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.

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