Mighty No. 9 Xbox One

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  • Summary: Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh. You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots,Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh. You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by a mysterious computer virus that has caused mechanized creatures the world over to go berserk. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through six stages (or more, via stretch goals) you can tackle in any order you choose, using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and confront the final evil that threatens the planet. Once, you worked together, side-by-side but now, your fellow Mighty No. robots have lashed out, taking over key strategic locations across the globe and infesting them with their minions. You have no choice: the other Mighty Numbers...Must. Be. Destroyed. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Jun 27, 2016
    75
    Mighty No. 9 is a masterpiece of old-school gameplay mechanics, and, one needs to look at it as a spiritual successor to Mega Man, instead of an outright sequel.
  2. Jun 21, 2016
    75
    Mighty No. 9 has a strong gameplay core that isn’t better or worse than Mega Man—it’s just different. The further the game deviates from that core, however, the worse it becomes.
  3. Jun 27, 2016
    70
    There are so many cool ideas scattered around the game that the sore aspects really stand out even more. Growing up such a huge fan of the Mega Man series has certainly left me starved in recent years, and Mighty No. 9 fills that void well. There is a great game buried in here, one that kept me coming back like the Mega Man titles I grew up with, but the rough edges really shine bright just when I start looking past them.
  4. Jun 20, 2016
    60
    If you are feeling nostalgic for Mega Man, dust off your NES or Super Nintendo; Mighty No. 9 is not the spiritual successor we wanted. It may look and play like Mega Man, but Comcept’s robotic doppelganger doesn’t have the heart of Capcom’s Blue Bomber. A sparkless facsimile, Mighty No. 9 never captures the excitement or creativity of Mega Man’s classic exploits
  5. Jun 20, 2016
    55
    If you've got a hankering for old-school platformers (albeit ones bastardised by a few modern conventions) Mighty No. 9 is a game for you. If you were going to pick it up on a whim because you fancied a taste of Capcom's golden age, you're better off looking elsewhere. Hardcore gamers eat your heart out, but don't expect to sleepwalk through this one.
  6. Jun 20, 2016
    50
    Mighty No. 9 is an inoffensively average game sprung from the memories of the past, with little to show for its position in the present.
  7. Jun 22, 2016
    40
    Mighty No. 9 contains the seeds of a good platforming franchise, but for now they're exactly that: Seeds. In its current state, Keiji Inafune's intended successor to the Mega Man series lacks creativity, joy, and character – not to mention several weeks' worth of polish.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. Jun 28, 2016
    10
    Great game! Not a fan of the childish design but the gameplay is excellent. Wish you could buy life and energy recovery like in megaman butGreat game! Not a fan of the childish design but the gameplay is excellent. Wish you could buy life and energy recovery like in megaman but still its a nice game with a lot of challenge and difficulty levels. Expand
  2. Jun 21, 2016
    10
    What could of been a perfect successor to the megaman series turned out to be short to the expectations we had, this is correct the texturesWhat could of been a perfect successor to the megaman series turned out to be short to the expectations we had, this is correct the textures in this game are horrible , the fire don't get me started , I saw the IGN review before playing the game and they said "I barely used the powers I collected " this is a lie all the powers are useful if you're a skilled player, I found myself playing with the skills quite often to add some variety to the gameplay.

    Anyways as a megaman fan I recommend this because it's a fun game after all if you want a good platform with smooth 60fps then just buy it, it's cheap and challenging at some points.
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  3. Jun 21, 2016
    10
    Is it the greatest game in the world? No. But I've been having fun with it and it's probably the closest we're going to get to a new Mega ManIs it the greatest game in the world? No. But I've been having fun with it and it's probably the closest we're going to get to a new Mega Man game for a while.

    FYI- A game pad is mandatory if you don't want cramped fingers and rage fits.
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  4. Jun 22, 2016
    9
    The game certainly isn't perfect, but it's incredibly fun. It feels like a true successor to Megaman 8 and Megaman X, simultaneously. TheThe game certainly isn't perfect, but it's incredibly fun. It feels like a true successor to Megaman 8 and Megaman X, simultaneously. The game plays fast, fun, and furious.

    I was not a backer and I didn't get caught up in the hype. People giving it less than a seven need to see a shrink about their narcissistic, self-entitled ways.
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  5. Jun 24, 2016
    5
    For 20 bucks you can't complain too much about the game. Still, I'd wait for a sale.

    Apparently they struggled between making it new and
    For 20 bucks you can't complain too much about the game. Still, I'd wait for a sale.

    Apparently they struggled between making it new and refreshing and not being too much of the same. It feels like leaderboards and speed runs are all this game was built on. Which is great if that's your thing. It's not mine so the game just felt like it had potential and failed on most aspects.

    For what they are doing the graphics are fine. The English Voice acting is horrible. Worth the laugh if your drunk or something. Japanese voice acting, with English subtitles is better.

    I was hoping co-op would make it better. But apparently you need to do something to unlock it. I haven't found anything to keep my interest enough to want to unlock it.

    I left this game feeling the director got more credit than he deserved for the greatness of Mega Man. He might want to rehire his old idea guys. As they apparently know more about what makes Mega Man great than the guy who gets all the credit.
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  6. Jul 5, 2016
    4
    What is there to say about this game that hasn't been said already? This was one of the biggest cases of false advertising and lies from aWhat is there to say about this game that hasn't been said already? This was one of the biggest cases of false advertising and lies from a Kickstarter campaign that I've seen in awhile. The game suffered a massive texture and graphics downgrade from what was originally shown to us back around 2014 with character models and backgrounds looking uninspired and rushed out the door, something you would consider decent or passable back in 2008 on the 360. The voice acting is awful, the voice actors must have read the line once and called it a day because I really don't see any other way this could be considered acceptable. The gameplay is boring with an exciting "hold X to kill everything" sort of gameplay, and is finished being mutilated and beaten with a God-awful feature where you have to dash forward into enemies to "absorb" them and finish them off. Being related to Mega-Man, you would expect some excellent boss fights like the classic games, but the only thing you will find in the boss fights here is rinse and repeat "hold the X button while facing the enemy to shoot at them, dash at them when their health bar turns purple, then do it again until you win." The saddest thing about this game is how it had $4M dollars to work with and it still turned into a piece of mediocre garbage. There have been tons of Indie games with half or even less of a budget that have come on to become commercial successes, this game has no excuse to be in the state that it is, and anyone giving this game 8,9,10s are most likely people who gave money to this massive lie and can't admit they have buyers remorse for a terrible game. Do not waste $30 on this game when there are numerous other titles out at the moment that are ACTUAL 8,9,10s that are far more deserving of a $30-$60 price range, if you really want to experience this travesty for yourself, rent the game or wait for it to hit the garbage bin in GameStop or Target for $5. Expand
  7. Jun 21, 2016
    0
    Let this game be a lesson to all the those who blindly support any project on Kickstarter.

    This game looks and feels nothing like a old
    Let this game be a lesson to all the those who blindly support any project on Kickstarter.

    This game looks and feels nothing like a old Megaman game. The art style is ugly and the game is very short. This game pretty much brings nothing interesting to the table.
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