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Alternative Names

メトロイド アザーエム

Developer

Nintendo SPD Production Group 1/Team Ninja

Genre

Action

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WiiU

Release Dates

08/31/10 Nintendo
09/02/10 Nintendo
09/03/10 Nintendo

Community Stats

Owners: 442
Favorite: 33
Tracked: 26
Wishlist: 186
Now Playing: 12
 
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Metroid: Other M (Wii) > Opinions (321)

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foxmccloud64 posted 29/01/2022, 09:16
Currently waiting to see the numbers on Dread, and came to see how this fared in the end, not only is as Roar_Of_War said it years ago, as I also saw this in the bargain bin, but this nearly 1.4 millions show that Nintendo overshipped this when they thought they were reinventing the wheel with Metroid(instead they killed it for a decade) since I remember it being stale at 800k for years.
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fedfed posted 26/06/2017, 12:45
this game is still selling decently... and the gap with prime 3 isn't that big now!
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goldmario79 posted 14/10/2016, 06:54
Making a metroid game where you ping pong back and forth between 1st person shooter and semi-3d platformer is an interesting concept. Unfortunately, its kind of disorienting to do so and takes a bit to get used to it. If they would have just left as 2.5d platformer with neat tricks... would have been better. Take all of Klonoa's tips and tricks on manipulating back/foreground and use it for Samus.
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Pavolink posted 10/03/2015, 04:48
I love this game!
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tripenfall posted 22/08/2014, 08:20
I picked up this game brand new for $15 the other day. I was not sure if I would like it as I'd heard negative internet buzz about it but after playing it through I have to say I was blown away! This is a great addition to the Metroid Series....
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DarkRPGamer007 posted 14/07/2014, 03:16
Don't see why this was so hated. It's really a let down after the greatness of the Prime series but this story was pretty epic. It felt like more of a cinematic experience though than a gameplay experience.
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Roar_Of_War posted 02/02/2014, 06:51
This only reached 1 million + because it went down as low at $5 sometimes in most places, or at least $10-$20.
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160rmf posted 26/01/2014, 06:04
It is a incredible game, i love the gameplay, the history, it is one of my favourites games. It's a shame that some fans of the series like to downplaying this game just about some irrelevant aspects in the storyline: "IT ISN'T THE SAME SAMUS!! SHE IS A COWARD!! THEY RUINED THIS GAME!!" I think if wasnt for this unecessary hate that this game have obtained, it could have more sales
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Omega_Phazon_Pirate. posted 27/11/2013, 05:56
I know I've already posted, but I will say I thought this game was brilliant.
Only issues I really had were the controls would sometimes get wonky (though with practice, this could be mitigated), and the cut-scenes weren't skip-able.
Other than that, good game overall.
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Thechalkblock posted 21/07/2013, 10:01
i think it's a good game. the gameplay was unique, and still is.
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curl-6 posted 22/06/2013, 03:56
I'd definitely call it a bad game, not just a bad Metroid. I don't think it deserves to have crossed the million mark.
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DieAppleDie posted 08/06/2013, 01:03
i thinkppl never said it was a bad game, just a bad Metroid after Prime series
this game could even reach 1.5m sold which is great after its bad start, on par with Prime3
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subnigurathdartanias posted 26/04/2013, 08:22
best metroid game

