Honestly... IMO, there are too many flaws. The engine itself is so rough and sloppy. I think before creating anything related to level design and weapons, they should have focused on the physics and hit detection. Even menus are a pain in X7. Quit to stage select? Are you sure? Really really sure? Can I interest you in an argument as to why you may not be sure?
Also, everything that was okay in X7 carried over to X8, and done better. The tag team is more fleshed out (you can actually die and not lose both characters...), Axl is a lot more useful and controls better, and the new game+ is an amazing experience with all the extras.
I half agree with this.
As much as I love X8, it has just as many faults as X7.
Just in different areas.
Voice acting and 2d platforming are the only real improvements to the overall game.
The weapons were at least a little more thought out in X8 and Axl overall was much more interesting to play as.
Zero more or less gets the same moves he always has.
At least they fixed his jumping slash, at the cost of being able to dash.
Seriously, why does he need a special armor to dash?
Why cant they duck anymore for that matter?
The levels themselves were mostly tedious at best.
2 auto scroll levels, 2 bike levels (at least yeti's was fun-ish), a level full of mini levels, an annoying wannabe sneaky level and a stage where it's mostly piloting a ride armor.
Only Primrose let you play at your own pace, as your characters, and truly felt like you're playing Megaman X and not some mini game.
The graphics are terrible.
Everything is an eye sore to me.
The new designs were okay but everything looked so half assed and low poly.
When i first saw a preview screen i thought, "god that looks awful, at least it will look better when its finished!".
Nope, its just unpleasant to look at.
Now it doesnt have to be the best looking game in the world but come on.
There is a limit man.
The music was kinda cool and had an awesome hard rock style.
Probably the only reason I like it honestly.
They just tried to play it safe with X8.
Instead of refining what had worked and didnt with X7 they took the easy and lazy path.
I like X8 more than most of the X games for reasons i dont understand but it has its own issues.
Like X7 i find it flawed but enjoyable.