Want good proof that your gaming skills have gone completely soft in this era of regenerating health and constant checkpoints? Look no further than Capcom's latest digital release, Mega Man 9. It's out now on the Wii and PS3, and Xbox 360 owners will be getting a chance to throw their controllers out a window next Wednesday.
I finished Mega Man, Mega Man 2, and Mega Man 3 before sort of losing interest in the original series, mostly because I always felt that Rush was a weak addition. Upon hearing that a lot of the charged-shot and sliding techniques of the later games were being removed in favor of a more pure experience, I was excited about Mega Man 9.
But after playing it for 45 minutes last night, I'm pretty sure I never want to play it ever again. Because I can't handle it. And I'm not afraid to admit that. Sometimes you have to know when to walk away.
Here's video proof of my inability to handle it. The video has cursing in it. So watch out for that.