Actually, it's a 3.5, but this is a let down after X2.
Pros: Love the graphics, soundtrack is decent, many upgrade features.
Cons: Terrible sound/music quality compared to X & X2, very difficult, even for a Mega Man X pro, some of the music is bad, not as fun as X2.
I sort of like this game, and it's worth buying, since I have a SNES collection going, and I have booth X & X2, but this game is a let down after X2. If this was X2 and X2 was X3, then the SNES MMX lineup would probably be much better. The maverick soundtracks are very good though, but it doesn't come close to X2, which is the best MMX game of all time. I guess they wanted to fit enhanced graphics on that cartridge instead of sound quality like they did on both X & X2. After X3, I didn't care for X4 (and up) at all.