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Awesomely Underrated #2: Mega Man Powered Up


Due to demand (okay Chad suggested it) I will continue giving love to underrated games that most gamers don't play but should. I skimmed through my library thinking about what game to talk about next. While the game for today isn't necessarily an unknown franchise it is a game that didn't get nearly enough love and recognition as it should.

Mega Man Powered Up for the PSP introduced a great premise of remaking Mega Man games at a level of true artistry. Not only was there a graphical overhaul with a great style, but new bosses were added. The level building feature was enjoyable and added a bevy of downloadable content for the PSP game. This was a gem of a remake; it was more than a fresh coat of paint. I wish more remakes were like this one.

Unfortunately it did not sell well and we most likely will not see another one of its kind. Many hardcore Mega Man fans are clammering for Powered Up 2 and 3, covering what many consider the best two Mega Man games of all time. Besides, who wouldn't want to see Metal Man in this new style?

I can't really blame the gamers for this one. Mega Man has been a shell of what he once was in the 80's and 90's. It would only make sense to avoid this like every other Mega Man Star Force Zenon Advent: Version Megatron. It also didn't help that the game came out on the PSP. At the time in its life, the PSP was still trying to figure out what it was. Now that the sales have gone up and it has found its place living in harmony with the DS, this is a title that is easily ignored in favor of newer titles.

Despite this being a game that is in a beloved franchise, I consider this game sorely underrated. It was plague with the problems of being on a system with lower install base, burned fans, and perhaps the choice to remake the first Mega Man game may have put off players. People who remember the REAL Mega Man, the one from our childhood shouldn't pass up the chance to try Mega Man Powered Up. Maybe if enough people find love for this game, we could convince someone at Capcom to give us Powered Up 2 and 3.

Who seriously wouldn't want that?
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About naia-the-gamerone of us since 1:51 PM on 09.13.2007

My name is Naia (pronounced either Nay-a or Neye-a, like yay or like eye). I've been poking around here for a while, although I don't comment as much as I used to. I do the music and the sound stuff. Teach and do scholarly research too! I do mostly freelance work and I'm always looking for people (even on DToid) to do fun projects with in entertainment. That can be either in theater, film, TV, or video games. I want to be like Kermit the Frog and be part of a group that entertains and makes people happy. I also love blue slimes, puppies and Sprinkles Cupcakes.

I've been playing computer and video games all my life. My dad was a programmer so we got an IBM 5150 PC very early on in the 80's. For Christmas in 1989 my parents surprised me with a Nintendo and it's been downhill ever since. I have/had most consoles over the years, mainly from Sony or Nintendo. I've had some Sega consoles and an Xbox 360 too.

I'm a big fan of the JRPG trinity of Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Fire Emblem (more DQ and FE lately, but I didn't hate FFXV). I was a finalist in Nintendo's DQ6 trivia contest back in 2011. I play RPGs, Action/Adventure, Platformers, Puzzles, and Point-n-Click Adventure games. I will play fighters and shooters, but they have to be the right kind of game.

Also, Rydia is my hero.

I'm such a nerd, I like to keep track of all the games I've completed in an excel file (it's over 400). Now that my backlog is out of control I have a word document for that too. My goal is to for once and for all eliminate the backlog, or at least keep it to a number in the single digits.

I have a lot of things to say about the game industry, it's something I care deeply about and love giving my opinions. I like to rant about shit. I'm here just to share what I have to say, in hopes someone is willing to listen.

Also for the record, my Top 5 Games of All Time
1. Chrono Trigger
2. Final Fantasy 4
3. Super Mario 3
4. Dragon Quest 11
5. Phantasy Star 4

Yes, I love my retro games (and DQ 11)

Thanks to The GHost for this awesome card!
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