Hold There...a Megaman Game? On My Computer?

Review by dormin3423 on Saturday, April 25th 2015
Click to play Megaman X

Megaman X is a game created by deathwarrant83

Hey there folks, dormin3423 here and today we're gonna be looking at one of the newest games created by Deathwarrant83, Megaman X. I'll be basing this review off of pre-thoughts, concept, aesthetics, difficulty and gameplay. So, let us begin!

So right off the bat I'm looking forward to this one. First off, it's made by forum General, reliable game maker and overall cool guy Deathwarrant83, giving off a clear positive vibe instantly. Second of all, that thumbnail looks awesome, giving a good idea of what to expect in the game to come and really making me want to play a Sploder game for the first time in months. Finally, the title. Just...Megaman X. How can I resist a physics game based off one of my favourite console series?

So, as you can tell, this game is based off of the actual video game series Megaman X. For those of you who don't know, Megaman X is a series of games where a blue humanoid robot able to make his own decisions is given the task hunt down and destroy the robots which went rogue and started killing people, also known as Mavericks. However, he was sealed away by his creator Dr Light after it was found that his firepower was potentially lethal. I'm not entirely sure how Deathwarrant is going to incorporate this into his game, but we shall find out soon enough; it's time to dive into this...

No need to beat around the bush here, this game looks great. The animation is well done, the amount of things firing at you don't actually cause as many frame rate issues as I expected them to, the shooting is precise and really well executed, the enemies all look very well placed and designed, and the puzzles and traps were well designed and placed which gives this game a lot more depth than you'd expect from a Sploder game. It isn't perfect; some attacks can blindside you and cause you to lose a penalty without knowing what hit you and the jumping can be very finicky due to some of the platform placement (be careful with how you land your jumps in this game, I had some nasty bugs). Either way though, brilliant looking game, but we all know that looks are inferior to substance, so lets dive deep into the two most important parts of this review...

The difficulty...oh my god. Where to even begin. Actually, it starts off alright. Sure, it's a bit of a challenge, but nothing too major (heck, I got to level 3 before dying), but then the game starts to take a turn for the insane. As the game progresses, more and more attacks fly at you from left and right, giving you just enough time to react and dodge them; enemies and traps increasing in both threat and frequency in every level and boss fight; you have more weapons that you have to think about...essentially, late in the game, the lives and penalties counter will drop faster than an aeroplane coming into landing, especially when you get to the level 6 difficulty spike. That might sound bad, I know, but believe it or not, for the most part, it's actually pretty fair. Usually whenever I was killed, I knew that it was my fault for reacting late or not dodging what was. The toughness of the game will always keep you on your toes, and if a game can give you that feeling that getting killed was more often than not your fault, then it has definitely done something right.

Now for the big one. How does the game control and play out, and what's it's fun factor? Well, as I've implied throughout this whole review is that this game is simply sensational. The gameplay is smooth (mostly), the shooting is a lot of fun, the puzzles are joyous, the boss fights are very satisfying when you beat them and the difficulty is certainly a clever little reference to how hard the actual Megaman and Megaman X games can truly be. There are a few problems of course; the bosses can be pretty bleep cheap at times, the jumping is often very awkward and makes it seem like Megaman has a much bigger hitbox than necessary, and it's a bit disappointing that everything can be killed with a single shot from the buster cannon (but then again, I don't think it's possible to create resistances and weaknesses in Sploder games). However, on the whole, this is a really good job which has been executed in wonderful fashion.

Concept: 8.5/10

Aesthetics: 7.5/10

Difficulty: 9/10

Gameplay: 8/10

In conclusion, this game is absolutely fantastic. The throwback to Megaman games is a really cool thing, and seriously appeals to my nostalgia; the difficulty is at a high bar, even if the curve is pretty steep and everything looks crisp and very fitting in the setting. Simply. it's just bleep fun to play. Play this game if you haven't already, you won't regret it. A fair warning though, come to this game prepared, it's hard as hell. Thank you Deathwarrant83 for crafting another brilliant game.



Megaman X Reviewed by dormin3423 on Saturday, April 25th 2015. Hold There...a Megaman Game? On My Computer? - A game review written by dormin3423 for the game 'Megaman X' by deathwarrant83. Rating: 5