Excerpt: MegaMan Zero is the first in a four-part (as of this writing) MegaMan series for the GameBoy Advance. This is also the first MegaMan action game where the main character is not MegaMan or X - it\'s Zero. About 100 years after the MegaMan X series is completed, A lady named Ciel and her friends are being chased and attacked by an army that appears to be led by X himself, and they hit a dead end. In this dead end, they find the body of the legendary Reploid Zero.
face it folks, lately, most platformers bearing the title "Megaman" in
them have been lackluster. The last 3 Megaman games I’ve played are
Megaman Legends (the only good thing about this game is the final boss
and some of the music), Megaman X5 (avoid this like you would the
plague), and Megaman: Network Transmission (mediocre at best).
Excerpt: So, regardless of how you feel regarding Capcom's treatment of their mascot over the last decade and a half, any game that promises to introduce new concepts to the old formula of killing baddies and collecting their powers should be an exciting endeavor.
Excerpt: "All your base are belong to us." That's how far we've come. Game translations used to be terrible. Back then I guess there just weren't enough Japanese adequately fluent in English to do proper translations. Whatever the case, translations have gotten much better sinceat least when it comes to proper spelling and good grammar.
Conclusion: Megaman X is supposed to be the bad guy so that is cool and sort of like Legacy of Kain where the good guy from a previous game goes bad and becomes a bad guy. Megaman Zero 2 is already out in Japan. Also Megaman X7 is due out on the PS2 and the Gamecube is getting a 2 1/2-D Megaman game. It is a fresh addition to the megaman games and it really pushes the GBA hardware I just think the bosses may be to hard for casual gamers.
Excerpt: It is often daunting to a critic when he or she is unknowingly given the task to review a title from a solid and expansive franchise. My last Mega Man game was when they still used numbers - low numbers at that. It is for this reason I will confess from the very beginning that I know very little of what is to be expected from this or any Mega Man game, other than the traditional blaster, boss battles and platform level design.
Conclusion: All in all, Mega Man Zero is a great game. There’s not much to complain about other than some technical issues, and really, the Mega Man formula works great on a handheld title. The portable factor makes this game even more irresistible, because the classic run-and-gun action of the Mega Man games is usually pretty tempting on consoles as it is. The classic feel is there, and thankfully, some tweaks have been made to give a new experience this time around.