On the Comeback Trail – Mega Man 11

For 30 years, the Mega Man series has been a constant presence in the gaming world. It has had its fair share of ups and downs, hits and misses, and yet the series persists to this day. After the disastrous release of Mighty No. 9, which ironically was created by the mind behind Mega Man, the series will get its first full release since 2010 in the form of Mega Man 11.

From the gameplay trailer, it already looks pretty polished and it throws in a new gameplay mechanic dubbed the Double Gear system that should keep events fresh and exciting. The Speed gear allows Mega Man to slow down time to help dodge some of the trickier attacks and the Power gear will increase attack power. If Mega Man’s health is at a critical state, then he can activate both gears which will then create a powerful blast that will do heavy damage to the enemy but leave Mega Man vulnerable. It should be noted that every use of the Double Gear system displays a gauge in which if overused will then overheat and require a cooldown.

It has been a long time since the last great Mega Man game. While the gaming world or rather just myself, laments the lost potential of Mega Man Legends 3, Mega Man 11 has the potential to revive the series. It looks much faster than previous entries and looks to have that old school challenge that the series is known for. If all goes well, Capcom may look to release future Mega Man games and I’m all for it. Will they ever get around to re-mastering the Mega Man Legends franchise, probably not, but I would like to revisit the Mega Man X series or even the Mega Man Zero series.

But seriously, Mega Man Legends 3.

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