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If it's blue, it must be MEGA MAN(-esque)!

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    Rockman Corner: Read the First Six Pages of Mega Man Fully Charged #1

    I find it interesting that despite Mega Man Fully Charged being cancelled we're getting a comic sequel, especially one that looks darker in tone. The art style in particular is a far cry from the show (and very unlike Hitoshi Ariga's manga or the Archie comics).

    I'm also amused that this comic seems to be using Skull Man as a stand-in for Sigma.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited September 2020
    So I just finished the first issue of the comic. General comments:

    - The art style and general tone seems to indicate a much more serious story than the cartoon had, or even the Archie Mega Man comics had.
    - That said, the comic doesn't do anything to establish who these characters are and what this world is like. The reader is presumed to already now.
    - Points one and two make me wonder who this comic is for, particularly seeing as Mega Man Fully Charged had a season 2 planned that was cancelled. The tone is completely unlike the very kid-focused cartoon, but without knowledge of that show you have no idea what's going on.
    - I might be too optimistic here, but cartoon original character Mega Mini looks like he's out of commission (at least temporarily). He only gets three panels and four lines in the issue, the last one being "I don't feel so hot" before falling out of Mega Man's helmet.
    - This incarnation of Dr. Light is a capable fighter. How capable? He tears the wiring out of the face of a robot restraining him before landing a series of surprisingly-effective blows on Skull Man, including an uppercut.
    - There's also a flashback to something called "the Hard Age", which seems to be something akin to the Maverick Wars. Both a Mega Man with extra weapons and Dr. Light in a power suit are shown mowing through robots.
    - As for the robots themselves, the designs are very threatening-looking and don't fit the typical Mega Man style, but I'm fine with not every robot in the world looking like it was designed by the same guy.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    Man, dead in here, huh?

    Well...I just happened to find a YouTube channel that not only has Let's Plays of damn near every Mega Man game (that they've been making since 2014), but also has videos covering every Mega Man animated series (Ruby Spears, Rockman.EXE, and Fully Charged). The latter I'm especially going to binge watch, but I figured I'd link several of their videos in case anyone else is interested.





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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited January 2021
    So these same guys are doing abridged commentaries of every episode of Mega Man Fully Charged. Almost all of the first ten episodes range from mediocre to just plain bad and the hosts are clearly hatewatching it, but episodes eleven through seventeen (as far as I've watched so far) are way better than the first ten, and the hosts are actually enjoying themselves. Granted, it still doesn't look like a show I would actually bother to sit down and watch full episodes of, but it's turning out better than I expected.

    EDIT: Okay, they just correctly guessed (on a YouTube video from 2018) that Suna becomes Fully Charged's
    Zero.
    I'm about 99% certain whoever wrote the comics watched this specific YouTube channel. Also the hosts of this channel have done a complete 180 in their opinion of the show.

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    I'm way behind on it, but myself, Protodude, and ShadowRockZX were doing The Fully Charged Podcast to talk about the show when it started.

    It's on a sort of hiatus at the moment, but we hope to be back again before too long. You can find the episodes we did here: https://m.soundcloud.com/user-864674997

    Also on Apple and Google Play.

    For our part, I think we all liked it, albeit to varying degrees depending on the episode. But some were just really good.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited January 2021
    I'm way behind on it, but myself, Protodude, and ShadowRockZX were doing The Fully Charged Podcast to talk about the show when it started.

    It's on a sort of hiatus at the moment, but we hope to be back again before too long. You can find the episodes we did here: https://m.soundcloud.com/user-864674997

    Also on Apple and Google Play.

    For our part, I think we all liked it, albeit to varying degrees depending on the episode. But some were just really good.

    I know the show honestly looked pretty bad during the first ten episodes. The D-Pad and Chill guys were really down on it, damning it with the faint praise of "it's better than Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog or the Legend of Zelda cartoon".

    Then the next ten episodes happened and (aside from the episode with a really weird take on Guts Man) all of them were good, with the Lightfall two-parter in particular firmly switching the D-Pad and Chill guys' opinion of the show to very positive.

    Comparing the first ten episodes to the next ten while also knowing what the comic is like, I think Mega Man Fully Charged follows a similar trajectory as the Mega Man Star Force series. Both started out skewing too much to trying to please a younger audience (SF Mega Man's buster originally being Omega-Xis head was explicitly intended to evoke a hand puppet, for example) before eventually course-correcting for a cooler, somewhat darker feel. It's likely no accident that the Star Force Official Complete Works book breaks tradition with the other OCW books by putting MMSF3 content at the front of the book, and Star Force 4 would have continued the trend towards a darker feel with an older Geo as an outlaw hacker (I hope we get more info about what Star Force 4 was going to be like someday).

