Old school video game review: Megaman X2!

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Hello all, tonight is the night I finished playing Megaman X2. Megaman X 2 is the follow up(obviously) to the wildly successful and critically acclaimed Megaman revamp, Megaman X. So without further ado, let’s get this show started!

STORYLINE

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Its been six months since the storyline of the first Megaman X game. Sigma has been defeated however a few of his followers, “Mavericks”, are still very active. A group of them have stolen the parts to Zero’s body and have set up an elaborate plan to cause the downfall of X. Several reploids have joined together to for a team in order to help Sigma’s followers to complete their heinous plan. It’s up to X to find Zero’s parts, infiltrate the reploid’s bases, and stop the robots from starting war with the humans!

Cast of Characters

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The good guys

Megaman X

Zero

Dr. Cain

Dr. Light

The Mavericks

Wheel Gator

Bubble Crab

Flame Stag

Morph Moth

Magna Centipede

Crystal Snail

Overdrive Ostrich

Wire Sponge

X hunters

Agile

Serges

Violen

GAMEPLAY

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The gameplay is a simple, yet effective evolution of the first game. You still have the charge shot, you can jump off walls, and this time (thankfully) you start off with the dash.  There are 8 bosses and as you beat them you will be upgraded with their special weapon. If you are attentive and have a little skill you will find secret capsule and health upgrades provided by Doctor Light. As with any good games, the gameplay forces you to adapt.  Its a side scroller with many “secret” areas and  wave after wave of enemies.

Graphics

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Huge colorful levels with memorable bosses. Starting from the beginning you have larger than life bosses and enemies. Everything looks amazing especially giving the fact that its SNES. Capcom developed a new chip they called C4 to up the graphics capabilities of the SNES. Everything looks great.

MUSIC

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You can’t talk about Megaman without talking about the amazing music. Great music is one of the staples of this series, something the fans always expect when purchasing the game. X2 delivers on all accounts. Each level has its own theme song and each boss has his own music as well. Well done, well thought out and each theme properly fit the level that it was used on.

STAND OR FALL?

Definitely stand! You can pick up this game at anytime and I don’t think it will EVER seem old. The story, the music, the gameplay all mesh together to make one amazing experience. Plus you can do this!

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Shoryuken!

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(you have to know where to look)

FINAL SCORE

5-StarsFive stars!

If this game were released today it would sell out. Games like this are a little under appreciated these days. However I believe with word of mouth and the internet, it would be a HIT.

Thanks for reading!

Sincerely

Brian Bell-Wiseguy Industries

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to the best dad in the world George Bell.

To counter-act all the negativity bitter people throw out on this day I present to you the greatest example of a father the world has ever seen.

Dad

That’s my dad circa 1974, didn’t have any other pictures online and the rest are in GA. My dad has been my coach for baseball and taught me basketball, football, got me into martial arts, philosophy, religion. Also according to some he gave me my sarcastic nature :).
My dad has supported me throughout all the struggles and crazy things I’ve done. I’ve always tried to be like my father even when we were arguing and angry with each other  I’ve always known that its because I sometimes get tired of him always being right. Who’s right ALL the time? (you’ve got in in an article so you can keep that forever dad that is my gift to you today.) Always there when I needed him whether it was to talk about sports or if I was upset about life after death and any of the myriad of different situations a young man growing up will have questions about.

I’m glad and thankful to have been raised in a home with a mother and father who love each other and love their children. My parents always told me that I could do whatever I wanted which I may have taken too literally at this point. Even so they both supported my dream of moving to New York. I couldn’t have done any of this without my father. My need to constantly figure things out and expand my knowledge comes from all the books he had and provided me with from Siddhartha to the Qu’ran, to meditation and yoga, he always showed me and never forced (well sometimes forced) me to do the right thing. With his knowledge of all these different subjects I think its why I like Batman so much because if my dad isn’t Batman… he probably trained him. I love you dad you’re the best thanks for everything!

My hair is longer now btw
Like father like son!

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Love your eldest son,

Brian