Metroid Other M: A RetrospectiveOr, how Other M does not fit into the Metroid canon.
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
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