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Re: General Metroid Discussion Thread
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2012, 02:17:36 PM »
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The guy in that review brought up a good point that I never considered before, but does solidify that the bigger problem in this script is simply bad writing, is that while it is perfectly acceptable and within character for Samus to freak out at Ridley's appearance, even if we disregard the Primes, she has fought him thrice already, four even, if you count Mecha Ridley.

SO for her to get a PTSD attack this late in the game, if you'll pardon the pun- when she has faced down her root cause and utterly annihilated it several times, doesnt make TOO much sense. At least not THIS bad.

I mean, I would normally make the argument that she was surprised to see him back after Zebes was destroyed, and that seeing him rise almost literally from out of the flames of hell, (must say, the location of the battle, and the way Ridley shows up for it was straight up gold) triggered memories of the massacre she witnessed as a child, but... again, she has faced down her demon numerous times already, and even seemingly dealt with it for good the FIRST time she defeated him, in the metroid manga. I get that in keeping with the idea of a narrative driven Metroid game they really wanted to allude to the Manga and Samus issue with Ridley, but it feels like it was a little bit late in the series to try that. At least a better explanation or better scenario, better explanation, (Ridley initially doesnt affect her but suddenly she begins to have flashbacks about the massacre of the colony, what witht he fire and smoke and all that shit and she falters... that sort of thing) would have worked better.

Oh Also.

"Zebesian".

No, that is not a Zebesian, Samus. That is a Zebesian Space Pirate maybe, but not a "Zebesian".

Back to the manga, and Adam for a bit also- Thats another thing the manga seems to have done better. The portrayal of Adam.
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Re: General Metroid Discussion Thread
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2012, 01:59:44 PM »
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I think a part of the problem with Other M is that Sakamoto was keeping the development of the game to how he wanted it to be at all costs. He recognized the problems with the control scheme, but kept it anyway. He directed the localization, even though he wasn't a native English speaker, in particular for Samus's dull voice in an attempt for the "worn down veteran" characterization, and I think we all know about the story, which feels like either no one proofread it or he ignored the criticisms if it had been proofread.

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Re: General Metroid Discussion Thread
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2012, 06:46:45 PM »
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I think Metroid: other M should've been one of the few games that Nintendo of America should have rewritten rather then translated. I think it would have been much better then what was given.
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Re: General Metroid Discussion Thread
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2012, 09:20:19 PM »
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I think Metroid: other M should've been one of the few games that Nintendo of America should have rewritten rather then translated. I think it would have been much better then what was given.
Yeah.  The gameplay was great, but the script sucked.  All Samus does is brood over the past.  It just made her seem weak and flat.  She is suppose to be a hardened bounty hunter; not some whinny, weak, broody, bitch.  I can see her thinking back on the battle with Mother Brain and the death of "the baby" in the opening cutscene.  I can also see her being frozen in fear when she encounters Ridley.  After all, she killed him on Zebes and yet, here he is in a dark room and the only light is coming from the magma filling the room.  It's like a monster came from your past rose from the dead.  One that won't stay dead.  Plus, he killed her parents.  It's understandable that she would freeze up like that.  And, I can see her getting emotional when Adam goes to sacrifice himself.   But, other than those 3 times, she should have been firm and maybe a little detached emotionally. 
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Re: General Metroid Discussion Thread
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2012, 09:45:42 PM »
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WTF? He didnt even is angry about that? I remembered of it now, and thinking about that we have 2 Samus in this game, not 1. We have a "robot" Samus without feelings and we have a "Mother" Samus, thats fragile because the baby is killed.
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Re: General Metroid Discussion Thread
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2012, 09:57:08 PM »
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Quick question about the SA-X: Why is it so blasted stupid?
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Also, anyone got any good arrangements of Serris-X's battle theme besides the Net Mission one? That one can't be the only good one.

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Edit other m was not that bad , but this time i would say that I understand the complaints from fellow fans. If the story were origin based like it was her very first time I think it would be understandable, but it's right after super metroid three games after Samus fought all these guys and pounded them into plasma heck.
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Re: General Metroid Discussion Thread
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2012, 09:59:29 AM »
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Also, anyone got any good arrangements of Serris-X's battle theme besides the Net Mission one? That one can't be the only good one.

Couldn't you just download the soundtrack? That's what I did. I've also gotten a hold of some midi versions which are also quite good. 'Video Game Music archives' if you're interested. However if you are feeling really industrious then you can simply record the tune from a GBA emulator.
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Re: General Metroid Discussion Thread
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2012, 04:05:17 PM »
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I was asking for arrangements/remixes, not rips.
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Re: General Metroid Discussion Thread
« Reply #38 on: September 19, 2012, 12:19:22 AM »
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I was asking for arrangements/remixes, not rips.

Okay, my bad  :P I'm sure you've already checked Overclocked remixes though.

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Just thought I'd throw this your guy's way. It's a Super Metroid Hack trailer titled Super Metroid: Eris. With the Prometheus trailer music added into it I find it makes a great combo. Here it is:

Eris 2012

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Re: General Metroid Discussion Thread
« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2012, 07:47:43 PM »
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 Thats pretty cool, I only doesnt know if the name Eris have a meaning in this game, but I should heck it when they launch the hack (if I dont forget it)
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« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2012, 08:37:32 PM »
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Eris is the name of the planet that this particular hack takes place on. You can find out more by going here:

http://www.digital-mantra.com/eris/
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Re: General Metroid Discussion Thread
« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2012, 05:43:50 AM »
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Thanks, I didnt knew that they have already launched this hack :)
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