Mega Man X5 Reviews (PlayStation)
|What the hell happened here!!??||Satoshi Kunsai (2074)|
Our Users Say
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||3.9|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||4.1|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||3.9|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||4.3|
|Overall User Score (13 votes)||4.0|
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GamePro (US) (Jan 26, 2001)
Ask any hardcore Mega Man fan, and they'll tell you, Flatter is better! Mega Man X5 is an excellent follow up to X4 with good, old-fashioned, side-scrolling, thumb-blistering Mega madness. Mega Man X5 is a nicely crafted game with a Mega-tough challenge that carries the tradition forward. If you're a Mega Man fan, you won't go wrong with this disc. You can't keep a good Mega Man down.
IGN (Feb 02, 2001)
If there's one point that I'd like to make really clear with this review, it's that you shouldn't buy this game if you're hoping to get something entirely new and innovative. If you're tired of Mega Man and are done with playing 2D games in general, this doesn't have anything that will bring you back. However, if you're like me and love Mega Man and 2D action games in general, this is a must-have title. This is 2D action gaming at its best and I'll take this over almost any 3D adventure game or platformer any day of the week.
Super Play (Sweden) (Jul, 2001)
Det finns dock några saker man kan klandra Capcom för. Vissa av bossarna är bara återupprepningar av gamla godingar och banorna är ibland lite för korta. Att man har gett vissa av bossarna namn efter medlemmar i Guns 'N' Roses är inte heller så kul, men bortsett från detta uttryck av dålig smak är Mega Man X5 ett riktigt bra actionspel av den gamla skolan, förmodligen till och med det bästa i serien.
Game Revolution (Feb, 2001)
Honestly, this is a fun game. It's classic Mega Man, a formulaic game that sticks to the same ground rules, but still works. And getting back into the familiar 2D groove just felt really good, especially with the gameplay refinements.
Absolute Playstation (2001)
By popular demand Capcom has developed yet another Megaman title. The controls are easy, the graphics are decent, and there is plenty of action. The success of the game depends on how well you use your weapons and getting to know the enemies weaknesses. I also thought the music rocked. If your one of those loyal 2D die-hard fans you will surely think Megaman X5 is a Megablast! To be totally truthful, I am not a fan of these old-school type games. There is no Analog control. Maybe I'm getting soft, but my fingertips were very sore after playing for a short while. I also did not enjoy pressing a button four or five times to read one sentence. It is very tedious in my book. This game can be completed pretty quickly so the last-ability is short unless your a young or inexperienced gamer.
GameSpot (Feb 08, 2001)
Games that adhere to such a well-defined and well-established system seem beyond both praise and reproach; they simply exist, and those who are inclined to play them will do just that, knowing that they'll enjoy every minute. Needless to say, this applies to any non-3D Mega Man game. Fans of the classic 2D games will no doubt find much to love in X5, while those who can't get into the aging conventions and mechanics probably won't care a great deal for it. In any case, it's fair to warn that the game is rather short--a well-versed 2D-platformer player could conceivably blow through the game in the neighborhood of five hours. Plan your trips down memory lane with this in mind.
Gamekult (Feb 24, 2001)
Au final, Mega Man X5, extrêmement fidèle à la série des Mega Man, s'avère particulièrement réussi. Des niveaux très bien pensés, une action de tous les instants et une difficulté à la hauteur compensent largement une réalisation complètement dépassée et une durée de vie, sinon courte, du moins juste correcte. Les fans de Mega Man se jetteront dessus, les autres passeront sans regret leur chemin.
Game Informer Magazine (Feb, 2001)
Ah yes, yet another brilliant review I spent countless hours piecing together falls on deaf ears. (sigh) Woe is me. Presumably, if you’ve glanced over the pictures and read up to this point, you must be one of the five uninformed souls who doesn’t know a thing about Mega Man’s historic sidescrolling exploits. Welcome. Grab a cookie and some punch.
Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 27, 2001)
Megaman X 5 saura autant ravir les nostalgiques de la série qu'il décevra les joueurs en quête d'originalité. L'aura 16 bits qui entoure ce jeu lui nuit donc autant qu'elle sert l'action intense et sans cesse renouvelée d'un jeu que l'on peut considérer comme l'aboutissement d'une série culte dans l'histoire du jeu vidéo.
All Game Guide (2001)
In short, Mega Man X5 is challenging, offers crisp controls, and has all the aspects that fans look for in this series without tinkering with the proven formula. On the other hand, it is essentially the same platform shooter that has been released four times already, but with new levels and bosses.
Random Access (Oct 31, 2014)
X5 tried to innovate, but instead it merely degenerated. Only the most dedicated and hardcore X fans will be able to overlook the flaws in this title and give it some serious love. It's not a horrible game that deserves flinging in the trash bin, but there are definitely far superior entries into the series that are more deserving of your attention.
PSM (Feb, 2001)
There's simply nothing new here to speak of. Not only that, but X5 is often unfair and quite difficult (just like the other Mega Man titles). And that's why the series has never really hit the mainstream audience. Unless you're a really hardcore fan, and I mean hardcore, there's simply no reason to pick this game up. There's more fun to be had elsewhere.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Aug 09, 2001)
Regrettably though, I am not a big Mega Man fan, for precisely the reasons that a lot of people are. It's repetitive, it's unadventurous, and ultimately I've done it all hundreds of times before, and even though X5 retails for a paltry £20, I'd rather play something new if it's all the same, or Mega Man Legends 2, which is at least something different.