So Capcom have officially announced that they’re doing a second Mega Man Collection, this time containing Mega Man 7,8,9,and 10. It seeks like they’ll have the same extensive treatment with challenges and even more art including stuff from the Gameboy games.
I’ve mixed feelings on these. I really liked 7 and 8 due to their pure charm and the way they played with the structure of the series and incorporated weapons into the environment. A lot of fans of the series seem to have a real distaste for them tho and I’m kind of anxious that it’ll be another hate fest for em.
Likewise I like the idea of Mega Man 9 and 10, but I ended up not being able to enjoy them at all. Losing the slide and charge felt weird and it ended up feeling kind of sour to get a nostalgia grab after the lush 2D art of the previous game. Plus Inti Creates have never made an action game that has reasonable demands of the player and they didn’t stop here. For whatever reason these games felt way harder than the others.
I’m also kind of bummed that Rockman and Forte wasn’t included. I know it’s a weird black sheep and half sequel but it did legitimately interesting things, even if it was too hard. It would also be a chance to give it a proper translation and port instead of that botch job that was the GBA version, which lost screen space and had awful sound.
Anyhow, how do y’all feel about this? Are there any games you’re looking forward to revisiting? Any of them you wish were included in here?