Best Signature Ever!
Also, yeah. Mega Man as a whole series is brutal. 7 is actually fairly easy compared to some entries, but then you get to the final boss and it's just the most ridiculous thing you've ever seen. It makes Mario's Lost Levels look like the Found Levels. It will take grown men and make them cry like helpless children.
Truly a day of personal triumphs.
Like I said, I never played any of the Mega Man games, but I have heard from people that the second is the hardest.
Originally Posted by Pesky Persian
That'd be 1 far ahead of 2. 2 has some hard parts, but they all do. I'd dare say that 4 is harder than 2, too. 6 is just unmemorable, so I can't weigh in on the hardness. 3 is about the right difficulty setting. Others are too easy or are difficult because why not. (Also 2's "Difficult" mode doesn't really add much difficulty.) 7 is pretty easy until the latter reaches of the castle. So is 8*, with the exception of one hand-crunchingly hard boss and one hand-crunchingly dumb boss whose difficulty mostly comes from his gimmick not being all that well implemented.
*By 8 I mean Mega Man and Bass. The actual 8 can smd.
i always thought the first megaman game was the easiest one, to be honest. it's a bit less forgiving because of the lack of e tanks and the yellow devil is obviously a *****, but eh.
i always thought people overstated how difficult megaman was as a series though, but that may just because i'm a bit of a fanboy.
megaman and bass would be my vote for most difficult if you're from the US, but that's because we got the shitty GBA port where you can only see like half of the screen at the time.
also 6 is the easiest of the series if you ask me.
(note: when i say "series" i'm referring to the classic series as a collective, not the entire series.)
I also don't believe the first one is the hardest. It was the first of the classic series I beat, and I wasn't even aware of the pause glitch.
Seven wouldn't be a contender for the hardest at all were not for its boss, but Jesus Christ. It's difficult to judge the hardest one beyond that. I've seen people say X6 is one of the most frustrating, but that was also one of the first I beat. I don't think any of the Playstation X games are near as difficult as the SNES ones.
Well, most of the difficulty is based on muscle memory and timing, so spending a few rounds on any one area/boss/game in the series will let you waltz through it eventually.Originally Posted by Evilyn
But if you put down the series or particular game for a while and come back rusty, or if it's your first time through, you'll get absolutely wrecked. And I don't know how much more challenging than that you can get without just being unfair. Anyone who doesn't think the series is hard is so familiar with it they've lost perspective. At the very least, I challenge anyone who breezes through most Mega Man games to find something they do find hard (early Castlevania?).
yeah, i actually thought about something similar to what you're talking about after posting but didn't bother editing. i think the main reason a lot of people find the Megaman games hard (and early Castlevania, which you conveniently mentioned) is because they force you to observe more than just blaze through like a lot of other games (i'm mostly speaking of real time and just general non rpg games here for the record). the games require some persistence and for you to slow down a lot more, but i still don't think many parts of them are really that flat out difficult- but i'd rather not get into an argument about the differences between a series just being frustrating and one being truly hard.
i am of course biased because i play basically nothing but nes/snes era platformers these days though, so whatever.
also i just noticed that in my last post that i said both MM1 AND MM6 were the easiest due to bit of a lapse in thought- i'd put 6 easier than the first, for the record.
A very interesting article.
Sometimes I believe that large message boards tend to draw in psychopaths, and that isn't necessarily a far fetched idea.
I find the difference between NES Castlevania and NES Megaman is that Castlevania is hard because of shitty controls, while Megaman is hard due to a heavy reliance timing and instant death stuff.
I am not a big fan of either.
Best Signature Ever!
I personally have been moving in the opposite way however. I have been becoming increasingly aware of this kind of stuff.
Best Signature Ever!
I read blogs that talk about sensitive matters like politics and social critiques sometimes, and the women who dare to voice opinions, controversial or relatively mundane, regularly get an onslaught of graphic rape threats. It's kind of sad how I have internalized this to the point where I rarely if ever post comments on major sites or blogs.
I don't think a lot of people notice the effects words can have. Constant barrages of misogyny, racism, homophobia, etc. not only desensitize people to bigotry, but they also effect the views of the groups being targeted. If someone is constantly being verbally abused for being a woman or being jewish or being trans, etc. there is a reasonable chance that they might start to internalize the hate and start to believe it themselves.
This ultimately leads to situations where assholes aren't being called out on their **** because everyone else is either desensitized to it or has started to believe it themselves.
Damn, I am getting a little too serious for misc. But this is one of those things that is important enough to say.
Last edited by Zazie; 13th June 2012 at 5:50 AM.
Best Signature Ever!
I just don't get why people act like kitchen jokes are so awesome. Like they're probably the most played out and unoriginal jokes you can make these days, and yet whenever someone makes a kitchen joke groups act like it's the funniest shit ever.
The average person after entering #spp-misc
In other news, I am currently trying to plan a Cold War class, but there is SO MUCH material it's hard to figure out how to organize it. My poor kids are gonna have to learn so many names.
It really gets on my nerves whenever I think about "the culture" and how apparently some **** is still kosher on the internet. You'd be less likely to get away scot free if you were in a public place and shouted "Shut up, *****, or I'll rape you!" to someone just because they're a woman and they had the balls to disagree with you (on something you were probably wrong about). So, in short, **** "the culture" while this is still acceptable.
So I'm just going to say hello because I have no idea what's happening.
Credit to zhanton for Banner
FC (Blaze): 4082-6986-3403