Man has definitely worn out his welcome. I don't care
how good the gameplay is - it's been done to death.
It's like releasing the game of checkers over and
over with different colored game pieces.
level designs do not a new game make. Although the
graphics and the gameplay are among the best on the
GBA, they've all been borrowed from past Mega Man
releases. It's just not fair to kids to waste their
money on the same old thing. If you're a big Mega
Man fanatic you're not going to listen to anything
I say anyway so go ahead and waste your money. The
rest of you smart folks out there can take my advice
and rent this one if you must. It's short on replay
value as well so it's going to spend a lot of time
in your closet when you complete it.
out there should take note that this is the most accessible
Mega Man game to date. You may have heard some of
the hardcore gamers talk about how tough this series
is. Not to worry. There's an Easy mode that lets you
tackle this game like it was an early 80s arcade game.
The Normal mode is also easier, at least at first.
It gets more difficult in the middle but by then you
should have acquired some decent skills.
the story begins Zero learns that Neo Arcadia is coming
apart at the seams. The humans and the reploids are
at odds with each other causing confusions and chaos
throughout the land. Zero takes the initiative to
restore peace to this troubled world but to do so
he will face numerous obstacles, enemies and bosses.
far as moves are concerned, the Zero sword slash is
still my favorite. A new move called the Knuckle lets
you steal an enemy's move and use it against them.
It's a little bit awkward to use but it's worth a
try to see if you have any use for it.
cyber elves are back but this time they play more
of a bit part which is good to see. They help create
programs that you can use in cyber space to foil your
enemies. Collecting items in the various levels will
increase the strength of your computer chips which
you can use as power-ups. These features all work
well but they've worked well in the last couple of
games. I need more new elements in this series. It's
just getting old.
Man looks good and sounds good, but that was never
a problem. What it needs is a gameplay overhaul. If
it doesn't go in a new direction, I will.