Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Bionic Commando: Rearmed Impressions
The bionic arm takes just as much technique to work with much like the original BC. I have this habit of panicking when I go to swing that still leads me to my death a bunch but I think I'm getting the hang of it more this time. This one has an optional tutorial level that teaches you the basics of the game along with some advanced techniques. The overhead encounters play out much like they did before and still provide a good break from the 2-D style platforming.
So far, each stage looks to have its own boss fight. The ones that I have gone through so far require a bit of thought instead of a complete action approach which helps to make each boss fight feel refreshing. I was stumped on the first boss for about 10 minutes until I realized the method in which to beat him. From what I've seen, the dialogue before a boss fight is very well handled - along with the character expressions in the drawings, Spencer's wiseass remarks make the conversations quite entertaining.
I'll probably be blasting my way through this one a bit more later tonight.
For those that want to see it in action, take a look at the IGN Video Review.