Conclusion: Bionic Commando is a decent enough stab at revamping an old IP for current-gen consoles and is likeable enough to warrant a thorough playthrough. There’s a fairly nice multiplayer mode included too, which successfully transfers Spencer’s abilities over to your own non-descript bionic soldier that...
Summary: In 2008, Capcom rebooted the Bionic Commando franchise with two remarkably disparate approaches. On one end of the spectrum was the third-person action retail title, Bionic Commando , which found ex-Faith No More singer Mike Patton growling profanities and tossing cars at enemy soldiers.
Excerpt: When you're propelling Spencer at great speed around the various environments in Ascension city, linking together swings with the fluidity of a prize-winning chimp acrobat, Bionic Commando is a great deal of fun.
Excerpt: Capcom likes to take their time. After two decades of waiting to see what happened to my favorite mechanically-enhanced, Nazi-killing super soldier, "Rad" Spencer is back to kick ass and swing around.
The PC port of this inconsistent action adventure smacks of indifference.
28 July 2009
Summary: PC enthusiasts are used to feeble ports of console games, and Bionic Commando is no exception. The usual signs of indifference to the platform are all here, such as onscreen prompts that assume you are using a console controller, and laughably few graphics options.
Pros: Using your bionic arm to swing around can be fun, Stringing arm-based attacks together is cool, A couple of enjoyable set-piece sequences
Cons: The shooting stinks, Lame story, featuring a completely unlikable protagonist, Radiation is annoying and restricts exploration, No effort made to tailor the port to the platform
Excerpt: After a few years in development, the first fully 3D remake of Capcom’s 1988 Bionic Commando has been released (not to be confused with Bionic Commando: Rearmed), bringing with it not only the series’ unique brand of level traversal – in the form of a ‘grappling hook’ arm used to zip-line from ledge...
Summary: Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer, a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.