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  1. https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3409/

    Speaking of Mega Man X, the Capsule Remix hack is great and has replaced the original version for me. Among other things, it gives X the dash from the get-go (the capsule gives him the air dash, and it's possible to skip it and the buster upgrade so you can do a vanilla X-only run if you want), makes the hadouken not take 50 million years to obtain, and nerfs Wolf Sigma so you can damage him with something other than rolling shield or lv. 3 buster shot.

  2. Something that really holds the DS Kirby games back for me (Super Star Ultra and Squeak Squad) is the god awful control scheme. A for jump and B for attack on a Nintendo controller layout is horrible no matter what game it is

    Also KSSU's cutscenes are fuglier than I remembered 😧

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Any time I play a 2D Mario game on a platform with four face buttons, I immediately go into the settings and change the controller layout.

    2. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      I really don't know why they thought that control style was a good idea or why they didn't just add a "Control Style B" option.

  3. I'm so damn excited for this collection

  4. Reading salt over Bayo 2 and 3 in 2020 makes my brain hurt

    1. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      what about bayo 2 pepper

  5. Denuvo was removed from DMC5 so I might pick it up at some point

    1. Wraith

      Wraith

      you can ride the rocket arm like a hoverboard

  6. I know it probably won't happen since we got Mega Man 11, but if an X9 comes out with SNES graphics and music Imma be seriously disappointed. The SNES games may have been some of the best X games but I'll take the PS1 era graphics and soundfonts over those.

    1. Soniman

      Soniman

      I don't think anyone is rushing to defend X2 or X3 usually all the love goes to X1 and 4 so I don't think you have to worry about it to much 

    2. Jango

      Jango

      i hate the way stuff looked in x4 beyond tbh Gimme pixel art but with more animations and shit

  7. Trying to do an A rank run in Mega Man Zero 1 since it's one of the few things in this series left for me to conquer

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      better hope you don't have any cyber-elves getting used

      the game berates you for using cyber-elves, for some reason

    2. Sean

      Sean

      @Polkadi~☆ I've been focusing on collecting them all but not using them. I'm not expecting to beat the game without any cyber elves since Copy X is a cheap fight, but it'd be nice to have a save file with all of them collected.

  8. Don't think I ever quite realized how massive of a step-down Zero 4's mechanics are from 3's until now. The rod weapon is gone and replaced with the Z Knuckle which isn't that great, and hunting for parts for recipes is tedious as hell. It was fine when Zero 3 just gave you chips for defeating bosses and finding them in levels, so why is there this monotonous drop-grinding system in place for the exact same stuff?

    Oh and the EX Skills are bad in this game. The gemini laser was so much better than that stupid time-stop buster shot, and the electric dash saber jab is useless at killing enemies compared to the default one. What doesn't help is that you have to use that horrible weather system to get them rather than simply playing the game well.

    Everything else about the game is fine, it's just that the stuff they outright replaced from Zero 3 is really bad in 4.

  9. I would've backed that W101 Kickstarter in a heartbeat if Dangen Entertainment weren't involved. Fuck that noise.

  10. Oh right I forgot what today is

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    1. Polkadi~☆
    2. Mil-O-Lantern

      Mil-O-Lantern

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      f...f...fo...foosball!

    3. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Six Nations Rugby!

  11. Saw the latest news article and got excited for a split second thinking it was like some Master System/Game Gear collection featuring Sonic Chaos etc.

  12. I just spent an hour trying to get the Area K subtank in Mega Man ZX and I'm already tired of this game

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    I beat Zero 3, and I've come to the conclusion that it is one of the greatest games ever made

    1. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Press A BUTTON to analyze.

  14. Mega Man stories usually aren't anything to write home about, but Zero 2 to 4 have some of my favorite stories and characters in all of vidya. Makes me wish that Mega Man X was handled nearly this well, but it's impossible for me to take any of those games seriously no matter how much the writers sometimes wanted the player to.

    1. Soniman

      Soniman

      Day of Sigma and all the other times the story is presented in a way there's no cutscenes are good 

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Everything about Maverick Hunter X story- and writing-wise is very good. There's not much to the SNES version of X1 though, which is fine for that game but the story's not as memorable there.

