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Original Thread: A Message from Dr. Cain: Let's Play the entire Mega Man X series!

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Introduction



Wait. The entire series?
Well, just about, we're covering every game, including the Xtreme games, except for Command Mission, this shit is going to be long enough without including an entire RPG

Is this going to be an informative playthrough or is it going to be a rambling stream of consciousness?
Both! We actually recorded two versions of each game, one version is just a group of friends, chilling on the couch, shooting the shit. We figured not everyone would appreciate that, so we recorded a separate version where just two of us sit down and keep our commentary focused on the gameplay and relevant trivia. For more information, please watch the Primer video, it covers the differences in more detail. If you don't want to bother with that, just pick a version at random, if you enjoy it, sweet, if not, try the other one.

How often will you be posting?
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 5pm Pacific, from now until we finish.

What about thread participation?
In the interest of giving you all a consistent upload schedule we have prerecorded all of the episodes and are in the process of editing them, which makes guess commentary a tad difficult. If you would like to cover something we missed or didn't cover, such as the Zero storyline from X4, or want to do a special run (Buster only, speed run, etc) by all means go ahead, I only ask that you wait until we hit the relevant game before you do.

Any spoiler policy?
X isn't exactly a story heavy series, but just to be safe, the more obscure the game is the more careful you should be about spoilers. Everyone and their mother has played X 1 so go nuts, but hardly anyone has even heard of Xtreme, so try to avoid it. In the same vein, don't spoil X 8, thats the only one with a real plot twist that isn't widely known in the public conscious. And of course, once its been covered in the video its free game.


Episodes

Primer Video
Playlists Hunter ver. Irregular ver. Zero ver.

Megaman X:
1. Intro Penguin Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
2. Storm Mandrill Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
3. Flame Armadillo Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
4. Launch Kuwanger Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
5. Collection Chameleon Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
6. Track Spider Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
7. Rangda Rex Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
8. Sigma Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.

Megaman X2:
1. Intro Sponge Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
2. Wheel Crab Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
3. Flame Moth Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
4. Overdrive Centipede Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
5. Collection Snail Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
6. Counter-Hunters Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
7. Refights 2: The Quickening Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
8. Cigma Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.

Megaman Xtreme:
1. Intro Eagle Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
2. Flame Penguin Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
3. Spark Zain Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
4. Refights Redux Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
5. Sigma.exe Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
6. Intro (Again) Gator Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
7. Morph Armadillo Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
8. Magna Geemel Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
9. cigma.jar Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.

Megaman X3:
1. Intro Buffalo Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
2. Toxic Rhino Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
3. Neon Beetle Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
4. Blast Catfish Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
5. Crush Collection Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
6. Fortress 1+2 Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
7. Refights 3: the Secret of the Ooze Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
8. SIGMA?! Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.

ACES CURE PLANES plays Megaman X3 Zero:
1. Intro Buffalo
2. Tunnel Tiger
3. Volt Hornet
4. Crush Beetle
5. Toxic Collection
6. Fortress 1+2
7. Z Refights Z Doppler
8. SIGMA?!

Megaman Xt2:
1. Intro Tiger Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
2. Catfish Octopus Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
3. Flame Sponge Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
4. Overdrive Hornet Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
5. Tunnel Fortress Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
6. Berkana Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
7. Sigma Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.

Megaman X4:
1. Intro Walrus Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
2. Jet Beast Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
3. Spider Mushroom Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
4. Cyber Owl Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
5. Magma Collection Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
6. Final Weapon Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
7. Refights 4: Refights in Space Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
8. Sigma Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.

Gamesfreak plays Megaman X4 Zero:
1. Intro Mushroom
2. Jet Dragoon
3. Web Owl
4. Cyberslash Walrus
5. Sigma

Megaman X5:
1. Intro Grizzly Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
2. Tidal Kraken Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
3. Firefly Storytime Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
4. Dark Pegacion Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
5. Burn Rosered Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
6. Zerospace Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
7. Refights Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.
8. Sigma Hunter ver. | Irregular ver.

