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Surprise! Mighty No 9 is not a very good game

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When Mighty No 9 was first announced, I was pretty damned excited. Capcom had long abandoned one of my very favourite gaming mascots, the blue bomber known as Mega Man.Fans on Kickstarter were just as excited, giving Keiji Inafune and his new studio Comcept millions of Dollars to make a spiritual successor to Mega Man.

Since then though, obvious greed and a handful of delays have soured most people’s expectations. Reviews for Mighty No 9 are starting to trickle out and surprise! The game is not very good.

Here’s what critics have to say about Mighty No 9:

The Jimquistion – 4/10

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What’s perhaps most annoying about Mighty No. 9 is that Inafune clearly knows how to fix many of the problems present in the game. There’s a DLC transformation that allows attacking upwards from the beginning of the game and an additional DLC boss which throws out the gimmicks and just relies on skilled combat movement to fight.

PlayStation Universe – 5.5/10

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Mighty No.9 fails to recapture the spark of its Mega Man heritage in any meaningful way. There’s not much inherently wrong with how it plays, but it is haphazardly presented and not quite as enjoyable as it could be.

Gamespot – 5/10

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For a game that’s meant to bear the legacy of a classic series, Mighty No. 9 barely succeeds. It may rouse excitement from time to time, but by and large, it lacks a pervading sense of artistry, both in its level design and presentation. Platformers–and even Mega Man-like games in particular–are readily available. For one to stand out and leave a mark, it has to do something novel that speaks to the player and the conventions of the genre; something to spark wonder and excitement. Mighty No. 9 is an inoffensively average game sprung from the memories of the past, with little to show for its position in the present.

IGN – 5.6/10

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Despite its pedigree, Mighty No. 9 doesn’t seem to have a good sense of what was fun about Mega Man, or 2D action-platformers in general. There are brief moments where its pieces come together, but even then it’s hamstrung by its visually joyless art and animation. The soul of the Blue Bomber just isn’t here, and worse yet there’s no endearing personality of its own, and as a result, Mighty No. 9 feels much more like a second-rate imposter than a spiritual successor.

The Sixth Axis – 6/10

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.

Last Updated: June 20, 2016

38 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

    June 20, 2016 at 11:03

    So very MEHty

    Reply

  2. BakedBagel

    June 20, 2016 at 11:06

    > endless delays
    > Multiple Journo’s advertising the kickstarter.
    > Now its trash

    good. lol.

    STOP GIVING AWAY YOUR MONEY

    Reply

    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      June 20, 2016 at 11:41

      There is good in giving away money, to new IPs and things that we love, but giving away money,based solely on nostalgia, especially something like MN9, well… here lies the answer…

      Reply

    • The Order of the Banana

      June 20, 2016 at 11:56

      Listen to this Bagel, he speaks the truth!

      Reply

  3. Kromas GG

    June 20, 2016 at 11:13

    It sucked … who could have guessed? 😛

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 20, 2016 at 11:20

      You know what sucks? Playing against six D.vas. We never stood a chance

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        June 20, 2016 at 11:23

        Try 6 Trollborn on Hanamura defence

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 20, 2016 at 11:29

          We used six Torbjörn defending Volskaya once, Moving platforms + turrets + controller aiming = Bad time

          Reply

          • Ottokie

            June 20, 2016 at 11:37

            We also had a 6v6 Lucio match, capturing points is impossible!

      • Kromas GG

        June 20, 2016 at 11:34

        No hacks required. 🙂

        Reply

      • BakedBagel

        June 20, 2016 at 14:02

        I want a 6 v 6 Mercy matchup

        Only pistol
        and ulti charges at 10x the rate

        XD

        HEROES NEVER DIE

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 20, 2016 at 14:19

          LOL

          Reply

  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 20, 2016 at 11:16

    • Ottokie

      June 20, 2016 at 11:17

      Good thing i checked back , was about to post the same xD

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 20, 2016 at 11:17

        I can hear the lolz from Capcoms office

        Reply

    • The Order of the Banana

      June 20, 2016 at 12:07

      Lies! Runs emulator on PC, starts up Mega-Man! Oh yeaah!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 20, 2016 at 12:31

        LOL, Mega man 3 is still my favourite

        Reply

        • The Order of the Banana

          June 20, 2016 at 12:32

          Mega Man 3 made me the man I am today – True Story!

