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Old 08-25-2010, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking Back: Mega Man 4

For me, Mega Man 4 marked the end of the NESís prime years. I certainly didnít see it as such at the time, but in retrospect itís tough not to see the hard demarcation between the systemís vibrant peak and its dwindling twilight years. Mega Man 4 is where that line was drawn in the sand for me.

This isnít to say the NES up and died the day Mega Man 4 hit stores, because it didnít. Nor am I suggesting Mega Man 4 a disaster of a game, because it wasnít. The game simply marked the point at which most developers began maxing out the system, when their reach began to exceed their grasp, when 16-bit envy set in and the NES library began to suffer for it.

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Old 08-25-2010, 10:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Looking Back: Mega Man 4

Just reading the part you posted I agree, not necessarily at 4, but sometime between 3 and 4.
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Re: Looking Back: Mega Man 4

Yeah, there was only so much you could do with an 8-bit system. They did a great job with passing the torch on to X. Which reminds me. Hey Tenser, you remember that MMX review that wasn't really a review? Well it's still hasn't been worked on and I think it should get removed.
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Re: Looking Back: Mega Man 4

I somewhat agree with this, but I feel that Mega Man 6 was really the end. It's a good game, but just not as good as the others.
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Re: Looking Back: Mega Man 4

I'm going to have to say that at Megaman 4, the main series began to decline. The bosses stopped being interesting, and the gameplay stopped improving. That's not to say that they were bad games by any means, just not quite as good as the first games in the series.
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Re: Looking Back: Mega Man 4

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Hey Tenser, you remember that MMX review that wasn't really a review? Well it's still hasn't been worked on and I think it should get removed.
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