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  • Summary: Thirty years ago, in 1987, a super robot named Mega Man was created. In 2018 after 30 years of unforgettable adventures the fight for everlasting peace continues! The tight action-platformer gameplay that made the series a success is alive and well. To save the day, the Blue Bomber mustThirty years ago, in 1987, a super robot named Mega Man was created. In 2018 after 30 years of unforgettable adventures the fight for everlasting peace continues! The tight action-platformer gameplay that made the series a success is alive and well. To save the day, the Blue Bomber must battle Robot Masters and take their powerful weapons for himself, which now changes the hero's appearance with new levels of detail. A new, vivid visual style refreshes the series' iconic colorfulness, combining hand-drawn environments with detailed, 3D character models. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 52
  2. Negative: 1 out of 52
  1. Oct 2, 2018
    100
    Mega Man 11 is truly a memorable experience and is one of Mega’s finest adventures and it is highly recommended. The 8 bosses are all clever in design and their levels are very appropriate as well. Even if one made me almost rage quit. (Yes, you Bounce Man!) In a year with amazing games, I can see Mega Man 11 in my top 5 of 2018.
  2. Oct 1, 2018
    90
    If you're a fan of Mega Man but feel uneasy about how Mega Man 11 looks or adds to the formula, don't. This is a fantastic 2D action game worthy of the Blue Bomber's name.
  3. Oct 1, 2018
    90
    The Blue Bomber is back, and if you were ever a fan of his adventures, then you should pick Mega Man 11 up. It’s a solid entry in the Mega Man franchise, and it will make you remember why you fell in love with this super fighting robot all over again.
  4. Oct 1, 2018
    80
    Even if it could stand to benefit from a little something extra, this is still a triumphant return for the Blue Bomber. Mega Man 11 is another stellar entry in the series, plain and simple. The classic gameplay still works as well as it did years ago, and the newer touches courtesy of the graphical enhancements and the Double Gear system are welcome additions.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 28, 2018
    80
    This deftly made return to Mega Man revives the core series beyond being a novel retro throwback, giving it a gorgeous coat of fresh paint at the same time. [Issue#155, p.94]
  6. CD-Action
    Feb 13, 2019
    75
    No crucial changes, no revolution – that’s new Mega Man’s primary problem. It’s a really good platformer, but it lacks a spark, so I won’t try to make everyone I meet play it, like I did with Mega Man X. If you’re not passionate about the little blue robot, you can sit this one out. [12/2018, p.88]
  7. Oct 1, 2018
    40
    But the game’s most egregious wrong is its stiff controls, which are reminiscent of those in Mega Man 7, the worst title in the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Oct 2, 2018
    10
    Incredible game!! this is a real megaman not like the megaman x7 or x8, this is the right thing to do with the series.
  2. Oct 3, 2018
    10
    A fantastic example of what a modern Mega Man can feel like. Would love to see this extended to the X series. Highly recommended for all fansA fantastic example of what a modern Mega Man can feel like. Would love to see this extended to the X series. Highly recommended for all fans of Mega Man. Expand
  3. Oct 2, 2018
    10
    a few things holding it back, but still a great addition the mega man series
  4. Jan 7, 2019
    9
    An excellent modernization of the Mega Man series. I'm going to cut against the grain and say that the Double Gear system is one of the chiefAn excellent modernization of the Mega Man series. I'm going to cut against the grain and say that the Double Gear system is one of the chief factors in the game being as strong of an update as it is - the gameplay's been tweaked so that using the Gear intelligently is necessary to deal gracefully with a large part of the game while still feeling unmistakably like the same classic jump-and-shoot fans have been enjoying for decades.
    I also find myself enjoying the concessions to modern storytelling sensibilities in this installment, as small as most of them are. The story's still predominantly an excuse for a brace of bosses and platforming challenges -and wouldn't feel out of place in a Saturday morning cartoon show besides- but this one's as close to having any real substance as one has ever gotten and gives us some surprising meat on a few of the characters.
    Some surprising thought has also gone into what the Robot Masters are this time around, and what their places would actually be within the setting. This leads to some really fun and surprisingly inventive stage concepts for the series, including a campground in the middle of a raging wildfire (complete with midboss fight against the camp's mascot) and a Universal Studios-esque theme park laced with pyrotechnic effects. Optional text blurbs about enemies and masters add even more setting details without intruding on the actual gameplay.
    My one complaint about the game would be that it hasn't been quite as successful modernizing its older style of gameplay as recent throwback games like Shovel Knight - It insists on tying itself to an arbitrary lives system, which can sometimes destroy pacing. Being forced to rerun entire levels due to a run of bad luck near the end made sense as a form of enforced pacing when the size of games was relatively limited, but games have long outgrown the mechanic and it's distracting here - an ugly cumbersome appendix on an otherwise perfectly calibrated update to the series. Here's hoping Capcom continues to build on its advantage and we see a Mega Man 12 that puts this to shame.
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  5. Oct 12, 2018
    9
    MM11 perfectly blends the new school with the old school. As a Mega Man fan since the NES days, I felt right at home from the get go despiteMM11 perfectly blends the new school with the old school. As a Mega Man fan since the NES days, I felt right at home from the get go despite there being some modern stuff that wasn't there in the 80s. The stages are superlong and difficult (I played on Normal), the feeling of mastering a stage after many game overs is so good!! One thing I didn't felt was tight were the controls. Most of the time they were fluid and responsive but at times they felt inaccurate and sluggish and led to a few unnecessary deaths. Expand
  6. Mar 3, 2019
    8
    El regreso por todo lo alto de una franquicia que lastimosamente se encontraba en un letargo muy duradero y profundo. Mega Man 11 nos recuerdaEl regreso por todo lo alto de una franquicia que lastimosamente se encontraba en un letargo muy duradero y profundo. Mega Man 11 nos recuerda la magnificencia de una de las sagas predilectas de la industria, uno de los estandartes de Capcom que vuelve de la mejor de las maneras con un título ameno gracias a sus diferentes niveles de dificultad, su impecable aspecto visual y su pulida banda sonora que se encuentra a la altura de la mejor de sus entregas. De hecho, para este servidor, la undécima entrega de la franquicia se alza como la más completa de todas, añadiendo interesantes características como la ralentización del tiempo, y siendo un claro homenaje al resto de obras numeradas del héroe azul. Por todos estos motivos y más que quedan en el tintero, Mega Man 11 es un imprescindible que todo el mundo debería disfrutar. Expand
  7. Jan 13, 2019
    0
    Boss characters: excellent design and diversity of weapons/attacks, both playing against them and obtaining their weapons. Quite possibly theBoss characters: excellent design and diversity of weapons/attacks, both playing against them and obtaining their weapons. Quite possibly the most useful array of weapons since Mega Man 2.

    Stages: terribly painful and brutal at times. Expect pixel-perfect alignment for necessary jumps and nigh-perfect timing for jumps, shots, etc. in ALL levels to avoid taking a HUGE amount of damage. Overall level design, in terms of graphics & colors, is quite excellent and creative.

    Difficulty Settings: even veteran players who have finished other Mega Man games will have a brutally difficult time on Normal. Newcomer makes the game playable but cheesily easy to defeat the bosses (but necessary in order to deal with the overwhelming number of times the player would normally die). Casual doesn't seem any less difficult that Normal, unfortunately, and gods help anyone who willingly chooses Hard mode.

    Unless you really enjoy beating your head against a wall when playing through games on Normal mode, take a hard pass on this game. It will induce rage quits due to the shoddy mechanics necessary to pass through any given level on all modes.
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