that you're not supposed to move while travelling at this sort
Metroid: HoU: The Sprite Upgrade"The Sprite upgrade." Samus said, selecting the upgrade from the machine. The Golem upgrade looked useful, but not enough to justify her suit being converted into the material needed to give her that form. So she had decided to try another zero suit upgrade, and one with a more ambiguous title. She took the chip from the machine and inserted it into her zero suit, waiting for the upgrade to apply.Metroid: HoU: The Sprite Upgrade3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After a minute of waiting, Samus realised that nothing had happened. She supposed it might be defective, and walked back over to the computer to remove the upgrade. She placed her hands onto the keyboard, only to find that her hands hit the wall rather than the keyboard, which was odd, seeing as how the keyboard was chest height with her. But when she looked at it, it seemed to be at head height with her! She realised that it seemed to be getting higher and larger, and it couldn't be getting bigger on its own Samus looked down to find that the ground was moving towards her faster and fa
Corruption of Heart Ch 7Corruption of Heart Ch 77 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Corruption of Heart Ch 7
The Fallen City
I was beginning to regret my fight with Samus. Not just because of her battle capability, but because I felt guilty; I shouldn't have insulted her like that. When we separated she turned off her tracing beacon so I couldn't find her, and it hadn't reactivated; I was beginning to worry. My conscious getting the best of me, I swallowed my pride and tried to reach her with the COM link. However, no answer came.
"Is she still mad at me?" I asked aloud.
Then something odd occurred; the ground began to shake! Although weak, it was a tremor nonetheless. Although this planet had the same composition as any other, earthquakes were very rare here; plus, it did not feel natural. I recalled a mission I had a few years ago. I was working with the G.F. to set off a bomb in an enemy camp; my job was simple: keep the creatures at bay while the bomb was being placed. I was about 10 miles away when it suddenly detonated, sending a shockwave thr
Corruption of Heart Ch 8Corruption of Heart Ch 87 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Corruption of Heart Ch 8
Matter Within Soul
It had been quiet for some time. I felt like I was sleeping, blissfully floating through an endless dream. All of my worries seem to leave me. Then I slowly came to realize something. A different feeling came over me, like I was lying on something cold. My eyes opened to see a dimly lit hallway; I was lying against the wall under a cold white light. My zero suit covered my body. I got to my feet and looked around. The hallway seemed to span in to directions, both hidden within the inky blackness outside the light I was under.
"Where am I?" I asked myself.
Soon I heard something; it sounded like footsteps. The light above me suddenly flickered and went out. I turned to where the sound had come from to see a dim green light. It revealed an entrance to another two-way hall that stood perpendicular to the one I was in; the light was getting brighter. Then something suddenly came into view; there lit by green lights spread across
Death Battle: Ghost Rider vs. ScorpionDeath Battle: Ghost Rider vs. Scorpion3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ray: The forces of Hell are just not enough to keep some warriors down and, at times, grants them unnatural powers. For evidence, look no further than these two.
Steel: Ghost Rider, the Spirit of Vengeance…
Ray: And Scorpion, the specter of the Shirai Ryu.
Ray: These two have defied death and brought their wrath upon the human world, but we're here today in order to see who would win a DEATH BATTLE.
First Appearance: "Mortal Kombat" (1992)
Real Name: Hanzo Hasashi
Continually escapes the bowels of Hell
Killed Bi-Han, the first Sub-Zero
Escaped the Soulnado
Betrayed Shao Kahn and aided the Earthrealm warriors
Defeated the Dragon King, Onaga, w/power from the Elder Gods
Ray: Hanzo Hasashi was raised in the Shirai Ryu ninja clan and was easily one of its greatest warriors. Then, the necromancer known as Quan Chi decimated his entire clan. Hanzo was killed by his soon-to-be eternal
MSO Game Reviews 8Name: Metroid: Other MMSO Game Reviews 85 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
System(s): Nintendo Wii
Date of Release: August 2010
After defeating Mother Brain for the final time with the help of the infant metroid and ultimately destroying the Planet Zebes, Samus Aran returns to her normal routine of hunting bounties until a distress signal code-named: "Baby's Cry". The words hit home for Samus, since she is still hit hard by the death of the infant metroid who saved her life, and sets a course for the signal's location.
Upon arriving in what is known as a "BOTTLE SHIP", she meets a squadron of Galactic Federation troopers led by her former CO, Adam Malkovich, who is, to her, a mentor and father figure. Finding herself under his command once again, she and the other Federation troopers uncover an operation gone so wrong that it may endanger the entire universe.
