Beautifully animated and directed video from Arin “Egoraptor” Hanson, examining the differences between Mega Man and Mega Man X.
The 20 minute video covers a lot of ground, but the segment that resonated the most with me was the one about how Mega Man and Mega Man X teach players how to play through good level design, rather than through an explicit tutorial. Specifically, the bit about how Mega Man X teaches you to wall jump blew my mind. Required viewing.
And if you didn’t see it already, don’t miss his analysis of Castlevania and Castlevania 2 as well.