It’s a little late, but my painfully nerdy Mega Man retrospective collaboration with Nadia has moved into week two. This week features her look at how the series tends to overstay its welcome (featuring the maybe-too-clever title of “Jumping the Shark Man”) and my own chronicle of the overarching plotline, which I’m ashamed to admit I was able to write off-the-cuff.
I wish I had taken some time to get into the series’ translation hiccups, like why they had to renamed Dr. Vile to Dr. Weil for the U.S. (answer: Since they had already changed bounty hunter Vava to Vile for the U.S. — whoops). But I guess it’s long enough as it is.
Sorry, Battle Network! You only get a sidebar. Because you’re lame.
Oh and yeah, there’s a new Retronauts, which is frankly all over the place. Specifically: Final Fantasy Tactics, Mega Man 4, why Sharkey hates Ralph Baer and why Duck Tales’ moon stage has the best music ever. It is a very uneven but generally pretty okay episode.