Mega Man ZX: Advent
Mega Man ZX: Advent

 
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Follow 2 heroes, Grey and Ash, in separate but intertwining adventures as they become immersed in a long, tumultuous war between humans and robots.
In Mega Man ZX Advent, the main characters discover the power of the mysterious "Biometal model A," which on its own has several attacks, but also has a special Megamerge ability which allows the character to transform into one of eight "Pseudoroid" bosses that each have a unique set of abilities. Once a boss is defeated, players can emulate their powers to find hidden routes, discover rare items and aid their battles against more powerful enemies. The title takes full advantage of the Nintendo DS features to enhance the action-packed gameplay and story line of the popular series. With a touch of the Nintendo DS screen, players can easily switch back and forth between the Biometal and Map navigation screens. Bosses can be fought in several different ways, testing players' skills and rewarding them with nearly 24 different items depending on how they take on a boss. Further gameplay options are available as players explore and open up new areas of the map. Condition Bonus - strategically beat bosses to obtain valuable rare items Touch screen allows players to instantly change forms and switch between subscreens Co-op and head-to-head two player wireless play (two cartridges required) Two-player downloadable mini-game (one cartridge required) Five unlockable mini-games in total

Features:
  • Two playable characters; play as Grey or Ash, each with unique abilities and individual, but linked storylines
  • Transform into 14 battle forms
  • Area expansion; Explore and open up new areas with access to additional quests
  • Touch screen allows players to instantly change forms and switch between subscreens
  • Co-op and head-to-head two player wireless play - two cartridges required. Two player downloadable mini game - one cartridge required.

Customer Reviews:

  • Best Action game ever, yes it is
    This is possibly the best action game currently on ds next to ninja gaiden dragon sword. I've been a megaman fan for 6 years when i was 9 And i have to say this is the best action game. many forms for you to get including upgraded sprites of the former models. voice acting for every cutscene and enough action to last you a month. even includes easy mode for those who are new to the series, and normal for those who are accustomed to the series. This game features a new model A which can copy enemies like Axl from mega man X7and X8. Through it you copy forms such as the models from ZX and the boss which will help you progress through the game. This game has a great story line. Those who are new to the series should try this title before the first one. This game is for kids young to old, as well as for adults and megaman fans.Mega Man ZX: Advent...more info
  • Maga Man ZX Advent
    this game is batter than the first one. still have some faults but never the less a fun game for all. ...more info
  • Awesome story
    Unfortunately I didn't buy my version from Amazon. This game is a must buy if you're a Mega Man fanatic. I was hesitant on buying the game because it might not be translated. I'm glad I bought it, it pushes the GBDS to the next level with voice-overs, move involved with the touch-screen, and you'll get frustrated with the challenges, but the story makes up for it. It's a must buy, you'll enjoy it just as I have....more info
  • Not for the Faint of Heart
    This game is more directed towards those gamers who have played Mega Man Zero 1-4 and the original Mega Man ZX. This game is difficult from the get-go, and it gets harder from there. Even then, it's actually EASIER than the aformentioned games.

    Normal mode isn't as hard as it's cracked up to be, but it is difficult. Here's the clincher; this game was meant and directed towards HARDCORE gamers; I truly do not recommend this game to anyone under the age of 15. This game is "nintendo hard."

    I myself loved this game due to it's balance of difficulty and the many different aspects of gameplay, but I give it a 3 rating because of the fact that not ALL gamers are HARDCORE gamers. I could have been biased and put a 5 because I myself loved it to death, but I gave it a 3 because it's not geared to the majority of gamers out there....more info
  • A 13-year-old's review from Washington State
    I got this game with my birthday money and it's a good game. I had never played the first Megaman ZX game and I'm glad I chose ZX Advent because if I had started with megaman ZX I probably wouldn't have chosen this game. It took me around 3 hours to beat this game not, counting the time it took when I had to restart due to losing lives. However, on my beginner mode, my gametime says around a few hours and I still haven't completed all the quests.

