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  • Summary: Mega Man, Roll and all your favourites are back in an entirely new 3-D adventure. Far away, in an isolated wasteland, a mysterious girl and an infamous treasure have been discovered. It's the legendary "Sealed Key", rumoured to unlock an even greater mystery known as the GreatMega Man, Roll and all your favourites are back in an entirely new 3-D adventure. Far away, in an isolated wasteland, a mysterious girl and an infamous treasure have been discovered. It's the legendary "Sealed Key", rumoured to unlock an even greater mystery known as the Great Legacy. What power does the Great Legacy hold? Now, a race unfolds as Mega Man and his friends embark on a journey which will alter their destinies forever.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. While the graphics tend to be blocky, with lots of texture-warping, the angular shading the artists used is damn cool.
  2. Although the graphics may not be spectacular, and the sound is less than should be expected, the game more than makes up for it's shortcomings by being undeniably addictive and fun to play.
  3. Like the original Legends, the sequel features an entertaining and overall lighthearted feel, but this time with slightly more serious overtones.
  4. The only major gripe I have is the targeting system. You often have an enemy two feet behind you, but the game refuses to target it since it tends to only target things in front of you.
  5. Awful camera control and a dated engine ensure that, as thoroughly enjoyable as Legends 2 is, the series still has a ways to go before equaling the brilliance of its two-dimensional brethren.
  6. This game ultimately rises above average with equal parts charm and challenge, qualities that have been missing from the 2D side-scrolling titles of late.
  7. There are about 15 hours of actual gameplay, and about 5 more hours if you want to pick up all the extra goodies along the way. Still, before you know it, you've finished the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. MariangelaP.
    Dec 3, 2001
    10
    The graphics are great!!! The bosses are hard but fun too!! Great game, you should buy it!
  2. MattJ.
    Oct 11, 2001
    10
    Mega Man Legends 2 lived up to all my anticipations!
  3. Feb 26, 2015
    10
    This is easily one of my favorites games I've ever played. The Mega Man Legends series on the playstation was easily one of the best theThis is easily one of my favorites games I've ever played. The Mega Man Legends series on the playstation was easily one of the best the system ever saw. However, both games were released toward the end of the Playstations life cycle and that both helped the game be what it was and hindered it from moving forward.
    Mega Man Legends was a 3rd person RPG designed in a brand new Mega Man world that introduced lovable characters like Tron Bonne and her Servbots. It was also one of the first RPG games on the system to include fully voiced characters and cutscenes, doing it a few years before Final Fantasy made it a big deal with FF X. All the voice overs are done exceptionally well. It's a nice touch for an older game like this.
    The gameplay involves alot of platforming and shooting, with some puzzles mixed in. The typcial RPG elements are here too as most of the items you get increase or decrease a stat. There's alot to like here and it's very easy to like this game.
    The main problem is the fact that this game came out after the PS2 was released to little fanfare. Fans of the original game loved it and the game was certainly helped out by being the most polished game on the system. However, the game did not do well with consumers because of the PS2 release the same month. A 3rd entry into the series was quietly cancelled by Capcom a few years later and we haven't heard a word about the series since then, other than a few words by the original series creator, now no longer with Capcom, who expressed interest in reviving the series but knows it will never happen.
    It's a shame that Capcom got rid of the next entry into the series as this game does end on a cliffhanger. It's just a shame, in general, that the series will longer be made. It was easily one of my favorite games on the system and my favorite Mega Man game period. However, with it being released after the PS2 launch, the sales numbers were down and that sealed its fate. But I will take what I can get here and spread the word that this is one of the best games for the PS1 ever and, if you can find them now, buy both of them and play them. You will not regret it.
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  4. IanB
    Mar 13, 2007
    10
    Best MegaMan game ever. Best game on PS1. Top 10 games all time. This game is dear to my heart.
  5. May 5, 2013
    10
    I first played Megaman Legends (Megaman 64) when I was about 11 years old, and even then I was taken in by its enigmatic story, fast-pacedI first played Megaman Legends (Megaman 64) when I was about 11 years old, and even then I was taken in by its enigmatic story, fast-paced action, and interesting environment. Its sequel was even better. Megaman Legends 2 is a genre unto itself. One part FPS, another quasi-RPG. A game as fun as it was challenging, I'm still playing it 11 years later. One of my personal top-5 and easily a contender for best PS1 game. Expand
  6. Oct 23, 2014
    10
    For me, this is the best Megaman game ever. The adventure and inspiration coupled with all the adorable characters and experiences I hadFor me, this is the best Megaman game ever. The adventure and inspiration coupled with all the adorable characters and experiences I had playing this were unparalled... and I was still a kid back then. Now I am an Engineer and this game is one of my inspirations for becoming one.
    An outstanding successor to the first, this game is arguably one of the most, if not, the most underrated game in history. To this day, I am grateful that I didn't miss this... and I remain committed to bringing him back from the moon. Mighty No. 9 Legends, here we come!
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  7. JayI.
    Jan 26, 2005
    2
    Baaaaaaaaad! I hated the game cos the story is just stupid and the graphics are so blocky.

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