Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 For Switch Reviews

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In spite of this, Mega Man 7 still does plenty of things right. The graphics are suitably buffed up with the additional resolution of 16-bit, Robot Master and stage designs are memorable & fun (when you aren’t fighting the sprites), và series mainstays lượt thích a cửa hàng and Bass và Treble make their first appearance. There’s plenty of secrets & collectibles lớn be found in each stage, too, giving you reason to trả lời stages you’ve already beaten. Mega Man 7, then, is a rather uneven experience; it feels like the developer got close, but didn’t quite stick the landing in bringing the classic series to a new console.

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Mega Man 8 is arguably the most infamous entry in the whole classic series, và stands as easily the weakest entry in the series. In terms of what it gets right, the 32-bit graphics are a gorgeous sight to lớn behold và stand up remarkably well even by today’s standards, và the occasional Saturday morning cartoon-like cutscenes are hilarious in a "so bad, it’s good" sort of way, especially with how high Mega Man’s voice is và how Dr. Light just can’t pronounce his L’s. Stage designs are unique và interesting as well, but this is where the positives end.

Unfortunately, the game play of Mega Man 8 is all over the place, with strange physics and random shifts in game play style making for an experience that tries to vị a lot and doesn’t bởi a great job at any one thing. The issue of sprite sizes has thankfully been fixed, but there’s something about the way Mega Man controls which just feels off, which is disappointing given how tight its predecessors controlled. Và though the vehicle sections in some levels bởi vì their best to lớn try lớn introduce variety to lớn gameplay, they just come off as tacked on sections that are more of a slog than they are enjoyable. Mega Man 8 is another entry in the series that’s fun khổng lồ play through for the sake of seeing the full series in all its highs và lows, but ultimately comes off as being sloppy in its execution. It’s pretty khổng lồ look at, but that’s about it.


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Mega Man 9 marked a return to form for the series, with Capcom going back khổng lồ the roots & making another entry in retro 8-bit. Though Mega Man 9 does a fantastic job of emulating the look and feel of the original six games, it rather noticeably ratchets up the difficulty to a considerable degree; we’d even go so far as to say that this is the hardest entry in the series. Expect plenty of surprising enemies jumping out of pits, knocking you off ladders, & jumping at you from off screen, và we lost count of the amount of times that we had to lớn jump over pits that Mega Man barely has the hops to clear. Mega Man 9 is a fantastic game, but it’s also extremely difficult in the "hard, but fair" vein. If you struggled at all with beating any of the original games, you likely won’t hold up too well here.


Mega Man 9 also sees the inclusion of "Challenges" to the series, in-game achievements which carry over between runs. These can range anywhere from restricting the time or damage taken in quái thú fights, to lớn limiting how many energy pellets you can consume in one run. Given the relatively short length of Mega Man 9 (probably about two hours), this is a welcome inclusion that helps lớn bolster replay value as you aim for different goals in each new run. They don’t showroom much else than a sense of satisfaction, but completionists will find plenty lớn love in knocking all of these out. Also, Proto Man can be unlocked – featuring the charge shot and slide that were removed from Mega Man – và he helps khổng lồ make these subsequent runs more interesting in the different playstyle being encouraged.

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Mega Man 10 is a direct sequel khổng lồ Mega Man 9 that carries on the 8-bit aesthetic & makes adjustments where needed for an overall tighter experience. Cấp độ designs overall feel more approachable, và while the Robot Masters may be a little weird (Sheep Man?), this is one of the finest entries in the retro series. Challenges make a return here, along with additional challenge rooms that task you with clearing short courses designed around specific constraints, like taking away your ability to jump. Couple these challenges with all the original DLC – like a playable Bass – and Mega Man 10 feels lượt thích a worthy entry in the 8-bit lineage, fans of the original games definitely won’t want lớn miss out on this gem.

Now, if you’ve been counting, that’s just four games in this collection, compared to lớn the previous six. Indeed, it feels lượt thích Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 has less khổng lồ offer than its predecessor, và this isn’t helped by how the few games included aren’t consistently great in the same way that the first six games were. It would’ve been nice if Capcom had included the spin-off Mega Man & Bass, or perhaps some of the portable games, to lớn offset this perceived lack of value, as the feeling of cheapness extends into other areas of the collection, too.


For one thing, the rewind feature of Mega Man Legacy Collection is bizarrely nowhere to lớn be found, and given that the more difficult Mega Man games are present in this collection, it’s sorely missed. This isn’t helped by the fact that save states aren’t as helpful as they were before, either; rather than taking a straight snapshot of your game, the save system only utilises in-game checkpoints for reference, so saving and loading right before a difficult platforming section isn’t really viable. Adding on lớn this, the museum section can still be used lớn view concept và character art, but there’s no database section to lớn view bios và stats on enemies. It’s this absence of welcome features in the previous collection that stings; none of these things are game breaking, but their omission feels strange & makes the collection as a whole feel rather rushed.