*Warning: May Contain Spoilers*
Ridley Reborn Chapter 14Samus placed her hand back over the console, fingers dancing delicately over the buttons as she manipulated the tractor beam to draw Ridley into the ship. His body inched closer and closer as the ship slowed his fall to a halt. He reached out and grasped at the opening, fingers finding their grip, pulling closer, losing grip and finding it all over again. With a grunt and one last strain of effort he hauled himself through the hatch and clung to a handhold for support, trying to find his footing.Ridley Reborn Chapter 144 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Samus pushed another few buttons, leveling off and closing the opening behind him before turning her attention to what the monitor was displaying. The scanner in front of Samus was locked on the Ridley copy and showed it falling to the ground with a hard thud. She grabbed a joystick and gave it a few gentle nudges before pulling the trigger. The whole ship shook slightly from the force of its cannons firing and punching holes in the dragon beneath them and it knocked Ridley off balance, sendin
Metroid: HoU: The Medusa Upgrade"The Medusa upgrade." Samus said, selecting the upgrade from the list. She recalled that there were a few alien species named after the original human term, and that involved snakes. Since she seemed to be doing snakes recently, she thought that she might as well get those out of the way, and hey, maybe it'd be something useful for a change. She took the chip from the machine and inserted it into her zero suit, waiting for the changes to begin.Metroid: HoU: The Medusa Upgrade3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Immediately, Samus felt her scalp begin to tingle, and immediately felt it with her hand, running it through her hair to see what was happening. However, she couldn't find any immediate change, and decided to give it a minute. After half a minute, she noticed a rather thick lock of hair drop down over her eyes. She brushed it out of the way, only to have another drop down. And another. Which was odd, since she kept the front half of her hair specifically cut to keep out of her eyes.
She began to walk towards the mirror to take a look at herself,
Ridley Reborn Chapter 8Samus watched the strange man dash off in the direction of the pirates, slowly standing. Her arms felt like they were on fire from how strong his grip had been and she knew at least part of her suit was breached by the claws. She moved as quickly as her legs would carry her to her ship and jumped into the entrance at the top. As the automatic repairs took place she checked the data she had stolen from the pirates for anything about Ridley.Ridley Reborn Chapter 86 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
After his defeat on Tallon IV there was a cloning project using his remains, meaning the Meta Ridley she had encountered after that was just a copy, and so was Omega Ridley. She continued her search and found that his brain was recovered intact, protected by the strong armor around his skull. The file talked about implanting it into a new weapon system, but it never explained what it was going to be. Was this it? Was this human body where they put Ridley's brain? She knew Ridley would enjoy using her weapons again her, but it was all too strange. He
Ridley Reborn Chapter 7Ridley watched the Hunter as she registered what he had said. He didn't know whether or not she recognized him beneath his armor and human form but she definitely meant to fight. As she swung her arm cannon in the direction of his helmet he spread his wings and uncurled his tail, taking to the skies with a great leap. He swooped around her, inching closer with each revolution and analyzing her strength. Her arsenal was probably far greater than his own and he needed to know what she was capable of before fighting.Ridley Reborn Chapter 76 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
When she unleashed a continuous bolt of purple energy that trailed behind him he stalled in midair and let it pass him before diving at her. She adjusted her aim and caught him in the stream of electricity. His armor shook slightly from the attack and Ridley dropped a few inches closer to the ground while aiming his own attack. He let off a burst of missiles at Samus, striking her arm and sending off sparks as they disrupted her shield slightly.
He slammed into her full force
Ridley Reborn Chapter 13There was a certain charm to the structures Ridley had cobbled together in his short stay at the temple. Chozo architecture was advanced but favored elegant simplicity to ornate extravagance and the stone hut was as simple as could be. It had taken him several days to find enough tablets on masonry to be able to coerce the stones into the shape he wanted them to be in and stay together but the end result was perfectly smooth surfaces and even angles. It even had a stool made from woven branches stretched over a frame and a bed that he made in the same way. The ship had more comforts but making something with his own two hands filled him with such a swell of pride that he couldn't bear to not make use of it, if only for a little while, even if his back ached a little each morning.Ridley Reborn Chapter 134 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been two weeks since he had landed, longer still since Samus had dashed off to play her role as galactic savior once again. He wondered idly how she was doing. Despite being so far away from her he coul
Samus' Training Ch 1Samus' Training Ch 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Samus' Training Ch 1
Before the Storm
"...I... I'll do whatever you want of me..."
That was it; it had been done... A simple phrase sealed my fate forever. I stood before Prime; the being that had made my life a living hell... Only moments ago, I had surrendered to him in exchange for his teachings, the ability to control the phazon writhing inside me. I immediately knew I would regret it; but it was all I could do... It's so ironic that after all that had happened, he was the only one who I could go to... The only one I could trust. I felt like I was going to be sick realizing all of this... My entire world, my entire life even, had been turned upside down.
And how was this answered? What response did Prime give for my soul-shattering choice? Practically nothing... He just laid his hand on my head and told me:
"Good choice woman..."
Just that one gesture made it seem all the more worse... All I was wearing was an impoverished cloak that flowed over my naked body and I was