Excerpt: I'm sure Mega Man, the cult NES 2D action platformer, wasn't this hard back in the day. I remember actually enjoying Mega Man 2 and 3 in the early nineties. And actually being able to get past the first few screens. Some things change, and some things stay the same, as they say. Mega Man 9, a brand new Mega Man game developed by Inti Creates and published as a downloadable title by Capcom over Xbox LIVE, PSN and WiiWare, is the hardest game I can ever remember playing.
Excerpt: Mega Man fans rejoice as Mega Man dusts off his Mega Buster to take on the evil Dr. Wily one more time. For the first time in eleven years the original series has been revived, but can it live up to the legacy?The first noticeable feature of Mega Man 9 is that it has gone back to it's 8-bit roots, at first glance you may think that the game had been developed and released in the 1980s, however, looks can be deceiving as this game is a brand new chapter to the Mega Man...
Conclusion: Mega Man 9 is a fun and exciting adventure that rewards those willing to persevere with some of the most satisfying victories they will have claimed in recent times. Whether you’re looking to relive the trials of yesteryear or just want a lot of bang for your buck, you should give Mega Man 9 a shot. It won’t leave you feeling blue.
Pros: Incredibly challenging but rewarding gameplay, Retro graphics appeal to old-school series fans and 8-bit aficionados, Online leaderboards., Incredibly challenging but rewarding gameplay, Retro graphics appeal to old-school series fans and 8-bit aficionados, Online leaderboards.
Cons: Buying extra difficulty settings is ultra lame., Buying extra difficulty settings is ultra lame.
Summary: It's been 12 years since the last proper Mega Man game was released and even longer since the classic 8-bit days of the blue bomber, but that hasn't stopped Capcom from bringing its mascot back in this retro revival. Fans of the long-running series will no doubt revel in their nostalgia over this game, but even if you couldn't tell your Rock from your Roll, Mega Man 9 will satisfy any itch you might have for a tough but immensely satisfying platforming adventure.
Pros: Incredibly challenging but rewarding gameplay, Retro graphics appeal to old-school series fans and 8-bit aficionados, Online leaderboards
Cons: Buying extra difficulty settings is ultra lame.
Conclusion: Chances are those who already decided to download Mega Man 9 didn't need this review. Longtime fans of the series need no incentive. If, however, you are new to the games or just wanted to hear more about it before committing\, Mega Man 9 is easily worth the $10 investment for anyone who likes a solid, old-school action game. Besides being a great throwback to the original games, 9 really succeeds for being challenging, creative, and engaging.