Metroid: Other M
Metroid: Other M, is a sci-fi shooter starring bounty hunter Samus Aran. She is on a mission to save a ship that has sent out a distress call. It’s part of the Metroid series.
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Story & Themes
Samus Aran, bounty hunter, responds to a distress call from a nearby ship. When she arrives, she encounters her old military platoon, who have also responded to the signal. The ship is crawling with monsters, and Samus and the military personnel must destroy the monsters and attempt to find the crew of the ship.
Notably, this is the first Metroid game in which Samus Aran has a voice. Periodically the player experiences flashbacks or inner monologues which reveal parts of Samus's past.
Other M uses a combination of first- and third-person perspectives.
Further, in past games, Samus is treated as an incredibly well-known and admired military asset. Despite this, in Other M, Samus takes orders from a male commander who generally treats her as if she is getting in his way and doesn't know what she's doing.
- Why do you think Samus isn't trusted to know more about the situation, given her illustrious military record?
- Why do you think we see so many shots of Samus in her skin-tight suit, but none of the other characters wear skin-tight suits?
- Do you think that having emotions makes a character weak? Why or why not?
- Were you annoyed by any of the characters in this game? Why?
Fighting, Puzzle, Shooter
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