Gamers looking for a rich and nostalgic story will likely find Metroid: Other M a surprising treat. Other M is a departure from traditional Metroid games in many ways, but the emphasis on narrative seems to be its biggest change.
Why is the company essentially “using up” two of its most storied franchises, Mario and Metroid, during what is traditionally the slowest time of the year? There can only be one reason: this fall, Nintendo is dropping something big. Really big.