Today we are on the eve of Mighty No. 9’s release. I thought I would post how the game affects me and what I am planning to do to celebrate. It’s been 6 years since we have had a game like it, and I am pretty excited to say the least.
Mega Man and Mortal Kombat have always been my all-time favorite game series. I have memories of almost every entry of both franchises (purchasing the game type of memories, what I did that day, etc)was with most things, some are good and some are bad.
Every release was like an event, especially 9 and 10 which came out 9 – 10 years after previous installments. I set up a little event for the release of Mighty No. 9. I cleaned up my room, I’m getting a blueberry Iced Coffee, I have my Mega Man soundtrack from the legacy collection, even a blue energy drink, and an MM amiibo front and center on the TV display. I shaved which makes me look like a fool but I did it anyways. Yep, Mega Man is a pretty big deal to me and I want this experience to stick out.
So when Mighty No. 9’s Kickstarter was announced I was ecstatic, to say the least, and I’m still kicking myself for not investing into it. They had a USB stick in the shape of an NES cartridge for backers that I would’ve loved to have.
They have a lot of people who have worked with the original Mega Man too. A main stay composer, and a robot master designer who worked on the original MM is back as well. Everything is pointing at it being a great game, BUT….. I know I shouldn’t have, but I looked at some videos and reviews, the video looked fine to me, besides a little nitpick on a small section of a level.
The reviews, however, have not been so kind to it, it’s currently standing at a 60 score average on metacritic from 16 reviewers. I saw a youtube reviewer which I trust more than sites like IGN, or Gamespot and he gave it an 8/10.
Finally is the online component. You can co-op challenges with people, and/or race against them. Seems pretty exciting to me. I don’t think the game will let me down, but we’ll see.
I CAN NOT WAIT.