Lets be honest, the Mega Man series in recent years has been far from great. The glory days have long since passed and fans have been dying for a reprieve. @torstenvblog played Mighty No. 9 (first impressions) and was not happy with what can only be described as a Mega Man rip off. I couldn’t be bothered to play it myself even tho it was a free game from PSN after he told me how much he hated it. Suffice it to say, going into this demo I had very little faith this would be good.
To start there is a new mechanic, that admittedly I thought I would hate. You can basically slow down time or power up your weapon for a short period at the push of a button. I found the time slow more useful but the ability to hit a little harder when needed was nice. The L2 and R2 buttons on PS4 were my favorite add-on with being able to switch between robot powers at the push of a button. They have really streamlined many things in Mega Man 11, for example the triangle button just calls down Rush Coil for you. Now I know many things aren’t exactly new, but they function better than ever and are far more useful than ever before.
Graphically the game is beautiful but a bit cartoonish. I don’t mind this at all but I can see a few people being bothered by this. The sound is great as well but honestly all of this means nothing if that great Mega Man feeling isn’t there. I am happy to say by the way, it is. Less cheap deaths than the old days, but they are still there. You will be jumping and sliding through boards, shooting new and classic enemies. Honestly this is shaping up to be the best Mega Man game in years. Don’t believe me? Give it a shot yourself. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.