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Metroid: Other M, $4.99 'New', $3.99 Used @ Gamestop


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#1 Billytwoshoes

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:21 PM

Just a heads up for those who haven't taken advantage of the dozen or so sales last year, Gamestop just dropped their new and used prices by five bucks. It says new is online only, but I'm pretty sure this will be in effect in-store, though more than likely they will be gutted copies.

I bought this game last year for $5, and I'd say I definitely got my money's worth, just as long as you can overlook the flaws (which are mostly exaggerated IMO).

I'd take this over a Subway sandwich any day, just to get that out of the way.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:25 PM

Now when they say "Other M", the first M they're referring to is a Meatball Marinara Sub.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:26 PM

Cheap club nintendo coins and white wii case.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:31 PM

people like to rag about gamestop but they have alot of current gen games for under 10$ which is great if you need some filler to play untill a big release comes out. just yesturday i got a new red faction armageddon for 5.99 with the dlc code unused :D
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

I love how the word "new" is in quotes.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:40 PM

People talk a lot of s**t about this game but I found it very enjoyable (also loved the Prime trilogy), for this price it's definitely worth trying at very little risk.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:54 PM

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:01 AM

I love how the word "new" is in quotes.

haha, agreed. Oh OP, you so clever.

Best Buy and Target Price Matches GameStop right? There were no more copies when I went in.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:05 AM

haha, agreed. Oh OP, you so clever.

Best Buy and Target Price Matches GameStop right? There were no more copies when I went in.

Yup, as long as you can show proof of the new price.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:06 AM

Cheap club nintendo coins and white wii case.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:32 AM

For $5, I might have to pick this up again. Game was fun as hell.
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#12 Namurashi

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:34 AM

Yup, as long as you can show proof of the new price.

Thanks.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:29 AM

We'll see when I ever get to a B&M Gamestop again. It's in stock, but not worth making it's own trip for IMO

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:46 AM

I know this game has been widely derided, but most complaints I've heard have been centered around "ruining the character" of Samus. That's a downer, but I'm not really one to get butthurt about that sort of thing. Is the actual gameplay any good?

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:48 AM

I know this game has been widely derided, but most complaints I've heard have been centered around "ruining the character" of Samus. That's a downer, but I'm not really one to get butthurt about that sort of thing. Is the actual gameplay any good?


This is exactly what I'll like to know. I want a good shooter for my Wii.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:59 AM

1.Laughs out loud @ 'New'
2.Reads thread
3.Checks GS.com for location/s In Stock
4. "Wait"
5.Checks collection for Other M
6.Other M Already in "collection of games I don't have a console for, yet"
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:00 AM

So when you say "New", there's a chance it won't really be New? Because I do want to buy Other M while it's that cheap.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:04 AM

Thanks op. Buying this has been on my to-do list for some time.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:07 AM

this game isn't nearly as bad as everyone says it is. It's definitely no Metroid Prime or Super Metroid, but c'mon, be realisitc with your expectations. It's a totally decent game. Worth $5 AT LEAST.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:13 AM

What I've played so far has been pretty good. That price is a steal.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:17 AM

Too bad it's out of stock online. I would have gladly paid $5 for a new-ish disc and a shitty, torn-apart used case.

edit: Not being sarcastic. Even though that's what they probably would've shipped me, I'd still buy it at $5.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:29 AM

I know this game has been widely derided, but most complaints I've heard have been centered around "ruining the character" of Samus. That's a downer, but I'm not really one to get butthurt about that sort of thing. Is the actual gameplay any good?


This is exactly what I'll like to know. I want a good shooter for my Wii.


The gameplay is Very simple due to the fact that you're just using the wiimote, but personally, I enjoyed it.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:37 AM

I actually picked this up a few days ago used for 3.99 on a rare trip to GameStop. Also picked up used copies of MadWorld and Resistance 1 for 2.99 each, and Muramasa for 8.99 used. I figured all those were worth trying for those prices, and none in too shabby shape. I also saw a few used copies of Metroid Prime 3 for 4.99 that I passed on since none of them had the real cases, and Sin and Punishment for something like 7.99 used. Anyway, looks like it might finally be time to start picking up some games for my Wii that I have mostly been playing GameCube games on for the past 6 years.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:26 AM

So when you say "New", there's a chance it won't really be New? Because I do want to buy Other M while it's that cheap.


Any copy in a store marked as new is going to be gutted, meaning the game was opened and the disc put in a sleeve while the case went out on the floor.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

I actually picked this up a few days ago used for 3.99 on a rare trip to GameStop. Also picked up used copies of MadWorld and Resistance 1 for 2.99 each, and Muramasa for 8.99 used. I figured all those were worth trying for those prices, and none in too shabby shape. I also saw a few used copies of Metroid Prime 3 for 4.99 that I passed on since none of them had the real cases, and Sin and Punishment for something like 7.99 used. Anyway, looks like it might finally be time to start picking up some games for my Wii that I have mostly been playing GameCube games on for the past 6 years.


