The Escapist Review: Bionic Commando

Bionic Commando is the latest iteration of what could cynically be seen by some observers as an attempt by publishers to capitalize on gamers' nostalgia for days gone by. To its credit, Bionic Commando makes every effort to tie back to the original game. After the events of the NES game, the public started to fear bionic-enhanced soldiers for their superiority (see also: X-Men) and all the existing bionics were hunted down and purged. After spending five years in prison, the Bionic Commando - aka Nathan Spencer - is freed, given his bionic arm back, and sent to tackle a group of rogue bionic terrorists who have attacked and destroyed a major metropolitan center.

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