Excerpt: X is having a midlife crisis. After years of working as a Maverick Hunter and ensuring safety throughout the world, the hero of the Mega Man X series has finally lost his edge. Instead of blasting villains away with his trusty X-Buster, he’s retired from the Maverick Hunters in an attempt to find a more peaceful solution to the problems between humans and robots.
Excerpt: Another Mega Man title hits the store shelves. Ummm, err, well yes I suppose I should say something else....The Mega Man series has seen better days, and now even the die hard fans are wondering if our heroic robot is done for. Mega Man X7 isn't going to quell that talk. Some new approaches bring a breath of fresh air to the series, but as for the total package...Click here and Eric will break it down for you.
Excerpt: Mega Man's had it pretty tough. While he was 8-bit and even 16-bit gaming's golden boy right alongside Mario and Sonic, the ever-constant march of technology has rendered the little blue 'bot increasingly obsolete next to more expansive, deeper games. That's not to say the series hasn't endeared itself to gamers'; everyone needs a game that can be played in half-hour chunks and beaten in as many hours as there are fingers, but even with small advances, things are...
Conclusion: In closing, Mega Man X7 is definitely not one the better games in the series as a whole. One would be far better off playing an earlier entry to get an impression of what the games are like, because X7 will only ruin things. The ability to switch partners on the fly is cool, and it is noble that Capcom tried to put Mega Man X into the world of 3D, but the end result makes one think that it would’ve been better had they stuck to 2D.
Excerpt: Mega Man X7 marks the series' first entry on the PlayStation 2, and as if to commemorate this, it's been given a pretty severe graphical overhaul, bringing the game into 3D, and it includes a few new gameplay bells and whistles. When Mega Man X7 sticks to its old-school roots, it can be pretty enjoyable, if a bit predictable. But when it ventures into new territory and starts tinkering with the tried-and-true Mega Man formula, things start to go wrong.
Excerpt: "Megaman X7 tutustuttaa Playstation 2 omistajat ensi kerran pitkäikäisen Megaman-pelisarjan maailmaan. Peli tarjoilee mukiinmenevää perus Megaman-kaavalla höystettyä 3D-toimintaa, jota tosin vaivaa ajoittaiset kamerakuvakulmaongelmat. Megaman veteraanien tuskin kannattaa enään uusinta Megaman-peliä katsastaa, sillä sen verran paljon sarja on vuosien varrella muuttunut huonompaan suuntaan.
Pros: + Perus Megamanmeininki, + Hahmojen vaihtamismahdollisuus, + Kontrollit
Cons: - Vaisu grafiikka, - Kamerakuvakulmaongelmat, - Musiikki