Mega Man X Legacy Collection Allows Players to Select Easy Mode
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2’s new Rookie Hunter Mode gives the player the ability to choose a difficulty setting that suits them.
Mega Man games are well known for being relentlessly difficult! Throwing players into hectic battles where they must learn complex enemy attack patterns while under heavy fire or ensure that their platforming accuracy is pixel perfect in order to proceed; this is all part of the series’ charm. However, there’s no denying that the difficulty level can be as off-putting for some players as it is exhilarating for others. That’s where Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2’s new mode comes in.
Titled the Rookie Hunter Mode, this option gives the player the ability to choose a difficulty setting that suits them for each individual game from the main menu. The option acts differently depending on the chosen Mega Man X title. For the first three games in the series, X will take half damage from all attacks. Alternatively, from Mega Man X4 onwards, the option will let X take at least one hit from spikes before dying.
These options are down to player choice, so those who seek the original hardcore experience can still find that old school thrill with Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2. Those who would rather play at a more casual speed can now also enjoy a tamer rendition of the Capcom classics.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen classic games refined in order to make them more accessible for a new age. Duck Tales: Remastered, for example, also featured some new additions when released back in 2013. The addition of a map and a toned down pogo mechanic made the game easier to pick up and play, while the harder difficulties still produced a challenge that was true to the NES classic. New Super Mario Bros. 2 on 3DS also featured an optional invincibility leaf that would appear after the player lost a set amount of lives on a single level.
Of course, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 isn’t the only Mega Man style game on the market. We recently had a great time playing 20XX, noting that it is perfect for people looking to get their Mega Man itch scratched.
Mega Man Legacy X Collection 1 + 2 are set to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch on July 24; you can pre-order the game via Amazon, especially if you are looking to try out the new mode.
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