Play writes: "The title screen for Bionic Commando is a bit unexpected for the kind of game Grin purports it to be. It's simple: the logo in white against an unassuming sky blue background, a soft, plinking piano laying out a gently realized rendition of the series' theme. Press start and a long bionic arm appears from the hazy blue, riding a calm swirl of moving air that soothes the ear. At the time, I couldn't figure out what Grin's intentions were with what I saw as a clearly intentional choice to set the tone of the game. How exactly would softly tickling the ivories help get you pumped up for something so loaded with action? I puzzled over this off and on throughout my time with the game, but no answers came."