The Root of All Things - Nice arrangement and soundscape. I think the only thing that bothered me about it is that it seemed to lack some polish. It wasn't anything fatal, though, and still a very enjoyable mix.
Wily's Inferno - I was a little unsure during the start (I'm not a bit fan of orchestrations), but it definitely seemed the appropriate soundscape for the song's title. Really liked the song after about 0:45, though, and the nice soundscape persisted throughout the mix (made me think of Wily's fortress in an active volcano).
Attracted to Power - Easily one of the most polished songs this round. I really enjoyed the arrangement and style of this mix. I think the only critique I could give this one is that it seemed to lack a strong sense of direction (that is, I didn't feel the song really went very far from the beginning to the end of the song). Obviously, that wasn't enough to dissuade me from giving it my #1 vote, though.
Mr. X was Wily the WHOLE TIME - Geez, thanks for spoiling Mega Man 6 for me (or, you know, you would have if I hadn't already played it 17 years ago and several times since then). Anyhow, I think I would have enjoyed this mix a lot more if it weren't in a minor key. Although the arrangement was executed well enough, I just couldn't enjoy the song that well because of it; it distracted me throughout.
Smooth Heat - I really liked the style and arrangement of this song. What didn't sit well with me was the production. It seemed like the samples were really muted, making the song itself sound muffled. I'd really like to hear what this song would sound like after a few run throughs in the WIP forums. It's going in a great direction.
Glacial Age - Man, are you ever self-effacing. You should send this one through the WIP forums, too to fill the song out a little bit, but you've got some great ideas in it. I'd really be interested to hear this one as a more finished product.
Light Your Way - This one would've been my #4. Classic Neblix with a little intro and outro guitar strumming thrown in. I really can't give much in the way of critiques to this one, but I think you missed out on the top 3 because I just wasn't personally as taken with the arrangement of the song as the other three (not that there was really anything wrong with it; just personal tastes)
Far From Home - Great arrangement, production, etc. What killed it for me is the lyrics. Not that they weren't superbly done. I just hate lyrics in video game remixes. If it weren't for that, this one would have been in the top 3. No real critiques with this one.
Shadows of Wily - Much different than your Oceans EP (which I listen to very regularly on repeat, by the way), but still very well executed. I'll probably be listening to this one quite a bit. The problem with it? The length -- it was too short. If it were over three minutes, it would have gotten bumped up a spot or two. Still an excellent mix.
whatever.jpg - Don't be so damn hard on yourself, Emunator. This is great(I happen to like piano solos, so I guess I'm a bit biased). I don't know if you need to go back and master it or what not, but you should definitely give this one some more love. Also, a real name.
No Ticket! - Speaking of names, love this one! Also loved this mix and I wish we didn't have to narrow it down to three. I can't think of any major critiques for this one; just keep up this level of excellence for the next round you're mixing in!!
Glitch in the System - Things were going so well in this groovy mix until 1:30 when the weird ass robot voice starting saying all kinds of crap. Also, the song was relatively short, but the thing I noticed (and disliked) the most were the voices. The song up to that point was great.