Saturday, January 29, 2011

In Case You Stop Reading When You See the Name "Mega Man" in the Title...

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I'm a fan of Mega Man, but it may be obnoxious or difficult to follow along if you're not a fan yourself.

Well, here's a sampler platter of links to all sorts of Mega Man-related entertainment, which might help to give you a clearer picture of why I'm such a nut and/or get you caught up on some essential viewing/playing/reading.

Enjoy! OR ELSE.

The obvious place to start, if you've got the time and interest, is with my video playthroughs of the various Mega Man games. The completionist in me wants to tell you to start with the first video and work your way down the line, but my practical side recognizes that casual viewers might prefer to try out a later video, after I've started to hit my stride with the commentary and playing style. Either way, even a few minutes should give you a feel for what this series is, and why I'm so passionate about it.

Alternately (or, additionally), there's a wealth of writing by yours truly, posted both here at Exfanding Your Horizons and on videogame humor website The links that follow are what I consider to be the most significant Mega Man articles and posts I've written so far.

This is great for catching up on things you've missed, and for selectively reading up on this fandom I'm obviously so fond of. I encourage you to honestly rate all the GameCola articles using the tiny stars at the bottom of each post, but I won't mind if you're dishonest and give me five stars anyhow. ;)

1.) Review of Mega Man (NES):

2.) Review of Mega Man 2 (NES):

3.) A fictitious letter written to the villainous Dr. Wily by a safety committee:

4.) Review of Mega Man 4 (NES)

5.) Sprite comic regarding Mega Man 4 (no real knowledge of the game required):

6.) Review of Mega Man 8 (PS1):

7.) Review of Mega Man & Bass (GBA):

8.) Flash Flood column reviewing Flash games and animations involving Mega Man versus everyone else:

9.) Review of Mega Man 9:

10.) Review of Mega Man 9's DLC:

11.) Review of Mega Man 10:

12.) Review of Mega Man 10's DLC:

13.) Review of Mega Man (the PC game!):

14.) Preparations for my Mega Man Marathon:

15.) Recap of my Mega Man Marathon (strictly gameplay):

16.) Reflections on my Mega Man Marathon (more philosophical):

17.) My big list of changes that I'd make to all the games in the Mega Man series:

18.) My thoughts about Mega Man designer Keiji Inafune leaving Capcom:

19.) Finally, a review of the Mega Man fan movie, with a link to the movie (which you should watch as your last hurrah to celebrate having survived this post):

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