Reviews: Mega Man X 5

Mega Man X5

If I can describe X5 with one word, it would be "sloooooooow."

Seriously, the pacing of this game is atrocious. You have the goddamn shield enemies that take their sweet time attacking, slow ass elevators, slow scrolling levels, bosses get a ton of health at higher difficulties, and Alia popping up to break up the flow of the game. The only fast-paced part is the Ride Chaser section, and it is too fast for its own good.

There are things I like in the game though. I like crouching and rope hanging. Zero's special weapons are more practical than they were in X4. Dynamo is somewhat cool and I like how his fighting style changes according to his opponent. Mega Man X5 is known for one thing, the fight between X and Zero, and it was cool. The best part is you can choose to fight X as Zero or you can fight Zero as X.