I like Power Rangers. There, I said it. I collect the toys, the action figures, the morphers, and occasionally dip into the Super Sentai stuff as well (the Japanese series). I realize that I'm not the target audience for it, but turns out, there are troves of adult Power Rangers fans out there. For that reason alone, I can't dismiss the fact that even though the recent games are targeting kids, they're just plain bad. In fact, the last time I remember playing a legitimately awesome Power Rangers game was the side scrolling beat 'em up for the Super NES. That game captured the essence of the series. The levels split up into parts where I played as the teenagers with attitude for the first half, and then the super powered fighting force the next, and every level featured a different monster based on the show. It was the epitome of Power Rangers, and sadly, I've yet to play a game that makes me feel like that game did.
Power Rangers Megaforce tries, and it tries really hard, but ultimately fails.
At its core, Megaforce is a side scrolling beat 'em up. Pick a Ranger, or sometimes be forced to play as Robo Knight, and move right on a given stage, destroying enemies known as Loogies and the occasional monster Boss...
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