So, before I talk about the main stuff, I'd like to tell you about the brand new ideas that have been implemented into the latest Metroid game. First of all, the cut-scenes and the voice acting. These two things have been the topic of many Other M discussions, about whether they'd be handled right. There's a big emphasis on story in Other M, and with that Team Ninja suggested they should give Samus Aran a voice box. The voice acting in the original E3 2009 trailer was, let's be honest, terrible. Thankfully, they've changed 99% of the voice acting (the 1% they kept was Anthony's famous "remember me?") to that of a much more impressive voice cast. Samus Aran herself has some particularly well-done voice work, and the Galactic Federation dudes' voices are good quality too. The voice isn't the only thing that matters though, there's also the visuals they're placed on. The cut-scenes in Other M are handled by D-Rockets and are absolutely stunning. Some use impressive CGI, like the opening scene and some key story scenes set outside of the game's setting, while others use the in-game graphics. D-Rockets deserve a pat on the back for their work.
|The first boss encounter is extremely easy. If you lose against this you officially suck|
|Meet Samus's good buddy Anthony Higgs. He plays a key role in Other M's story.|
StilI, despite this annoying problem, Other M is still a brilliant game from what I've played so far. If I were to give a score right now, it'd be around 90-94%. I would say Galaxy 2 is better if I'm honest, but Still, Other M is a simply awesome game that you must get!