I have never really played Mega Man X8, because I gave up on the X series after the disgrace that was X6. As far as I’m concerned, Mega Man X5 segued directly into Mega Man Zero and those other X games never happened. I don’t care that X8 is supposedly pretty good! Life is too short to waste on crummy games just to get a little more detail about some overwrought storyline I don’t actually even care about, you know?
Fortunately, Mrs. Oxford is around to cover my slack. She’s willing to suffer through awful Mega Man games in the name of fairness, justice, and self-flagellation. God bless you, Nadia. You’re a braver man than I. And you’re not even a man! I don’t even know what I’m even saying.