Its a tough game, but for all the wrong reasons. Frustration can kill a fun experience and this game proves that well.
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All they had to do was give the Bionic arm a little more "auto aim" for grabbing things and have far more checkpoints throughout the game and this wouldn't have been nearly as big of a mess.
The most frustrating aspect of BC is that you will go through a long series of fights and swinging around, just to have the bionic arm glitch while trying to grab something and bam, you fall to your death and have to start a sometimes 20 minute area of gameplay all over again. This formula gets really old, really fast and basically ruins BC and keeps it from being a really fun game.
I like hard games. Halo on Legendary, Ninja Gaiden, games like this are really fun when the challenge is from tough enemies, not from trying to overcome all the flaws in the sloppy gameplay. BC just feels very clunky and there is seldom any real feeling of fluidness while swinging around. It just feels very messy and broken.
The gunplay is very weak and feels flat. The combat is not fluid nor does it behave in a consistent manner. You can often hit the Y button to start a combo to hit an object up in the air but your character will just swing right through it and you are standing there just getting shot. It really takes away from what could have been a great idea using objects for weapons.
All in all, the game just lacks polish in about every area. The graphics often look nice but there are several spots that stand out as really ugly and jagged. The voice work is lame and the music often doesn't fit the game in the least. The controls are a buggy mess and the combat is too messy leaving you dead from the AI getting really cheap kills throughout the game.
I liked the game enough to finish it, but I was pretty close to smashing my controller at several spots in the game. Especially when I would go through a really long battle just to die by some simple mistake and have to start all over again from very far back in the game. In today's generation of gaming, such a frustrated mess just isn't excusable. Capcom has been really good this gen but this game is a letdown in just about every category.