Mega Man 9 is awesome
Even a BS6 fan like myself feels compelled to talk about the awesomeness that is Mega Man 9.
So, having downloaded the game yesterday and proceeding to finish it in about 4 hours (with no FAQ or spoilers to guide me), I can confidently say that MM9 has re-captured the essence of the Mega Man series – gameplay that is unique, challenging and downright fun.
This game is so loaded with classic Mega Man goodness, I felt like I was 15 years younger while playing it. 8-bit graphics and sound didn’t bother me one bit, and folks who grew up in the NES days would easily appreciate the retro factor of MM9. You have classic elements like the disappearing/reappearing blocks, spike dodging while free-falling and tons of catchy tunes. The ending (which I won’t spoil) is enjoyable and funny as well.
The highlight of the game of course is the introduction of the first female robot boss in the whole Mega Man series – Splash Woman (スプラッシュウーマン)! And what an excellent choice of colors and body structure:
Don’t know about you guys but her design sorta gave me Mutio vibes. I appreciate how the designers stuck to the ‘family friendly’ policy, and didn’t sexualize her to boost sales. They probably don’t need to anyway, since the game will be (and is, as we have seen) a sure best seller. Splash Woman is definitely going to be a popular subject for fan fiction, fan art and of course porn in the coming months. In fact, there’s already quite a number of fan drawings of her on Deviant Art. That poor girl…hope she’s ready for the tidalwave of hentai artists hehehe. A main eventer for the upcoming Comiket 75 I predict.
The game will be out on the PS3 on the 25th September, and XBOX too I think. Get this game, because its FUN. If you want some info, you can find it here: http://megaman.capcom.com/index.php