Conclusion: Whatever is expected from a game like this, to this player, the engagement of the dual-analog action above all else did its job admirably. One of the game's central gameplay hooks invites you to keep a combo meter building as long as you don't get hit; it's been a long time since I felt such an intense frustration losing a hit-string like this, my character grunting along with my frustration—and for that alone, Commando 3 carried me and my co-op friend to a satisfied...
Excerpt: Not many of you may remember Commando back in 1985, a vertically scrolling shoot’em up arcade game released on several entertainment systems that included the Amiga, Commodore, and the NES. The game was one of the first off its kind and helped spawn many copy cats that later followed. Capcom thought it would be a good time to bring back this aging franchise with a lick of HD and next-gen paint. Was it a successful reincarnation?
Excerpt: Xbox LIVE arcade is an area where some gamers overlook the content available. However, I find that this area is a great place to replay and enjoy some of the titles that loads of us gamers grew up with. Many old school games see re-release or an updating of some kind on Xbox LIVE arcade. Capcom is one company who has taken a liking to Xbox LIVE Arcade and they have used it to release various titles to the masses.
Conclusion: Final Score - 3/5 Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 has a decent bit to offer but the weak story, short campaign, and overall age make it hard to justify for the 800 MSP price point. If you do have the MSP to spend though, it is a quirky and fun game to co-op with some friends and add a decently easy completion to your trophy case.
Excerpt: This isn't necessarily indicative of a lack of quality, but it's a warning sign. In Wolf of the Battlefield 's case, it should serve as a giant blaring red light. It has excellent production values and is clearly the product of a bunch of talented people who knew what they were doing, but it has a major technical flaw that keeps me from being able to recommend it.
Excerpt: Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com Wolf of the Battlefield comes with the option of playing the beta of the upcoming Super Street Fighter II: HD Remix . Generally, when you pair a game with a completely unrelated demo like this, it's to shore up the chance that the game will actually see some sales.
Excerpt: Most developers are perfectly content releasing ultra-realistic games that engulf us in a three-dimensional environment. Kicked to the curb are the mindless, yet insanely fun arcade action titles that will keep you dusting bad guys as if you were John Rambo circa 1985. Xbox Live and PSN have been great outlets for developers that care, to make smaller yet highly entertaining games like there were in the good ole� days.
Excerpt: Raise your hand if you remember the original Commando . Itâ€™s OK, folks. I wasnâ€™t even alive when this arcade classic launched back in 1985. But now, thanks to Backbone Entertainment, we have the opportunity to play the latest installment in this venerated series, Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 . Thatâ€™s right, the same Backbone Entertainment [...