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Metroid Other M: A RetrospectiveOr, how Other M does not fit into the Metroid canon.Metroid Other M: A Retrospective by Cryophase
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: The Burqa suitIn my last journal, I ended up in a heated argument with an old friend of mine about how Samus Aran should be portrayed as a woman, mostly centered around the infamous Ridley scene. In that argument, I said that many of the arguments about Metroid: Other M being misogynistic, were in and of themselves, misogynistic. Why, you may ask? I feel like I should explain.Metroid: The Burqa suit by DK2K1
And my friend, if you're reading this, know that I am not trying to poke the bear. I'm trying to express an opinion.
Most people who are against the game would say that many of the traits that Samus displayed were weak and served only to portray negative stereotypes, such as:
-Samus defering to authority, seemingly to the point of throwing away her survival instinct
-Samus being afraid of an enemy she had seemingly killed before and flashing back to a childhood trauma
-Samus having feelings of fondness for a child.
-Samus crying when a father figure sacrifices himself
These people have said that Samus' sex shouldn't matter and
Super Smash Bros. Elemental TypesFlame-type (Characters who use fire-based moves)Super Smash Bros. Elemental Types by Ability-King-KK
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