Mighty No.9 is a game that initially seemed very promising, however the game launches this week and the reviews are now in. Although Metacritic isn’t the best way to gauge a game’s success, Mighty No.9 has only managed to achieve a fairly average 62 percent. Even publications such as IGN which are sometimes overly generous with their review scores have given Keiji Inafune’s latest project a bit of a kicking. Here’s an excerpt from their review.
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.
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