UGO: Bionic Commando Rearmed Hands-on Preview

UGO writes: "With all the downloadable classic games we have available to us, be it through XBLA, the Wii Virtual Console, even the PSN Store for that matter, I can't get past the fact that downloading old games ends up feeling bittersweet more often than it fosters my enthusiasim for times gone by. Really, the only fondness that I have for titles like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dig Dug comes from the memories I have of playing them as a youth. It's no surprise that my patience with successive re-releases is increasingly waning. I look at release list after release list and find myself barely skimming over those so-called golden oldies. I don't have a reason to go back to those games, I already created my relationship with them. To get me to really go back, I've got to be able to glean something new from the experience, and that's what has me so excited about Bionic Commando: Rearmed.

Already, I know that the day this game releases I'll be happily dropping my money for the two-decade old side-scroller. It's strange to say this so strongly, but Capcom has really taught me a thing or two about what a proper re-release should be in this day and age. Sure the updated graphics are pretty, really pretty, but the game is not just some precision facelift. It's more like a soul lift."

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