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As a Mega Man game, this version stands tall. However, there is no escaping the fact the formula is starting to show its age. Tough, challenging platforming we have all seen before.
When Mega Man 11 was first announced, I was somewhat wary, especially considering it was to be a new addition to the original series. However, whatever concerns I might have had quickly melted after just a short period of time with the game, which is absolutely spot-on about how it carries the classic style of Mega Man games. It has a challenging, sometimes punishing platforming design that demands both quick reflexes and a helping of forethought. The double-gear system is a fresh new mechanic that enhances the original design as opposed to attempting to replace it. The overall presentation and artistic style of Mega Man 11 gives the impression of a Saturday morning breakfast cartoon, which actually fits perfectly as a progression of the classic Mega Man appearance. For old fans of the series or absolute newcomers, this game should be an enjoyable scratch for anyone with a platforming itch.
I stand firmly by my assertion that Mega Man 11 is the best of the Mega Man series and is a great game for anyone to pick up if they're looking for a fun game to pick up and enjoy. So please, by all means, pick up Mega Man 11 and get equipped with greatness!
Mega Man 11 is a real cracker of an action platformer, full of creativity and challenge that has been built up from a reliable base that has been the foundation for so many classic titles. Fans of the series are going to be spoilt by the new challenges on offer, and newcomers will find a game that not only rewards their skill, but offers them the tools to learn the stages, get better and eventually crack this extremely tough game.
There’s a lot of brilliance to Mega Man 11, it offers many ways to progress and move forward. In my playthrough, I ended up beating the game without using any of the boss skills I obtained nor did I use the gear system. Using those skills on another playthrough, I had a lot more of a blast as the screen is splashed with effects from the boss skills. Mega Man 11 is a perfect addition to the Mega Man series and one which any fan of the franchise should pick up today.
Mega Man is back in his best entry in over a decade. The controls are tight, the quality of life changes such as button mapping Rush Coil, Rush Jet, and sliding are more than welcome, and the Double Gear system becomes second nature quickly. While the main game may seem short, and a lack of fan-favorite characters is disappointing, Mega Man 11 shines in everything it does include. This truly is the triumphant return of the Blue Bomber.
There was a lot riding on Mega Man 11, but it rises to the occasion in almost every regard. It's a near perfect modern representation of the series, and for anyone who has ever had even a passing interest in the series, it's an entry they won't want to miss.
Mega Man 11 not only marks a return to form for the franchise, it serves as a natural evolution of Mega Man's foundation, finally allowing the series to progress into the next generation. On an aesthetic and gameplay level, the series has taken some much needed, and welcome, steps. The art style has an appropriate level of charm and polish, while still evoking a more old school aesthetic, while the new Double Gear system pairs wonderfully with the platformer's tight level design. Mega Man 11 is a magnificent blend of old and new, honouring what came before, while never forgetting to look towards the future.
It may not be the longest adventure you’ll find yourself taking in, but Mega Man 11 is a vast improvement on previous games in the series, all whilst keeping the core values of the franchise at the forefront
Overall, Capcom has revived the Megaman franchise and reinvigorated it with modern day gaming platforming excellence. The graphics, the soundtrack, and the actual gameplay meld into one complete package that fans and newcomers alike can enjoy. While the game does carry a hefty price tag across all platforms, the sheer number of hours of enjoyment it’ll give you makes it all worthwhile if you’re a fan of 2.5D platformers.
Mega Man 11 brings back that classic feel while giving it a fresh new look. The boss fights are memorable and challenging while the stages are thematic and very fun to play. While the game has a couple of flaws, Capcom still did an incredible job trying to recapture the nostalgia while bringing Mega Man into the HD generation.
In 2010, Capcom left all it's fanbase heartbroken by cancelling all of the upcoming Mega Man projects. Now after 8 years, Mega Man 11 has proved itself to be Capcom's redemption. This game does not only succeed in being a decent Mega Man game but it is also a friendly gateway and starting point to newcomers.
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I would love to play a take on Mega Man that's built with the present in mind, and not linked to the past. As it stands right now, I have no problem saying that Mega Man 11 is probably the best in the series, but it's also showing that the series has to come up with something new, especially now that they've shown what's possible.
