re: gamefeel, i kind of disagree. movement and jumping feels comparable, but the slide is totally weird in this one. it’s kind of like the slide from MM8, except that version doesn’t really work with the NES-style movement. but i’m sure if i played long enough it would become normal, like anything else.
overall, yeah, the music and the aesthetics are all just really bland, to me. i do actually like the illustrations and the “You Got ______” screen etc., but the cuteness and charm feels sort of absent in the actual levels.
not a huge fan of the gimmick with the boss where it transforms and gets an entirely new lifebar for its transformation.
having Mega Man jump straight to the center to collect the power at the end of the fight feels like the devs knew speedrunners would like that or something.
i’m a pretty shameless Mega Man fan, so i’ll probably buy this, but only when it goes on sale some day in future.