Reviews and Problems with Contra: Shattered Soldier
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L. Kierstead "college student", amazon.ca
10 February 2007
Summary: Wow I'm surprised to see so many complain of the difficulty, peoples favors have shifted over time from games that require skill to a more easy "holding your hand" kind of gameplay that is preferred today, not me! This game is not nearly as hard as people say it is, I guess that says something about their personal skill level. I myself finished it. The multiple endings, and the bonuses explaining all the storylines from all the games is very nice.
Summary: If your familiar with the "Contra" series from the old Nintendo days, you're really in for a treat with "Shattered Soldier"! Back in the old days Konami dished out some awsome hit's such as "Contra", "Castlevania" and many other great titles for the NES and PS1. Capcom was another favorite of mine with hit's such as "Ghouls 'N' Ghosts" (needs to come out on PS2), "Street Fighter 2" (coming to PS2 soon!), "Strider", "Mega Man" etc.
Summary: I've been a huge Contra fan since my early days of existence. I loved the NES Contras (Contra, Super C), the Super NES "Alien Wars" entry (which is my personal favorite Contra to this day), the game boy Operation: C adventure, and Sega's Contra: Hard Corps comes so close to beating out Contra III as my favorite Contra game. I was saddened, however, after the PSX "attempts" at recreating the Contra franchise...
Quite entertaining, but not enough of the old Contra.
Michael Newberg, amazon.ca
6 July 2003
Summary: I am probably the biggest Contra fan in the world. I have played the old Contras for hours on end. So I have huge expectations when the old Contra would get a makeover on PS2. And, while I have to say it's a solid fun game, there are a few problems. First, I know this has been adressed, but I really do miss seeing those flying pods you shoot to get weapons. What happened? I really don't want the rolling weapon, guys. I miss the spread.
Summary: This is one of the hardest games I have ever played, (Yes, even harder than the original Contra.) I've playing games since the days of the NES but this game beats almost have of that systems library of games when it comes to difficulty. You really do have to memorize the patterns of the enemies (true to Contra, I might add.) The music on this game rocks!!! Some of the best metal I've heard in a while. I especially love the opening title music.
Summary: Basicaly, the game is way to short, & challenging. But after beating it wouldn't you think you would see an amazing ending? No. The even the ending was made in konami's studios in less than a half hour. Skip it unless you find it cheap.
Summary: This game is worthy of your praise, and your hate. Its great but you will be cussing at it with regret. I love this game, no game makes me feel as nostalgic as this. Im 15, but i play old school games all the time (download those sukas). This game is as hard as they come. I beat it without codes on normal. Beat that your newbies. However if your too much of a newbie, this isnt a game thats good to cut your teeth on. Too hard for that.
Summary: After two failed attempts to bring Contra to the 3-D world (see Contra: Legacy of War and C: The Contra Adventure), Konami finally decided to take the classic series back to its' side scrolling roots with Contra: Shattered Soldier. Even though the game is a side scroller, the backgrounds, characters, and action is all composed with nicely detailed polygons and some great lighting effects.
Summary: well it comes a long way from the original NES game but it also has lost some of its touch, because they made way to hard to play and the guns are good, but I like shoting down the Red Falcons better.
Summary: Contra: Shattered Soldier successfully resurrects the classic 2D sidescroller gameplay found in the NES and SNES titles. Now pumped up with detailed 3D graphics, this PS2 offering delivers all of the twitch gameplay and 2 player fun everyone has come to expect from the Contra series.