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Forum Games / Re: [Quarterfinals] Cutstuff 2020's Best Robot Master EVER
« on: February 01, 2021, 12:18:50 AM »
guess i'll die :devilshame:

Nitro Man
Air Man
Hard Man, Punk, Blast Man

Burner Man
Solar Man (all my homies HATE shadowman)
TURBO MAN, Fire Man, Pharaoh Man (we had a great run but i cant see him getting out of this... unless)

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Forum Games / Re: [Quarterfinals] Cutstuff 2020's Best Robot Master EVER
« on: January 29, 2021, 08:34:00 AM »
Dust Man
Galaxy Man
Gravity Man

Shade Man
Knight Man
Guts Man (saddening matchup)

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Forum Games / Re: [Round 3] Cutstuff 2020's Best Robot Master EVER
« on: January 27, 2021, 01:36:54 AM »
Blizzard
Ballade
Hyper Storm H
Magnet Man, Burner Man, Fuse Man

OH YEAH AND
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Forum Games / Re: [Round 3] Cutstuff 2020's BEST TURBO MANNNNNNN EVER
« on: January 24, 2021, 10:25:20 PM »
Crash Man
Charge Man
TURBO MAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Enker
Guts Man

Flame Man
Shade Man
Solar Man
Magic Man

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Forum Games / Re: [Round 3] Cutstuff 2020's Best Robot Master EVER
« on: January 21, 2021, 08:13:38 PM »
Air Man
Punk
Elec Man
Nitro Man, Knight Man, Shadow Man

TURBO MANNNNNNNNN destroy women
Frost Man
Ballade
Blizzard Man, Buster Rod G, Sword Man (this one was tough, i like all of these guys)

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Forum Games / Re: [Round 3] Cutstuff 2020's Best Robot Master EVER
« on: January 18, 2021, 08:40:11 PM »
Strike Man
Hard Man
Napalm Man
Dust Man

Charge Man
Crash Man
Hyper Storm H
Tengu Man

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Forum Games / Re: [Round 3] Cutstuff 2020's gamest in the land
« on: January 17, 2021, 02:52:06 AM »
Concrete Man
Jupiter
Magnet Man
Galaxy Man
Enker

Grenade Man
Acid Man
Wood Man
Skull Man
Guts Man

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Skins & Bots etc / Re: Davidiwz skins
« on: January 13, 2021, 06:14:17 AM »
some screenshots of the skins would be nice

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Forum Games / Re: [Round 2] Cutstuff 2020's Best Robot Master EVER
« on: January 10, 2021, 11:27:46 PM »
Centaur Man
Wood Man
Splash Woman
Buster Rod G

Guts Man
Sheep Man
Acid Man
Neptune, Saturn, Gyro Man

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Forum Games / Re: [Round 2] Cutstuff 2020's Best Robot Master EVER
« on: January 08, 2021, 08:30:56 PM »
Skull Man
Frost Man
Shade Man
Grenade Man
Hyper Storm H

Crash Man
Burner Man
Pump Man
Yamato Man

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Forum Games / Re: [Round 2] Cutstuff 2020's Best Robot Master EVER
« on: January 06, 2021, 08:11:07 PM »
Charge Man ( i apologize terra but i must support locomotive industry )
Ballade
Cut Man
Mercury
Heat Man

Ground Man
Blizzard Man
Tengu Man
Junk Man
TURBO MAN (vote for him. eviscerate the opposition)

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MM8BDM Discussion / Re: Who likes Mega Man 8?
« on: January 05, 2021, 08:24:27 PM »
Personally, Mega Man 8 is my favourite game in the entire series. A lot of people aren't fond of it for some of the reasons you mentioned, whether it be the voice acting, the art style, the gameplay, etc.

I think that it nails all of those, though. The game plays basically the same as any other mainline Mega Man game, and the graphics and animations are absolutely beautiful. Admittedly, the voice performance is a little poor in some places, but I think for the most part it's actually really solid. A lot of people criticize characters like Aqua Man or Clown Man for being "weird and creepy", but to me, they're just part of the game's overall charm.

That's the main draw of the game, I feel- It has more personality and life to it than any of the other mainline games. Every robot master has their own silly dialogue and personality quirks, such as the elitist, arrogant Tengu Man, the crazed, masochistic Grenade Man or the respectful yet imposing Sword Man. It extends past the characters as well, there's small little touches everywhere. In Clown Man's stage, you can kick a Mega Ball into the mouth of the giant clown arch at the start, and get an extra life (or a screw, i forget) from it. Also in that stage, there's a little dude who actually rings the bell during the segments with the timed boxes. That's probably obvious to a lot of people, but I think the fact that they went out of their way to add an in-universe explanation as to why the boxes trigger, as opposed to just... having a timer, is really neat! I also like the segments where the gameplay is changed up a little, like the Tengu Man shoot 'em up. Yes, I even like the snowboard segments. They're challenging, but I never found them to be unfair. It usually boiled down to me forgetting which segment was up next, or mistiming a jump.