The game is probably close to what you'd expect: a collection of hard-as-nails platforming levels capped off by a boss fight where you get more gear so you can tackle even more hard-as-nails platforming levels and boss fights. However, its new Gear System and difficulty settings simultaneously make it more accessible and deeper while not sacrificing its core identity.
The Blue Bomber is back, and if you were ever a fan of his adventures, then you should pick Mega Man 11 up. It's a solid entry in the Mega Man franchise, and it will make you remember why you fell in love with this super fighting robot all over again.
Whether you’re a fan of the franchise or not, I would highly recommend Mega Man 11. For those who are as diehard as they come, there’s no better way to upgrade your Nintendo Switch into a fully-fledged Mega Man machine than to top it off with this wonderfully formed little cherry bomb of a sequel.
Mega Man is back from exile, and he brought a nice gift for us to show there's no hard feelings. Mega Man 11 brings back the same high-quality platforming that made the Blue Bomber a household name in the '80s and '90s, and the new Double Gear system shakes up the classic gameplay without feeling like an intrusion.
"Mega Man 11" makes the series feel new again, rather than stuck in the past. It keeps everything that makes the series challenging and rewarding, and flawlessly incorporates the gear system into its design. Even after 11 classic games, this latest sequel is one of the best in the series.
If you're a fan of Mega Man but feel uneasy about how Mega Man 11 looks or adds to the formula, don't. This is a fantastic 2D action game worthy of the Blue Bomber's name.
Those burned by Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 are bound to find solace in Mega Man 11's charming grace. New twists and quality-of-life mechanics make this one of the series' best offerings to date.
Despite not deviating too far from its series' 30-year long formula, Mega Man 11 is a reminder that Capcom's Blue Bomber still has more life in him. The new Double Gear System and subweapon Rolodex provide enough of a modern upgrade to make the game stand out from the pack, while the tight controls and familiar story make it feel wholly Mega Man. A misstep in the sound design keeps it from perfection, but it's only a small blemish on an otherwise fantastic entry in the series.
It's rare that a modern return of a classic gaming series hits the mark, but Mega Man 11 lets off a charged burster shot that obliterates any worries you might have had. It encapsulates much of what made the old games so great, but the new abilities feel fresh and more modern at the same time. This is a much needed return to form for the Blue Bomber. Can Battle Network come back now too?
Mega Man 11 is an excellent resurgence for the Blue Bomber, imbuing the tried-and-true classic gameplay with modern touches and new ideas that expand on existing concepts in interesting ways. The underlying action platforming gameplay is just as tight and challenging as you remember, and when combined with the new visuals and extra options for replayability, you've got a game that's every bit as good as those that came before, while surpassing them in some ways. Mega Man 11 is a modern classic, a fitting refresh for a beloved series, and we'd highly recommend you add this one to your Switch library whether you're a newcomer or you've been playing since the NES days. Bravo, Capcom.
This Mega Man looks modern, but it offers a classic Mega Man challenge. Thankfully, four difficulty settings and a range of upgrades help ease in all types of players
Mega Man 11 is one of the best action platformers of this generation. Like most of previous installments in this popular series, it is a very good mixture of Action and Platforming challenges that need your focus and fast reactions. The story –like other games in the franchise- is very predictable but it was never an important part in Mega man games. By considering all aspects of the game, Mega Man 11 is one of the best choices if you are looking for a high quality and challenging action platformer and of course if you are fan of Mega Man series. Capcom has done a great job with one of the most famous robotics of the world.
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Mega Man 11 is frankly something I consider fantastic. I unfortunately don't particularly anticipate this title bringing in newcomers who previously disliked Mega Man, just by means of the added complexity and much raised skill ceiling (even though the floor has also been lowered slightly), as well as the fact that it is still every bit Mega Man at its heart, for people who are already fans of the franchise, I'd be surprised if they weren't extremely satisfied with Mega Man 11, as there's a LOT this entry improves, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. This is by far my favorite entry into a franchise I already had a fondness for, and I'm pleased as a peach with what they've put out.