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited January 2021
    Do they come out with this much weird merchandise for Mario?

    BTW, Fully Charged has went from having mostly bad episodes in the first 10 to mostly good for the rest of the show, with Guts Man's episodes comprising most of the bad ones. Whose idea was it to change him from a construction robot to a garbage disposal robot?

    Although, the third Guts Man episode does have some redeeming qualities:
    Sgt. Night: "Mega Man takes on aspects of the personality of robots whose schematics he downloads, so I'll trick him into downloading Guts Man's schematics so he'll be an idiot just like him!"
    *Fast forward to the end of the episode, where Mega Man has become eight times taller and beats the shit out of everybody effortlessly, including Sgt. Night for the first time*

    The Guts Man ability that Mega Man gets feels weird from a writing standpoint, though. They throw in a line about why Mega Man can't just make himself a giant from now on, but what else is this power supposed to do?

    As a side-note, I still find it weird how many times Mega Man has fought Fire Man with his own powers. Maybe having Fire Man's abilities loaded gives him extra resistance to heat? Mega Man has Wave Man's powers (which give him both water and harpoon weapons), but as far as I can recall he's yet to try and douse Fire Man. At least with Air Man's powers Mega Man can fly and catch-up with Air Man.

    Speaking of Air Man, his redesign is wayyyyy different, but I'll forgive it because his Battle Network incarnation was nearly identical to Classic Air Man when other NetNavis could look radically different from their Classic series counterparts.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited February 2021
    Posting because I found a YouTube channel with A LOT of Mega Man music remixes (among other things) and is still making more: Koki Remix













    No Legends remixes, unfortunately (that series' music was pretty different than usual Mega Man musical fare), but there is a remix of "Be Somewhere", the theme of Rockman.EXE Stream:

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    I just found this on YouTube, which is supposedly from Mega Man Star Force 3.



    I recall there being a concert in the game where lyrics were just displayed on a text boxes, but I don't remember this music at all and have never seen it linked with the game's OST. Was it in the Japanese version and cut from other releases?

  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited February 2021
    30XX is in Early Access on steam now. Added bonus, the soundtrack is on Spotify.

    I bought it but I haven't had any time to play it, but I played the shit out of the demo. Apparently there's a level editor and non-roguelite mode now? I can't wait to dive in.

    It looks and feels a lot better than 20XX. More like a proper spiritual successor and less like a knock-off.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Still haven't gotten to play X DiVE at all yet, but I had to share this "new" character:



    The background lore for Colonel and Iris had always been that they were originally supposed to be one being, and 24 years from her debut they've finally introduced the "true" Iris.

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    The background lore for Colonel and Iris had always been that they were originally supposed to be one being, and 24 years from her debut they've finally introduced the "true" Iris.

    Oh fuck off Capcom

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  • McMoogleMcMoogle Registered User regular
    .....what?

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    this is hilarious and dumb and I love it

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    The demographic that would be receptive to such a pandering line is too young to know who Iris is.

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  • homogenizedhomogenized Registered User regular
    According to the in-game event this Iris is a copy with a soldier's personality, and the intro to event hints they may make a Colonel with a peace-loving personality some time down the line.

  • DirtyDirty Registered User regular
    Is Dive worth the trouble of doing ... whatever it is you do to play out-of-region Android games? Or is it mobile trash wearing the dead husk of a beloved franchise like a morbid cosplay?

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles But we decide which is right and which is an illusion.Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    I mean, it's a neat character design. But yeah, is Dive any good?

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    Dirty wrote: »
    Is Dive worth the trouble of doing ... whatever it is you do to play out-of-region Android games? Or is it mobile trash wearing the dead husk of a beloved franchise like a morbid cosplay?

    I'm going to go out on a limb and judging from the clips shown in the iris spot the answer is a solid "no"

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  • homogenizedhomogenized Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Yeah, it's pretty typical gacha stuff, and you can forget even trying to have fun if you don't have a Bluetooth controller that works with your device (I don't). The only appeal for me is seeing the new models they made for the characters, and you don't even need to crank the gacha for that, you can view them all even if you don't have them. EDIT: I've wondered if that wasn't intentional, as Pokémon Masters was originally like that too but then patched it out in a later update.

