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Title: Mega Man 2
Posted: March 20, 2007 (07:23 PM)
I suppose I should write a review about this game, but I'm lazy. So I'll just write here instead.

This game is horribly, horribly overrated. I'll have to replay MM4 and 5 again just to make sure, but I'm pretty sure this game ranks in the bottom half of the NES MM games. Yes, I said it.

The only thing it has going for it are the bosses. The eight robot masters here are probably the best group of any of the games. Their design, their skillsets, their variety, just all shades of awesome. But then there's the rest of the game.

The weapons are horribly unbalanced. Once you beat Metal Man, you will never use your arm cannon again. It's just too powerful, and is ridiculously plentiful as well. On the flip side, I only recently found out what Heat Man's weapon does. Despite playing this game multiple times, I've never used it before! Why bother when you have Metal Blades?

The game clearly bought off more than it can chew. Now admittedly, it's been a long time since I played this on the NES, but I believe the MM Anniversary Collection's emulation is perfect (it feels like it for MM3). And it's far too often that the screen will be flickering like crazy, and it will feel like you don't have control of MM. Mostly in Dr Wily's castle, but I think it happened a few other times too.

Speaking of Dr Wily's castle, it's terrible. The GutsTank stage is ridiculously short for no reason. There's a place in which a Sniper Joe stuck with no place to hide from his bullets. And then there's the bosses...

The crash bomb boss is stupid. If you don't have full crash bomb power beforehand, you lost. Reset the game. If you accidently blow up one of the barriers you don't need to, you lost. Reset the game. If you died in the middle of the battle, you lost. Reset the game. Lovely.

And if you do win, you are immediately transported to the boss rush, and then to Dr Wily. No time to refill any weapons (despite the fact that one of Wily's forms is vulnerable to crash bombs! Unless you die and continue, you will have no way of actually knowing this, since you'll never have crash bombs left!). And then you go to the final level. If you don't have enough Bubbles, you lost. Reset the game. If you die on the Wily Alien once after using some of your bubbles, you lost. Reset the game.


There's some technical problems too. The beginning of Bubble Man's stage is horribly ugly with that background. MM controls slightly worse than in MM3. And all the inbetween stuff like getting your weapons and seeing the password is excruciatingly slow. Bleh.

The levels are pretty lame too. But I don't feel like going into it.

Stupid overrated MM2. Mega Man 3 is far, far superior =)

HalonUser: Halon
Posted: March 20, 2007 (08:53 PM)
Mega Man X rendered all of the NES games obsolete.

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Posted: March 21, 2007 (12:11 AM)
You do realize that you can recharge all of your weapons in the chamber leading up to Dr. Wily's final form, right? And that if you die on the wall cannons, you can just backtrack slightly and refill your crash cannon? And that if you die all your lives in the short final stages, you restart with full special weapons?

psychopenguinUser: psychopenguin
Posted: March 22, 2007 (11:14 PM)
Mega Man 2 might be the most overrated NES game ever. I had SO many whiners whine to me back when I gave it a 4, which I feel is probably closer to what it deserves than a 7.

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