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So, if you've been a Mega Man fan since the '80s, or if you're a young tyke who's just starting to realize the grandeur that is Mega Man, you really can't go wrong picking this one up, especially considering that it's budget-priced. And, with what look to be some really sweet Mega Man games on the horizon for the PSP, this is a great way to reawaken that old Mega-mania. It'll certainly beat the pants off that Crash Bandicoot-dementia you had last week.
At the end of the day, this is a terrific compilation that could have scored a much better score if not for some technical issues. The extras are pretty lame, but it is the only way you’ll ever play Mega Man Battle & Chase, so that’s worth something to fans. I am reviewing the Gamecube version of the disc, but from what I’ve heard, the PS2 version is nearly identical. I commonly see it used for $15-$20, though online there are some sites that really want to gouge you with the price. Considering the cost of tracking down the original copies of all seven games, it’s a steal at almost any price. If you’re a platforming action fan, this is a great retro package. Of course, it goes without saying that if you are a Mega Man fan, you need to own this regardless.
While it may not be as loaded with extras as the Anniversary Collection, Mega Man X Collection it is still worth playing if you are a Mega Man fan or, like me, a fan of 2D gaming in general.
This collection has all the masochistic fan needs, even if the lack of genuinely interesting extras doesn't offer everything you want. Don't be scared away by the difficulty - up-and-coming gamers should consider these a rite of passage.
Obwohl ein Mehrspieler-Modus im Spiel vorhanden sein soll, konnten wir diesen - wie schon beim Vorgänger - nicht anspielen. Wir haben ihn schlichtweg nicht finden können! Das hört sich zwar doof an, entspricht aber der Tatsache. Fans vergangener Spielklassiker sollten auch bei "Mega Man X Collection" zugreifen. Zwar sind anstatt zehn Spielen "lediglich" sieben vorhanden, der Spielspaß reicht dennoch für unzählige schöne Stunden. Trotz eines teils hammerharten Schwierigkeitsgrades sind die flinken, ballerlastigen Schießeinlagen immer wieder einen Besuch wert. Die atmosphärische, grafische "Bonbontüte" ist ein eindeutiger Kaufgrund, auch wenn der Titel mit einem leichten Wertungsrückgang zu leben hat. Leider gibt es die "Capcom"-Collection wieder einmal nur in USA oder bei einem Importhändler zu erstehen. "Mega Man"-Fans greifen sowieso zu - alle anderen dürfen auch gerne einen Blick über den Teich werfen!
Furthermore, the level of quality is wildly erratic throughout the whole series. X5 and X6 are prime examples - some levels and bosses are flat-out brilliant, while others are needlessly frustrating and stupid. If you can put up with a few outdated cliches and the occasional irritation, though, this collection has a lot of prime gaming packed onto the disc.
Granted, the series has since gotten a little stale with Mega Man X7 and X8 on the PS2, but at least Capcom was wise enough to give us all the old favorites in a retro collection. Mega Man X Collection chronicles the beginning of the series, running through the first six titles and even including a couple of extras for good measure, including a long-lost game that Sony never felt compelled enough to license for the original PlayStation. I suppose that's reason enough to celebrate in itself.
Games, toys, cartoons, more games...Mega Man has done it all. All the way back to his early roots on the NES, Mega Man has always been our boy in blue. Each successive release may follow the same formula but they always manage to deliver a solid gaming experience. The series has evolved over the years but, with few exceptions, has maintained a level of quality that we can only expect from Capcom. With more than 20 years of games behind him, it is no surprise that Capcom is bringing Mega Man's early adventures back, compilation style. Last year saw the Mega Man Anniversary Collection. This time around we are treated to Mega Man X Collection.
Back "in the day," the Mega Man titles were notorious for their challenging, platform-hopping/shooting hybrid mechanics. Typical of games then, Mega Man utilized the traditional 2D-dimensional play scheme and sprite-based graphics-traits that are all but extinct in today's market. Collection is a compilation of the first six Mega Man X games which were different from the "regular" Mega Man titles in that they were tougher, and the narratives had a decidedly darker tone.
It's a definite no-brainer for Mega Man fans to pick up Mega Man X Collection. For everyone else, though, the low $30 price tag makes it a worthy purchase if you're looking for a retro game fix. It's a shame that there aren't as many games on this compilation as there were on the Anniversary Collection (Mega Man Soccer really should've been included), but you're still getting some fun games (expect, of course, Mega Man X6). Now keep your fingers crossed that the much-delayed GBA Mega Man collection ever sees the light of day.
It's hard to find better 2D platformers than these, but Capcom could have spared a little more expense for the extras. Even including Mega Man's Soccer would have been nice. Still, even though the unlockables are unbelievably light, Mega Man X Collection is a great value. Even a bad X game is better than most, and the entire collection costs less than it might to buy X2 or X3 on eBay these days. This is a must for fans of Mega Man, good 2D games or angsty, tormented, pretty-boy robots, or maybe all three.
Mega Man X Collection isn't nearly the resounding success that Capcom's first Mega Man compilation was, but it's far from a failure. Any fan of the Mega Man X series that doesn't already own all these games in some form or another ought to give this collection a try; it does a fine job of chronicling the series' ups and downs, and provides a good measure of extra content to back it up. Certainly, the package would have benefited from more in the way of unlockable content--especially since there are really only two truly great games on this comp, and the rest merely range from solid to mediocre. But as it is, X Collection will please the series' longtime fans, and serves as a good primer for those who never had the opportunity to check out these games back in the day.
It's arguable that aside from ensuring the emulation feels right, there's little reason to dissect something like this. The rabid fans who continue to devour this series will be happy to have the entire set in one spot, either because they missed a few of these games or because they can finally ditch that complete copy of X3 on eBay for an exuberant sum (especially for a game not all that rare in the first place). Either way, you're getting what you pay for and nothing more.
As far as retrogaming compilations go, Mega Man X Collection is what you call a mixed bag. In some ways, it's completely excellent; in others, it's hardly wonderful. Fortunately, Capcom's done more good than bad here -- for starters, they've sorted out the issues that plagued 2004's Mega Man Anniversary Collection. The sometimes-janky port quality has been polished up, for starters, making MMXC one of the most solid and faithful compilations to date.
The office fell in love with Atomic Planet's great Mega Man Anniversary Collection a few years back and we've been hoping to get an X compilation to follow it up for quite some time now. Needless to say, our wish has at last been fulfilled and now that Mega Man X Collection has finally been released, our retro library feels a little more complete... though to be honest, the set isn't as impressive as the last one.
Otherwise the Mega Man X Collection packs a heck of lot of content and can save collectors a ton of dough.
The X series debuted in the early 90's on the SNES with a darker, more mature feel designed to expand on the tried and true formula of the original NES titles. The main difference lies in the progressive, overarching plot dealing with human/reploid (fancy word for robot) conflict and some very grown-up ideas about this self-proclaimed 'race' of androids seeking freedom and realizing their dream of a robotopia. That's pretty intense for a side-scroller.