    Megaman ZX Advent has 3 modes, Beginner, Normal, and Expert. Beginner is for those who are playing ZX games for the first time. Normal is for those are used to it and even after I beat beginner mode a few times normal mode is still sometimes a pain even after beating it. While Expert Mode lives up to it's name. You only get 1 subtank throughout the game, and you don't get any health upgrades. Advent also has over 10 bosses you can play as using "A-Trans" to morph into them after you defeat them in battle, and it has one secret character you can play as. It also gives you five minigames. The first one, Gem Buster, is for ad-hoc people only. The second one, Survival mode, has you play against ALL the bosses with your health and BM gauge set to default and only two subtanks. The third one, Boss Mode, lets you play against your favorite bosses to see how quickly and effectively you can destroy them. It also had Quiz Advent where you try to successfully answer 20 question based off of the bosses you fight. It's divided into three parts: gap, silhouette, and zoom quiz. Finally, the final unlockable minigame is megaman, a game where you get to play as the original megaman and it's actually pretty fun. Advent also has voice acting,not the best but something new from all those other action games. It's hard to rate this game' difficulty due to being in the gray area of being to difficult and being just difficult enough. All in all it's a great game that,if you're new to the Megaman series, it's a game you should definitely try out....more info
  • Great game for ZX fans
    Although the game plays like the one before, it's a bit easier to use since now you can switch powers by toouch-screen and the map has been vastly improved. Very fun game to play witha great story....more info
  • Not for the casual gamer
    I gave this game a 2 star because of the difficulty of the game. I am not what you would call a really casual gamer, I would be closer to the hardcore, but this game has me baffled. I cannot defeat the first psuedoroid on normal difficulty and the beginner mode seemed far to simple for the first boss you come across but then difficulty jumps up significantly from there. I am honestly very frustrated with this game. Everything about the game just screams 'AWESOME' and the voice overs and soundtrack are great for a handheld game. Running through the first levels was so much fun I am just upset that I cant get to the next levels. Maybe I will have to find a cheat code so I cant die :(

    From what I have read the Mega Man series has been going on for a long while with out me and this difficulty level is normal for it. I bought this with old memories of my giant gray gameboy and the Mega Man game I had for it. I loved that this was a platformer just like the old one but i dont remember ever having this much difficulty with the old game, or any game for that matter.

    If you are not familiar with the Mega Man series and its difficulty then I would seriously suggest staying away from this game so you dont feel like throughing your DS through a wall....more info
  • A pretty decent platformer.
    I enjoyed Mega Man ZX a while ago, so when I heard Mega Man ZX Advent was coming out, I decided I should order it. So I did. After playing and beating it, this is what I thought.

    Gameplay: 85%
    Similar to traditional Mega Man gameplay, you'll find yourself blasting through enemies with a variety of different powers. A few of these are pretty fun to use, but some are way too awkward to seriously use. A plus is that the controls are completely customizable, so you can find a setup that feels right.

    Graphics: 94%
    This game has very nice 2D graphics. There's a ton of detail put into each character, item, and background. The game looks great in motion.

    Sound: 60%
    60%? Ouch. Well, the one reason it's so low is because of the atrocious voice acting. A few voices are done well, but the majority just flat-out sucks.

    Overall: 87%
    This is a pretty nice DS game, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves Mega Man. Mega Man ZX: Advent isn't an easy game. It's not as hard as Contra, but it'll definitely give you a challenge....more info
  • Metroid Man???
    Let me preface this by stating that I missed out on the Megaman X and Megaman Zero games...by choice. Megaman was one of the first video games I played as a youngster, and I felt a great sense of accomplishment when I beat it. When the games in this series started shifting away from the original formula, I refused to play them because I'm a stubborn old gamer...but I decided that it had been way too long since I had a good Megaman adventure so I picked this one up at the urging of a friend of mine. This game is far different from the Megaman that I grew up with, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. The old-school Megaman games just gave you the option to select a stage with a certain boss that gave you a certain ability if you were able to win. I must say that the open-ended set-up for this game is great, Megaman finally gets the treatment it always deserved...this is an excellent game. The graphics are fantastic for this kind of game, I'm glad to see that more and more 2D side-scrollers keep coming out, this is one of the best that the DS has to offer. The voice acting is a nice touch and the anime cutscenes are well done. It's a fairly lenghty adventure for a Megaman game, it took me about 10 hours to get through it. The controls are great and the music is what you would expect from a Megaman game. I will say that this game is very similar to the 2D Metroid games (and Castlevania games from Symphony of the Night and beyond...which also borrowed heavily from Metroid) as far as save points and the overall layout of the game...not to mention the fact that Grey winds up being a bounty hunter. I give this game an overall rating of 4 stars, 5 stars for the fun factor but I had to take a star away for borrowing so heavily from Metroid (even though that's part of why I like it so much)....more info
  • The Advent of the Ultimate Mega Man
    This highly anticipated game will satisfy Mega Man enthusiasts, but may frustrate those who are new to the Mega Man Zero/ZX series. The factors for this are manifold:

