Famitsu rates Metroid: Other M

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    After a fairly hefty wait, Metroid: Other M is finally hitting Wii shelves next week. The new issue of Famitsu magazine in Japan has the first review, and by and large it's pretty complimentary -- Nintendo and Tecmo's collaborative effort got three 9's and one 8 for a total of 35 points.

    The sheer variety of moves available to Samus in Other M received adulation from nearly every one of Famitsu's reviewers. "The Sense Move lets you move quickly and easily dodge attacks, which make the controls feel really good," one said. "You occasionally lose track of where you're going next, but that in itself is very Metroid-like. Switching to first-person by holding the remote vertically also works surprisingly well." "There's a wide variety of moves available, but Sense Move is by far the best," another added. "It allows even casual gamers to enjoy the battles well enough."

    "It's impressive how many moves are at your disposal, especially considering the lack of buttons," a third editor wrote. "Switching to first-person instantly takes some getting used to, but you can use it in both exploration and combat and it gives the game a very fun Metroid-like vibe."

    The writers also had praise for Other M's exploring and fighting aspects. "Every map has tons of stuff to interact with, and some of the puzzles can be hard to solve," one said, "but the feeling you get when working them out is something else. The bosses work the same way; they all require some sort of trick to defeat."

    The chief complaints the reviewers had with the new Metroid all had to do with the difficulty. "The game's tough, making you wish for a difficulty selector at times," one writer said, "but the high-tempo action and dramatic story are enough to keep you enthralled." Another brought up "the way minion-level enemies respawn" as "debatably annoying."

    Other M officially comes out August 31 in the States. [/p]

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    As I say with any Famitsu review, take it with a grain of salt.
     
  2. nutella

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    Controls are good? That's one of my worries gone.
     
  3. CrimzonEyed

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    im not worried, no metroid so far have been bad.
     
  4. Samurai Goomba

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    Looking good so far; can't wait to get my copy. [​IMG]
     
  5. soulx

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    The game looks good, obviously.
    Almost every AAA game from Nintendo is rated a 35-40 in Famitsu.
     
  6. BobTheJoeBob

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    I'll be getting this asap. Looks good, can't wait.
     
  7. injected11

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    That's my only real worry gone. I'll be getting this on launch or the day after.
     
  8. GeekyGuy

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    I'm giving Other M a perfect 10 based on that pic alone. [​IMG]
     
  9. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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  10. Edgedancer

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    I agree that Famitsu is a bit unreliable but any good review for the game is good news for me.
     
  11. SparkFenix

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    I didnt know about that holding the remote vertically O:

    Does he mean horizontally or vertically? How can you aim when the pointer is stuck in the ceiling o.o
     
  12. soulx

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    What do you mean?
    You hold the remote vertically for a first-person perspective.
    You hold the remote horizontally for a side-scrolling point of view.
     
  13. BobTheJoeBob

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    Normally you hold it horizontally like you do in NSMB, then when you want to change to first person you point the Wii Mote at the screen.
     
  14. shakirmoledina

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    35 is still looking pretty fair... its a good opinion i guess
     
  15. SparkFenix

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    Oh

    Thought he meant the other way around =/
     
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