Ah, Mega Man, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways... Umm...
3000, 3001, 3002......hehehe anyways, I'm pretty sure that everyone has
played MMX1&2. X1&2 were great Mega Man
spin-offs with an alternate storyline. X2 fixed all the problems X1 had,
so whats new in X3? Actually...nothing, but its still great!!!
A few months or so after all the Craziness in MMX2, a guy named Dr. Doppler
(Inventor of the Doppler Effect :) has gained control of the robots, and
built a place called "Reploid City". Well, any
Reploids could live peacefully here...but after awhile, the violence
started again. At the current moment, it seems
that Doppler is behind it. But we all know the truth, right?
Just like the other X Games, this one starts you in an Intro Stage: Maverick
Hunter HQ. Mega Man and Zero rush in to save the place from a Maverick
attack. Midway thru the Stage, X gets captured, and then
you get to play as Zero! That brings me to a neato addition to this game:
You get to play as Zero. Zero is basically a stronger version of Mega Man,
and he has a sword (You use it by Charging to full power) which destroys
almost all enemies in a single swing! Power, however, has its limits. For
one, Zero has only one life, and if he dies, there's no way to get him back.
Second: You can only call on him once per stage. I never use Zero much
anyways cuz I keep forgetting about him.
After you rescue X and complete the intro, you are brought to the Stage
Select! As usual, some bosses are weak against other bosses' weapons, blah
blah blah...you know the deal. (Hint: go to Crush Crawfish first, then
Neon Tiger). This game is, so far, the hardest Mega Man game I played.
You'll almost always die in the game, and the final boss is
UNBEATABLE!!! Well, I never beat him anyways.
The graphics are fine by me, even though they look just like they did
in MMX2. There are all these explosions and stuff, ya know? And
in the Blizzard Buffalo Stage, there's this part where this wind
darkens the screen (it doesn't actually affect anything). That
C4 graphics chip, or whatever it was, is still here, however it is STILL used
very little. I only found like 2-3 mini-bosses that used the C4
(The C4, BTW, is something that allows Capcom to make wire-framed
bosses, why they do that is beyond me. I actually think its just
some advertising ploy.)
The music is typical Mega Man fare, that is.... IT'S GREAT!!!..... Well,
sometimes, in some areas there is
music I'd rather not live with (Blizzard Buffalo) and in other areas there
are tunes I wish were repeated throughout
the whole game (Gravity Beetle) but on a whole, the music is fine by me.
Do you really need me to talk about the play control? It's the same as in
MMX2, which is to say, pretty much perfect? Good. On
the whole, this is a rather fun game, complete with typical Mega Man fare,
and the gameplay that made Mega Man GREAT!!!. Any Mega Man Fan
(or any Action Gamer or any gamer at all) GET THIS GAME!!!
Well, OK, so I'm exagerrating a bit.....Still, get this one. It's kinda