The Misadventures Of Tron Bonne
If you're looking for cold, serious platform action with no humor whatsoever, don't play this game. But if you're looking for a fun, challenging romp starring Mega Man Legends' main villain, then you'll want to play Tron Bonne. The game is divided up into missions, each with three levels of difficulty. They range from a botched bank robbery (or several of them) to stealing cows and pigs from a farm. There's even a few puzzle levels that'll have you scratching your head for hours. One of the more interesting features is that you have 40 Servbots, all of which reside somewhere on your trusty ship, the Gesellschaft. You can assign them duties, like developing new weapons, changing the look of your ship, changing the BGM on your ship. You can also send them out on scouting missions for items while you're finishing missions. They each have stats, and as you complete missions, more rooms of your ship are completed for these guys to hang around in (including a Torture Room). Graphics are cartoony Capcom-style, and the voices are particularly well-done. Favorite Servbot line--"Look! It's a Treasure Chest. Can we use the Key Card to open it?" As fun as it is, it's still a little short and I never liked the Mega Man Legends style control (two enemies on screen, it can't decide what to lock onto.
Tron Bonne is cute in a way but its target audience is a mystery to me. I guess fans of Mega Man would get the most out of it. The silly part is, it's kiddy in many ways but deep enough to be confusing for young gamers. All that crap about debt and bank robbing, plus managing the Servbots. That stuff could get screwy real fast. I categorize this as an oddball title that only a select few will appreciate. Probably the same guys who like Irritating Stick.
Lighthearted. Interesting. These are just a couple of the words that come to mind as I play Tron Bonne. So, if you're in the mood for this sort of thing with a Mega Man Legends style, you'll like Tron Bonne. There are plenty of challenging puzzles to complete, and other things to do in the game (whether you're completing one of the main missions, or sending out your Servbots). Myself, I've been in the mood for games with a little more edge lately.
Bear in mind you're gonna need to stomach a lot of ultra-cutesy stuff while playing Misadventures of Tron Bonne. From the squeaky voice-overs to the doe-eyed Servbots, this game scores a mile high on the ain't-that-adorable scale. Yet MoTB is one deceptively deep game. You'll cruise around in lots of vehicles and play even more addicting mini-games. Tinkering with your Servbots is nearly a game in itself. Ridiculous? Yes. Fun? Of course.
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The Misadventures of Tron Bonne, due this fall from Capcom. is a side-story to Mega Man Legends, and stars Tron, Mega Man's female rival from the game. One of the coolest aspects of MTB is being able to "control" the Servbots, by directing them to attack specific enemies. In Japan, it's coming packed with a demo of Mega Man Legends 2. Hmm...