Is This the Way to Build the Perfect Mega Man X?

mmxspecificationsThe Mega Man X series is an interesting specimen, as some would argue that Capcom created a perfect game on the very first try, and the series has been all downhill from there. Conversely, many others have their own favorites from latter entries-- even Mega Man X7, which if nothing else is the odd Mega Man out just for its 3D gameplay. Assuming you have loftier aspirations for the series than "just make the first one again," then how would you set about creating the ideal-- the "perfect" Mega Man X game? This is a question pondered over at GameInformer.com, and they have provided their answer here. Throughout this piece, they cherry-pick which games they think had the best examples of X's armor upgrades, Zero, level structure, Mavericks, weapons, and graphic style... as well as some harsh words for Axl and "what not to do" basically being summed up as "Mega Man X7."

Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments!

Thanks for the tip, Sinclair!

Watch X Kick Ass and Take Names in this Fan Movie

Those who think X was getting a little too "wussy" in his later games may want to take a look at this. In honor of Mega Man's 25th anniversary, Shane Newville brings us this amazingly made short animation of the Maverick Hunter getting down to business and rescuing his friend Zero. With how much X ordinarily shoots at things from afar, I bet you never expected he was a black belt in trashing punks!

Thanks to Mugen Wing (and everyone else!) for the tip!

More Robot Master Sightings in Rockman Online (Updated)

If there's one thing I know gets a Mega Man fan excited, it's seeing Robot Masters. Over on the Rockman Online blog, the crew is showing the current setup for Rockman Online at the G-Star event in Seoul. From these images we can see Pharaoh Man, Cut Man and even the Mega Man Killers! An additional image also shows off Proto Man in a different armor style. As much as we've learned about Rockman Online, I still don't think there's any info on what all the classic characters are doing around. Hopefully that answer will be solved soon! Check out all the setup photos right here.

UPDATE: Some additional assets have been released via other Korean gaming sites. Hit the break at the bottom for more environmental scenes, better Mega Man Killer pics and a shot of Axl.

Thanks, HeatPhoenix!

Images from Ruliweb and KHGames (via Protodude's Rockman Corner)