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Megaman,but not as we know it!,
This review is from: Mega Man Legends (PS) (Video Game)
This game is the cause of endless confusion due to two very wide-spread misconceptions. Although the elements that are contrary to popular belief are not in themselves bad things, I feel consumers should be aware of what they are buying before they shell out money for it, so let me clear up everything here.
This isn't a Mega Man game. People who are looking for one are going to be severely disappointed and extremely confused besides. Although there are some in-jokes and similarities, the overall plot, setting, game style, and characters in Legends are very different from and largely unrelated to the rest of the Mega Man series. There is no Dr. Wily, no Robot Masters, no Rush, no Dr. Light, no Skull Castle...and so on and so forth.
This isn't an RPG. It is, however, an action/adventure game, and half of the game is plot. You do not fight monsters, gain experience, or go up levels. You do, on the other hand, need to talk to people, get clues, find items, and advance the plot in order to continue onward in the game. Not pure action, not pure adventure, this game is a nice blend of the two. Think Legend of Zelda here.
All in all, it is a very fun game, with a lot of charm and a fairly decent learning curve. I urge people to buy the game for what it is, not what it claims to be. This is a perfectly enjoyable game in its own right, and if you like 3-D action/adventure games, this is one of the best I've played. So go for it.