It's weird the game isn't on Wii U (I bet the VC games sell better on Wii U than 3DS), but I really don't see the argument for why it matters at all where Mega Man "got his start" at this point. It's been over 25 years now.
Might just be a thing for me personally, but I always thought Mega Man was part of the extended Nintendo family. Not legally, of course, but growing up with the NES, the biggest stars were Mario, Link, and Mega Man. He's my top choice for a 3rd-party character in Smash and I think the huge reaction to that reveal was because a lot of Nintendo fans feel similarly about him.
Sure, I feel that way too, but it's not a legitimate reason to guide Capcom's business decisions. I do think Virtual Console must play some role in this calculus, along with Wii U's relatively small install base.
$15 for 6 games is a much better deal than $5 for 1 that is offered on the VC. Regardless though I think I will pass. I didn't care for Mega Man 1 when I bought it on VC a few years back. Mega Man X is much better so I'd probably give one of those sequels a shot before this.
As far as I'm concerned, Mega Man 3 is still tops. The slide move adds that extra bit of complexity without being kind of annoying (like MM4-onward's charge shot), Rush personalizes the "items" nicely, and it's my favorite set of Robot Masters in the series. Also has a soundtrack every bit as good as MM2's!
Why did you even start with 1? Did you not know then that 2 is much better regarded?
It's okay to skip entries in a series of games. I played Assassin's Creed 2 but never the first one. I played through Phantasy Star IV after quickly aborted attempts to play the 1st and 2nd games. We in the West collectively dodged the Final Fantasy 2 and 3 bullets and skipped to 4. No one will insist people play through Metroid II before Super Metroid. All for the best.
Well this website probably wasn't a thing I followed back when this happened. Whenever I saw people talk about the games it was always in order of preference or whatever. Even in this thread, the only one who has said they don't like Mega Man 1 is me. Everyone else seems to acknowledge it simply as an alright game to which the sequel is a big improvement.
I just had the exact same experience with Black Flag. Luckily, I held out for $19.99 on Steam, but it was the same deal. Played through the intro. Started a chase mission. Promptly put the controller down, realizing I'm done with the AC franchise.
I played through hoping I would see the GOTY nominee other people saw. I figured in a year that saw BioShock Infinite, GTA V, and Last of Us as GOTY nominees an Assassin's Creed game would have to be doing something pretty special to be put up there.
So Frank Cifaldi (former game journalist at 1up) is part of the team porting these games, and looking at his twitter feed today, it looks like they're aiming to reproduce how the games looked on CRT TVs back in the day, complete with fuzziness and correct aspect ratio. Instead of making the games look like they do when you use any emulator.
That's a pretty interesting approach.
.@aganim90 these sprites were made with CRT stretching in mind, not with how the games would look in PC emulators a decade later