AKA Rookie Hunter Mode
Much like the Legacy Collection that came before it, the Mega Man X collections due out this month come with their own version of easy mode. Dubbed Rookie Hunter Mode, this will let you play through all the X games with slightly less of a challenge involved. They’re still hard, just slightly less so.
The mode in question will halve the damage you take, while also removing spike and pit deaths for X4 through X8. Which is a little weird to me. Don’t the first three games also feature a bevy of pits and spikes? Are they really that much harder than X1-3? Not that I’m an expert at any of these games.
Regardless of where you stand on the Easy Mode debate, it’s nice to see developers giving people the option. Sure, I won’t be using this mode. It would feel like cheating, no matter how many times I got my ass beat. Maybe not everyone is looking for a heaping helping of side-scrolling punishment, though. Maybe some people are just looking to have fun. Either way, you can join the debate yourself when the Mega Man X Legacy Collection comes out on July 24th, 2018.