Mega Man X Legacy Collection Review



The Blue Bomber is Back

Mega Man X Legacy Collection is a collection of Mega Man X games, and it includes Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man X3 and Mega Man X4. This collection comes with half of the mainline X games, and it comes with some exclusive new content as well. It’s odd that Capcom decided to split the collection into two, but that’s just the way it is. Mega Man X Legacy Collection is available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

The Mega Man X Legacy Collection is a great collection, and it comes with four fantastic games. All four games in this collection are worth playing especially Mega Man X and Mega Man X4. The Mega Man X Legacy Collection comes with many graphics filters, and it even includes a filter to improve the pixel graphics and give the games more flair.

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Mega Man X has problems

All of the games except the original Mega Man X has aged very well. The games look superb on a big screen TV and aren’t jarring to look at. Unfortunately, Mega Man X has input lag problems, sometimes when a lot of action is happening at once, the game suffers, and the framerate drops to the point where Mega Man is walking at a languid pace. This happened to me many times during my playthrough of Mega Man X, and it was frustrating. Mega Man X also suffers from unresponsive controls, because of all of these problems, Mega Man X wasn’t as fun to play as the other games.

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The other Mega Man games work flawlessly in this collection, especially Mega Man X4. Mega Man X4 has aged fantastically. The controls are responsive and work well, and the game is exceptionally smooth with its striking visuals. X4 is undoubtedly the most polished game in this collection.

Excellent Music

All of the games in this collection have great music, especially the first game. The opening stage theme in Mega Man X will forever be iconic. The Sigma stages have excellent background music, and Zero’s theme is nostalgic. If you played Mega Man X when you were younger, then this game will definitely make you take a trip down memory lane, and if you’ve never played an X game before, then you’re in for a treat because the music in each of the games are great

Lot’s of new Content

The Mega Man X Legacy Collection comes with lots of content. The collection comes with a gallery, and you can view artwork, sketches and concept art, it also has a synopsis for all the important characters.

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This collection also includes the Days of Sigma anime OVA, and it’s actually great and well animated. I recommend you give it a watch as it’s a prequel to the events of Mega Man X and it will help you understand the game better.

The best thing about this collection is the Boss Rush Mode. It’s a fun mode, and it really tests your skills. It’s an excellent addition to the collection

Addictive Gameplay

The gameplay in all of the games in this collection is superb. Mega Man X and X4 are classics, and they should be played by everyone. Mega Man X2 and X3 are also great games.

In these games, you will play as X or Zero (depending on the game), and you’ll hunt down Mavericks. Each of the games has a different story. After you hunt down the eight Mavericks, you’ll usually have to do a few endgame stages.

You’re also able to wall jump and dash, something you can’t do in the classic Mega Man games. If you’re lucky, you can also find multiple different armours for X. These armours will help you as you play through the game.

The games can get very challenging at times, and Capcom was generous enough to add a Rookie Hunter mode. This is a mode for people who struggle with the games or for people who just want to sit, relax and have a grand time without putting too much pressure on themselves. You don’t have to turn it on, so it’s a win-win situation for everyone.

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A Worthy Collection of Games

Mega Man X Legacy Collection is a worthy collection of games. The original Mega Man X has problems, but the rest of the games work well. I wholeheartedly recommend this collection.

 

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