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Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2
11 March 2014
Conclusion: Summary Despite lots of new interesting ideas and a great use of it's prequel status to BC 09 regarding the plot, Rearmed 2 still seems like a bit of a step down from the original. However, the gameplay and controls are still tight and series fans will most likely enjoy the experience.
Excerpt: Your reaction to Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 will largely depend on your sensibilities as a gamer. If you're the kind of person who misses the good ol' days of 2D side-scrolling, precision platforming, and levels so large that you can get lost in them, you'll find a lot to enjoy here. Conversely, if you generally prefer modern game design - and the easy-access, hand-holding philosophy that tends to go with it - you may struggle to see the appeal.
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Excerpt: As a game reviewer, I often end up making suggestions as to what would have made a particular game or series better, regardless of whether or not anyone will listen. For example, my beloved Monster Hunter series would benefit from the ability to lock-on to the games' various beasts, rather than having to manually and uncomfortably readjust the camera every 10 seconds.
Excerpt: I was just a kid when Rad Spencer first ventured into an enemy-filled obstacle plagued world that would bend any ordinary human. Obviously, our hero was no normal human, since he had the advantage of a futuristic mechanical arm that allowed him to sort challenges worthy of any action movie.
Summary: Don't be fooled by the similar look, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 has a lot to offer fans of the series. The story is admittedly goofy and the gameplay takes some getting used to, but there are enough new ideas here to warrant a sequel. With its lush visuals and outstanding soundtrack, recommending Capcom's newest downloadable game is a no-brainer! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Conclusion: While Rearmed 2 may be misguided in trampling across its legacy in certain areas, it also makes successful winks to its heritage as well as – most importantly – providing a fun, robust experience. It may err on the easier side (another jarring contrast to the original which was, to say the least, challenging) but several hours spent at the controls of Nathan and co may just offer the warm retro-tinged glow you’ve been looking for.
Excerpt: Capcom has a good track record of avoiding the sophomore slump. Mega Man 2 and Street Fighter 2 defined entire eras of game design, and even B-list follow-ups like Strider 2 and Power Stone 2 managed to improve on predecessors that were known but not widely played. The company has had some peculiar misses, though. On paper, DuckTales 2 is superior to its predecessor—more stages, tweaked jumping, a wider variety of challenges—but it feels like so much less.
Excerpt: Capcom made one of the most innovative platform shooters ever when they released Bionic Commando way back in the 80s. It took on a modern-day style with military motifs, but not the Rambo style that Konami’s Contra embodied. Instead, it was high-tech, and nothing showed that off better than the protagonist’s bionic arm, which would let you swing up high, get out of danger, and kill enemies with its impressive power.