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Zero 1... Not so good in 2016.
on October 15, 2016
First off I am a long time Mega Man fan and no punk bitch to difficult games. My favorite MegaMan's are the X series (specifically 1-5) but I also love the originals. (1-8) I have known about the Zero games since they came out but have put playing them off for so many years. Finally decided to give them a shot! So far I have only completed the first Zero and I just hated it! I don't really have any desire to continue playing the other ones.
The good: I love the art! Character design and the story was excellent! Probably the best story in a MM since MMX.
The bad: most importantly, this game just isn't fun. It felt like a grind and a overall hassle. The only time I enjoyed this game was the boss battles, it was still satisfying figuring out the patterns and defeating them but the process is insanely lengthy. Having to reload pretty much every time you die. The game basically punishes you for trying. Instead of giving you incentives to keep playing, you are given a game over screen with the option to give up and/or end the game after every death; and believe me there are a lot of them! The level design is the worst out of any MM!!! The levels are extremely bland! There are only 3 or 4 actual areas that get re-used multiple times! Most of them are pretty much a straight path with no obstacles (ex. the desert). Just lots of enemies that take insane amounts of damage, cheap deaths galore. The "missions" idea was terrible for a MM game. It makes the levels feel like a boring side quest opposed to an epic "hit man like" mission that the previous games had. The music, aside from boss battles, was forgettable. (hopefully) None of which I want popping back in my head. Overall I'd say a major factor to the success of this game is nostalgia. If you loved these games back on the GBA then you know what you are getting and will probably love this. Although if you're like me and playing this for the first time now in 2016 on a 3DS. I'd say save yourself a frustration... I have started playing Z2 and so far it is much better than the first. Will have to update if I decide to keep playing it...