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DieAppleDie posted 22/04/2013, 10:18
Legs at half price
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BossPuma posted 09/04/2013, 06:40
@RobDX its not that its too different. Its because the story sucks and is insulting
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curl-6 posted 26/03/2013, 08:18
I'm actually surprised it's sold this much considering how reviled it is.
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Olivernintentoal posted 26/03/2013, 03:57
I just got this game (for less than $10) and it's fun so far!
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thewastedyouth posted 12/03/2013, 07:55
Retro Studios is laughing at this crap. the Prime games have sold around 6 million while the first Prime sold 3 million
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DieAppleDie posted 28/02/2013, 12:27
Not that bad...its a good game
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RobDX posted 31/01/2013, 01:09
what a great game! people (read:haters and fanboys) demand from nintendo to try something new but hate when it's too different from what they like or what they are used to. Just look at some of the hate skyward sword receives
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darkgemini posted 29/12/2012, 12:46
For me, it was the best action game 2012... especially the sensemove and all the action moves... No game delivered a better feeling kicking your enemys ito *********** ;)
Luckily it had legs, 1,17 isn't that bad compared echoes 1,29.... People didn't believe it will hit 800.000, so....... :)
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shiackz posted 27/12/2012, 02:44
metroid other M is a solid game, alot of people hated on because of the characterization of samus, but samus is and will always be badass check the moves she's got she's no pushover, and obioulsy she's not a robot that's why she was alittle whiny but come ona the game is great, and it plays great verybody should go give it a second chance :P
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OneTwoThree posted 19/12/2012, 12:14
Sales don't look THAT bad anymore! Glad to see that. Never got into the Prime games, this is much closer to an action adventure. I'd love to see them make another 3rd person Metroid game.
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POE posted 10/12/2012, 05:39
This game is amazing, and WE metroid fans love it
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Omega_Phazon_Pirate. posted 12/10/2012, 12:53
Kudos*
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Omega_Phazon_Pirate. posted 12/10/2012, 12:53
Well curl-6, I completely disagree with you, and you don't represent Metroid fans as a whole. PS. Been a Metroid fan since '94 :P. Cudos to this game selling well :D.
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curl-6 posted 10/08/2012, 04:56
Don't want to sound nasty, but I hope it doesn't sell much more. I'd prefer it if Nintendo saw this as a sign that this is what we as Metroid fans DON'T want.
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Fededx posted 07/07/2012, 06:07
It's selling a lot lately, I'm glad about it :) I think it's an amazing game!
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NintendoFanDj posted 24/03/2012, 07:33
It is at gamestop for $10 so it should increase
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Tayne posted 09/02/2012, 08:58
Was wandering where this game was at. Glad to see it breached a million.
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Metroid33slayer posted 20/01/2012, 11:28
This is not in the same league as prime 1,2 & 3 which were amongst the best games ever
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Cubeninja posted 17/01/2012, 09:22
The best story in a metroid game ever!
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Roar_Of_War posted 09/01/2012, 09:42
This game is like $10 now, so yes. Price cuts pushed this game along pretty well. At that price, even the skeptical people will probably give it a try. I think Best Buy even had it for $5 on black friday.
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oniyide posted 09/01/2012, 01:15
must've been a price cut?? This game has been selling below 30 bucks for months? Not trying to say its not an accomplishment, I like Other M
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Arfen posted 08/01/2012, 10:39
1 million!! :) this game deserves it
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*Yoshi* posted 07/01/2012, 07:49
Finally!, million seller!
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fedfed posted 07/01/2012, 11:38
wow it did i... incredible i guess there was a price cut somewhere in the world...
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Salnax posted 07/01/2012, 06:34
This ultimately did alright.
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Smeags posted 07/01/2012, 12:23
Huh... I never expected this game to hit a million. Congratulations are in order I suppose. ^_^
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atma998 posted 06/01/2012, 11:52
Yay one more million seller!
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Fededx posted 06/01/2012, 09:56
Well finally, million seller :)
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Sccop posted 05/01/2012, 11:28
Pretty good game, finishing up one more game then I'll finish it
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Fededx posted 04/01/2012, 12:50
zzamaro, yours is the most stupid comment I've read in a while, congratulations.
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fedfed posted 03/01/2012, 10:34
wow another mil seller for Wii
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Roar_Of_War posted 03/01/2012, 05:48
Well, it took some massive price cuts, black friday deals, the holidays and a whole lot of time, but its finally going to be a worldwide million seller.
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atma998 posted 31/12/2011, 02:14
991k and on its way to the million!
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zzamaro posted 30/12/2011, 03:11
arfen and fededx, looks the same guy to me lol
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Arfen posted 23/12/2011, 04:13
950k
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swii26 posted 22/12/2011, 06:54
Great Team Ninja Project!!
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Fededx posted 16/12/2011, 02:18
Come on Samus, we know you can!!! :P
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Arfen posted 16/12/2011, 12:35
934k
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Billmaster17 posted 10/12/2011, 03:54
GET To 1 million
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Arfen posted 09/12/2011, 08:53
918k
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 09/12/2011, 01:20
should hit 1m for Samu's sake!
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Venox2008 posted 06/12/2011, 07:42
a million is nearby! :)
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Arfen posted 06/12/2011, 03:12
906k
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coyot3 posted 30/11/2011, 06:55
I got it for $10 a few days after black Friday. Not too shabby
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supermariouniverse posted 27/11/2011, 06:37
saw this for 5 dollars on black friday :O
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Sccop posted 25/11/2011, 08:15
It's a good game, it's just the standard set by the Prime series is so high people were bound to be disapointed
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Arfen posted 19/11/2011, 07:19
883k
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Sfaralli posted 04/11/2011, 09:15
