As you may have already heard, Mega Man Legacy Collection is available today for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. As a result, a lot of places are talking about the game in one fashion or another today, and I've rounded up just a few of them for you here.
First up, Sony has a nearly eight-minute trailer for the title which looks back at the history of the series -- well, "the history of the series," insomuch as they only cover the first six games. But whatever, we know full and well what to expect as far as that particular sticking point for some goes at this point.
Next up, USgamer has gone through each game -- one stage from each -- and put together a comparison video which shows the Legacy Collection as played on an Xbox One and compares it to the original Nintendo Entertainment System's output by way of an RGB-modded system running the cartridges.
USgamer also has a review by Jeremy Parish and Mike Williams, hailing it as "the best and most impressive Mega Man compilation ever assembled" by far.
Of how it ranks against other options to play the games, Parish says:
It's taken a decade, but Mega Man Legacy Collection finally presents these games with the clarity, fidelity, and reverence they deserve. It offers a nearly perfect recreation of six NES classics running on modern hardware, absolutely demolishing any other reproduction I've played of the games since they debuted. It fixes the dim colors of Wii Virtual Console, the fuzziness of Wii U Virtual Console, the distorted pixels of the 3DS version, the clunkiness of the PlayStation remakes, and the numerous flaws of the Anniversary Collection. It also avoids the stuttering frame-skips that I've noticed on emulators like the RetroN 5. In fact, the only more faithful rendition of these games I've ever encountered is to play the original carts on actual RGB-modded NES hardware... and considering MMLC costs $15 versus the "authentic" option's $800, that makes it kind of a no-brainer.
For the full review, just click here.
Finally, speaking of reviews, Destructoid's Chris Carter has assembled his own thoughts in a four minute video you can see right here:
While it may not be as all-encompassing as the Mega Man Anniversary Collection was in its day, it sounds like Mega Man Legacy Collection may be the new standard for how to play the original six NES games, at the very least. What's more, it's pretty much the only way for Steam, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One owners to be able to play these classics (aside from owning other hardware, of course).
In case you missed it earlier, you can read about the mindset that went into developing this collection in my interview with Capcom's Rey Jimenez right here.
Front page image via USgamer.
Edit: Added quote from USgamer review.