Despite its pedigree, Mighty No. 9 doesnít seem to have a good sense of what was fun about Mega Man, or 2D action-platformers in general. There are brief moments where its pieces come together, but even then itís hamstrung by its visually joyless art and animation. The soul of the Blue Bomber just isnít here, and worse yet thereís no endearing personality of its own, and as a result, Mighty No. 9 feels much more like a second-rate imposter than a spiritual successor.