As I thought, the game is short. The five levels I could see on the level select screen are all the levels A.R.E.S. offers. After my post last night, I’ve spent some time upgrading my weapons on one of the earlier levels and this morning, I cleared all that was left. I think I’ve cleared the game in under 3 hours.
All in all, it’s a very fun game which any fan of the Megaman franchise will absolutely love. I know I did, but my backlog is still huge, so I’m moving on to another game for now.A.R.E.S. is a short game, then. That’s not all it has to offer, though. Megaman style games are all about mastery, and the achievements you can unlock in A.R.E.S. show this. Other than the basic “Clear the game” and “Watch all the cut scenes” milestones, you have some pretty tough achievements such as “Kill the boss without getting hit”, or “Clear the level without dying/using repair kits”. I’ll keep the game on my hard drive for now, because I wan’t to at least try to give a shot at some of those, but in all honesty, I’m not sure if I have the skill to get all of them.