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Do you fancy cinema scenes but hate all that video game playing nonsense? Would you rather video games and movies be separated like church and state? Well, if so, then the creators of Metroid: Other M have a solution for you. Upon completion of the game, a feature becomes unlocked where you can view every cut scene as a streamlined two-hour movie.
Okay, so the feature, named Theater Mode, isn’t about separating movie from game, and is not for those who hate playing video games; obviously. In a 1up interview from Wed. with series co-creator, Yoshio Sakamoto states, “We placed just as much weight on enjoying the story as we did on the action aspects of this game, but it's hard to fully communicate a storyline in a video game with just one play-through. At the same time, though, it's asking a lot of players to beat the game twice to get it all, so that's where the idea for that mode came from.”
In other words, if you every have to urge to experience the Other M story again, you can do so simply by watching the movie. With increasingly large gaps between video game sequels, will a feature like streamlined movies become a video game staple? One could hope.