This is a really bad video game, it could have been great but it's very limited. The only way to play this game is in a straight line, you have very limited field of action. The weapons you get are really useless. Other that the "bionic (unnecessary) arm" there's not much to talk about. Avoid if you can.
The game is good.
I just bought this at GameStop yesterday, played it for a little bit, and I think it's really good. In "Bionic Commando", you play the role of Nathan Spencer, a man with a bionic arm. His best friend, Joe, becomes his boss. When Spencer goes against Joe's rules, he is court-martialed, and sentenced to death. Now he must clear his name for crimes he didn't commit. The game is really good. It sounds and looks so realistic, and the story is really well thought out. It's really good.
The Grappling Hook Will Take You Nowhere
After seeing this game for the first time, I thought it looked pretty darn appealing. Unfortunately, this is when your original look deceives you. I first started out trying the multiplayer. Nobody was playing! That was saying a lot as is. So I just brushed that off and went onto the campaign. The story is lacking. You play as Nathan Spencer, a bionic who has been in prison for five years. Terrorists were attacking Ascension City (where the game takes place in) and you're just following orders from your superiors all the way through. In turn, Spencer gets answers about his wife. The story is predictable and the ending is atrocious. I dunno why this game came out.. The graphics are pretty, I'll give it that, but that's all it has going for it. The gameplay is repetitive and left to be desired. At first, I didn't care if the game was linear and not open world. But you get no freedom whatsoever. You might as well just run through the entire game. I always love swinging into radiation. This got me thinking. If you were playing a game that was linear, which would you prefer, a game that has harmless invisible walls or a game that has a border that will kill you (the radiation)? You will swing into radiation A LOT! There is no variety in the game whatsoever. The guns in it are boring guns. I would love some cool interesting guns in it. The main protagonist is unlikable. I hate it when games have unlikable protagonists.. The controls are kind of easy to learn. It does control well and the buttons are responsive. Now there is one thing I really like about this game. The advertisements. I love advertisements in games. I saw ads of the Capcom game Dark Void and build-boards that would say "Rearmed". Which is the other downloadable Bionic Commando game. You should avoid this game. If you want to rent it, go ahead. But when I was playing, I was wishing for it to end. Play at your own risk. Overall 5.50/10.
The music in this game is astonishing and unforgettable, the controls and gameplay is perfect. This game is an adrenaline rush it is simply amazing. The visuals in this game are simply great, this game is a must have and its definitely one of my all time favorite games.
interesting, but repetitive
I’d like to point out that the average review for 360 on this game is about 7.5, the average ps3 is about 8.6 (at time of this review) maybe ps3 is slightly different, maybe the ps3 players who reviewed this are a bit more open minded. Either way my review is based on the 360 version, but I’m pretty sure they are same game (but ps3 of coarse would get better graphics).
Bionic commando was a great game. However, it got repetitive to the point that I didn’t bother finishing the first time, and forget about any replay value. To be fair I’m a very picky gamer, I get bored of plenty of games, but that’s my review.
As for the game mechanics, and design creativity, they are very fun. You are a futuristic guy, lost his arm, military gave him a robotic one giving him super human abilities. One of the things you will use about 95% of the time, is the grappling hook ability. Swinging from ledge to ledge, climbing, and using it to fighting things. Basically a futuristic tech of spider man.
As far as upgrades and things to keep you hooked, theres a few, but it’s just that… few… It’s like the first assassins creed. It’s a straight b-line to the final mission. No side quests, no currency, nothing to work towards aside from completing the story line. New abilities and gear comes as you get farther through the story. It hurts it’s chances of keeping a gamers attention, and it completely destroys the replay value. No co op, and no multiplayer. To be fair if a gamer enjoyed this game, the story line is long. I think I spent a good 12-18 hours in game doing the main story, before moving on (aka theres even more then that). So if you get this game and get into it, theres nothing on the side to do, but you will have a good bit of main story to complete.
Would I recommend this game to others? Eh, mainly if they are a huge fan of spider man (swinging from ledge to ledge n such) If not, then not really. The story is interesting, theres a lot of fancy enemies and ruins of newyork, but in the end it’s a forgettable game, doesn’t leave much of an impression. I’d say it’s not for most, but might be for some. For how cheap it is now, you could find out.
Old but awesome!
to tell the truth i bought this game because it was cheap....but it ended up being a freaking awesome game....i love the story...i almost cried with it. the game play it just as great as the story...the graphics are not that good because....of course its an old game...but is one of the best games ive ever played.
Never, ever, EVER get this
This is by far the worse game I have ever played. thank god I rented it. It wasn't the gameplay, terrible. the story, terrible. do not buy this
Worst game in history
I went to gamestop to buy this game me and my cousin wanted a game that we never saw.So he saw this game thinking it would be fun. So i bought it turned out it was terrible. Worst game i ever bought. We played it on psn. Noone would bew playing online. So we did a private match. I thought it was going to be fun 1on 1 turned out it wasnt worst than watching the news. So i went back and returned this cruddy game.
it was so gr8 n has alot of unlockable content u h
it was so gr8 n has alot of unlockable content u hav got 2play it son
This game is one of the best games i ever played its really fun i like it alot but infamous is batter