Dresh plays Megaman X5 Zero:
1. Intro Dinorex
2. Bolt Grizzly
3. Tidal Rosered
4. Hotarunicus Storytime
5. Dark Pegacion
6. Zerospace
7. Refights
8. Sigma

Megaman X6:
1. Intro Yammark [Hunter] | Intro Yammark [Irregular]
2. Ground Sheldon [Hunter] | Rainy Zero [Irregular]
3. Infinity Heatnix [Hunter] | High Majinion [Irregular]
4. Blizzard Turtloid [Hunter] | The Museum [Irregular]
5. High Player [Hunter] | Dynamo Heatnix [Irregular]
6. Collection [Hunter] | Shield Shark Wolfang [Irregular]
7. Nightmare Mother Hunter Version | Irregular Version
8. Gate Hunter Version | Irregular Version
9. Refights Hunter Version | Irregular Version
10. Sigma? Hunter Version | Irregular Version

Gamesfreak plays Megaman X6 Zero:
1. Intro Prettyboy
2. Shield Turtloid
3. High Majinion
4. 420 Blaze Heatnix it
5. Commander Shark
6. Wolfjob
7. IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM
8. Backtrack Redux
9. End of line
10. Nightmare Compactor

Megaman X7:
1. Intro Hunter Version | Irregular Version
2. Ride Boarski Hunter Version | Irregular Version
3. Wind Crowang Hunter Version | Irregular Version
4. Snipe Anteator (Hunter Version) | Soldier Stonekong (Irregular Version)
5. Soldier Stonekong (Hunter Version) | Tornado Tonion (Irregular Version)
6. Flame Hyenard (Hunter Version) | Vanishing Gungaroo (Irregular Version)
7. Vanishing Gungaroo (Hunter Version) | Splash Warfly (Irregular Version)
8. Splash Warfly (Hunter Version) | Snipe Anteator (Irregular Version)
9. Tornado Tonion (Hunter Version) | Flame Hyenard (Irregular Version)
10. Crimson Palace Hunter Version | Irregular Version
11. Refights Hunter Version | Irregular Version
12. Sigma Hunter Version | Irregular Version

Megaman X8:
1. Intro Hunter Version | Irregular Version
2. Gigabolt Man-o-War (Hunter Version) | Earthrock Trilobyte (Irregular Version)
3. Earthrock Trilobyte (Hunter Version) | Gigabolt Man-o-War (Irregular Version)
4. Bamboo Pandamonium (Hunter Version) | Gravity Antonion (Irregular Version)
5. Dark Mantis Hunter Version | Irregular Version
6. Optic Sunflower Hunter Version | Irregular Version
7. Acalanche Yeti Hunter Version | Irregular Version
8. Gravity Antonion (Hunter Version) | Burn Rooster (Irregular Version)
9. Burn Rooster (Hunter Version) | Bamboo Pandamonium (Irregular Version)
10. Collection Hunter Version | Irregular Version
11. Jakob Hunter Version | Irregular Version
12. Gateway Hunter Version | Irregular Version
13. Sigma Palace Hunter Version | Irregular Version
14. Paradise Lost Hunter Version | Irregular Version

HeavySigh plays Megaman X8; The Zero Centric Run: (Heavy Sigh et al)
1. Earthrock Trilobyte
2. Future Glass
3. X Wears
4. Zero's Beautiful Fan Dance | Bonus
5. This Chicken is Pretty Cool
6. BAMBOO PANDAMONIUM
7. The Sword of the Unseen
8. Technically Cyberbullying
9. Jetpack Technology
10.The Ghost of a BetaMax Player
11.Sigma's Lunar Crab Shack

Bonus Videos
Trailer
MMX X-Time Compilation
Day of Σ
Dragon Punch Extended Cut
Mith and Brady Suck at X2 - Uncut
Mega X
MMX2 X-Time Compilation
Z Time
Metal Wolf Chaos stream
Mith's Birthday Link's Awakening race
Episode TWITTER
MMX8 Stinger Collection
MMX Series OST

X-Mas 2016 Mega Advent Calendar:
Day 01 | Day 02 | Day 03 | Day 04 | Day 05
Day 06 | Day 07 | Day 08 | Day 09 | Day 10
Day 11 | Day 12 | Day 13 | Day 14 | Day 15
Day 16 | Day 17 | Day 18 | Day 19 | Day 20
Day 21 | Day 22 | Day 23 | Day 24 | Day 25

