The lights are on
Capcom nabbed this fan's game and slapped their name on it. It should be better. The game is such a great concept, and the execution is pretty good (although the level design is lacking compared to Mega Man 2, 3, 9, etc.). But the front end, "the packaging", reeks of amateurish-ness. The options menu is garbage (pause the game, wait until the message prompts you, then hit F4 to change the window size? BIZARRE), and it runs like garbage. For a game evoking NES technology, whatever's under the hood is not optimized well. On my laptop, the game runs in SLOW MOTION for about 10 minutes before ramping up to normal speed. It's not like there are any settings I can change to try to fix this.... it's not like any computer made after 1989 should struggle with this stuff. As soon as Capcom took this over, they should have made sure they polished it up like a proper game.
But at the end of the day, this is a gift, it's free. And it's an awesome idea. And it's pretty good as far as a game goes. Can't knock it for anything less than 8 because of that.
I would like to see this hit the eShop, PSN, and XBLA in the future though. Like Mega Man 9 and 10. But THAT should be a proper release. Hopefully Capcom can make good on this awesome idea in the future. But for now, it's pretty great. It's just got it's... annoyances.
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