It's April 20th in Japan and Rockman DASH 2 has officially reached its 15th anniversary. Fifteen years have gone by since Rock Volnutt found himself stuck on the surface of Elysium/Heaven. Fifteen years on, he's still up there.
At the time of its release it was pretty much assumed Volnutt would find a way home. You really can't blame us; with a new Mega Man game coming out practically every year, DASH 3 thought to be a given. But as one year turned to two, then three and four, the the game slipped into mythical status -- a pipe dream that began fifteen years ago.
Waiting and wishful thinking aside, I continue to recognize DASH 2 as a fantastic (yet overlooked) game that improved upon its predecessor in every regard. It's a game I'll be playing today and many days to come. Sequel or no, this one's gonna be with me a while.