By Spencer . September 21, 2012 . 1:05am
As a concept, Mega Man Xover is interesting because it has a mishmash of Robot Masters from Mega Man’s history. The bad news is Mega Man Xover is barely like a Mega Man game.
You don’t really control Mega Man, he automatically runs right… and right into Mettons unless you shoot them. Mega Man can also blast the robot bats above by jumping and then shooting. You can charge shots, but in the Tokyo Game Show demo most enemies were defeated after one shot.
Storm Eagle from Mega Man X was waiting at the end of the level for me. Instead of an intense fight that tested a player’s reaction time, Mega Man Xover’s boss battles are… turn based.
I fired a shot. Storm Eagle retaliated with a dive attack. I fired another shot. Storm Eagle dove into Mega Man. Taking damage charges Mega Man’s buster and after three hits I could use a more powerful charge shot.
My reward for defeating Storm Eagle was a card and the demo ended after I collected it. Poor Mega Man. Capcom’s former mascot character deserves a better game than this for his 25th birthday.