    Getting the game isn't that hard, Capcom Taiwan's official site for the game provides an APK of the latest version on front page.

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    Anyone who wants to get into any gacha game, for twenty bucks I will email you forty jpegs. You can listen to the level up jingle of your choice while you look at them.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    I've never actually X DiVE myself, but it objectively has the most playable characters of any Mega Man game ever, including ones that either have never been playable in side-scrollers or never playable ever.

    Magma Dragoon


    Absolute Zero


    Sage Harpuia


    Copy-X


    Pandora


    Bass GS


    Bad Rock Volnutt

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  • homogenizedhomogenized Registered User regular
    "Bad Megaman Volnutt" has been playable before, just keep doing bad things like kicking dogs in Legends 1 and 2 until your armour is as dark as possible, everyone hates you, and shops charge you through the roof. That's literally what that character is, plus some shades.

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  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    It's got some really gross sexualization. Jiggle physics on robots, for some reason. As far as gameplay goes, when I see videos showing multi-hit attacks dealing 100000+ damage I just assume it's garbage with no effort made to balance things. You know with numbers at that order of magnitude that everything will die in either one hit or a million. It's clearly all about how much resource you can pour into a unit, which is a straight function of money or time.

    Which is a shame, because Megaman Game with Huge Playable Cast would be a really solid bet otherwise.

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    "Bad Megaman Volnutt" has been playable before, just keep doing bad things like kicking dogs in Legends 1 and 2 until your armour is as dark as possible, everyone hates you, and shops charge you through the roof. That's literally what that character is, plus some shades.

    I missed Legends. That’s always a fun feature.

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  • DirtyDirty Registered User regular
    Well, Dive sounds like it would be a disappointment, so I guess that saves me some time.

    Any word on another proper game? I was under the impression that MM11 did pretty well.

  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    I want Megaman X to get the 11 treatment. For me, I grew up with the classic series, but X was where the franchise blew me away.

    MHX was close, but felt slightly clunky, and was still just a remake.

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  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    Is there anything intrinsically wrong with the Legacy Collections on PS4 that I should avoid? I'm looking at getting the 1st X collection in particular, those were my childhood.

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    klemming wrote: »
    Is there anything intrinsically wrong with the Legacy Collections on PS4 that I should avoid? I'm looking at getting the 1st X collection in particular, those were my childhood.

    No save states for some reason

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  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    Shit, I'm way worse at Megaman X than I used to be.
    Stupid underwater-suck-you-into-the-spikes-miniboss.

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  • EmperorSethEmperorSeth Registered User regular
    klemming wrote: »
    Shit, I'm way worse at Megaman X than I used to be.
    Stupid underwater-suck-you-into-the-spikes-miniboss.

    Nah, those guys always were bad. They killed me as a kid and they killed me on my playthrough a couple years ago. No shame there.

    Getting the Dash Boots first does help though.

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  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    Oh I always did that (thanks to a magazine review that basically said that Chill Penguin was so obviously designed to be first, it should have been the tutorial level).

    Except for the one time I tried a challenge run with Spark Mandrill first, then following the weaknesses so Penguin was last. Easily the worst way to play the game.

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  • DirtyDirty Registered User regular
    I ran through X1 so many times. I would usually start with Chill>Storm>Flame>Chill just to have the Mega Buster as early as possible, along with 2 sub-tanks and 3 hearts. But I remember doing a couple of "backwards" runs. I'd start with Sting Chameleon and work backwards so that I wouldn't have whatever weapon the boss was weak to when I faced them.

  • OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    30XX has gone through various updates since Early Access release
    still 6 stages, but Prototype aka Monkey's Paw augs are now out along with Beta ed. enemies, which are beefed up versions that start showing up later in a run
    their last update added a new weapon for Ace (the Zero analogue) that punches good, and most importantly, has a special that lets you backhand enemies it kills and turns them into projectiles
    sometimes you can backhand unexpected things

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    The next Mega Man game, which has apparently been in development since 2019, is set for 2022.



    Interestingly, a leaked title from a while back referred to it as "Rockman Taisen" with taisen being a Japanese word that can mean "war", "battle", or "match".

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Ooh. The question then is whether it's the existing timeline or a new setting entirely?

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    I'm trying to imagine what a big-budget (by today's standards) Mega Man would be and it's just breaking my brain.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    Awesome! I really need a new Mega Man to play.

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  • McMoogleMcMoogle Registered User regular
    I vote for a next gen Megaman: The Power Battle.

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