Mega Man X and Zero are a couple of the coolest 2D action game heroes so let’s see which of these radical robots comes out on major.
Note: this Versus write-up will only go over Mega Man X and Zero from the X series (X1 to X8).
Mega Man X was developed by Dr. Light with a human-like intellect in the hopes that he could establish robots as equal beings. Meanwhile, Zero was developed by the nefarious Dr. Wily to basically overpower Mega Man. A lot later, the two characters met as Maverick Hunters and Zero became Mega Man X‘s mentor and pal. At that time, Mega Man X‘s conscience would normally get in the way of his overall performance on the battlefield so Zero outranked him as a soldier. Character-smart, Mega Man X is a determined warrior with a powerful sense of justice whilst Zero can be rather cold and mysterious which only tends to make his heroic self-sacrificial actions additional admirable. Also, even though Zero is regarded as the superior soldier, he sees Mega Man X as nobler than himself and holds him in higher regard. Their evolving stories and powerful personalities actually shine all through the X series but I assume Zero is the additional engaging character so he wins right here.
At their core, Mega Man X and Zero play really similarly, specifically when it comes to platforming as they can each dash and scale walls with ease. Their primary distinction is their main weapons. Mega Man X utilizes the X Buster which is a lot like Mega Man’s classic Mega Buster and Zero wields the Z Saber which is a highly effective melee power blade. Zero also has the Zero Buster in the initial three games even even though you can only play as him in X3. This was replaced with the Z Buster in X5 and X6 but it was incredibly restricted in its energy. Anyway, shooting enemies with the X Buster and slashing them up with the Z Saber are each incredibly satisfying even though there is a thing additional right away gratifying about Zero‘s melee attacks so I award this category to him but it is a close get in touch with considering the fact that each characters play incredibly similarly.
As Mega Man X defeats Mavericks, he receives their weapons just like the original Mega Man did back in the day. Cycling via these weapons as you traverse grueling stages only to sooner or later take out a boss with what ever weapon it is weak against just feels great. With that in thoughts, Zero is incredibly unique in this regard as he acquires particular moves that are executed with basic button combinations. For instance, in X4, he can double-jump, slash upwards with a flaming sword, stab downwards with a big chunk of ice, and execute a spinning slash in mid-air all without having the want to transform weapons. This fluid particular move method continued in the following games then in X7 and X8, he can even equip a lance, kunai, a giant hammer, knuckle dusters, and even a couple of fans. Plus, is something cooler than the huge Sigma Blade? I assume you know who I am going to choose right here but I will say it anyway: Zero has the improved particular weapons.
Of course, the series is recognized for its super-rewarding upgrades and Mega Man X has a ton. For starters, he can improve his armour. Performing so in the original is pretty nifty as you can dash, charge your particular weapons and X Buster additional, take significantly less harm, and destroy particular blocks with your head. Having said that, as the series went on, these upgrades went from nifty to great as Mega Man X could then shop power for a highly effective Giga Crush attack, dash in mid-air, and recharge his well being by standing nevertheless. Beginning in X4, he has an great unlockable Ultimate Armor and in X5 and additional sequels, you can unlock even additional armour sets such as the agile Falcon Armor, the heavy Gaea Armor, the ninja-like Shadow Armor, and the Blade Armor which tends to make him play like Zero. How could Zero compete with all this? Nicely, he cannot as he does not actually have any notable upgrades. So, Mega Man X wins this category by a landslide.
There is no denying that each of these robots are Maverick slaying machines but I have to choose a winner which is…
While the Mega Man universe would not be comprehensive without having each of these heroes, Zero is such an great character when it comes to each story and gameplay. Mega Man X is amazing, even though, specifically with his wide array of upgrades that make him a significantly additional capable Maverick Hunter. That getting mentioned, Zero does not actually want any substantial upgrades to kick ass.
That is just my opinion. Agree? Disagree? Vote now!