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Game of the Year 2013: #06 – MegaMan Unlimited

The real Game of the Year list starts here. Almost everything below this point has been in a state of flux. I’d had Anodyne, BADLAND, Gone Home and others in the 07-10 spots, but 06-01 have been a sure thing since the list was in its early stages. From #06-#01, I’m splitting hairs at this point by trying to put them in any order, but I’ll try to do it anyway. Just know that anything from here to #01 could have been my Game of the Year, and I’d have been just fine with that. Let’s start talking about the best of the best of 2013 with MegaMan Unlimited.

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MegaMan Unlimited feels like a revival of one of gaming’s most treasured heroes, and one that Mega Man deserved. Capcom may not want to capitalize on how good Mega Man games can be, but that doesn’t stop fans from trying to reach the heights of the Blue Bomber’s glory days.

Unlimited is a high point for an already outstanding series of games, and one that I didn’t think we’d ever see again. The respect that Philippe Poulin and the rest of the Unlimited team show is unmatched in the fan game community, and this is a shining example of how many talented up-and-comers are still out there. This doesn’t just feel like a Mega Man game, it is one.

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Every aspect of the design is executed to near perfection. As long as you can handle some tough as nails level and enemy design, this Unlimited has the Mega Man style you know and love, and then some. The boss designs are great, and the powers obtained from them are even better. By the end of the game you feel like you’ve mastered one of gaming’s hardest tests, and are ready for more.

The developers aren’t exactly thriving from the release since they can’t charge for a game made with the Mega Man license, (it’s a free game, so notice the “Donate” button on the page if you want to help!) but they’ve teased adding extra levels as free downloadable content when the time is right.

MegaMan Unlimited is the best Mega Man game in years, and is the proper sequel to the original series on the NES. It belongs right up there with the best of them, and is as enjoyable as anything I played in 2013.

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