Im surprised by how much negativity this game has received. I believe it all stems from the overly emotional cut scenes that portray samus as a very vulnerable young girl. If you can get past these you'll find a game that is action packed and definetely more fun than any of the prime games. The tight controls stand right up with the snes and gba metroids. Check it out.
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Other M has much more of a Metroid look and at times feel to it than the Prime games and for that i applaud it. However, there is very little exploration that the earlier series games have and that's one of its main problems. The other main problem being the controls. Granted, you DO get used to them, but it's still and awkward and annoying scheme.
The best thing about the game is the action; there are many miniboss situations and that is refreshing as the normal enemies repeat fairly often. The action sequences are pretty useful for quick kills, though sometimes they can be difficult to trigger.
The story is throwaway. Anyone saying anything different has apparently never seen an action sci fi movie or read an action sci fi book. The fact that Samus speaks (to herself mostly) is no big sin, but what she's saying has absolutely no relevance to anything as mostly she's musing about her past. It's a shame Nintendo allowed Team Ninja to determine her character as she comes across whiny and unsure of herself. That's not the Samus i played in Super Metroid or even Fusion.
In short, this is for action sci fi fans rather than Metroid ones, because the story and Samus' reliving of her past is standard and dull but the action is fun at times. I hope you found it more interesting than i did, because i really tried with this game, but...i'm sending it back early.