Posted on September 28, 2012 - 2:59am by The Best EVER
A letdown so big it brings Lauren to tears? What could it be?
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>No challenging bosses
>Koloktos not being challenging
Plus there were some really easy boss fights in TP, and that's my favourite Zelda game. I thought Skyward was a damn good game. Also there was so much content packed on that little island in the sky, there was definitely enough to keep you entertained if you didn't want to go on the main story
ninja gaiden 3 was the greatest letdown for me, returned it with other games so I could get a new modern warfare 3 lol
Don't forget that the gameplay was kinda shit.... actually really shit
Here's the thing. I've played every single Metroid game. I've seen Samus destroy entire planets and armies by herself. I've seen her become renowned across the galaxy for her heroism and skill. If you're going to make a Metroid game that revolves around Samus taking orders from someone, you'd better make absolutely sure that person is a respectable, interesting, competent, charismatic person whom the audience believes is worthy of Samus' respect and compliance. Adam does not fit this description. He is an uninteresting character with no redeeming qualities who treats Samus like an inconvenience (rather than the tremendous asset she really is). Oh sure, the teenage-level melodramatic exposition takes great pains to try and TELL us how awesome and important Adam is, but the story makes no effort to SHOW us such. Also, from a gameplay standpoint, following Adam's orders makes no goddamn sense. Why wouldn't he let Samus use helpful equipment in life-threatening situations? It's not like she's in danger of hurting anyone while wandering around an abandoned space station.
Also, remember when Adam shoots Samus in the back to stop her from progressing? Yeah. Fuck Adam.
In short, Adam is incompetent and boring, and there's no reason for me as a player to believe and accept that Samus would just fall in line and do what he says.
As for the baby, I absolutely did not forget that Samus lost her. I already addressed this in my previous comment: Samus has experienced loss before, but she always holds it together so she can get the job done. The Samus I know from Metroid, Super Metroid, and the amazing Metroid Prime trilogy isn't such a wuss.
That's the main problem most Metroid fans have with Other M. The Samus in Other M is weak, dependent, and naive...not the same Samus we've been playing with for the past 25 years.
Thats the thoing, ADAM is Nintendo's way of crippileing Samus's inventory, cause theyres no reason to have given up all the powerups hse alreayd had opbtained countless times.
Adam is her superior officer, thats something that never changes. When you respect and trust a man/woman with your life, that never goes away. Samus is a badass, but she's a realistic badass now, the same way they reimagined LAra Croft in the Tomb Raider Reboot.
So fucking what she get's overemotional, you seem to forget she just lost the baby metroid, which saw her as a mother and as a woman she grew attached to it as well. She's not exactly stable right now, which is fine cause she's only human.
We aren't upset that Other M gave Samus more personality and dialogue. We're upset that Other M gave Samus more personality and dialogue that COMPLETELY contradicts her established character. There's nothing wrong with letting the audience know a bit more about Samus' fears or worries, but she isn't some fragile fairytale princess who is so crippled by her own loneliness and insecurity that she breaks down emotionally in the middle of a dangerous mission. Samus has wiped out ENTIRE PLANETS of bad guys, sindlehandedly saving the galaxy's ass time and time again. She's lost comrades in the process, but always holds it together so she can get the job done. There's no reason for her to break down like a menstruating sixteen-year-old when Ridley (whom she's defeated several times) attacks or Adam sacrifices himself (unnecessarily) for the mission. While I'm on the subject: Fuck Adam with a cactus. Nobody tells Samus what to do, especially generic forgettable asshole alpha male characters whom the writers mainly use to bring a totally weird and uncalled for "Oedipal daddy issues" side of Samus to the story. I'm glad he died, and I wish Anthony had died too. Also, Other M sacrifices many great staples of the Metroid franchise (exploration, isolation, atmosphere) in favor of insultingly linear gameplay and cinematic retro masturbation. Nintendo pushed the Prime trilogy out of the canon to make room for Other M, which is total horseshit. Finally, when you really sit down and think about it, the plot makes no goddamn sense.
Sorry. I'm bored at work and just watched the Other M cutscenes (couldn't ever bring myself to finish the game), which reminded me how godawful it is.
TL;DR Personality and character are great but they shouldn't turn a cool character into a whiny, unsympathetic one. Also, Other M sucks for more reasons than just Samus' awful characterization.
Wow... I was unaware anyone else even knew about dbz games until now. Nobody talks about them and Game Informer doesn't even regard anime games. But yeah, Ultimate Tenkaichi is not so ultimate. Check out Laniball Z. Lanipator does a pretty good job at making such a terrible game entertaining.
Everybody hates Metroid Other M and DmC for the stupedist reasons. " Samus talks and is a little bitch " No, Samus is a human fucking being and they give ehr one ounce of personality and characterazation for a change and suddenly everyone si bitching.
Dante Looks differant OMG Rage puke, fuck off Dante doesent have to look the same because " ITS NOT THE SAME CHARACTER YOU MORONS "
People weren't mad that Samus talked. They were mad that her character presentation was butchered, very inaccurate to earlier entries in the series, had bad dialogue, and was coupled with poor storytelling amongst other things.
i want the metroid figure
Skyward Sword's my biggest letdown actually:
- Where's the free-roaming exploration?
- Where are the challenging bosses?
- Where are the 12 numerous dungeons?
- Where are the skills for the sword that isn't about shield-bashing then attack?
Seriously, I played OoT and TP before that and boy, Skyward Sword pales in comparison.
Craig nice statue. DBZ ultimate TENKAICHI... worst let down for me
I think all I have to input here is this: *clears throat* Sonic the Hedgehog-2006! Goodnight, everybody!
Resident Evil Operation: Raccoon City. I wanted to like it sooo bad, i played through the whole thing to see if it got better. But no
Indeed... it is not so good. I hate it!
The fact that we didn't get Terranigma was a huge letdown. That game is easily one of the best SNES/Super Famicom games ever made.
Next time on DEATH BATTLE: Lauren vs Ben!!!
I don't think Craig cared an iota about Samus' personality and/or Nintendo's defilement of it. It's unlikely he gives a crap at all about how women are portrayed in video games if his "Top Ten Boobies" countdown is any indication.
EDIT: Nintendo could have vastly improved the situation if they have just MADE THE GAME A FUCKING PREQUEL. A green, teenage Samus would have made a lot more sense in the context of the game than an established badass heroine getting a Little Princess Makeover for no concievably logical reason. I get that Sakamoto wanted to give Samus a personality retcon, but pissing all over the Samus' 20+ years of character development was not the way to do it.
Other M rocked! People need to STFU about just cause Samus talked. SHUT UP CRAIG!
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun. The Duke Nukem Forever of the RTS world
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