So every year for the passed four or five years I have found a time, usually minimum of a week and maximum of two weeks, where I can take a personal vacation and reset my life. My job isn't at all conventional, so i'm not spending vacation days, and it isn't really a conventional vacation at that.
Instead of leaving town, I spend the time cleaning out and resetting my place, cleaning out my car, organizing just about everything that may need order, and basically just getting everything back in line. I also use this time to do a body cleanse, work out everyday to try to get back in a healthy regiment, meditate, and all of that good stuff.
But the main reason for this post (which i'm sure anyone reading is saying ON WITH IT!), is that during this time i'll also do a bunch of things i've wanted to do but haven't been able to. Such as watch certian movies, play certain video games, and wear diapers 24/7.
This time around I ordered a box of Teddies and bought the Megaman X collection off of Amazon for the PS2. I have always been such a huge fan of the classic series and the X series, but I was never good enough to beat any of them. I even own all of the SNES games and PSX discs of the individual games and played them for countless hours, but i could never beat them. Last time i took this vacation I played through an RPG and beat it, which is usually the plan, but i decided to make a point of beating all 6 of the (personally) very intimidating Megaman X games.
Well, this afternoon I beat Sigma for the 6th time and I can say that I am dazzled by the whole series. I loved it and it felt like I was doing the child version of me a big justice. haha. I plan to order X7 and X8 online tomorrow and continue my binge.
My question for all of you MMX fans is how would you Rank them? Whom did you use, X or Zero? I know X3 and X6 were brutally ripped apart by fans and critics, but i cant say i agree.
Honestly, i couldn't rank them. I thought they were all solid games in their own way. I guess i can say that X3 was made a little too hard, which i'm sure they noticed because they then added things that made parts of it too easy. X3 was a little unbalanced and some of the Armor power-ups were more bad than good. The ride-armor parts were a bit useless as well. But I still loved X3 and all of its optional paths and mavericks. All of these optional endings put X3 on my list of games to play again just to do things a bit different.
I'll also agree that X6 ruined a perfectly written story, starting from X and ending with X5, but I would rather have another challenging MMX game and a ruined story than the end of one of my favorite Franchises. The ending was a little silly.. After defeating two of the hardest, most aggravating battles in the whole series (High Max & Gate), the game ends with an out of context battle with a dopey version of Sigma, whom had never disappointed in the series before.
But still, with that being said, I enjoyed and loved both games.
I'd love to hear from any other MM/MMX lovers on what they think. Cheers!