MEGA MAN X LEGACY COLLECTION 1 & 2
YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH X.
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Mega Man title to modern platforms continues, with this latest drop taking in titles that originally appeared on the SNES, PS1 and Sega Saturn consoles, among others. As a result of this vintage, these instalments are a tad more accessible and welcoming to modern gamers than the ye olde NES-era Mega Man games, but you’ll still need great reserves of patience to complete these games — modern save functionality or not. The first collection contains Mega Man X, X2, X3 and X4, while the second features X5 through to X8. All wend closely to the core run-and-gun formula, with one notable exception:
X7, long despised by the Mega Man fanbase for its awkward third-person shooting sections, has definitely not aged well. It’s partially as a result of this that, if you’re going to buy one of these, the first is recommended for its pure gameplay and vibrant retro-aesthetic. Overall, though, it’s a relief that these games will not be lost to time.
The later, polygonal Mega Man games waver between decent to terrible.
They look simple, but Mega Man games require a heady mix of memory and reflexes.