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Even so, the extra challenges that appeared in the previous collection make their return here, và help to lớn pad out the lighter amount of content. Each game has a series of special stages that bởi vì things lượt thích either mash up different levels or pit you against bosses in special conditions, và while they don’t really add anything substantial lớn the package, there’s still several hours of nội dung to master across all four games. And once again, those of you that have the Mega Man amiibo can unlock additional challenges, which are exclusive to this Switch version.

Conclusion


All told, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 feels like a letdown compared to the stellar presentation of its predecessor. Missing features and lower quality games easily make this the more skippable of the two, although that doesn’t necessarily mean that this is a bad collection. We’d recommend this to lớn any fans of the Mega Man series – 9 and 10 just about justify the collection on their own – but those who are looking lớn get their feet wet may want khổng lồ pass on this and just get the first collection. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 is good, but it’s not great, so think twice before taking the plunge.

Good 7/10

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Mitch has been a tín đồ of Nintendo ever since he got his start on the GBA in 2005. When he"s not busy playing games or writing, you can find him down at his local MMA training facility learning how to punish the unrighteous.


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Tue 22nd May 2018

I"m a lot more interested in this collection than the first one, considering how often the original Mega Man games have been re-released over the years. This is, notably, the first time 9 and 10 have officially been released on a portable system.


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Tue 22nd May 2018

Different team. LC1 was done by Digital Eclipse, LC2 was done internally at Capcom. That"s why the UI, functionality, & bonus content is so different between them.

So far pretty happy with both ports-- both are matching up lớn the other versions, except you can take them on the go or play on the TV as you like (Sadly, Steam LC2 can"t be played offline.)


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Tue 22nd May 2018

Never played 9 and 10. This collection is the highlight of the pack for me. Dr. Wahwee is pretty cool, too.


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Tue 22nd May 2018

I"m so torn on buying this. Mega Man 7 is my favourite title in the series (and the first Mega Man game I ever played), but I"m really not that bothered to lớn own 9 or 10. I played both 9-10 on PS3, but that NES style doesn"t vì it for me at all (despite having made the effort to beat 1-6 in more recent years).

Wouldn"t mind 8, though - the only way I have to play 8 at the moment is a chipped PS2 with a US collection.

Really disappointed about the lack of Mega Man và Bass. Considering how much I loved 7 as a kid, I only really got to experience MM&B through emulation, & I loved it as a sequel. It"s a shame the game has had such a rough time in terms of translations & ports. It wasn"t perfect, but it was a direct continuation of 7, & I loved playing as Bass.

So at the moment, it"s more a matter of, vì chưng I think Mega Man 7 is worth £12? I kind of want khổng lồ show my tư vấn for the series, but I"m really only interested in a quarter of the package.


Tue 22nd May 2018

I own both 9 và 10 for my Wii, so, I"ll definitely be passing on this meanspirited collection. Should have launched with the option to lớn purchase games individually where I possibly would have picked up 7 & 8 at some point down the line, at a reduced price only I might add.


Tue 22nd May 2018

If I were to lớn buy it -and I probably won"t, because I already have 3 of the 4 games, missing the 7th, that I could put into my SNES Mini-, I"d bởi vì it on Xbox One when it"s on sale -again- and costs small change.

Unfortunately it really looks lượt thích a worse compilation than the first one, less games and worse at that (and they chose PlayStation"s version of 8, although Saturn"s is regarded as better!), & should be way cheaper. On đứng đầu of that, being on Switch it will never go below 5€, so...


Tue 22nd May 2018

I"m not sure. Milimet Collection 1 và MMX Collection 1 are both certain buys for me. But I don"t know if I"m curious enough about MM9 & 10 to get the second one too.Not to lớn mention getting collections can be a bit daunting. I"ve still not even finished the first Mercenary Saga game, I got bored with it near the end. I dunno if I want lớn get into the other two. And this is 10 Mega Man games we"re talking about here...

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Moroboshi876Various Capcom games on 3DS and Wii U had their prices permanently reduced & in addition partcipated in sales that took 50% off the already lowered price.There are constantly games on sale on the Switch"s eShop, with some game"s prices being reduced by 50%..

I don"t see why these collections sould never get a price reduction or go on sale.


