Metroid other M brings something new and intuitive to the franchise whilst still staying true to the exploration and loneliness factor Metroid fans have come to expect. This time around however, the gameplay is much more focused on fast paced close quarters combat which is reminiscent of Team Ninja's other blockbuster game Ninja Gaiden. This isn't necessarily a bad thing as it breathes fresh air into the series whilst giving newcomers something a little more familiar and less intimidating.
A new element has been added to the already well established genre and that is the ability to change to a first person perspective. This is achieved by simply pointing the Wii remote at the screen; this works flawlessly and instantly puts you in the helmet of Samus allowing you to gun down foes with accuracy and to aim for those all important weak spots in boss battles.
This is one of the best looking games for the Nintendo Wii with stunning cutscenes that incorporate an anime theme. As visually appealing as the cutscenes may be they don't do a great job of breaking up the pace of the game as many of them are drawn out and unskippable.