  15. Mega Man Zero is the closest the series has ever come to doing the character action genre and I want more of this kinda shit

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Have you played any of the Azure Striker Gunvolt games? I hear that they're pretty much a spiritual successor to that series since it's the same devs and all. 

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Yeah. I played the first Gunvolt game and strongly disliked it at the time. Even compared to MMZ 2-4, it felt bullshit hard with unforgiving boss design and an incredibly unorthodox way of accessing the good ending, which I never went for because I hated the normal final boss so much that I figured I wouldn't stand a chance against the true boss. It didn't help that I played it on the OG 3DS which is the worst designed handheld known to man.

      However since it's been so long, my opinion on Gunvolt has mellowed out since (you can probably find my old posts in the SSMB topic where I most likely ripped it to shreds and called it a bad game) and I'm a little more mixed on it these days. I've seen gameplay footage from people much better at video games than I am and it certainly looks like great fun if you can wrap your mind around its mechanics. I just think the gameplay loop of tagging enemies with your gun and pressing another button to destroy them is a little too convoluted for a frantic game such as this compared to MMZ's simple yet effective risk-vs-reward weapons system.

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    The ultimate reward for Zero 2 is the defemse we made along the way

    Gonna do 3 next, I haven't decided whether I'll replay 4 though.

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    I've been working on getting EX skills and forms in Mega Man Zero 2 again. Probably gonna have to do NG+ for the rest; in the DS collection I went for all skills in all games but didn't bother with most of the forms since they're mainly a grind.

  18. https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3409/

    This Mega Man X1 hack is great. Among other things, it borrows from another hack that gives you the dash from the get-go (the upgrade gives you the air dash, which is SUPER fun to use in X1), makes the hadouken not stupid obscure and annoying to obtain, and allows for a complete no-upgrade, buster-only run since it no longer forces the buster part on you and makes it so that Wolf Sigma can be damaged by a level 2 charged shot. Oh and you can kill Wolf Sigma with the hadouken much like in the PSP version.

    My only complaint is that it makes the buster part too easy to obtain now. I like that it's not stupid hard to access it anymore, but it also removes the blocks and thus the head part requirement which helped obscure its location by blending in with the rest of the level graphics.

    Everything else about the hack is good shit and it's my default way to play X1 now.

  19. Great remix of the best castle stage in Mega Man X

  20. X4's Zero path is so fucking sublime

    1. Soniman

      Soniman

      Almost like his campaign was designed first lol 

  21. I have no idea how people can like Mega Man 2 when everything about it feels like a textbook study of how not to design a good Mega Man game.

    1. JezMM

      JezMM

      I wouldn't be able to tell you what's special about it but there must be some secret to it because even though I never played the Mega Man games as a kid, I got MM2 on Wii VC and enjoyed it enough to play through several times. After enjoying it so much, I picked up MM3 when that came out and yet somehow lost interest in that one and never finished it.

      Granted, this was so long ago, maybe a new more exciting game distracted me away from 3, not anything inherently wrong with the game itself.

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Many things about the game are great. Many things about the game are also BULLSHIT.

      Why does Metal Blade severely outclass every other weapon?! Why are so many stages stupidly hard, like Quick Man's?! Why is it possible to get stuck in Wily's Castle if you don't have enough Crash Bombers?!

      Despite that, it's still a shining example of it's time, and great fun to play today.

    3. Sean

      Sean

      By far my biggest problem with it is how certain bosses in the Wily stages cannot be defeated without the right weapons. If you ran out of crash bombs to defeat that stupid orb boss then you might as well get yourself a game over because dying doesn't reset weapon energy. If you don't have bubble lead for the alien fight then you can't beat it. And getting a game over means you lose all of your E-tanks so this is the last thing you want if you already struggle a lot with it.

      I hate dealing with enemies and bosses in this game, their patterns are too erratic for me to react to even when I know they're coming. It's impossible for me to dodge the aforementioned orb's projectiles without using the pause trick. That's not to say I don't struggle at other Mega Man games, I absolutely do, but X1-4 and Zero 2-4 are easier for me to wrap my head around and adapt to than Mega Man 2's difficulty.