X-Mas 2016 Mega Advent Calendar:
X's Stocking Zero's Stocking Axl's Stocking Sigma's Stocking

Fionordequester's Translations
X2
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8

Xt
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

X3
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Part 4 Part 5 Part 6

Xt2
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 |
Part 4

X4
Part 1

X5
Part 1

Gemcrim teaches us about Mega Mission
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3


mkwong98 shows us some tricks in X1
Dash shot damage boost
Sigma's bouncy castle


-STORY-

It is the year 21XX. While trying to find a fossil record, Dr. Cain, a human scientist, has uncovered a capsule with a robot from the past: Mega Man X. The capsule contained a warning message from Dr. Light, his creator:

Dr. Light posted:

WARNING:

"X" IS THE FIRST OF A NEW GENERATION OF ROBOTS WHICH CONTAIN AN INNOVATIVE NEW FEATURE - THE ABILITY TO THINK, FEEL AND MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS. HOWEVER THIS ABILITY COULD BE VERY DANGEROUS. IF "X" WERE TO BREAK THE FIRST RULE OF ROBOTICS, "A ROBOT MUST NEVER HARM A HUMAN BEING", THE RESULTS WOULD BE DISASTROUS AND I FEAR THAT NO FORCE ON EARTH COULD STOP HIM.

APPROXIMATELY 30 YEARS WILL BE REQUIRED BEFORE WE CAN SAFELY CONFIRM HIS RELIABILITY. UNFORTUNATELY I WILL NOT LIVE TO SEE THAT DAY, NOR DO I HAVE ANYONE TO CARRY ON MY WORK. THEREFORE, I HAVE DECIDED TO SEAL HIM IN THIS CAPSULE, WHICH WILL TEST HIS INTERNAL SYSTEMS UNTIL HIS RELIABILITY HAS BEEN CONFIRMED. PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB THE CAPSULE UNTIL THAT TIME.

"X" POSSESSES GREAT RISKS AS WELL AS GREAT POSSIBILITIES. I CAN ONLY HOPE FOR THE BEST.

SEPTEMBER 18, 20XX
T.LIGHT

X's design interested Cain, and he analyzed Dr. Light's notes. Months later, Cain was able to create robots similar to X, called Reploids, and they began to be mass-produced around the world. For unknown reasons, some Reploids began to act strange and attacked humans, being labeled Mavericks. To counter any possible threat, the Maverick Hunters were formed. Sigma, an advanced Reploid, was assigned to be their leader. X also became a member of the Maverick Hunters. Time passes and the Maverick Hunters are able to keep peace, but one day Sigma himself became a Maverick, being joined by other Maverick Hunters to start a war against humanity. Although X was by nature a pacifist, he had to do something, so he joined the new leader of the Maverick Hunters, Zero, to stop the ambitions of Sigma and the Mavericks.

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Gamesfreak13563 posted:

X is wearing fucking clown shoes in this game



Dresh posted:

#BlazeHeatnixIt #420SmokeMavsEveryday #ThisCouldAllHaveBeenAvoidedIfColonelSmokedAFuckinBlunt



Kurieg posted:

I do appreciate the brazeness of not allowing you to play as X from the start despite his name being in the fucking title.

And his characterization in X7 has him hitting the Dr. Light brand Pacificider a little bit too hard.

Fuck it I am bored enough to badly photoshop this terrible joke.



FeyerbrandX posted:

Also, here's your wish The Nightmare of Music.


Heavy Sigh posted:













I want to thank everyone that's helped out so far, ACES CURE PLANES, Gamesfreak, Dresh, and HeavySigh all gave Zero their own unique brand of love, Fionordequester, Gemcrim, and mkwong98 all gave us additional insight on the games, and anyone who commented gave us the motivation to finish this monster even when our apartment was launched back in time by the Sigma virus, and even those of you who watched and never commented, thank you all, so very much!

Up next we're going to take a bit of a rest, knock out some bonus content, then move on to the next series. Going forward I think its been decided we will be focusing on more Hunter style commentary, Irregular is fun but we got more personal pride trying to be informative. If you have any other feedback or constructive criticism we would love to hear it.
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