Excerpt: One fine day a couple of weeks ago, I got home from work at about 6 p.m. not feeling like usual. Most workdays, I shamble home under the influence of that ever-so-desirable combination of despair, self-pity and unholy craving for substance abuse that only a cubicle job can truly bestow upon a person. This day.....I felt a combination of hope mixed with a strong dose of trepidation. Why?
Excerpt: Roll back your time pieces, but still keep with the times in this graphically updated, fly by the seat of your pants remake of the NES classic. Capcom's Bionic Commando: Rearmed looks absolutely incredible. There's something special about side-scrollers in general, but this one uses the new 3D (yes, three dimensional) graphics engine that its big brother will use once release early next year. What does this mean?
Excerpt: Longtime gamers raised on the NES version of Bionic Commando drooled with anticipation when a revamped version of it was first announced. While Rearmed isn’t a 1:1 remake of the NES version of Bionic Commando, it sticks close enough to it with regards to level design, while changing things around (like some boss battles), that it's still able to evoke memories of its predecessor while forging new memories all its own.
Conclusion: Overall I have to say that Bionic Commando is one of the best retro releases to come in recent years. Although, mainly thanks to the Arcade, there has been a flood of rehashed 80s titles but none really have the level of completion that BC:R has. But the big question really is whether the upcoming new third person shooter taking the same name as this series can live up to the dizzying heights this Arcade game has claimed.
Conclusion: The biggest disappointment in this game for me is still not being able to play with my friends via co-op on xbox live. I cross my fingers at some point that coop will be added by DLC. With coop added I would give Bionic Commando: Rearmed a 10/10, as is though simply for lack of online coop I give it a 9/10. Review provided as-is, and is completely opinion on experience.
Excerpt: Date: 9/22/2008 By Kevin "Berserker" Hall Player(s): 1-4 Full Game Memory: 213MB (Xbox 360), 374MB (PS3) Save Game Memory: 312KB (Xbox 360), 1213KB (PS3) Extra Support: Leaderboards (Scoreboards), Multiplayer (local only) The original Bionic Commando was released for the arcades back in 1987 then a year later a sequel with the same was released for the NES.