Metroid: Other M To Include Two Hour Movie Version Of Game

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    Once you finish playing next month's Metroid: Other M on the Wii, you can watch it. A "theater mode" will stitch the game's cut-scenes and some pre-recorded gameplay into a Samus epic.

    This news comes from an interview with Other M creators in Famitsu, as translated by 1Up.com:

    The storytelling aspect of Other M continues to play a major role even after you beat the game, the way [Nintendo designer Yoshio] Sakamoto puts it. "There's a 'theater mode' that lets you view all of the cutscenes linked together seamlessly as a single movie," he explained. "We placed just as much weight on enjoying the story as we did on the action aspects of this game, but it's hard to fully communicate a storyline in a video game with just one playthrough. At the same time, though, it's asking a lot of players to beat the game twice to get it all, so that's where the idea for that mode came from. It lets you make a lot of discoveries, things you missed or dialogue that makes more sense in retrospect. I hope it helps people understand the story better."

    This theater-mode movie is about two hours in length and divided into chapters like a DVD film. It's not just the movie cutscenes straight from the game, though — there's some pre-recorded gameplay bits to it as well, although those sections aren't recorded off your own moves as you beat the game. "I wanted to do that," Sakamoto said, "but we're using our own sample play data instead because that's also a way of giving the player hints — like, you can beat this particular boss this way too, and so forth."

    Another notable tidbit: the game's creators believe players will only find 30% of the game's items on the first play through. I think Metroid players who pride themselves on discovering each entry's secrets will consider that a challenge.
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    I know others might be skeptical but I'm freaking exciting! Two whole hours!
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    Metroid film! OMG!
     
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    haha pretty cool
    yeah they don't know my persistence and how i absolutely scour the entire area before moving on and remembering if i see something and come back later to check it out when got the right piowerup etc [​IMG]
     
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    I think all games should have this option [​IMG]

    *cough*FF*cough*
     
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    Isn't that like...the only way to play a metroid game to the end?
     
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    Two hours of cutscenes is pretty good. I'm just happy to see a more story-oriented Metroid title outside of Prime.
     
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    Saw a fragment of a trailer in Gametrailers 'games of August' video in which I'm pretty sure Samus spoke. To my knowledge that's the first time she's ever said anything. Here's hoping it turns out better than giving Link a voice.

    Incidentally, Octorok tastes like chicken.
     
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    Well she did speak in Metroid Fusion, there just wasnt a voice actor involved due to it being a GBA game.
     
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    You'd have to sit there for like 2 days straight to watch that... [​IMG]
     
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    I was gonna write something really cleaver here, but since im drunk i forgot what i was gonna write.
    So in short, Metroid 1 & 2 is awesome, Metroid 3 4 5 SUCKS... Let´s hope Metroid 6 (Metroid: Other M) is as awesome as Metroid 1 & 2 combined!
     
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    It must be really cutscene heavy. Although really I don't want to watch someone else play the game and then have a few cutscenes interlaced. I would've preferred something like The Document of MGS2, which was all of MGS2's cutscenes pieced together with additional cutscenes made to substitute gameplay sections.

    Still, this is a cool feature. Good job.
     
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    30% of items? I usually scan everything in a room before I go onto the next one!
     
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    indeed
    this will be DL 4 sure
     
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    You know, I've been wondering if there was ever going to be a Metroid movie... And now there is! Pretty awesome feature.
     
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    That's when walk-through comes in handy [​IMG]

    This is normally what I do:

    1st time - Play through by myself (perhaps normal mode)

    2nd time - Play through by myself (advance now) ... and try to obtain all items

    3rd time (Only if I couldn't get all items by the 2nd time) - Use walk-through to finish up the game >.>
     
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    Will the cutscenes be linked together smoothly or will it just be one scene to the next? I wouldn't really watch it if there's a ton of gaps in between.
     
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    "There's a 'theater mode' that lets you view all of the cutscenes linked together seamlessly as a single movie,"[/p]
     
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    I can't tell you how many years ago it was that I thought of something like this. It's like getting a game and a movie in one package.

    I enjoyed watching Devil May Cry 4's (on PC) beginning-to-end cutscene replay after beating it, which is almost the same thing.

    Very cool!
     
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    This is just awesome! [​IMG]
     

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