Mega Man 9 is hard

I thought I’d take a break from my usual topics and hit on something I haven’t talked about for awhile, gaming.

If you played Nintendo growing up and you are my age you probably played at least one Mega Man game. Mega Man 2 is the I played a lot of growing up and while it was really hard I still had a good time.

In today’s gaming world that kind of difficulty just wouldn’t fly. Games are much longer afairs today and require more time to complete. If a game like Metroid Prime was as brutally difficult there is no way I’d ever finish it. I’d be so frustrated that I had just lost an hour’s worth of play time I’d soon quit playing.

So when I heard Capcom was going to be creating a new Mega Man AND was going to be doing it the same 8 bit style Mega Man 2 was done in I was pretty excited. When I downloaded the game off of the Wii shop channel and started it up I couldn’t believe how well Capcom captured the feel of the original games. The sound effects, music and animations were all just right.

Then I realized that after no less than six attempts I hadn’t even made it past the first checkpoint in the Concrete Man stage. After twenty minutes I had just made it to the end, to Concrete Man himself, only to die immediately.

But I loved every minute of it. I haven’t had as much time as I would like playing the game but the $10 price is well worth it. If you liked any of the original 8 bit versions of the game you owe it to yourself to play this game.

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