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  • Hello, my name's SNES Man. Today, I'm gonna talk about Mega Man.

  • For me, Mega Man has always been a good series but it really came into its own with

  • Mega Man X. This is a brilliant game and it's one of my favorites of all time.

  • Let's start the adventure and get down to gaming.

  • Megaman X doesn't waste any time. From the first level, you're thrown into this futuristic

  • world where your only defense from the evil armies is your Mega Buster.

  • Unlike the earlier Megaman games, you don't get to choose your first stage. You just have

  • this one.

  • But the gameplay is really similar to the old days.

  • Charge up your Mega Buster and take down the armies of goons. Die, you stupid robots!

  • At the end of the level, you'll face off with Vile: an evil robot who looks really intimidating

  • but it turns out you don't even have to beat him. No matter what you do, he'll beat you

  • and you'll lose.

  • It's like the game's laughing at you. Oh, you think you can win? No, now you can't!

  • So, no matter what, Vile wins and calls Mega Man a worthless piece of scrap metal.

  • So, when all hope is lost, another character called Zero saves the day.

  • Okay, okay, this intro is really lame 'cause Mega Man can't even save himself. But it gets better!

  • So, after this very linear first stage, you actually get to choose your level just like in the old

  • Mega Man games.

  • Except this time, all the Robot Masters are based off of animals.

  • Despite the cheesiness, I actually like the Animal Robot Masters

  • because in the old days, you had some really lame "man"s like

  • Dust Man, Centaur Man

  • Junk Man.

  • So it was kind of refreshing to have animal bosses instead.

  • This is where the game gets a lot more fun.

  • Mega Man is an ever-changing character in this.

  • He can level up by getting hearts and upgrading his health

  • and he can learn the dash move.

  • This is really helpful and makes Mega Man more agile and quick than ever before.

  • This is the first game where I ever felt that Mega Man was really was mega. Because of all his upgrades and

  • and interesting weapons,

  • he becomes a very powerful character and really fun to play as.

  • The controls are really tight and they let you do things you could never do in other games.

  • For example, let's take the boss fights. In the old Megaman games, you had little chance of

  • beating the boss unless you had a special item that rock-paper-scissors style could take

  • them down.

  • But in this, you can beat the enemies purely through skill and agility. Because Megaman

  • can jump off the walls and use all kinds of tactics, you can use more strategy and skill

  • against them. It makes it a lot more fun.

  • This agile Mega Man is just a blast to play as. The controls are more tight than almost

  • any other platformer on the console and the levels are well-designed. There're many different

  • kinds of areas like ice,

  • an atmospheric underwater level,

  • and the plane flying through the sky.

  • The music is phenomenal. It has a great, energetic rock sound.

  • That music is so awesome!

  • It moves my soul.

  • It's also a very visually appealing game.

  • The graphics are colorful and some of the backgrounds really look brilliant.

  • I guess there are some levels like this factory that look a bit dull but overall, the game's

  • not too shabby in terms of graphics.

  • But what every Mega Man fan should know is

  • what really makes Mega Man X shine is the gameplay. The fun factor is through the roof

  • and it's just so enjoyable to play.

  • It's a blast to upgrade your character and fight all your evil enemies.

  • The challenge is a very fair too. It's a challenging game but not to the point where it's really

  • frustrating --

  • until the Sigma levels.

  • These are the last few levels of the game where things get really ramped up in terms

  • of difficulty. They can be frustrating to beat unless you use your resources well and the bosses

  • here, well they pack a punch.

  • Luckily, by this point in the game, you character should be upgraded to a near superhuman

  • level. Once mega man gets all those fancy upgrades, he can pretty much terminate his enemies.

  • In Mega Man X, you character actually feels really strong

  • and harnessing that power with versatile attacks and techniques

  • is just a blast.

  • It's experience you won't forget soon.

  • Less enemies in the vertical stages that impair your movement.

  • More detailed backgrounds in a few of the stages.

  • Passwords for between the Sigma levels.

  • And a more interesting first level where you can dash right off the bat.

  • But, in the end, out of ten, what score does Mega Man X get?

  • My verdict is

  • nine out of ten;

  • a brilliant game.

  • If you can overlook the flaws, though, then I'd give it a ten.

  • For me personally, I think it's a ten out of ten game in fun factor

  • but it does have flaws so for everyone else, I'd recommend a nine.

  • however you look at it, though, this is a brilliant game. It's tons of fun to play, the control

  • is great, the music is excellent.

  • Just play it if you haven't already.

  • But wait! This isn't the only Megaman X game. In fact, this started a whole series

  • and there're two others for the Super Nintendo. Because they're so rare and expensive, I recommend

  • getting the Mega Man X Collection for Gamecube or PS2.

  • This is a really great disc that includes all the "X" games.

  • First, I'll give my brief thoughts "X2", the direct sequel.

  • First of all, I didn't like the boss characters as much in this game. They're kind of ridiculous

  • like Wheel Gator.

  • But X2 is a pretty good game. The graphics are a lot nicer than the first with very rich

  • moving backgrounds

  • and the controls a very good.

  • But for me, the level design is just a little more stiff and it's more frustrating and difficult

  • than the first one.

  • And now, the last one on the Super Nintendo was "X3".

  • Like the second game, this one has brilliant graphics but this one also includes Zero as a playable

  • character with his sword.

  • For me, Zero was kind of cumbersome and you could only play as him for limited times.

  • Despite this being a very good game, it's about equal with X2

  • and not as good as the first.

  • Maybe I'm just biased but the first Megaman X is just my favorite Megaman game of all

  • time.

  • It's just a blast to play.

  • So, until next time, I hope you liked my review and I'll talk to you again sometime

  • soon.

Hello, my name's SNES Man. Today, I'm gonna talk about Mega Man.

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    阿多賓 posted on 2013/04/10
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