|Action/Adventure; Nintendo DS; Capcom/Inticreates; 2007|
|Ashe lounging on an Airship, Like a Boss.|
The story to Mega Man ZX Advent is about what you expect from a Mega Man game. Rather shallow, has a little bit of charm, and is more or less functional as a narrative. One thing I do like is that unlike the original ZX, Grey and Ashe have different back stories and even unique story events, making it feel like I'm actually playing as a different character as oppose to just a gender-swap of the same character. Also, unlike the first game which removed most of the original voice overs except for battle cries and cutscenes, ZX Advent has fully voice sequences with English voice actors.... And they are about as good as you'd expect from a Mega Man game... Which isn't much. It's better than Mega Man 8 and X4, but weaker than Mega Man Legends, and it makes me pine for the Japanese voice acting of the Zero series. Overall, I prefer ZX's story but for a Mega Man story it isn't bad.
|At this moment you realize that you are screwed.|
|Running running RUNNING!|
Mega Man ZX Advent is a solid game on it's own. It improves on a lot from the first game making it a more realized form of this kind of mix of Mega Man and Metroid. However, it's frustrating stages and exploration hostile structure also serves to hold it back. If there was a third game I would have love to see them take the map and abilities from Advent and combine them with a more free form world like in ZX. Unfortunately, this is the last we ever saw of this series, and Capcom seems to be doing everything they can to forget Mega Man even exists. Hopefully, at some point in the future we will see Mega Man return. Until then Mega Man ZX Advent comes recommended from me.
Until next time.