1UP Explores One of Our Favorite Gaming Mysteries

The cover story featured this week on 1UP is all about Gaming's Greatest Mysteries, and none other than Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Parish chooses to ponder one which has remained near and dear to many of us over the years: "What Happened Before Mega Man X?"

We've all had our theories, and as the article points out, the whole thing may go unanswered-- assuming it ever would have been answered-- due to the departure of Inafune and other staff key to the series from Capcom. Sure, someone could take the ball and run with it, but then that presents another question: Will fans accept it? As it is, there are even games created under Inafune's watch which fans disavow, so would someone else filling in the gaps be any more accepted?