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This thread is in response to a review for Mega Man 9 on the PlayStation 3. You are encouraged to view the review in a new window before reading this thread.

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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 26, 2008 (04:52 PM)
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Your review does a good job of posing a serious question: would I still like this game if it were the first I had played in the series. My honest answer is "most likely."

I didn't fall in love with the Mega Man series because it was the hip thing to do. In fact, I didn't expect to like it and only ever played it when my grandmother bought me Mega Man 2 for Christmas one year (considerably ahead of Sonic the Hedgehog's rise to popularity, as I recall). Then I played it and loved every second of it in spite of my instincts. That was true for one simple reason: the gameplay in Mega Man games is good. Really good.

While I enjoy some of the other stuff you mentioned and consider it just as good in different ways, I don't agree with the apparent insinuation that games have 'evolved' to a point where Mega Man-style gameplay isn't fun. It was fun back in the day, it's fun now and it will be in the future.

Just my two cents. Even though I disagree with your apparent conclusion, I liked the review and feel that it makes for a thoughtful and unusual critique of Mega Man 9. You made me think. Good job!


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Author: dagoss
Posted: November 26, 2008 (06:31 PM)
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I don't agree with the apparent insinuation that games have 'evolved' to a point where Mega Man-style gameplay isn't fun. It was fun back in the day, it's fun now and it will be in the future.

I agree with that. I wasn't implying "fun;" maybe enjoyment is a better word. There are a lot of great games that aren't very fun, but are enjoyable nonetheless. I wouldn't use "fun" to describe Planescape, Shadow of the Colossus, or just about anything with the words Shin Megami Tensei the title. And I think the last thing people felt during the funeral scene in Lost Odyssey is "this is really fun!"


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Author: randxian
Posted: July 10, 2009 (11:08 PM)
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You may find this to be a curious way to introduce Mega Man 9, but to be honest I don't really consider it to be a game worth discussing, let alone discussing in the context of god-like cell processing power

Personally, I don't think a statement like this belongs in a review, where it is your objective to discuss a game.

To me this is saying "I'm going to review this game, but not really because it's not worth discussing."

If you really don't want to discuss it, then pick a different game to review.


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Author: joseph_valencia
Posted: July 10, 2009 (11:37 PM)
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I liked this review. Here's an error I spotted in the eighth paragraph:

up until the moment Dr Wily gets on his knees and gives Mega Man what *he really wants. [* - added by me.]


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