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.
Also for those younger gamers, note. This is a casual game, it doesn't take a intelligent mind to grasp the concept. A younger gamer could pick this up and have the hang of it in the first hour. Theres no complex customization or anything. So that's a bonus for kids, but con for the hardcore gamers
No: I don’t recommend this product