Today I have successfully completed Mega Man X4!
I have to come forth first though, I only beat the game with Mega Man X, but I didn't even try with Zero. So technically, I only finished half the game. Maybe I'll return to it someday and finish it with Zero.
I have been a Mega Man X fan since I got the first one on the SNES, and this plays very similar to that title.
It isn't a bad thing that this games plays exactly like the other ones, in fact, I think it's great. I always avoided newer Mega Man games because I thought they were 3D, and I didn't want a 3D Mega Man X game. I should have looked into it, because this game was great!
If you haven't played a Mega Man X game before, let me give you a brief rundown. Basically, there are numerous, animal-themed robots that you must destroy. Each robot has a themed level to go along with it. At the end of the level you face the boss, and after killing him you receive a power from him.
As the game progresses, you gain multiple new abilities. There always seems to be a correct order to beat the bosses in, because each boss has a weakness that is obtained from another boss.
These new anime themed cutscenes were not in previous installments, and it's kind of a nice addition. It adds a lot to the story that text cannot.
Overall, it really was a great game. It was short even though it took me a month to complete. It is definitely very challenging at times, and frustrated me quite a bit, but it was worth playing. Next up, Tony Hawk Pro Skater...