Mighty No. 9 Reviews
Overall, I'm proud I was a backer for this game and am pleased with the work Inafune and his team put into it. The trailer was indeed terrible, but my focus is always on the quality of the game itself. To all the people judging the game without playing it and putting it down: You're doing a fine job of showing your ignorance and unwillingness to be objective.
Mighty No.9 is a great old school action platforme. Although it doesn't reinvent anything new, it shows a remarkable game, although weakened by some ingenuity, especially technical .
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Mighty No. 9 went through a tough development and was rightfully scrutinized but it's a challenging game with great controls. The graphics could be better and the framerate doesn't stay at 60 but those problems don't ultimately hurt the game. What hurts Mighty No. 9 is that it's not Mega Man. So if you want Mega Man, you're better off playing Mega Man. If you want a game in the spirit of Mega Man, Mighty No. 9 will satisfy you.
However, this must be said. Although it truly is not quite as good, with Capcom letting Mega Man collect dust in his cryogenic pod until the year 21XX, this is definitely a serviceable replacement, especially at its affordable price-tag. With a few minor control issues you'll eventually overcome, it isn't mind blowing nor is it exceptionally special in its own right.
Mighty No. 9 is an enjoyable 2D action game that carries on the spirit of Mega Man quite well.
Mighty No. 9 has a strong gameplay core that isn't better or worse than Mega Man—it's just different. The further the game deviates from that core, however, the worse it becomes.
There was a lot of hype for Mighty No 9. which ended up fading away over its rough development time. The ending product was not what we anticipated - but it's still a fairly good game for a decent price. It's fault comes from not knowing exactly what it wants to be. It's difficulty is so wild that it could turn off many players - casuals and Mega Man veterans alike. Overall, I recommend fans of the genre to give Mighty Number 9 a shot.
Mighty No. 9 follows the Mega Man formula to a tee, and that's both a blessing and a curse.
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Mighty No. 9 is an extremely niche product. The efforts of the developers do not reflect the millionaire crowdfunding campaign that gave birth to the game, but the final result is still more than decent and can be really fun for those who love this videogame genre.
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The wait has been long, and while the game has it's fun moments, I'm left feeling it could have been soo much more. Hopefully, the team takes what they've learned with Mighty No. 9 and applies it to the sequel I hope they're working on.
Mighty No. 9 suffers from spreading a great idea too thin and thusly not allowing it to thrive in its own right. It was a promising first start but in order for this to be a future franchise I feel like more focus will be needed. At just over 7 hours of a campaign time, Mighty No. 9 is not a bad game by any means, and for $20 it is extremely worthwhile. It just isn't the great game we wanted and instead is a hopeful good game with promise. Here's hoping it gets a sequel.
In the end result, I think that Mighty No. 9 got a bad rap. Granted, there was a lot of money invested in the project, and, as backers, we should feel we got our money’s worth. But I also feel the anxiety and negativity that plagued the end of the campaign and the release of the game heavily biased all the early reviews that came out. After playing the game myself and beating it, I found Mighty No. 9 to be an enjoyable, if flawed, experience. However, for $19.99 for the Steam version or $29.99 for the physical version, I feel fans get their money’s worth. The main campaign is fun, but when you factor in the Ray DLC, the other playable characters, the boss rush and other features, there’s a lot to enjoy for a while to come. If nothing else, I hope I have given fans of the project some hope that their money wasn’t wasted. As much as I love and adore the Mega Man series, it has its issues and problems, as well, which is something I feel we all conveniently forget whenever we condemn Mighty No. 9 for not being perfect.
Mighty No. 9 struggles to capture the magic of the better Mega Man games, but offers a decent enough experience. The game's bad pacing and overall lack of polish warrants a single play through that will probably be soon forgotten. The game has loads of potential, but doesn't really live up to it.
I can't say that I'm exactly disappointed with the end result. It still has a lot of baggage to unload (the 3DS and Vita ports aren't even dated yet), but most Mega Man fans will find solace in the fact that it didn't end up being a disaster. Other than the art style, of course.
Mighty No. 9 is a tedious and bland platformer and while I have never played a Mega Man game before, I have a feeling that this game does little to live up to the legacy that those games had.
Mighty No. 9 really tries to be an exceptional game like Mega Man but it is NOT. It is not a bad game and the player can enjoy this but as a game that is made by Mega Man developers, it doesn’t meet the expectation.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Mighty No. 9 began life as one of the most anticipated concepts in recent memory. While there is fun to be had – especially where boss fights are concerned – there is an overall lack of fresh ideas to bring it all to life. Frustratingly the game also has underwhelming graphics and perhaps the coldest and most awkward story I've ever played. Instead of the love letter to fans of Capcom's blue bomber the game was meant to be, the cynically average final product is a sad example of potential well and truly squandered.
The kind of nostalgic gaming that makes you want to play the original Mega Man games instead
If you Kickstarted this game, you'll likely be fairly satisfied with how Mighty No. 9 turned out. However, it's far from ground breaking in terms of its visual style, has some rather rage inducing sections of the level design, and the dash is imprecise. That said, the majority of the game is fairly fun to play and it certainly captures the spirit of Kenji Inafune's Mega Man franchise, it just lacks a certain amount of polish.