IGN has written up a fairly lengthy review of MegaMan 9. Overall, they gave it an 8.6, deeming it an "IGN Editor's Choice" award.
The lowdown (on a scale from 1.0-10):
Dated by design, but also exactly what Capcom was going for. The story is lame, some of the master robots look really silly, but it's all intended. Lots of options and fan service to check out.
A true "period piece" in gaming. Hardcore will love it, but when put against other download games, it won't look pretty. We wouldn't have it any other way though. Classic, and dated by design.
The throwback, 8-bit riffs are classic. Awesome music. Again, dated, but by design.
You can run, jump, and fire straight. Despite its simplicity though, Mega Man 9 is a mastery of 2D platforming. A few balance issues with guns and level difficulty can be found at times though.
It's a short game, but like its 8-bit inspirations, it's also timeless. Once we beat it, we started again. Fun time trials, challenges, future downloadable content, and awesome level work overall.
Does anyone else find the graphics' rating to be a little...unfair?
You can read the full review here.
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