Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fan Reimagines Mega Man X4 and X6 in 2.5D


What if some of the earlier Mega Man X games were remade in the style of Mega Man X8 or Maverick Hunter X? YouTuber X MavericHunter explored the idea with a few proof-of-concept videos that you might want to check out.


Comparison:


And an older X4 concept:


Pretty neat, right? Mind you, these aren't intended to be playable. But, man, do they really make me miss Mega Man X!

16 comments:

  1. I think those animations try to imitate the sprite originals a little bit too rigidly, which makes them a bit awkward along with the overall stiffness. Also not entirely fond of the shaders used; could use a bit more color.

    Otherwise, not too bad.

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  2. We would've seen this officially if MHX sold well enough, but we all know how MMPU and MHX turned out...

    Neat idea though.

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    1. too bad, Irregular Hunter X to an extent, wasn't released at the correct time; it was too soon

      had it been somewhere mid-2007, we would have seen a lot of things by now

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    2. HX was actually on eo fmy favorite megaman games to come out in the last decade or so. Sure a rehash of the old game but still was so good looking even till now one of the best looking handheld games i have ever played

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    3. What? Why? What's so special about 2007? Did handheld gaming stop being about Pokemon, JRPGs and extra popular Nintendo IPs that year?

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    4. Well, 2007 was at least Rockman's 20th Anniversary......but X's 14th.

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    5. The only reason why it (and Megaman: Powered Up) did so poorly was because it was released on a crappy portable gaming system that not many people owned at the time where it could have done a lot better on home consoles.

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    6. I agree. Both should've been experienced on a big screen TV. Handheld is where old franchises go to die.

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  3. I always hate to see people put so much effort in something just for the heck of it knowing full well they won't be able to bank on it.

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    1. Agree. But in this case it is good to practice his 3D skills and could be used on his portfolio?

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  4. Not bad, but needs work, particularly in the animations.

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  5. It's an idea that can be done justice. The Playstation games started using prerendered assets for the backgrounds, so they already lend themselves well towards a full 3D conversion moreso than the SNES games, and I even like the look better than X8.

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  6. Someone should get Hideofbeast to play this.

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    1. As long as he does audio commentary.

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  7. You should also mention his Dual Game runs.

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