Bionic Commando is a Adventuring game available on the PS3. It can be played in Thirdperson Singleplayer modes.
Bionic Commando is a Adventuring game. Adventure games are enjoyed for two reasons: they provide enemy encounters that require tactics and strategy to conquor, and they create a fantasy world in which to explore and adventure.
Bionic Commando can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.
Bionic Commando can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.
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Here's what I drew with my mouse after playing Bionic Commando. I hope you like my video game reviews that are not hand drawn - but written one mouse stroke at a time.
I completely missed the sense of nostalgia everyone was going on and on about when Bionic Commando for the PS3 and 360 was first released. Not once did this game make me pine for that game I hardly remember playing on the NES when I was 8.
This true sequel for the NES original had some engaging gameplay mechanics but its delivery of a half-baked storyline led to some terrible narrative problems. With a depressing setting and and ridiculous twist at its very end, Bionic Commando failed to being the jovial essence of the 80's classic and replaced it with a disjointed game that had little redeeming quality.
Nostalgia for old gaming franchises is something Iíve learnt to treat with caution. Those memories of epic fights or sweeping graphical vistas can be ruined by going back to a Commodore 64 or SNES and seeing how bad those games actually were by today's standards. Bionic Commandoís heritage from the arcade and Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) had concerned me from the moment I heard a remake was on the way. It turned out the actual remake - Bionic Commando Rearmed - was a huge success in capturing the look and feel of that classic game. This re-imagining however, falls flat on its Bionic face and I never felt any essence of the old game made it through this current-gen glitz.
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