Will it reach a million?
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Sfaralli posted 29/10/2011, 12:21
this must be a FPS
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Roar_Of_War posted 28/10/2011, 07:03
A decline in the US, a big decline in EMEAA, but an improvement in Japan (compared to the Prime series).
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 27/10/2011, 02:18
GO SAMUS!!
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Arfen posted 25/10/2011, 06:32
nice to see this game is still climbing.. go samus, you can do it!! ;)
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gumby_trucker posted 03/10/2011, 02:11
@Salnax Metroids made of Yarn FTW!!
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Salnax posted 30/09/2011, 06:54
Regardless of how you all feel about this game, I think its safe to say that it will be a one of a kind in this series. The question is, where should the series go from here? Both the traditional and Prime style games were sucessful, both on consoles and handhelds. Perhaps the series should take another generation long break? Another part of me wonders what a 2D Wii U title from Good-Feel would be like... oh the joys of speculation.
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stitch55555 posted 28/09/2011, 02:28
this game deserves better sales in Europe :( ; to see if after Christmas gets the million mark
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Venox2008 posted 11/09/2011, 12:20
people can buy it and play on Wii-U too.. because there are people who didn't buy Wii
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Roar_Of_War posted 06/09/2011, 10:43
It's hard to say if this will ever reach 1 million. It's getting closer but the legs aren't good enough by the time the Wii U will release.
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Haze posted 06/09/2011, 02:14
this game ruined samus for me
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Venox2008 posted 30/08/2011, 11:30
stop trolling..it's a great game..
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Lord_Yggdrassil posted 29/08/2011, 12:16
LEts hope it never reaches 1m. terrible game. Death of MEtoid.
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Venox2008 posted 27/08/2011, 11:14
go Samus! (waiting for new adventures on 3DS and Wii U)
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 19/08/2011, 08:53
it will make it, it's selling slow right now but we have christmas as well
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Sfaralli posted 19/08/2011, 05:21
I don't believe that it can reach the million mark....
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Arfen posted 07/08/2011, 07:24
so many shops has this game at 29'95 and even less!! hope people buy the game coause it deserves
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swii26 posted 07/08/2011, 02:44
Maybe 1mil by years end??
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 23/07/2011, 10:13
let's not forget that Wii is wide open to piracy, and pirates are core gamers mostly
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Arfen posted 21/07/2011, 04:20
great storyline!! much more for an action game.
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palves posted 19/06/2011, 08:00
love this game
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scottie posted 12/06/2011, 04:59
Just bought it on sale. Lets see how it goes. if only exams would be over already
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Sfaralli posted 10/06/2011, 01:25
@ mysticwolf : I know it don't sell much, but now it is selled at a budget price yet. I think that if it will be included in the "nintendo select" it will have much more visibility
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mysticwolf posted 06/06/2011, 02:31
I just finished it, and it was amazing!!!
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mysticwolf posted 01/06/2011, 03:21
@sfaralli, probably not, cuz it didn't sell much
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Sfaralli posted 30/05/2011, 02:16
I hope it will be included in the Nintendo select team
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Arfen posted 20/05/2011, 06:21
Now this game is bundled with the wii resort pack at 179, 95€.. maybe an increase in sales soon
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CrystalDay posted 12/05/2011, 11:14
@Squeakthedragon: I totally agree. And the hate for this game is very exaggerated. It's a very good game. People should really give it a try - especially now when it's as cheap as it is all over the world. I hear it's about 20$.
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Squeakthedragon posted 08/05/2011, 06:13
I honestly suspect this is one game whose initial sales were hurt by the insane, over the top fanboy backlash. Word of mouth on the street was that the game was "pure shit, WORST GAME EVAR!!" It had to have scared thousands, if not tens of thousands, of fans away who ordinarily would have given it a shot. The other problem is that "hardcore" players who demand hardcore games on the Wii never buy them when they actually come out. Other M is still better than 90% of overblown, big budget disasters on the HD consoles that still sell millions. The hardcore won't touch a Wii game however, even if it is aimed at them.
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primogen18 posted 06/05/2011, 12:22
very weak sales, and people said only Nintendo titles do well on Wii, well look at Goldeneye and Black ops and compare them to this...
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Arfen posted 02/05/2011, 11:55
5k this week!! c'mon Samus!
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Arfen posted 28/04/2011, 03:48
i hope this game reach 1million at least. dinamic action, well depurate controls, deep and emotive story ( rare in an action game).. Samus I believe in you
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Fededx posted 28/04/2011, 01:16
It's got some legs, hope it's enough to reach at least 1 million sometime during 2011
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Venox2008 posted 23/04/2011, 05:10
it's a great game and it needs to sell well
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forest-spirit posted 16/04/2011, 07:29
@Conegamer: I'm happy if it hits 900k at this point.
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Conegamer posted 10/04/2011, 03:43
Should hopefully hit 1mil soon
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 30/03/2011, 06:07
the sales are bad, for a metroid game
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Galvanizer posted 21/03/2011, 02:05
I hope it hits 1 million worldwide. The sales are really bad in Europe.
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AngryAztec posted 19/03/2011, 08:59
Hey, 790k are not bad sales for a game like this. Despite the bad rap it got in the media, it sales numbers are pretty good.
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AOK Games posted 10/03/2011, 04:52
@darkgemini Yes, you could backtrack in Fusion. If you played it, you'd know. Some areas would be blocked off, but not forever, unlike Other M which requires you to beat the game first.
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.13m
Japan
0.85m
NA
0.28m
Europe
0.10m
Others
1.36m
Total
1 47,587 174,276 27,441 35,222 284,526
2 11,055 60,020 10,009 12,221 93,305
3 5,026 32,662 5,746 6,699 50,133
4 3,389 16,461 6,217 3,389 29,456
5 2,388 11,468 5,505 2,537 21,898
6 2,095 7,036 4,918 1,786 15,835
7 2,150 4,879 4,527 1,405 12,961
8 1,626 6,532 4,825 1,697 14,680
9 1,441 8,007 5,886 2,076 17,410
10 1,377 5,644 2,927 1,280 11,228

