Video Games are like… (Part 1) [ COMIC ]

Man, am I exhausted. Between the fourth of July and my daughter’s birthday, this weekend has been anything but relaxing. Nonetheless, the weekend is over and I’m back to the comic.

You know what game I’ve been playing recently? Mega Man 64 (Legends). And you know what? Nintendo 64 games look horrible on HD TVs. The game is still fun, but the pixelation takes a little getting used to again. You get so used to crisp 3D graphics that you forget there was a time that they weren’t so… crisp. Also, the voice audio on this game is bad. Not so much the acting, the original Resident Evil prepared me for level of quality that Capcom voice acting would be at that time, but the way it’s delivered. You play the game with your audio at a certain level, but then someone starts talking and you have to turn the volume to the max just to hear it. All the while hoping to be able to turn it back down before it returns to normal levels and blow your speakers out. Regardless, it is a fun game.

I need to find a copy of Mega Man Legends 2 for the PSOne. I see them on eBay starting around $50 USD, but I might try to find it cheaper somewhere else.

I wonder if they will ever make a Mega Man Legends 3. I found an article on from June of 2007 where God Keiji Inafune said, “If I was able to make a sequel without having to worry about money in any shape or form, I think it probably would be Mega Man Legends 3. And that’s not just me — a lot of the original team members would also love to make a sequel. They talk about it. I talk about it sometimes. I know they love that series and so do I. If I were to say right now, I have a tiny, tiny, tiny dream that I wish I could realize, but I don’t know if it’s possible, it would be to do a sequel in the Legends series.” While that is nice and disheartening at the same time I also think there are other options that Capcom might not be exploring. The development costs for Mega Man Legends 3 could be cut drastically by releasing it on the Nintendo Wii or maybe for the PSN or XBLA. And maybe make it episodic as well. It worked well for Telltale Games and Penny Arcade. Who knows…

Ooooo… maybe someone made a good modded/hacked version of one of the Mega Man Legends games with a new story and levels. I should really look into that.

Until next time…