Excerpt: Side scrolling shooters are a lost art from, and back in the eighties there were a few key contenders battling it out for the dominate coin eater in the local milk bar, one of those contenders was Matt Hazard.
Conclusion: And completing the game in co-op you have to do that with a friend or a second controller. Overall: Honestly wait until its a deal of the week. Its a very short game or 1200MS points it really is not worth. Especially with the lack of online co-op. If you have the points to spare go for it. Hope you like it.
Review: Matt Hazard: Blood Bath & Beyond (Microsoft Xbox 360)
7 April 2010
Summary: Matt Hazard is a character everyone wants to give a chance, but his games thus far don’t give players to many reasons to do so. Blood Bath & Beyond is a step in the right direction, but it’s too shallow with a few nagging gameplay issues to readily recommend it at $15. It’s balancing won’t do the title any favors as the difficulty gets pumped up fast, which is a plus for those looking for their next run-and-gun challenge, but it will easily turn away those not so in tune...
Summary: It is hard to directly pinpoint the thinking behind moving Matt Hazard from FPS to 2.5D shooter. Maybe it was the acclaim lavished upon Bionic Commando: Rearmed or Shadow Complex’s reimagining of a classic game play style in a 3D engine, perhaps it was inspired by its own fake history and Contra rip-offs, or maybe it was simply a easy way to make use of the 3D assets the team had left over from the first game.
Excerpt: Big fucking guns, with chainsaws. Manly men, huge shoot-outs, bullets dodging and cover jumping. Giant aliens, laser satellites and night loving air piranhas. This was Gears of War; all wrapped in beautiful graphics; complete with brilliantly integrated cooperative play. It was sweet. Gears of War 2 hits shelves recently.
Excerpt: It appears that the developer’s of Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond are trying to use Contra as a medium for showing a bunch of levels based on popular games and films, such as Bioshock , Mirror’s Edge or Back to the Future . It’s supposed to be likeable and funny. The story tasks Matt to stop an old enemy killing a younger version of himself, hence Matt has to go after him through time and computer servers. All filled with video game classics and guided by an IT guy.
Excerpt: Picking up shortly following the events of Eat Lead, the story of Blood Bath and Beyond sees one of Hazard’s arch enemies, General Neutronov, traveling back in time to kidnap 8-bit Matt. The theory? If General Neutronov deletes 8-bit Matt, current-gen Matt will never have existed.