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Contra: Shattered Soldier
1 February 2013
Excerpt: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start. Even if you can't appreciate the significance of that legendary button sequence, you can still get in on the action with Contra: Shattered Soldier, a PlayStation 2 game from Konami.
Excerpt: Nothing in life ever stays the same. If you've ever had a good friend that you've lost contact with, it can be a mixed experience to meet them again after a long separation. On the one hand, there's nothing like seeing a familiar face that's been missing from your life.
Excerpt: Most shooter fans over the age of 20 should remember the acclaimed Contra series for the arcade, Nintendo and Super Nintendo. People loved it for the fast-paced run and gun action and frustrating difficulty.
Pros: Fast-Paced, brutal shooting action, The graphics and sound that the series deserves
Cons: Newbies won't appreciate a game like this, A tad on the repetitive side
Excerpt: Playing action-packed co-op games is not an idea of the past. In fact, in my humble opinion, it’s some of the best forms of electronic entertainment. Sitting down with one or more friends and blowing sh*t up, it's quality bonding time.
Excerpt: Some soldiers can never retire. Contra: Shattered Soldier is the latest align birth from the ashes of several failed to and otherwise horrible incarnations of the "modern Contra." After a few failed attempts by Konomi to bring Contra beyond 16-bit era, it seems that all they really need to do was...
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: 'Tis the season for remakes it would seem, and like Shinobi, Contra: Shattered Soldier offers plenty for the old-school gamer to enthuse over, and for newcomers, well, if they'll only be a little patient, they're sure to find a lot to like about this package.
Excerpt: Things change. Contra would return to the console world in 1996 and 1997 with Legacy of War on the PlayStation and Saturn. However, if the word were not on the packaging, on the disc, and on the title screen, no one would have believed that this was of the same pedigree as its predecessors.
Excerpt: Contra: Shattered Soldier, the long awaited and highly anticipated grandfather of shoot 'em ups returns. After a rather embarrassing release for Playstation (Contra: Legacy of War) which was designed by Appaloosa, Konami takes back it's brainchild and returns to the roots.