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Inching forward with Mega Man 11 on Quality Control

The Blue Bomber is back (and better in a lot of ways, but also kind of the same)

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Mega Man 11 art of Mega Man in red and blue suit Capcom

This week on Polygon’s Quality Control podcast, Mike McWhertor joins Dave Tach to discuss Mega Man 11, which is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

In this episode, you’ll learn very little about Mega Man lore, a lot about how Mike played the game and (maybe most interestingly) what Capcom seems to have figured out across a bunch of franchises lately. Much of the discussion centers around what Mike wrote recently in his Mega Man 11 review, like this:

Now, with Mega Man 11, Capcom seems to have finally figured out how to bring the Blue Bomber into the modern age. Its new game is faithful to the series’ classic gameplay, while adding a few tweaks that make Mega Man feel just fresh enough to revisit, 10 proper sequels in.

Press play below to hear all about it.

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