Joe Button writes: "If you take a minute to consider the current state of the gaming industry, it’s quite amazing that a game like Hard Corps: Uprising has come out. This is a game rooted neck deep in the older days of gaming that began in arcades. All the trademarks of that era are present in this game; a vertical learning curve, brutal checkpoints, severe penalties and borderline broken mechanics. The question is though; does this still make for an entertaining game in 2011? Well, I’m going to get to that now as answering that question depends on a ton of other elements."