Posts Tagged ‘Mega Man Legacy Collection’

When is it OK to remake a classic game?

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Adventure game remakes are common. But not everyone likes to see their old favourites revived. Mitch Kocen asked veteran point-and-clickmen Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer, among others, when they think it’s OK to remaster the classics

Without intervention, every video game you have ever loved will eventually become unplayable. The technology that enables the next generation of games cripples the last. At some point, systems simply can’t run slowly enough to support games made decades prior. For many years, it wasn’t possible to (legally) play older games without digging out the old computer gathering dust in your basement. Fortunately, there is a resurgence of classic games on modern hardware. These re-releases often come with new (or improved) graphics and sound, and sometimes include the option to view the game in its original form. Yet some creators are concerned that these changes compromise the game’s original artistic vision. Read the rest of this entry »

Jumpy! Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 packs MM 7-10

That bouncy boy Mega Man is returning in another collection of his vintage adventures. Following on from 2015’s Mega Man Legacy Collection, which contained the first six Mega Men from the NES, Capcom have announced a follow-up leaping from the SNES and onwards with Mega Men 7, 8, 9, and 10. As with the first, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 [official site] packs the original games together with bonuses like stage remixes, challenges with leaderboards, and a ‘museum’ with old art and ephemera. Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s Rock: Mega Man Legacy Collection Released

I was a little dismissive when Capcom announced the Mega Man Legacy Collection during E3 in June, thinking that the bundle of Mega Man 1-6 would be the usual slapdash retro collection with some ugly graphics filters on top. Oh, what a terrible cynic I was! It actually seems a fairly loving attempt to preserve them, and ‘porting’ studio Digital Eclipse’s first crack at the video games equivalent of “scanning a film in 4K” to create a print usable for the ages. It’s complicated. I’ll explain.

You can see for yourself how it’s turned out, as the Mega Man Legacy Collection last night launched on Steam, priced at £11.99.

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Mega Man Mega Bundle: Mega Man Legacy Collection

I always enjoy Mega Man's look of dismay.

While the co-creator of Mega Man is busy making a new Mega Man in all but name, the platforming robot’s publishers are taking the easy option and re-releasing old Mega Man games.

Capcom today announced the Mega Man Legacy Collection, a bundle o’ the first six classic Mega Man games (no Mega Man X here) – their official PC debuts. They’re not doing nowt with ’em, mind. The Collection will include a ‘Challenge Mode’ which Capcom say “remixes gameplay segments from all six games”. What that means, they don’t quite say, so let’s assume they’ve got in a bangin’ producer to reinterpret Mega Man as a vaporwave walking simulator.

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