Chris wrote:In what way was Samus' Chozo upbringing related to the mission on the Bottle Ship? It wasn't. The game focussed on her past with Adam because Adam was there.
The entire point of Other M's story was to further explore Samus as a character and her past that made her who she is today. Therefore, as pretty much every other Metroid game as shown, the Chozo indeed played an important part of her early life, especially thanks to the Metroid remake Zero Mission. So why didn't they even get ONE mention? It's stupid for a game about the Bounty Hunter Samus to completely ignore what made her who she is today: the Chozo. As vampe13 stated, It doesn't help the fact the game throws in a random bombshell that Adam was the closest thing Samus had to a father. Not friend. Or lover. Or a guardian after the Chozo past on. No, just Father figure in general. Thanks to that, the entire Metroid Canon has been thrown into disarray. If Adam was the father figure, then what were the Chozo? Of course, like a lot of loose ends and contradictions, Other M doesn't address the issue in the slightest. Because of this, Other M successfully stripped the Chozo of any importance in her life and not only (seemingly) contradict the Prime games but the 2D ones as well.
I understand where you're coming from, though. The Chozo had no real connection to anything on the Bottle Ship. My main problem stems from this: I don't think Other M should have been the game that would teach us about who Samus was as a person, nor should it have been advertised by Sakamoto as such. They should've waited until a future game's central plot revolved around the Chozo to tackle that. But, of course, they didn't, and here we are today.