Metroid: Other M :: Wii Game Review

Metroid: Other M :: Wii Game Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Aug 31, 2010
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

You've helped Samus fight off the Metroids in 2D and in 3D, but are you ready for...2.5D? Decide your battle approach with a simple flick of the wrist in the latest Metroid game: Other M.

With Metroid: Other M, Nintendo proves that they are not afraid to make risky moves with their big franchises. The latest Metroid game differs in many ways from past games in the series, for better or for worse.

A New Handle on Metroid

The biggest change is the fact that you can play the game as a 2D-ish sidescroller and as a 3D first person shooter (similar to Metroid Prime). Most of the game is played as a sidescroller and you hold the Wiimote sideways. However, at any point in the game, you can point the Wiimote at the screen and the game will shift to the 3D first person view and allow you to aim directly at your opponents.

However, you cannot move your feet in 3D and must go back to the sidescroller in order to continue through the level. You will need to go to first person in order to shoot missiles and to use your grapple. In 2D, Samus will automatically point her arm cannon at enemies, which makes the game a bit easy. There is action dodging to mix things up, however, as you can time your moves to avoid damage and dish up a powerful counter attack at the same time.

Give and Take

Fans might be disappointed to learn that exploration and puzzles have been pushed aside a bit but will be excited to see that combat action and story is now in the spotlight. There is voice acting and lots of cut scenes, about two hours worth in total! Some of them can get a bit long, almost ten minutes, but for the most part it is interesting and very cool. Even if you get a bit annoyed at the story at the beginning, after you get past the first hour, you'll find the game very enjoyable.

The graphics are amazing and smooth to boot! The controls are very tight and feels great. The camera angles for 2D mode might be a bit weird at points but overall the game is great and impressive and well worth your time and money.


Price: $49.99

ESRB Rating: T for Teen

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it looks amazing, just saying. Dude, you got no taste in games, whatsoever.
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i hate that game
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