IGN:" The misguided opinion that Mega Man 2 is better than Mega Man 3 is endemic. Our own readers rank Mega Man 2 higher than Mega Man 3 with their ability to render reader scores on various games here at IGN. Nintendo Power called Mega Man 2 the third best NES game in 2008, and Mega Man 3 the eleventh best.
Somehow, when Nintendo Power did their Top 200 Nintendo Games of all time in issues 196-200, Mega Man 2 was 33rd, the original Mega Man was 61st, and Mega Man 3 wasn't even mentioned. Hell, even the ubiquitous political website the Huffington Post has come down on the side of Mega Man 2, including it in their top NES games list while snubbing Mega Man 3 completely. What gives?"