As seasoned gaming fans we all wonder exactly why Capcom is ignoring its legendary Mega Man franchise, but the latest video in the React series points to a possible answer: the games are just too damn hard for modern players.
The video places a NES controller into the hands of a group of teens and points them in the direction of the first Mega Man outing, released on Nintendo's iconic 8-bit system in 1987 — many years before any of these players were even a glint in their parent's eyes.
Capcom's action platforming franchise is taxing even for fans, and predictably, these fresh-faced gamers struggled to make serious headway. One participant even commented that modern video game bosses aren't even as hard as first enemy he encountered in Mega Man — although by the time the dust had settled, the general feeling was that the game was "a classic" and "enjoyable".
It's an amusing — if somewhat depressing — reminder that 1987 was a long time ago.