Esteban of Middle of Nowhere Gaming had this to say about Mega Man X4. "Mega Man X4 is ultimately a good game whose flaws hold it back from greatness. It’s not like it’s a bad game, not even close in fact. The platforming is solid, as is the shooting / slashing, and being able to play as Zero adds some diversity to the game. However, the lackluster Mavericks, weapons, and story just make the game feel a little tired. Nostalgia definitely has made it a better game than it actually is.
I can recommend Mega Man X4 to those who have played and enjoyed other Mega Man X games but if you are looking to enter the series for the first time, check out the original Mega Man X first. There’s a distinct lack of excellence here that just can’t be ignored."