Mega Man 11 takes the series back to its roots while introducing new mechanisms like Double Gear which adds a new layer to its beautifully crafted gameplay. Great graphics and perfect sound design are other factors that make Mega Man 11 a modern and enjoyable addition to this franchise.
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Mega Man delivers his triumphant return with this recent entry providing the perfect blend of difficulty with its tightly designed levels and uniquely crafted powers. It is a Mega Man game for everyone with a multitude of difficulty options.
After a few lackluster installments, Capcom has brought the iconic hero back to his roots with impressive results. Mega Man 11 is a love letter to fans, and it brings one of my favorite characters into the spotlight once again. The old-school gameplay will please fans, and the new mechanics will offer players (both old and new) a challenging experience.
Mega Man 11 is another great addition to the franchise. The unique Dual Gear system gives the franchise a much needed boost to the formula. It may be easier then past titles in the franchise but Mega Man 11 is a great title for newcomers and veterans alike.
How much Mega Man 11 is expected to reinvent the wheel is by nature subjective. Despite its reserved approach, it undeniably slots in very nicely with the classic series while bringing our old friend into a new era. The big finish could have been a little more mega, but it succeeds in pulling off the gargantuan task of getting people to care about Mega Man again.
Mega Man 11 returns after a decade of its last installment, with more than thirty years of experience behind it to show us that not always any past time was better, and that you can maintain a style for a long period of time without suffering the punishment of the ticking of the clock. It proves to be a game that is in perfect shape and to which both its general appearance and the remarkable design of its levels and characters endow it with a quality beyond doubt.
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Mega Man 11 is a worthy new game to reboot the longstanding series. The game stays true to its precedessors with a few little tweaks. Maybe it is a bit short for the price but in general it is a great game.
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Mega Man 11 is both the most accessible entry in the franchise to date and the most demanding, due to the difficulty options and challenge modes. The Blue Bomber makes good on his return with classic platforming and skirmishes with rogue robots augmented by the addition of the Double Gear System, affecting both how you approach the game and how the boss battles unfold by allowing for different forms throughout.
The project resulting from the 30-year celebration of the series could be better, with more content and variety. However, Mega Man 11 is a good game and its existence deserves to be embraced by the fans. With this new edition, Capcom has created a great base and gameplay model, making room for future Mega Man games to be even more incredible.
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With Mega Man 11 Capcom brings back the series to life with success and manages to deliver a short, but very well made Jump N`Shoot that stays besides very little improvements true to the franchises` core mechanics. A loveletter to the series and a must-have for everyone who likes classic plattformer-action.
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Although Rockman 11 lacks of innovation, as the latest sequel of Rockman series, it still provides a solid game experience, which will definitely remind some old fans their good memories.
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Despite a few hiccups here and there, Mega Man 11 is a pretty solid entry in the series. While I would have liked to see some more challenges that weren't just “traverse the stage for the umpteenth time”, possibly an endless mode similar to Mega Man 9 and 10, the implementation of the Double Gear System and the multiple difficulties make the game accessible to any player, newcomers and veterans alike.
Mega Man 11 is a return to form for the Blue Bomber. The stages are unique and fun to play through, but the difficulty remains high for those seeking a challenge. With pleasing graphics, memorable music, and precise controls, this one’s worth owning.
Even if it could stand to benefit from a little something extra, this is still a triumphant return for the Blue Bomber. Mega Man 11 is another stellar entry in the series, plain and simple.
Mega Man 11 delivers one of the best Mega Man experiences in a long time. It beautifully captures the style of retro Mega Man games and excellently emits a feeling of nostalgia.
Capcom shows to perfectly know what has made Mega Man one of the most beloved franchise in the gaming history. And how to make it still relevant today.
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Mega Man 11 is a solid entry in the franchise, but it's not an exceptional one. It's a well-made and enjoyable Mega Man game with a great variety of robot masters, fun levels, and interesting weapons. It suffers from some odd difficulty spikes and a disappointing finale, but nothing drags down the game too far. If anything, the game's biggest flaw is that it's too safe and too traditional, but after nearly a decade without a new Mega Man title, perhaps safer is better. All in all, Mega Man 11 is a safe and fun title that's a pleasant experience for fans and newcomers alike.
