Taken from my blog at Secondplaythrough.com
After devouring the recentley released Metroid:other M trailer today .. i must say....im torn. I love team ninja for the most part and god knows i love metroid (who doesnt)...hell what gamer doesnt have early metroid memories flowing throughout their very being? Yet it appears, at least so far, that they are stripping metroid of its very soul. Eerie atmospheric tension.....and solitary exploration....
The two biggest elements that define the series for me are absent in these early trailers and that is my biggest concern for team ninjas take on this legendary series.
Although lets be honest...how much can you truly gather from an early trailer such as this. From what ive "seen" though....the pacing of the game appears far too energetic/action oriented for my tastes. When you tear away the core values that make the series so magical(for lack of a better word) you are taking a very interesting risk. The feel of the game overall looks to be completley different than any sort of metroid iteration of the past.
Maybe this risk will pay off....and the final product will have a unique and engrossing mystique of its own....but it wont be "metroid".
I cringe every time samus grabs that alien in a headlock and blasts him across the room.....
I hope im wrong about this one.