Muramasa for 9 used? Damn might go see if I can get a copy then I've been wanting that game for my wii.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

Other M's problems go well beyond the "ruining Samus" complaints.

-no exploration until you beat the game
-doesn't have the normal atmosphere of a Metroid since you're basically grouped with people the whole game
-bad art design choices (Zero Suit high heels, "Gravity Suit can't be blue because Samus is orange!")
-many basic story elements are just dumb (suit-authorization, many spoiler-y things)
-too much dialogue, would be OK but it's mostly bad
-WHERE'S WALDO segments
-combat is too easy due to infinite missiles
-actually using missiles is terrible
-no support for Nunchuck causes awkward controls for a few things
-dodge mechanic makes it very hard to die, and gets old pretty quickly
-can't skip cutscenes even on second playthrough

Things that were good:
-cutscenes look nice for Wii
-lead to a Metroid stage in DoA
-hopefully it showed Nintendo they shouldn't give Sakamoto too much control on future games.

Hardcore Metroid fans should avoid, but it's hard because Metroid gets way fewer games than most other Nintendo stuff. Judging it as a game, not as a Metroid, I'd probably give it a 5/10. Nothing stands out about it. As a Metroid I'd give it a 3 or so, easily the worst of the series.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:52 AM

I think it was a solid game. I went in thinking it was going to be the worst game ever and I liked it quite a bit actually. Not anywhere near as good as the Metroid Prime games, but I liked it and it was definitely worth a buy. Absolutely worth $4.99 new.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:39 PM

Other M's problems go well beyond the "ruining Samus" complaints.

-no exploration until you beat the game
-doesn't have the normal atmosphere of a Metroid since you're basically grouped with people the whole game
-bad art design choices (Zero Suit high heels, "Gravity Suit can't be blue because Samus is orange!")
-many basic story elements are just dumb (suit-authorization, many spoiler-y things)
-too much dialogue, would be OK but it's mostly bad
-WHERE'S WALDO segments
-combat is too easy due to infinite missiles
-actually using missiles is terrible
-no support for Nunchuck causes awkward controls for a few things
-dodge mechanic makes it very hard to die, and gets old pretty quickly
-can't skip cutscenes even on second playthrough

Things that were good:
-cutscenes look nice for Wii
-lead to a Metroid stage in DoA
-hopefully it showed Nintendo they shouldn't give Sakamoto too much control on future games.

Hardcore Metroid fans should avoid, but it's hard because Metroid gets way fewer games than most other Nintendo stuff. Judging it as a game, not as a Metroid, I'd probably give it a 5/10. Nothing stands out about it. As a Metroid I'd give it a 3 or so, easily the worst of the series.


I for one enjoyed Other M's gameplay and found it very similar to the Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion. 7/10, not perfect and weird story choices but good classic Metroid fun and great effort.

I thought the atmosphere was much closer to Super Metroid era games than the Prime shooters. Also, I agree with your point on the story elements and suit authorization being clunky, but... when has Metroid been about story? "Oh noes, all the cool parts of my suit I had in the last game are spread across this space station / small section of planet / cave system *yet again,* and I need to navigate it in an obtuse way to gather it all together." The biggest sin there was that they tried to find a way to get that mess to make sense rather than just ignoring it like all other Metroid games.

I personally think the Metroid games hardcore fans should avoid are the Prime series. Get your crappy FPS genre out of my metroidvania exploration game.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

I actually picked this up a few days ago used for 3.99 on a rare trip to GameStop. Also picked up used copies of MadWorld and Resistance 1 for 2.99 each, and Muramasa for 8.99 used. I figured all those were worth trying for those prices, and none in too shabby shape. I also saw a few used copies of Metroid Prime 3 for 4.99 that I passed on since none of them had the real cases, and Sin and Punishment for something like 7.99 used. Anyway, looks like it might finally be time to start picking up some games for my Wii that I have mostly been playing GameCube games on for the past 6 years.


Definitily try and find a good coply of MP3. It's really good, and personally my favorite of the trilogy. I'd also recommend trying the Trauma Center series, I picked up the DS remake and really like it so far:) Oh, and I wonder if any of you know about this The Cover Project. I used it to print out covers for some games I got that didn't have them. I think if your only paying a couple bucks, it's not the worst way to do it.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

Will have to pick up used to save my .40 cents. Good thing my kids like the magazine b/c I'm never making my $15 back.