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.
Excerpt: Matt Hazard, the fictional video game icon, is fast becoming a non-fictional…fictional…video game hero. Blood Bath and Beyond marks Hazard’s second real video game outing. His debut in Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard was less than dazzling. Funny? Sure, at times. Fun to play? Not so much.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Summary: Matt Hazard, in theory, is meant to be more of a comedic joke than an actual game. The problem with Vicious Cycle's first attempt with the series was that those sentiments rang true in terms of the value of the product.