    The voice acting in the game is unrefined and it clearly shows that, because of fans railing against Capcom for the preclusion of said voice acting from the original Mega Man ZX, the pressure to get an English voice cast was just too overwhelming. The only redeeming factor in this might be that there actually is some voice acting, period. Good voice acting, though, comes with a heavy price. Grey, the fourteen year-old reploid with no past, sounds like he's well in his prime. Ashe, the fifteen year-old hunter, is reminiscent of Ashelia Dalmasca from Final Fantasy XII, except just not as appealing as Kari Wahlgren's voice role. Characters that might not sound as bad include Aeolus and Vent, who have edifying things to say and don't sound nearly as annoying as Thetis or Model A.

    Voice-overs aside, the game is quite intense. The tediously primeval map system from the original ZX is not to be found here. Thank goodness! With more stylus abilities than its predecessor, Mega Man ZX Advent is just as interactive and innovative as The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. The difficulty is, however, noteworthy. There are many Pseudoroids with an eclectic variety of abilities that one must memorize in order to choose the correct one to proceed to previously impenetrable areas. The Trans-On (or in the English version, A-Trans) feature may be overwhelming at first, admittedly, and yet the function is facilitated largely by the Profile menu, upon pressing Start and then L. The menu is more complex, and with due reason--14 characters to choose from is no small feat. Capcom has outdone itself this time, and the graphics are stunning. Simply observe the different terrain within one level and you will see what I am referring to.

    The background music is its hallmark. There is no better soundtrack to listen to on any Nintendo DS game than to this one. From the classic-Capcom electro beats of Grey's opening stage (the track is called "Destiny") to Ashe's sky-high theme ("Through the Lightning" and "Be One") to the incredibly catchy Vent/Aile Model ZX Megamerge sequence ("Determined Eyes"). Which brings up the cinematics of the game. Although it should be noted that Ashe's story has shorter clips, they are still as state-of-the-art as they get, culminating in the Model ZX encounter and transformation sequence. Check out YouTube for these. My favorite is Aile's "Rock On". Capcom can be blamed for a lot things, which include an inept attempt at connecting loose storylines, and the unbearable difficulty of the game itself, but they should also be praised for their innovative graphics, control scheme, and their music!

    The basic premise of the game is this. You choose a reploid named Grey, or a human named Ashe, who become the Chosen One for Model A (which reminds one of Axl from the Mega Man X games). You are to protect the world from a serious threat stemming with the same power as your Biometal from reaching its full potential. Prometheus and Pandora are key villains who test your might by pitting you against other "Mega Men" or Chosen Ones, who essentially possess similar powers as yours. If you do not confront the person who is perpetrating this series of events, then war and chaos will befall the reploid and human race, bringing it back to its discordant times dating back to Mega Man X and Mega Man Zero eras.

    I won't spoil much more. I hope this will inspire you to purchase the game, and I hope you enjoy it!

    Herbert Ortiz
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  • Must have for Mega Man fans
    This is by far the best Mega Man game I've ever played. Not too crazy about the voice acting, but it doesn't matter because i find this game a real treat and it is filled with great fighting techinques. try it, you'll be glad you did....more info
  • A great addition to the Mega Man franchise
    I have to admit I am unfortunatly a little out of touch with the Mega Man series. I have not played since the first four or so of the Mega Man X series. I loved the Mega Man X 1-3 games I thought they were great steps in the gameplay and world of Mega Man. Mega Man ZX Advent is basically the same in story as all other Mega Man games a big bad guy has plans for the world and you the player must stop them. I have only beaten the game on Beginner as Normal and Expert are much more difficult (probably my one caveat with the game) but found picking back up in gameplay intuitive and fun. The newish biometal system is cool, switching between different Mega Man styles is cool. Overall while the story is familiar the game is quite enjoyable and the visuals are great I highly recommend this game to anyone.

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