Opinion (321)

foxmccloud64 posted 29/01/2022, 09:16
Currently waiting to see the numbers on Dread, and came to see how this fared in the end, not only is as Roar_Of_War said it years ago, as I also saw this in the bargain bin, but this nearly 1.4 millions show that Nintendo overshipped this when they thought they were reinventing the wheel with Metroid(instead they killed it for a decade) since I remember it being stale at 800k for years.
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fedfed posted 26/06/2017, 12:45
this game is still selling decently... and the gap with prime 3 isn't that big now!
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goldmario79 posted 14/10/2016, 06:54
Making a metroid game where you ping pong back and forth between 1st person shooter and semi-3d platformer is an interesting concept. Unfortunately, its kind of disorienting to do so and takes a bit to get used to it. If they would have just left as 2.5d platformer with neat tricks... would have been better. Take all of Klonoa's tips and tricks on manipulating back/foreground and use it for Samus.
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Pavolink posted 10/03/2015, 04:48
I love this game!
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tripenfall posted 22/08/2014, 08:20
I picked up this game brand new for $15 the other day. I was not sure if I would like it as I'd heard negative internet buzz about it but after playing it through I have to say I was blown away! This is a great addition to the Metroid Series....
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DarkRPGamer007 posted 14/07/2014, 03:16
Don't see why this was so hated. It's really a let down after the greatness of the Prime series but this story was pretty epic. It felt like more of a cinematic experience though than a gameplay experience.
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