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Nostalgia sells. And Bionic Commando has HUGE nostalgia value for anyone who grew up in the NES era like I did. Bionic Commando was quite original for it’s time being that it was one of very few platformers in which you couldn’t jump (Which is where the bionic arm came in). The game was actually called “Top Secret: Hitler’s Revival” when it was originally released for the NES in Japan and was abound with Nazi imagery going so far as to have the Final Boss be Adolf Hitler. In the version released to the English speaking world The final boss was changed to “Master D” and the swastika was replaced with an Albatross logo.
The new-Gen version seem to keeps a little style from the original while severely updating it. Personally I wish they’d toned down Ladd Spencer’s bionic arm from what’s seen in the trailer. From the gameplay we see in the video it seems similar to the Spider-Man games of recent years. The game looks gorgeous (I’ve always been a sucker for the urban post-apocalyptic scenery though) with lots of background detail. If the gameplay’s even halfway decent then this will probably find it’s way onto my shelf for nostalgia purposes if nothing else.
I’ve finally had the time to watch the 8 minute “Montferrat walk through” for Assassin’s Creed that was released recently. I’m completely awestruck by the fluidity of this game. The attention to detail is just incredible from the subtle hand movements to the dust in the air to the actions of passer by. It feels like every part of the world Ubisoft has created here is alive and reacting to the player. This game is shaping up to be one of if not THE best game of the year if the gameplay delivers on what the trailers promise. If this game wasn’t already on your list of must have titles for 2007 then it will be after watching this video.