      Mega Man 3-6 have their moments but I find them fine to play for the most part, especially 4 and 5. 1 and 2 are the ones I have a hard time going back to and I can only really appreciate their historical relevance over their quality or fun factor. The way I play games, let alone other Mega Man games, just isn't compatible with what MM2 demands of me.

    4. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      That's why i only played megaman 2 on emulator with save states.

    5. Shiguy

      Shiguy

      I can agree that the forced weapon usage in the wily stage bosses particularly for boobeam trap and the alien aren't exactly what I call good design by any margin.

      When I look back at MM2 i see it as a case of early installment weirdness only with less of the jank than the first one. The foundation is built upon but it needed some ironing in a few places.

      Not a favorite of mine in the classic series by any stretch but I still had my fun with it.

    6. Sean

      Sean

      ^ That's more or less how I feel. MM2 was a massive step-up from 1 and really helped make a name for the series, and yeah I totally get how people can say it's their favorite, flaws and all. But with six of these damn games on the NES I really cannot agree at all with the fans who say it's the objective peak of the series, or how it went downhill after 2 (or 3 depending on who you ask).

      A lot of my annoyance toward the pedestal upon which 2 is placed also has to do with Capcom officially acknowledging it by designing MM9 as a successor to 2, and I'm not talking about just the removal of the slide or charge shot but also the ridiculous trial and error difficulty and reuse of music. And I actually like 9 more than 2. But wow are a lot of parts of that game not fun at all and feel like a deliberate regression from 3 and 4's tight and (mostly) fair difficulty.

  22. I've been replaying MMBN1 to see how well the battle system holds up even at its mechanical worst - and it does, it's still a really damn fun game despite lacking the universal improvements of its sequels.

    Also the whole time while playing, I've been thinking about how Battle Network does a card-based system far better than Paper Mario Sticker Star and Color Splash do. You're not defenseless without chips since you have your buster, chips can only be used once per battle but aren't permanently disposed of, and despite having no traditional EXP system, getting money and chips as end-of-battle rewards feels more fulfilling since there's an appropriate balance to what you have and you can't just spend all of your money on good chips to spam enemies and bosses. Capcom showed Nintendo how this shit was done 19 fucking years ago and they still can't figure out how to make Sticker Star's gameplay work.

    1. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Sounds cool. I gotta play it. I got into the bn series around 4, 5 and 6. I've never played the first 3.

  23. Despite how hilariously bad MM8's voice acting is, I think Rock's voice is way better in this game than in anything else I've heard him in (Battle Network 5DS, Mega Man 11... I'm fucking sick of Capcom or whoever casting middle-aged dudebros for him since he's supposed to be a little boy), and Wily sounds legitimately well-cast and -acted here.

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      I kinda like MM11’s Wily voice more. And I’m a little more privy to Rock’s voice in the Wish Upon A Star OVA.

       

      And yeah, Battle Network is a weird case. MegaMan.EXE is the same age as Lan, why does he sound way older in English?

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Lan himself sounds like he's 45 when he's supposed to be 8

      The voices kind of ruin 5DS for me. If a Battle Network Legacy Collection comes out (and it better fuckin') I wouldn't mourn too much if they just stuck the GBA versions onto there even though I like the Navi party system that lets you control other Navis in battle.

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      I’ve got more nostalgia for the GBA versions, anyhow.

      ...though i wouldn’t mind if they put Operation Shooting Star (the BN1 DS remaster) in there, and finally in English...

    4. Sean

      Sean

      I think Capcom really dropped the ball when they chose to port BN1 of all games when they could have done a Zero-esque collection of the BN series

      Now however is their chance to repent for their sin

    5. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      You know what else would be nice? Not having to play two different versions of the same game to get new stuff.

      Except for BN5, the two different versions of a game they’ve been doing since 3 have had virtually no difference.

    6. Jovahexeon Explosive Witch

      Jovahexeon Explosive Witch

      Ahem. @Polkadi~☆ Different cross forms and whatnot are a thing in 6 and whatever forms thing in 4. 3.....I don't really remember the differences (I played the Blue Version).

  24. No regrets playing MMX5 on easy mode whatsoever. Annoying game from start to finish

    1. Miragnarok

      Miragnarok

      X6-onward might require cheats.

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