Summary: Well, it has been over a decade since Mega Man 8 was out, and Capcom has FINALLY decided to release a sequel! Is it well worth the wait, though? Well, I think it's safe to say so. Mega Man 9 is a game that takes us Mega Man fans back to the basics...literally. The 8-Bit graphics, sound, etc SCREAM "Retro", and those who grew up with the series will freak with joy as they begin playing what they know as an all-new classic Mega Man game!
Summary: I know my video game blogs are the least read, but I actually do have people asking me to review them from time to time. I just think its good to talk about a variety of topics so that people know I can have a life beyond politics. I have a long history with Mega Man, it was one of my favorite game series as a child. Mega Man, alongside Zelda, Final Fantasy and Castlevania ate up much of my spare time in my youth, but Mega Man 8 ruined the franchise.
Summary: AND now, Mega Man 10 is coming out! Keep them coming! MM 9 is a fascinating sequel to a stunning series, play today! Also, if you like retro games, check out Retro Gamer Magazine. The price is a little high for a magazine, but they go for like 60 bucks an issue on ebay, so I recommend a subscription. Great stuff! It's definitely the best thing I've seen that's dedicated to older games and the games and systems of yesteryear.
Summary: It's Mega Man! The Mega Man I remember from my childhood! I find it absolutely extraordinary that Capcom would actually make the sequel to the major disappointment that is Mega Man 8 and totally take us back to the NES days with the retro design. I mean this game looks *exactly* like it was designed in the early 90's during the height of the NES's success! Amazing job! I can't even put into words how much this remarkable change means to me as an old school gamer.
Summary: Mega Man 9 is just as you remember your Mega Man games from the NES. Same graphics, same sounds, same controls. A bit harder though, perhaps to cater to it's now older audience. Just like the other Mega Man games, repetition and memorization is the key to beat it.