No matter how you look at it, Mega Man 11 feels like a genuine successor to the storied franchise. Though it's much prettier than you'll remember in your mind's eye, the lineage is unmistakable. Aside from a few minor platforming quirks thanks to the introduction of the third dimension, this is still the Blue Bomber that you've come to know and love. But don't let the gorgeous presentation fool you, because it will still mercilessly kick your dick in with remorseless gusto. A heaping helping of retro-inspired, buster-blasting goodness awaits, so suit up. Your inner ten-year-old will thank you for it.
The Mega Man series is back, and with Mega Man 11's ending indicating it's here to stay, I couldn't be happier. Even when taking this title's problems into account, Mega Man 11 has finally given the series forward momentum for the first time in years, and I can't wait to see where Capcom does with the famous Blue Bomber next.
Like most Mega Man games (the ones not called Mega Man 2 or Mega Man 9), Mega Man 11 is not perfect by any means and has plenty of flaws to nitpick. But, considering how extinct the franchise was and how Capcom took a huge leap of faith on the fans greenlight this in the first place, I'm grateful that it exists and that it feels like a fresh, natural fit for a whole new generation.
Mega Man 11 was created specifically for fans of the series. This is a good example of how you can transfer the classics to modern systems and not spoil anything. If you like challenging platformers with interesting bosses, then it is definitely worth playing.
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To celebrate its late 30th birthday, the Blue Bomber comes back with a strong 11th episode which finally takes some risks. The brand new Double Gear System breezes a fresh wind on the still satisfying classic mecanics of the series. With twisted boss fights and four very well-though difficulty modes, only the very meh soundtracks might forbid you to call bakc this old pal.
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Mega Man 11 is about as retro as a game can get nowadays, with tight action and great charm. It can be a touch too difficult at times, but overall it's a fantastic side-scroller that's worth checking out.
Mega Man 11 creates the best opportunity for old fans of series to meet their favorite character once again. the game carries its original gameplay from past titles and also adds new elements to create an ultimate experience for the players. However it would have been great to see new characters with high potential, specially among the antagonists of Mega Man.
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All in all, Mega Man 11 is a pretty good game, despite the number of glaring flaws. I urge all of you to try it out for yourselves and grab a copy if you wish to see what the Blue Bomber has new in store.
The shooting mechanics, ability to switch powers — like Acid or Fire — on the fly, and upgrades make for a truly thrilling experience. There's a lot to love here. I just wish it would cost less.
Mega Man 11 brings back Capcom's Blue Bomber in all his glory, complete with the series' trademark difficulty as well as new modes that help ease in newcomers and less technically skilled players. Admittedly, the game's challenge can feel cheap at times and stages can feel a bit drawn out. That being said, this is a great first take of a modern Mega Man for this generation and one can only hope it doesn't take another five years for the next game in the main series to come out. Now how about Mega Man Legends 3, Capcom?
Capcom didn't need to make Mega Man 11. Even if it's very good — and it is — it doesn't have to exist. More than 30 years after the original game brought the little blinking blue dude and his weird robot world to NES, the series has done its work. The 8-bit game series reoriented...
The return of the Blue Bomber is something we've all been desperately hoping and waiting for for many years now, and thankfully, Mega Man 11 proves to be a worthy comeback for this industry icon. It successfully modernizes the series in a lot of ways, making sure that it doesn't feel out of place in today's day and age, but does so while making sure that at its core, it still very much feels like the Mega Man we know and love.
Capcom kept to the traditional strengths of the series and with that you're left with a highly addictive action-platformer that is perfect for both newcomers and veterans alike.
Capcom came back strong with Mega Man 11. The bosses are all memorable, the platforming is tough and rewarding, and the new Double Gear System turns the classic formula into a fresh new experience.
Sure, we'd love to have been treated to a deeper or lengthier adventure in Mega Man 11—not to mention a more memorable soundtrack—but its successes are proof that modernized applications of the classic blueprint can still yield irresistible results.
If you're a fan, you'll be happy to see Mega Man continues where it left off. It's also a great starting point if you're yet to play your first Mega Man game.