EmirParkreiner I look every week, usually there are 30% sales, but 50 is more of an extraordinary thing. Anyway, một nửa would be more expensive than getting them on Xbox One. In this case, however, the problem is I"m not interested in this half-baked compilation, so if I were khổng lồ get it it would be at the cheapest price possible.


Tue 22nd May 2018

I"m a big Mega Man fan, but I"ll be passing on this. Omitting MM&B is inexplicable. I went through it on the GBA và I remember it being pretty enjoyable. It might have redeemed the collection as a whole.

I never really had interest in MM9 or 10 either. I grew up on the originals, & after playing 7, 8 và the MMX games on Playstation, I didn"t want to lớn go back to lớn 8-bit, not for Mega Man.

So overall, not worth it.


Tue 22nd May 2018

Would have liked single ‘con support.

Also I can finally try 9/10 after years of hearing about them.

Also I love MM8! Too bad &Bass isn’t here too


Tue 22nd May 2018

That lack of rewind and save states is just barbaric.

Still, glad lớn have 9 and 10 on Switch


Tue 22nd May 2018

It"s too bad Capcom never made it so you could lock Mega Man & Bass onto Mega Man 3 thus giving you Mega Man 3 & Bass.


Tue 22nd May 2018

I was looking forward to this collection until I found out Capcom isn"t making the 2nd half physical. So much for owning 9 và 10.


Tue 22nd May 2018

It"s funny, because for me it"s exactly the other way around. LC1 is not so interesting for me because I have 1-6 on NES and can play them through in no time, because MM2 was my first đoạn clip game ever và after that I played everyone of them till 7.And I played them a lot because I had not so many other games. I have never played MM8 and 9 và 10 I played just a couple of times, so this collection is my chance khổng lồ go deeper into these games.


LordVal I"d never played 8 till doing this đánh giá either, & it had been a minute since I"d played the other three. 9 and 10 were just as good as I remembered, but the other two are "eh". Still worth getting for trying them out tho!


Tue 22nd May 2018

I hated Mega Man because I played it right after Super Metroid. My fist thought was: I can only shoot forward!!!! and my second one: This is stupid hard! So I’ll probably pass on this. It’s just not that fun for me, và I have other things lớn play


Tue 22nd May 2018

I"m waiting for the X collections. I"m not the biggest Megaman fan, and I find the older games pretty basic and simplistic. Plus I much prefer the 16/32-bit aesthetic. The NES stuff just does nothing for me.


Tue 22nd May 2018

YAY! Actual retro games on Switch! Meh... Not exactly the ones I was hoping for...

But still YAY! Real retro games! Not some lazy "I"ll just make a super basic platformer, make it pixelly và call it retro" nonsense!


Tue 22nd May 2018

Reviewer should"ve played MM8 before trying to lớn critique it.

Seriously, the main problem with this collection is the number of games, not their quality. MM7 is good, MM8 is great, and MM9 is one of the best in the whole series. If you want the true nadir of the classic series, check out MM5 in the first legacy collection.


Tue 22nd May 2018

Solid review. I"d agree, having both the 1st & 2nd collection, there"s no consistency in presentation quality. Diehards have likely already purchased a lot of these comps over the years và little was added here other than the convenience of having these particular titles together.

Really, I"d just love khổng lồ see the arcade power nguồn Battles & the Genesis The Wily Wars get some recognition. Worth it for 9 và 10, though.


LinktotheFuture can"t be too terrible since Mighty Gunvolt Burst & Azure Striker Gunvolt felt pretty natural with the Switch buttons for me at least.


SmaggTheSmug Yeah, but at least you could pick up & play through a complete mega man title in a night fairly easily on a good chunk of these.


Tue 22nd May 2018

Personally, I would have wanted both on a single cartridge. But on a sale perspective, this (half-cartridge/half download in US) solution makes sense. Legacy 1 on cart, means physical lovers get something, và Capcom some retail space on Walmart / Gamestop /etc.

The download portion guarantees Capcom a shot at the bestseller list on EShop. After all, unless your game makes the list, pretty much the only way you can get publicity (once your game get bumped from the new menu - around two weeks) is lớn cut the price. Games that gets on the bestseller list pretty much guarantees better return on investments.


moroboshi the more I play my NES games, the more I realize most of them are not "timeless classics". I enjoy them since I grew up with them, but if presented with Megaman as a 4 year old today, would I enjoy it as much? For that matter, does my love of Shovel Knight rely on my love for Megaman as a kid? Hard khổng lồ tell, but I"ll ride my nostalgia coaster lớn the bitter end và argue with anyone that somehow, khổng lồ me at least, American Gladiators NES is a great game. Also Megaman 2-6. The first is really hard!