Bionic Commando is a real mixed bag. Every single facet swings between impressive and sub-par. While the early levels are a horrible introduction, after that first half hour there's some impressive gaming to contend with. Similarly the visuals vary between quite attractive later on yet start off with a lack of detail and clarity.
Fans will no doubt adore it, but those who are a little more reluctant to see past the various flaws and drawbacks may be better to try before they buy.