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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: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  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 4, 2018
    10
    From where do I even start? First of all, I never write reviews, but this game just deserves it.

    It's something very emotional for me.
    From where do I even start? First of all, I never write reviews, but this game just deserves it.

    It's something very emotional for me. Dating back in 2000, the NES was still rocking the day and my brother just got the first PC with some of the first PC games for us, but there was something very intriguing that for me in the game Mega Man 3, that made me play all of the entries in the series. Not only did I pass all of the mainline series, but the entire spin offs and everything Mega Man. It was sad for 8 long years to see capcom let him what seems like - death? No, never. He rose from the ashes with this blast - Mega Man 11! The game sure is the blue-bomber in all it's glory, in fact it goes well beyond that. It's a fantastic package, provides something for absolutely everybody with re-playability value through the roof. One of the most important things is to go blindly your first run at least. The treat you will get from finding the boss weakness chain is unmatched in any other games, but Mega Man. Returning it to the original form made it a true shining in the darkness amidst so called spiritual-successors like Mighty No.9 that flopped. I am not saying there aren't games that are as awesome as 20XX, but those are quite rare to find, if any other. Capcom proved that they can achieve something so good, they put a lot of care for all you blue-bomber fans as well as gathering new audience. Go buy Mega Man 11, you owe it to yourself. The game's near perfection and never ever does it drop frame-rate!

    All of you who grew up with the blue-bomber, you'll surely love it and if you find the voices irritating you can turn them off, but trust me that the voices are quite good and passionate for a Mega Man game(ahem Mega Man 8 I'm looking at you and your Dr. Wah-wee).

    The moment you fire up the game and get to the menu it will feel just like the first time you've booted your NES cartridge! If you're like me and grew up with someone you lost on your side watching you play it, this will surely be a great moment and may even make you cry, so go show your support to this beauty that Capcom made and let's not let Mega Man die again!!
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  3. Oct 2, 2018
    10
    a few things holding it back, but still a great addition the mega man series
  4. Feb 5, 2019
    9
    I've always been a fan of the Mega Man games. As much as I liked the last two installments, especially 10, I was disappointed with the 8-bitI've always been a fan of the Mega Man games. As much as I liked the last two installments, especially 10, I was disappointed with the 8-bit retro look. I wanted to see how the latest graphics portrayed Mega Man, and I was finally rewarded. Got to say that Mega Man 11 is one of my favorites in the series.

    Story- Like most Mega Man games, the plot is pretty basic and doesn't matter that much. However, this is actually one of the more fleshed out ones. For the first time, we see into the past and origins of the rift between Mega Man's creator Dr. Light and the villainous Dr. Wily. It's a refreshingly unexpected bit of backstory.

    Gameplay- So glad they brought back the power-up shot and slide abilities this time around. The newest thing about this game is the gear system, and it really adds something. The power gear allows you to increase your strength, including boss weapons, while the speed gear lets you slow everything around you. However, the abilities work for a limited time. Since a lot of this games works around having to slow things down, you probably won't be using the power gear that much except for boss battles. That having been said, the speed-based challenges are a real nice change of pace.

    The robot master powers like in most MM games are a mixed back, some like the acid weapon, which is hard to work, aren't very useful, while others, like the wide range bounce and tundra abilities, will become your constant companions. I wished they'd done more with Rush the robot dog. We just get his two most common abilities, spring and jet, and nothing new. On the plus side, you get to use specific buttons to summon him rather than having to select him from the robot master powers.

    They really updated the shop to fit the modern times. Used to be you could only get a few special items. Now you can really level Mega man up as the game progresses.

    Like most Mega Man games, this is a short one. The levels are longer than past installments, I'll give MM11 that. Still, I missed the past games' attempts to evolve the challenges. There aren't any hidden items or paths you can search for. There aren't any attempts to add more levels than the robot master stages and Skull Castle, like MM3-MM6 and Mega Man & Bass did. I know it's a classic Mega Man feel, but I miss the ambition.

    This can be one of the easiest or hardest Mega Man games in the series depending on the difficulty level. Some challenges are really, really hard. Since I was playing on the easiest level, I had unlimited lives and couldn't be killed by spikes or pits. I know this seems like no challenge at all, but I was still frustrated by parts. I fell into a pit a dozen times in the Block Man stage and the jumping mechanics in the Bounce Man stage are really frustrating.

    Appearance- What I liked about Mega Man 7 and 8 is that they really upped the style. I was happy to see the natural progression in this game. These may be the best looking stages. The backgrounds have this cartoonish fun you don't see that often anymore and are just so detailed and fun. Be sure to check out the Blast Man stage, which is a blown up amusement park, and the Torch Man stage, which is a campground.

    Instead of Mega Man just switching colors when he changes weapons, he'll switch between different looking helmets, and he looks a whole lot better for it.

    Music/voice acting- Though I wouldn't say it's memorable, the music was good and keeps up the feel of past games. Voice acting is probably the most prolific here and definitely better than Mega Man 8, but that wasn't very hard to do considering how bad the VA was back then.

    Conclusion- Okay, this doesn't do that much differently than the other games, but the gear system does make this a lot of fun to play.
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  5. Dec 17, 2018
    9
    This game hit me right in the nostalgia. It plays just like a classic mega man game with updated graphics and a new double gear system. TheThis game hit me right in the nostalgia. It plays just like a classic mega man game with updated graphics and a new double gear system. The levels are challenging, the bosses are hilarious, the difficulty is real. As an old school mega man player I couldn't recommend this game more.
    I deducted a point for the new death scream, I much preferred the old death sound.
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  6. Oct 6, 2018
    8
    8/10 because of how Megaman and his foes scream when they die. Also, the controls could be improved.
  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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