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Mega Man 9: "The Return of Old School"
Posted: Wednesday October 8th, 2008 by

There's been a lot of chatter about the strictly downloadable, return to 8-bit graphics, Mega Man 9. And where I feel it's crucial that I mention the game in order to promote discussion, I have to admit that I've never played any of the Mega Man games.

I know. As a guy who is at times considered a representative of the gaming community, it's a bit sad that I've never played one of the games that helped define the industry in it's infancy. But early on I wasn't much of a gamer. I was slow to adopt not because of desire but family finances. I saw Super Mario Bros. played on a Nintendo years before I owned and played a copy myself. And I pulled down games like the Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, and Dr. Mario. I have no idea how I missed Mega Man or Metroid for that matter.

I'm a bit strapped for time at the moment, but I'm guessing when I get back from BlizzCon I may very well buy Mega Man 9. See, I may not be intimately associated with the series, but I'm all for promoting a game that side steps graphics to nod and wink at sheer gameplay. Maybe, if we're lucky and this game does well, we'll see other oldschool style games get brought to the table.

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