How I got into it –
I first came across Mega Man 2 for the original Gameboy which was released in December 2001, I picked it up about 12 months later and it became my go to game boy game (try saying that three times fast when you've had a skin full) until I found another game, this time for that old great console – the SNES. That game was the first in a new Mega Man series Mega Man X.
At the tender age of about fourteen this game into my life and honestly I've never looked back from it.
Gameswise its the first one, every time I play it it just brings back great nostalgic memories – such as throwing my controller at the wall in sheer frustration (back when controllers had cords) and the sheer elation of beating Chill Penguin (the first boss I went after). To this end my favourite possession is the Mega Man X anniversary collection and the Game Cube console it resides on.
Summarising the franchise.... Frankly I love it. Always have, always will. I bought the games, the toys, watched the youtube clip shows even wrote a rather bad fan fiction (not slash) and though I might go months even years without playing one of the X saga games, I will always keep it close by. As to others, well I dont know if there is anything ground breaking in it. But Mega Man is certainly an enduring nostalgic series. Okay, sure the blue bomber is not in the league as the red plumber but in parts of the world he is damn close. Mega Man characters have still current toy lines and show up in such titles as Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Super Smash Bros. Will we get yet another revamp (maybe then he will learn to crouch)? Who knows but I'll keep my eye on the skies.......erm internet, in hope.
Simon "Dyansis" Skey has horrified nuns with his language since 1642. He washed up on the shore of a long forgotten land and procededed to smile at the animals of the land, which is why rabbits are rabbits. He also has a youtube channel right HERE and is a utter delight to spend time with.