Posts tagged ridley
Posts tagged ridley
Artist Jeff Zhang’s interpretation of the iconic video game hero, facing off with her archenemy Ridley in Let This Be Our Last Battlefield (top) and Power Suiting up in Samus : Varia (bottom).
/v/ predicts the smash roster
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land music - 015 Boss Lobby (by KirbyPeachfan39)
I really like Kirby music
Especially when it sounds bizarrely similar to Metroid music
You listen to this, see if you hear bits of Ridley’s theme, too
On the shortlist of things I liked/didn’t mind about Other M, Vorash tops it, but Ridley’s life-cycle is in second place.
It did go way too fast to keep up suspension of disbelief, and there are problems with how its implemented in the story to say the least, but I don’t actually mind the concept of Ridley metamorphosing. Yeah, it’s fuckin’ weird, but the thing of it is, Ridley is an alien. He’s supposed to be weird. Even if the rest of Other M didn’t happen, Choogle and El Pollo Loco can stay.
Along with Vorash. Because seriously. Lava whale.
Really the only bad thing I can say, or at least thing I personally find inadequate, about the two Harmony of a Hunter albums is that there aren’t any standout remixes of Ridley’s battle theme that aren’t hidden inside medleys.
Those hidden ones are pretty sweet, though.
So I bought Super Metroid for the WiiU, actually this is the one title I wanted to get out of the 30 cent games that Nintendo have been giving us. And it has gave us graceful memes of how new players to the game are more helpless than a kid who struck out in Tee-ball.
-Joking aside, I finished the game at 3:59 with 49% completion. I’m not amazing at the game, but I can blaze though it normally. Even spent some time drawing on Miiverse, and I had my fun drawing them. Which I did poke fun at the “Metroid” Samus name joke.
I have a weakness for the “welcome to die” meme…
Mind uploads really do explain a hell of a lot about the Metroid series. Take Riddles, for example.
"Why does nothing seem to kill Ridley?" That’s an incorrect phrasing of the question. "Why doesn’t Ridley stay dead”, now, that’s how you should ask.
He’s died several times. The Pirates just have backups and have no qualms with growing him a new body and overwriting the clone’s brain with Ridley’s. Meta Ridley was, presumably, a crack at Science when he survived.
'Tis a sign.
*cracks open Scriv and jots down that Ridley scene that arrived while triking home*
Super Metroid Metal - Boss Medley (by Fireescapeman)
Ridlemix (by thecomfiestchair)
misogyny isn’t samus getting a realistic portrayal in other m
misogyny is drawing constant rape art of her, talking about how much sex she should have (regardless of her consent), drawing her nonstop in skimpy outfits with obscene breast sizes, and then saying that she’s not allowed to be vulnerable in any way, shape, or form
A) It’s possible for multiple things to be misogynistic.
B) If Other M portrayed anything at all realistically, you’d have a point. But the story is loaded with basic character motivation and presentation problems, even before you get to the misogyny.
It’s not that Samus isn’t allowed to be vulnerable in any way, shape or form. (Hell, she was dying on the ground in Super Metroid before the hatching dropped in to save her. No one complained about that.) It’s that the way she’s depicted in Other M isn’t consistent with player’s previous experiences with her in other games.
The Ridley scene, for instance, might be okay if it was actually explained in-game what happened to her parents and that she had PTSD. Expecting the player to have read an obscure manga is simply bad presentation and storytelling. Even if they did, it would still be problematic because her PTSD doesn’t surface in any of the other games while fighting Ridley, nor anywhere else in Other M. It’s used as a plot device to “kill off” Anthony, rather than an actual consistent character trait.
I’m not going to get into the problems with Adam, but this article does a damn good job.
C) I’d wager that most of the people who call Other M’s story Misogyny are equally or moreso disgusted with the crude and disgusting drawings you speak of. In fact, a lot of people hate that Samus’ portrayal in Other M feeds directly to those artist’s depictions.
Bolded for emphasis because yes.
Also I wrote a thing a while back on how to let your badass protag be in a situation where she needs to be rescued without shitting on her and OH LOOK they all involve Samus vs. Ridley WHOA.
“Apparently, the Varia Suit is completely unnecessary”