With stupid ass Zombies being the thing now days it seems that Capcom can’t get enough of the rotting horde. And when we say rotting that is exactly what Capcom is doing to its reputation and its fan base, making them rot while we wait for the next Megaman game. It may never come and that sucks a big Megabuster. How can Capcom turn its back on the little bluebomber that guy that put them on the map in gaming history and thrusted them into 8-bit to polygon status! Most of you that read this may be younger and think well Megaman is dumb… FU** YOU! If I was your parent I would take your Xbox controllers and beat you with it. With out Megaman some of today’s best games like…. wait for it… UGHHHH brains…. DEAD RISING AND RESIDENT EVIL would not have been made. And lets not even make me Down, Down-Forward, Forward + Punch you because Street Fighter wouldn’t even be around either OR ANY OTHER CAPCOM GAME PERIOD! So what games in Megaman’s catalogue could help Capcom save itself from lets see the T-virus? Lets start off with a Megaman that is known for battling the various Viruses of the Battle Network.
Megaman Battle Network
Yep this was a game that was unlike any other Megaman Game. It was called Battle Network and had 6 iterations of the game across multiple versions much like pokemon’s fire red and water blue… or Black and White for you Newbs out there. This form of Megaman was totally new and different with an isometric view and also a new RPG like battle system. It was perfect for battling viruses on the go and making sure the inhabitants Cisco Networks were running smoothly. The Gameboy Advance got a lot of love from this little digital incarnation of the Man of mega and well the 3DS could use some buster cannons of its own. The game was so popular it even had a cartoon or Anime created after it while not rising to success as this game did. The Megaman Battle Network series was one of many reasons Nintendo Dominated the handheld market during the early 2000′s.
Oh if Dr. Light could see us now in the glorious 9th incarnation of MegaMan X. While the game also jumped from the 16 bit version pictured above to the new polygonal version of Megaman X7 and X8. While all of the previous games met much praise, especially the first 3 games. The last 2 games left much to be desired as the transition from 2D to 3D gave challenges to the developer that was well better equipped at making 2D games rather than 3D. If anything could save this little one it is perhaps the team behind the Viewtiful Joe series as they hit the platforming 3D element with a smooth yet Viewtiful transition to killing Maverick Hunters and that Tyrant Sigma. But let’s not bring up the Megaman X: Mission Command game… EVER!
Megaman Zero didn’t only let you play as Zero from the famed X series. It also allowed you to play it on the go with your DS incorporating some really great level design and touch screen features. While not all Zero games were on the DS the few that weren’t were on the GBA like battle network. However they didn’t have different versions of the game like battle network. Not only did the Zero series bring frantic side scrolling game play to your handheld it brought the Megaman series to a new direction with the spin-off that could well hold its own against Megaman. This Maverick hunting robot and its light sword could slash its way to the top of the charts topping the Megaman himself!
Don’t worry Megaman you aren’t in trouble just yet. With Legends 3 either delayed or cancelled Megaman fans started the chatter on why is Capcom being so cruel to the blue guy. After all these 2 games did what the last 2 Megaman X games couldn’t give fans a new 3D Megaman experience. With that damn Tron Bonne and her servbots as the culprit of this series not only do you get new characters. But you also get new goofy persona’s and you get to see well a lighter side of the Mega series with comedy induced humor. It is sad to say that one of the best games of last generation didn’t show up for this one and well might not show up for the next one either.
Thank You Capcom for totally pissing every gamer on the planet that has played a Megaman game. After showing us an awesome trailer and sitting by our computer thinking about the “what-ifs” the ohhh what could that combo do… then we found out you(Capcom) sh** on our dreams. With the cancellation of Universe, it marked the first time that Capcom showed hate towards Megaman and his legacy. This game had all of the right ideas incorporating other heroes and villains from other franchises Capcom has created. Including Street Fighter and Ghost N Goblins. It is very disturbing to say the least that this was to mark the very definition of why we play Megaman games of the past still to this day. Yet Capcom has put this one on hold and on the shelf. If you never heard of this or want to know more about it a couple of trailers are available for your viewing below.