          Reply

  5. Ottokie

    June 20, 2016 at 11:18

    So this past weekend was prom night?

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 20, 2016 at 11:19

      Oh snap!

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        June 20, 2016 at 11:19

        And surprise! the reviewer watches Anime.

        Reply

  6. The Order of the Banana

    June 20, 2016 at 11:55

    I called it! Now bow before your King, King Banana, first of his name!

    Reply

  7. The Order of the Banana

    June 20, 2016 at 12:06

    Of course, the first review is Jim Sterling and ever since he went anti-gamergate, he turned into one big retarded regressive goof with a mangina. IGN and Gamespot are crap on a stick (masquerading as art), and I honestly don’t consider the Sixth Axis to be on par with anything (other than Huis Genoot).

    The only review I “trust” is from Playstation Universe – and that’s only because they have the words “Playstation” and “Universe” in their title.

    But, since I called it months ago, that Mighty No 9 was going to be trash, I will still bask in the glory of my skillz.

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      June 20, 2016 at 12:15

      The Jimquisition’s review is actually by Laura Kate.

      Reply

      • The Order of the Banana

        June 20, 2016 at 12:16

        Oh? I didn’t know Laura was contributing to Sterling’s chicken scratch. That’s cool, but now I’m conflicted. Do I turn off the adblocker for Jimquisition or do I get some more beer.

        Reply

      • The Order of the Banana

        June 20, 2016 at 12:20

        So when’s the LAGz review out? You guys (and my tea leaves) are the only ones I trust these days.

        Reply

  8. Tiaan Pat

    June 20, 2016 at 12:17

    Will have to check it out myself when it’s released…. sad to see the negative reviews

    Reply

    • The Order of the Banana

      June 20, 2016 at 12:18

      Chances are it’ll be a “free” PSN Plus title in the next few months.

      Reply

      • Tiaan Pat

        June 20, 2016 at 12:20

        I bought this on kickstarter…. so will be getting it tomorrow i guess.

        Reply

        • The Order of the Banana

          June 20, 2016 at 12:23

          🙁 Damn bru, but I’ve actually found myself enjoying games that were trashed by reviewers. Recently, I’ve been playing Homefront Revolution and even though it has its flaws, I’ve actually enjoyed it for what it is.

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          • Tiaan Pat

            June 20, 2016 at 12:24

            I am pretty sure i will enjoy it, just not cool too see people so negative about it!

          • The Order of the Banana

            June 20, 2016 at 12:28

            Yeah 🙁 but at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is if you enjoy or enjoyed it – whether reviewers did or didn’t matters very little in the great scheme of things.

        • BakedBagel

          June 20, 2016 at 14:11

          I hope you purchased this on kickstarter because you where generally interested, and not because a Journo told you so or convinced you too.

          Man if you have a great and fun time who gives a fuck about what other people say to be honest. I just dont trust what people write on gaming “news” sites anymore. Twitch now fulls any void the current industry has left.

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          • The Order of the Banana

            June 20, 2016 at 14:16

            Listen to the Bagel – while delicious with avacado slices and ham – he’s also always right… well most of the time anyways. 😛

          • BakedBagel

            June 21, 2016 at 13:23

            Making me blush banana man!!

          • Tiaan Pat

            June 20, 2016 at 14:25

            I was generally interested! Agreed reviews these days are super negative not sure why.

  9. The Order of the Banana

    June 20, 2016 at 13:15

  10. Raptor Rants

    June 20, 2016 at 13:54

    Supplies!

    Reply

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