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Leaving aside a disappointing lack of ideas, Mega Man 11 stands as a decent modern chapter of one of the most important capcom sagas of all time.
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One specific comparison that stuck with me is that the stages are significantly longer, but I also found some of them more memorable and engaging than ones from previous Mega Man games. With Mega Man 11, Capcom is catering to new players and hardened veterans, and satisfies both to a degree, but it will likely disappoint some players, too. It might not be the Mega Man game we need, but on October 2 it will be the one we get.
The Blue Bomber is back with yet another action-packed adventure, the game design presents everything beautifully and the boss fights are as engaging as ever.
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Mega Man 11 is definitely a step in the right direction for Capcom. The new graphical style, the interesting gear system, and some of the most unique bosses, stages and weapons make it a nice return to form.
Mega Man 11 doesn't reinvent the wheel, but for this fan of the franchise, that's not the worst thing. While it could have used more innovation and better boss battles, the core gameplay remains as enjoyable as ever. For long-suffering fans of the series, it's nice just to have something new to jump into.
After eight long years, Mega Man makes his triumphant return. Though it may be the same cut and paste formula from the last 10 entries, Mega Man 11 adds just enough new content to make the Blue Bomber relevant again.
It may not be the smoothest transition — purists may shun the new mechanics, while unfamiliar players may wonder how the game was ever interesting without them — but the bottom line is that Capcom has found a way to keep Mega Man alive without banking solely on retro gaming nostalgia.
Mega Man 11 might look fantastic and over come neat mechanics, but it's far from a perfect experience. Story is fairly bland, quite predictable and offers nothing besides filler between missions. While difficulty can be overwhelming and at times feel cheap, it is an invitation for players to think outside the box. This will appeal to some and just frustrate others. Between that and some underwhelming bosses, some of which are fairly forgettable, Mega Man 11 caters more to the hardcore crowd than anything else. So, if you love difficulty, you might like it but if you don't want to memorize levels, repeat them multiple times because you made one mistake or practice for hours, you might want to sit it out.
Ultimately, Mega Man 11 is another rock solid entry in the long running series. The new presentation style and Double Gear system is largely a success, and aside from some particularly nasty areas and enemy placement, the level design is decent. The level of challenge is what fans will have come to expect of the franchise, but unbelievably strict collision detection can result in some harsh losses. It's a tricky balancing act to make a new Mega Man game for hardcore fans as well as newcomers, and Capcom has just about walked that tricky tightrope, but not without some small wobbles on the way.
There are some neat little features to the newest Mega Man. However, while it's the kind of game that series fans should enjoy, there just isn't enough to bring it to a new audience.
The initial thrill is sizable, but once it tapers off, Mega Man 11 reveals itself to just be a good game, not a great one. There's no shame in that; I'm just grateful the blue bomber is back. I'd hoped for something that better balanced the old-school with innovation after all this time, but that isn't something the series has generally been known for. The familiarity is comforting in many ways, so for those with nostalgic interest, I recommend the physical amiibo edition with some cool extras.
It is a real pleasure the return of this beloved series by millions around the world after waiting for many years since the release of Mega Man 10. I still believe that the game still holding on to its unique style and the difficulty that pulls you to complete the game and to finish it many times, but at the same time while I am in the game I am still certain that its development was quickly terminated and could have been better than the final version that got released. For the fans of the series in which they will enjoy the rare classical experience in Mega Man 11, but as the regular gamer who has no interest in the series may face some difficulties to make him finish the entire game.
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Despite being one of the oldest brands in the industry, the Mega Man saga has not offered many innovations since its first chapter's debut. Mega Man 11 follows this pattern by offering a great and very difficult gameplay, flawed by the lack of significant new features. If you loved the previous chapters you will definitely like the new one, but if you were looking for some new ideas and a better looking graphics you should try the demo before you buy the full game.
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It seems Capcom ran out of inspiration partway through making Mega Man 11, as only half the game's stages, bosses, and Special Weapons are up to series standards. There's some old-school fun to be had with the Blue Bomber's latest if you can ignore the bad stuff, but given the eight-year wait, this feels like a Mega misfire.