Back in 2008, did anyone think we’d be playing a brand new Mega Man game in the style of the 8-bit NES classics? If so, could you fathom that we’d be getting another one just like it less than two years later?
Despite concerns that it would feel too dated, Mega Man 9 was warmly received by gamers and press alike. It was a return to form after being lost in a forest of chip-collecting RPG tedium and bloated, plot-hole ridden drama. This was how Mega Man was supposed to be!
Solid in its own right, it’s possible that Mega Man 9 rode by thanks to nostalgia. On the other hand, Mega Man 10 has to justify its existence.