My point here is that there's a lot of small details and care put into this game that they really didn't have to add, but they did anyways. I think the experience is infinitely improved by that.
...but what if you don't care about that? What if you don't care about silly, nonessential details and you just want to focus on gameplay? Well, I think that's done really well too.

Mega Man controls a little differently compared to earlier games, arguably a little slower. I don't think that's a bad thing, though. It works for the challenges the game throws at you, and honestly it's not too different where someone who had only played the NES games couldn't pick it up and play.

All the weapons are useful and unique, as well. I can think of at least two situations for each weapon where they're useful, not including boss weaknesses. For example, Astro Crush can be used in Wily Stage 1 as a helpful tool to cross larger gaps, or to skip difficult parts of the terrain. You have to be mindful while using it though, because if you use it in the wrong place, you can get dragged off screen by an oncoming wall. Another example would be with Thunder Claw in Frost Man's stage, where you can use it to poke at the oncoming penguin enemies (and I think the ice blocks as well? it's been a while) and "reflect" them. You could also argue that the game has numerous instances of forced weapon usage, but honestly I don't think it's a problem here. By times you'd be forced to use weapons, you would already have them, since they all happen after the first 4 robot masters. There's also times you can use stuff like Flash Bomb or Flame Sword to get screws for upgrades, which are also fine, since those are optional.

Speaking of upgrades, I think the way Mega Man 8 does it's shop is actually really cool! It kinda sucks that there aren't enough screws in the game to get EVERYTHING, and some shop items are just silly (wow, a few extra lives upon game over. amazing), but the good upgrades are REALLY good. The game also doesn't feel bogged down if you don't have them, so they're also entirely optional. My favourite part about the whole screw system is that, since there's a set amount, it adds a lot of replay value to the game. It adds a fun little side mission to try and find as many of those screws as you can. Admittedly, I've never found all of them.

You mentioned the music in your post, and I think that's one of the excellent things in the game. It's not the same fast-paced tunes from earlier in the series, but I don't think it had to be either. A large part of why people dislike Mega Man 8, I think, is due to the way it was marketed in America. It was always depicted as some super high-octane, action packed, cool, awesome, robot kill destroy whatever. And on the NES, I think they could get away with that, due to how abstract some of the designs were. As the power of the hardware increased, though, a lot of the Japanese influence could finally bleed through, and it turned off a lot of American fans. The truth is, Mega Man was always silly and goofy, it was just never marketed right.

All of that is a long winded way of saying: The music in Mega Man 8 is great, and a lot of people write it off because it's too slow, or boring, or whatever. I think the opposite.
The music is very atmospheric, and every single song in the game fits the location. Frost Man's theme (my favourite) is a chilling, beautiful song, with a great bassline and really nice trumpets. To me, it really feels like a frozen-over city. Astro Man and Sword Man have similar sounding songs, but with different connotations. Astro Man's theme sounds very strange, slow, and otherworldly. It sounds like something you'd hear in a puzzle game, which is fitting for his confusing stage. Sword Man's is similar, but with a much more intimidating and foreboding feeling. It feels like you're infiltrating some ancient ruins.

Admittedly not every track is amazing, but all of them seem fitting for where they're used. Clown Man being a good example: I think his stage theme is a bit annoying at times, but it fits the silly carnival his stage is in.

And if you won't believe me, you should take Tee Lopes' (Sonic Mania composer) word for it: https://twitter.com/teelopesmusic/status/1342881906648616963



In conclusion, I wrote an essay on Mega Man 8 when I could have been writing an essay for my actual schoolwork.
Jokes aside, I think Mega Man 8 is a very good game. I'm not sure if it's the best game, but it's certainly the one I like the most.

If you want a tl;dr, I think the most important thing I talked about in this wall of text was the game's charm. If you aren't a fan of the goofy characters, the light-hearted setting, or the more experimental/abstract music, then likely you won't enjoy Mega Man 8. That's fine, I think, but I don't think what's there is bad by any means. It's just not for everyone.

It's an acquired taste, I guess, haha.

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Forum Games / Re: [Round 2] Cutstuff 2020's Best Robot Master EVER
« on: January 04, 2021, 09:52:42 PM »
Hard Man
Blast Man
Strike Man
Crash Man, Ground Man, Tornado Man (this sucks)

Plug Man
Venus
Flash Man
Toad Man, Charge Man, Star Man

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Forum Games / Re: [Round 2] Cutstuff 2020's Best Robot Master EVER
« on: January 03, 2021, 06:08:06 AM »
Punk
Napalm Man
Frost Man
Ballade

Needle Man
Junk Man
Crystal Man
Stone Man

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Forum Games / Re: [Round 2] Cutstuff 2020's Best Robot Master EVER
« on: December 30, 2020, 09:49:18 PM »
expect a thermonuclear bomb in your mailbox next week derek

Tomahawk Man
Grenade Man
Enker
Galaxy Man

Impact Man
Wave Man
Block Man
Mega Water S

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