Mega Man 2
released on Jun 02, 1989
An expanded game of Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo
In the year 200X, a super robot named Mega Man was created. Dr. Light created Mega Man to stop the evil desires of Dr. Wily. However, after his defeat, Dr. Wily created eight of his own robots to counter Mega Man.
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Played via Mega Man Legacy Collection on PC.
A massive improvement from the first game. One of the few times where an NES sequel to an NES is better than the first game (think of Mario, Zelda, Castlevania, etc.). In MM1, I felt forced to do the boss order or I will have a worse time. In this game, though I did do the boss order, most bosses feel accomplishable with the default power, which is nice to see.
Hard to give this game a higher rating, as there is still remnants of cheap level design, but overall seems much more fair. Boombeam Trap being the main point of contender for an unfair level.
Honestly would say the game is overrated, I guess the game has slightly more fair level design on average compared to 1? Weapon balance is disgusting, pretty much all of the weapons bar Metal Blade feel horrible to use during the stages.
Also I think the Wily Stages in this are much worse than in 1 and casually has the most annoying boss I fought so far. Still decently fun to play.