Mega Man ZX Advent DS

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2007
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. Mega Man ZX Advent tries to outdo the last game in the series, and in doing so actually ends up as a less satisfying experience.
  2. ZX Advent delivers a solid 2D platformer that is difficult to find elsewhere, forcing a players to rely pretty heavily on their skill to see them through. Mega Man fans will have their desire sated.
  3. The old school difficult may turn a lot of gamers off, but the gameplay is solid and the power/appearance assimilation is fun.
  4. Advent is a solid entry in one of gaming's longest running franchises, but it doesn't do anything to bring the series to a new generation of gamers.
  5. 70
    ZX Advent packs an ample challenge that will chase away many of those groomed on easier 2D action games like the recent Castlevanias.
  6. There's no denying, however, that the platforming feels a little tired and the constant blibbering of the characters is rather trite.

Awards & Rankings

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#28 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
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#23 Most Shared DS Game of 2007
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 2, 2017
    7
    Out of all the Mega Man games I’ve played, the Zero series sticks out as my favorite by a long shot. Having enjoyed those games a lot, IOut of all the Mega Man games I’ve played, the Zero series sticks out as my favorite by a long shot. Having enjoyed those games a lot, I decided to play Mega Man ZX with the hopes of finding something similar, as they are made by the same people (Inti Creates). But as I played that game, I couldn’t help but think of how better the Zero games were. And now, playing through ZX Advent felt just like going through the same situation. While playing, I couldn’t help but think of how better the first ZX was. Now let me get this clear to you all: Neither ZX nor Advent are bad games. ZX is a solid, well-rounded Mega Man game. ZX Advent is overall good… but not so solid as its predecessor.

    Now let’s start with the good things. The game features once again an ‘open-world’ instead of separated levels, but unlike ZX, Advent handles the world layout in a more clear and organized way. At least I didn’t get lost all the time like in ZX. The controls are still as good as they were before, and the music is on the same level of quality than the original ZX.

    But something about ZX Advent made it fell flat compared to its predecessor. The level design didn’t feel as fun or creative. Same goes for the bosses. The game’s new gimmick, the ability to transform into the bosses you defeat (apart from the 5 models from the original ZX), sound like a super cool thing. But the implementation wasn’t good. Most of the boss-transformations are useless and didn’t offer any real advantage over the 5 Mega Man models. As a result, I barely used them in my playthrough.

    I don’t really care about the story in most of the Mega Man games, but this one’s just bad. You seriously have to mess things up as a writer to make a Mega Man plot so confusing. I didn’t understand the plot at all. The characters, especially the possesers of the biometals, were extremely bland (apart from being crappy bosses as well). For some reason they decided to include voice acting in this game, and it is absolutely horrible, to the point of draining all the seriousness and drama out of the dialogues. The female protagonist Ashe’s and Model A’s voices are especially bad.

    I don’t want anyone to finish reading this review and think this game is trash. ZX Advent is decent, but I’d rather play the original ZX over this game any day, as it had better level design, better bosses, a simpler and more functional story, and overall left a better impression on me.

    Score: 7.3
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  2. Dec 20, 2015
    10
    Superior than the original game because is more hardcore-oriented. Is not a game for the newcomers. Graphics style matured a bit from theSuperior than the original game because is more hardcore-oriented. Is not a game for the newcomers. Graphics style matured a bit from the first game. Is so hard that die-hard MMX-MMZ fans will love to play it. Full Review »
  3. Nov 1, 2016
    10
    Surely it is better than the first. The fact that voice acting leaves much more immersive game.
    Using the model A and become the stage
    Surely it is better than the first. The fact that voice acting leaves much more immersive game.
    Using the model A and become the stage leaders was a brilliant idea and one of the coolest things already implemented throughout the Megaman franchise.
    Megaman ZX is an epic continuation of Megaman zero, with a very good story.
    Character designer is very well done and the characters are very charismatic.
    One of the best games of the Nintendo DS, no doubt
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