Saturday, 20 September 2014

A Few Similarities Between Megaman X4 and Megaman & Bass

Megaman X4 for me felt like a spiritual successor the ridiculously difficult game "Megaman and Bass" which happens this way...

First, Megaman X4 can be called "Megaman X and Zero" in this way.  So Megaman X4 allows you to select a secondary character in Zero.  If you play as either X or Zero, you will be forced to use the same character throughout the whole game.  In Megaman & Bass, you can select either Megaman or Bass BUT you must play as the selected character throughout the whole game.  Zero as we know it is also Dr. Wily's final creation which Dr. Wily's influence lived on through Zero in a way until Sigma took over what should have been Zero's position.  Not to mention later in X7, Axl is introduced as a Bass alternative... though Dynamo can be considered a Bass tribute as well.

Gameplay-wise, Zero will have an easier time maneuvering stages once he's defeated Split Mushroom, now he can double jump (Bass can also double jump) while X can't.  But the problem is while Zero is faster and may have an easier time maneuvering stages, he is limited to his new gameplay.  Zero's primary weapon is a saber which while it is more powerful than X's buster, makes it hard to defeat bosses because you must fight in close range.  Megaman X must focus on grabbing power-ups while Zero doesn't need them.

If Dr. Wily creates the ruse through his new robot King which he created to test Bass, Sigma also creates his own ruse by manipulating General of the Repliforce into leading a rebellion.  Both King and General were manipulated by the villains, except Sigma's take it to a whole new level of moral event horizon.  In the end, both King and General both wanted to atone for their crimes in the series.  King in Megaman's ending shows he wants to atone for his sins.  In Megaman X4, General actually sacrifices himself to stop the Final Weapon from destroying humanity.

For the bosses I would probably say these.  Frost Walrus could be Coldman's counterpart, Burnerman would be Magma Dragoon's counterpart, Jet Stingray would be Pirateman's counterpart, Cyber Peacock would be Astroman's counterpart, Storm Owl would be Tenguman's counterpart (though Iw ould believe Storm Eagle is a Tenguman tribute), Slash Beast would be Groundman's counterpart, Split Mushroom would be Dynamoman's or Magicman's counterpart and Web Spider well... forced as it is would be Magicman's counterpart or Dynamoman's counterpart.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Mighty No. 9's Preview is Pretty Impressive!!!!

After Keiji Inafune left Capcom due to the latter's incompetence (like canning Megaman Legends 3 after a LOOOONG wait), now a new game called Mighty No. 9 is being released.  It's the spiritual successor of Megaman.  For years, Keiji Inafune wanted to continue Megaman but his creation, is still part of Capcom.  So instead, he created Mighty No .9.  The story is Beck and Call who must figure out what's wrong with the first Mighty Number robots.

This was the first look by Keiji Inafune, the producer of Megaman.  To be honest, I really want to grab this game!!!!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Cable's Time Travels and Displacements in X-Men

Cable was the time lost son of Cyclops and the Jean Grey clone Madelyne Pryor.  Later, he came back much older than his parents from the 30th century where he resided.  He was brought there because he was infected by the T-O Virus, which Apocalypse probably wanted to test his worth.  He had many times traveled all the way, which he ended up either changing history for the worse for for the better.  His is a very convoluted history due to too much time travel.

So he goes to the 30th Century but then later on, he ends up traveling even back to the distant past when Apocalypse was in his earlier stages.  Most of his actions only changed the way that things happened or was it?  In his case, the T-O Virus was introduced into Apocalypse' system by some of Cable's blood.  In later fights, Cable's own actions led Apocalypse to the Celestials' Technoogy.  So while it may not have been his fault (at first), but Cable only ended up creating himself as the cause.  He became a dog chasing his own shadow.

The time displacement had some consequences.  At one point, he intervened with Rogue being chased by an angry mob in the past.  In another, he existed alongside his infant self but failed to save himself.  The later time travels only made Cable a child now older than his parents.  Also at one point, he as an adult attended the wedding of Cyclops and his "aunt" Jean Grey.  Another somewhat confusing thing is when Rachel takes away the consciousness of Cyclops and Jean Grey into the future, to raise a younger Cable to become the hero of their era.

Very confusing indeed!