Ever since Mighty No. 9 was announced as a Kickstarter project by the creator of Rockman/Mega Man Keiji Inafune, the gaming community was filled with delight. Due to some cancellations and perhaps some dilemmas with regards to the gaming developers, many thought the Rockman would never see the light of day once more. With his latest project, Inafune’s new game is aimed to become the spiritual successor to Rockman. After all, he has a blue theme, can transform his arm into a gun, can dash, and other similar features that the Blue Bomber had. However, it would appear that the game is not what every Rockman lover desires. In fact, it pales in comparison to the previous titles.
Mega Man Lovers Don’t Like Mighty No. 9 That Much
When you check out online reviews pertaining to Mighty No. 9, you might be shocked as to what you’re about to see over the Internet. The project has been delayed for release for multiple times and those who have placed financial backing into it got really antsy. When the game was released, gamers everywhere, especially fans of the Blue Bomber, were ecstatic but only to let their hopes and dreams get popped up like a needle forced into a balloon.
For instance, IGN rated Mighty No. 9 with a score of 5.6 out of 10, and the review had the following to say: “Despite its pedigree, Mighty No. 9 doesn’t seem to have a good sense of what was fun about Mega Man, or 2D action-platformers in general. There are brief moments where its pieces come together, but even then it’s hamstrung by its visually joyless art and animation. The soul of the Blue Bomber just isn’t here, and worse yet there’s no endearing personality of its own, and as a result, Mighty No. 9 feels much more like a second-rate imposter than a spiritual successor.”
With a score like that, it would become a hit or miss, meaning that you would either love Mighty No. 9 or not, whether you are a fan of Mega Man/Rockman or not. A lot of other publishers also have similar scores for the game. Take GamesRadar for example as they rate the title as 2.5 out of 5. Ultimately, the game, the character, and practically almost everything about it does not feel like a spiritual successor to the Rockman at all. The graphics do not make use of the power of the current generation consoles, and there is a clear disparity between the power of the weapons that can be used.
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