I wish I had bought the game back when it came out on GBC. Somehow I missed out on that one all together. It is a sweet game though and I see while it has all this praise heeped on it.
Or should I say armed? Though I was privy to playing most of the classic NES games back when I was a kid, I allowed Bionic Commando to slip by. I actually did rent the game, but, as a kid with little patience, was not very adept at its no-jump-and-use-the-bionic-arm-instead mechanic and gave up on it pretty fast.
That is why I am glad Capcom and Grin decided to bring it back in an updated form on XBL Arcade. First there was the awesome Braid last week and now BC:Rearmed! I have been thoroughly enjoying it so far. Being a much more experienced gamer at this point, the bionic arm mechanic did not take too long to catch on to. I look forward to plowing through it and preparing myself for the sequel that is coming out later this fall (I think?), which equally looks awesome. If you buy Rearmed, be sure to check out the exclusive trailer for the new game that is in the "Database" section of Rearmed.