Chozo Warrior wrote:
What struck me when I first played Other M, followed by my closing thoughts:
- Why the hell would the Federation recreate Space Pirates after all the effort put into fighting them?
To use as bio-weapon slaves. These were Pirates that did not grow up in the Pirate society, so they were free to imprint on them whatever culture they wanted as they raised them from infancy.
Chozo Warrior wrote:Why would this even be a smart idea if there was a terrorist group with in the Federation, when they know how powerless the Pirates are against Samus?
They were vain enough to believe they they were somehow different and would be able to best Samus.
Chozo Warrior wrote:Why would they bother trying to keep the bottle ship a secret from Samus, when clearly their goal was to use them as bioweapons? She and the rest of the Federation that's not evil would immediately retaliate.
Ya kinda answered your own question there. This branch of the Federation knew that whatever branch Samus was loyal to would not approve, so they kept it a secret. I guarantee this happens IRL.
Chozo Warrior wrote:Why the hell would the Federation clone Metroids TWICE after being stopped by Samus the first time?
You're asking about Fusion. Again, because this
branch of the Federation was also vain to think that they were superior, and they'll get it right this time. Something that happens in governments all the time. Govt. A tries something and fails, Givt. B (usually from a different country) looks at what they tried, thinks it good on paper, believes that they could do better, also tries, and also fails. Communism is a great example of this.
Chozo Warrior wrote:Why would they bother cloning ANY of these things as bioweapons when it's OBVIOUS Samus would just destroy them as soon as they were used in an attack in Federation space?
They foolishly thought they had more control over Samus. They believed they'd be able to keep her away from any location they deployed these weapons in. Forgetting entirely that Samus is a free agent. Who can decide to take up missions all on her own, like the one on Aether and Tallon IV.
Chozo Warrior wrote:Why is Adam so bloody stupid to be suicidal when he has Samus standing in front of him pleading not to kill himself?
Adam knew something that she didn't. That these Metroids were genetically re-engineered to resist ice weapons. Samus merely got lucky that her first encounter was just a hatchling. He knew he
did not stand a chance either, and that the only way to destroy the Metroids was to initiate a self-destruct sequence in that sector, by basically shooting at the walls and equipment. He weighed the value of his service to not just the Federation, but to the galaxy as a whole, against Samus. Decided that she was the most valuable, knew that this was a suicide mission, and insisted that he die, so that she may live to fight another day.
Chozo Warrior wrote:And obviously I had the same reaction everyone else had to the Ridley scene.
The Ridley scene has been hashed out to death by me in the past. And frankly I'm tired of repeating myself. So I'll just say this and move on. The Ridely scene is not as bad as you think it is. Once you stop over-criticizing it just because it's a piece of an over-criticized game. You'd understand it better.
Chozo Warrior wrote:Why would Samus ever trust the Federation again like she clearly does in Fusion?
Two reasons. 1, because technically Biologic-Space-Labs (BSL) was an independent and private company, not part of the Federation. The Federation was merely who sent her to clean up after them. She worked as a body guard for their scientists on SR388, and that's all. She might have known that BSL was working for
the Federation. But perhaps she was taking the "keep an eye on them by being there yourself" approach. 2, the branch of the Federation that saved her life, and resent her to the BSL station was a different branch than the one responsible for the Bottle Ship.
Chozo Warrior wrote:How stupid do you have to be to attempt to arrest Samus bloody Aran?
Not stupid, vain. As vain as any government is really.
Chozo Warrior wrote:Why wouldn't the terrorists in the Federation JUST USE PHAZON?
Because all Phazon was destroyed when Samus blew up Phaaze. What's left is the useless fungal strain. The Vertigo strain that's actually useful was wiped out.
Chozo Warrior wrote:Why would they think making Metroids immune to ice would matter when something as simple as a Power Bomb destroys them?
to make them invincible. That doesn't mean they're succeeding on all fronts.
Chozo Warrior wrote:Why would any of these things be viable weapons in a universe with Star Wars space fighters when any type of heavy ordinance weapon destroys them? (Hint: The Gunship Missile powerup was Federation tech.)
Ground sorties are still necessary for strategic locations. Bombing it from orbit doesn't solve all your problems unless you're the Covenant from Halo.
Chozo Warrior wrote:Shouldn't such a highly advanced society, CAPABLE OF INVENTING PHAZON ENHANCEMENT DEVICES, realize that BIOWEAPONS in the form of LOBSTERS and FLOATING BLOBS, are MUCH less effective than oh I dont know... Viruses, bacteria, fungi... There's a whole GAME, The Last of Us, based on a fungal zombie outbreak.
Using creatures as bio-weapons is a sci-fi trope that is used to death by the Alien franchise. And I don't see you giving that nearly as much crap for it. You could say, "well Wayland Yutani are the bad guys in that story. So I do give them crap for it, just in the context in the story." To which I'd reply, "Exactly, so why can't Metroid do the same? The only difference is the bad guy organization is the government, instead of a private corporation. BSL is the exception to that, but it's revealed that they were working for
Chozo Warrior wrote:Why wasnt it loud and clear to Nintendo this game was a mess and why did Sakamoto have so much power over it?
Because it's not really as bad as you give it credit for. I liked it. And so did so many others. It's only those that hated it that seem to be the loud and easy to notice ones. Don't stomp on a game I like and ask for it to be destroyed just because you didn't.