- Summary: Thrilling retro run-and-gun action is back with a vengeance in Hard Corps: Uprising, a new 2D side scroller developed by ARC System Works that pays homage to classic Konami action series. Play as the soldier Bahamut as he begins to write his legend. Battle in the grueling trenches of ArcadeThrilling retro run-and-gun action is back with a vengeance in Hard Corps: Uprising, a new 2D side scroller developed by ARC System Works that pays homage to classic Konami action series. Play as the soldier Bahamut as he begins to write his legend. Battle in the grueling trenches of Arcade mode or the all-new RISING mode, where a life bar and point system allow you to purchase items and upgrades to build your soldier up and achieve ultimate victory. Need help? Partner with a friend to lay down some serious carnage.… Expand
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Apr 7, 2011Hard Corps: Uprising is a treat for fans of the original Contra series. The game pays homage to the older titles in the series while making its own mark with modern additions and improvements. Expect a challenge though as the difficulty level of the game has been turned up to eleven.
Play UKApr 21, 2011A solid challenge. [Issue#204, p.97]
Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)Apr 15, 2011This is for the punishment-addicted only. [May 2011, p.84]
PSM3 Magazine UKMay 10, 2011Just far too slow. [June 2011, p.92]
Nov 8, 2017el juego es agil, los controles sumamente responsivos, los niveles variados, las animaciones y la musica muy inmeresivos y una duracionel juego es agil, los controles sumamente responsivos, los niveles variados, las animaciones y la musica muy inmeresivos y una duracion adecuada. puede parecer dificil al inicio pero empezando por el modo RISING puedes potenciar a tu personaje haciendo el juego mucho mas accesible… Expand
Aug 22, 2014This, and probably Velocity, were the two games for this generation of console I could not put down, in the category of network releasedThis, and probably Velocity, were the two games for this generation of console I could not put down, in the category of network released games, and store released too, honestly. People just weren't making the type of games that I wanted to play for this generation, but then this came out, and I played nothing but this game for, like, 2 months straight.
The fact that Konami choose not to put the Contra label on this game is a bit perplexing, especially since they've been so hard up to revitalize this franchise; I mean, it plays like a Contra game; it takes place in the Contra continuity and it solves all the criticism people had of 4 and Rebirth, which was that those two entries didn't bring anything new to the franchise. And boy does this bring something new. You can play this game like old school Contra, just run and gun, or you can play it in Rising mode, where you can enable all kinds of cool abilities, like a triple air dash, wall run or the especially cool feature to hit enemy bullets back at them with perfect timing; it adds a lot of variety to gameplay; it almost makes it feel like some kind of Contra/Megaman X hybrid; which is awesome, because those are, like, two of the greatest game series ever made.
My complaints about this game are few: firstly, if you died enough times, and trust me, you will, you get infinite continues on Rising and Arcade mode; even if you're a Contra master and you almost never take a hit, you replay this game enough times you're gonna get those infinite continues eventually, whether you like it or not. Granted, the checkpoints where you respawn if you die are few and far between (usually only 2 per level, and the levels are pretty long), so it's not like this feature completely kills the challenge, but it still feels kind of cheap, it definitely makes this feel like one of the easiest Contras. I mean, all the powers you can get in rising can, certainly, make the game easier, but you can turn those off, you can't turn the infinite continues off, or, at least, I haven't figure out how.
Lastly, and this is a small gripe; all additional charactes are paid DLC, nothing unlocks in-game, like in Rebirth, or the original Contra Hard Corps; it seems like they could have had at least one of the 3 dlc characters unlock in game. But, that being said, you will definitely want to shell out the couple of bucks to download Sayuri. She uses a sword, rather then a gun and it's like a completely different game playing as her.
But all in all this is an amazing game; probably my favorite on the Playstation Network. So much variety of gameplay and replayability. I've probably beaten this game, at least 50 times and I always find a new excuse to play it. Currently I'm trying to play through every level with all action chips enabled getting from start to boss without taking a hit or letting go of the dash-run button.… Expand
Jan 4, 2014This is one of my top played games on the PS3
Hand Drawn 2D Sprites. Melodic Metal. Perfect control. Varied levels. Creative bosses.This is one of my top played games on the PS3
Hand Drawn 2D Sprites.
Need I say more?… Expand
Oct 17, 2016Je l'ai super PS3 et sur X360.
les deux sont pareils, pas de version meilleure que l'autre.
ça c'est pour commencé. Sinon le jeu estJe l'ai super PS3 et sur X360.
les deux sont pareils, pas de version meilleure que l'autre.
ça c'est pour commencé.
Sinon le jeu est beau, j'adore la touche graphique de Daisuke Ishiwatari. Vraiment, c'est chouette ce style animé dans un run & gun.
Malgré sa difficulté connue, il reste accessible à tous.
Le mode uprising permet de délobquer des ""crédits" dans le jeu, pour améliorer les personnages.
Ainsi, le jeu devient progressivement de plus en plus accessible.
Les personnages sont donc de plus en plus puissant, ils encaissent de mieux en mieux, et on a de plus e plus de "continus".
Moralité, si le morde Arcade est difficile et demande de bons reflexes et de s'y reprendre plusieurs fois pour mémoriser les pièges, le mode Uprising lui permet de "démocratiser" le jeu.
les deux persos principaux se vallent, choisissez entre un garçon ou une fille. Un trophée dispo pour l'un et l'autre, donc à refaire si vous voulez tous les succès.
les persos des dlc sont eux assez différents.
entre les persos, le mode arcade, les améliorations à acheter, le mode uprising ...
Le jeu a une sérieuse réplay value, et en plus jouable à deux en co-op locale.
C'est un excellent Run & Gun, un vrai successeur des "Contrat", que je trouves vraiment excellent, bien produit, bien fini, un vrai bon jeu pour fan du genre et aussi pour les non-initiés.
Sans oublié, l'OST !!!
Mais quelle OST, c'est simple, je l'ai toujours dans mon lecteur Mp3(mon tel si vous préférez).
La bande son est vraiment géniale, du métal prog instumental de bon goût, bien joué, bien écrit.
Un chef d'oeuvre du genre à mon avis, et un coup de cœur certain pour moi !… Expand
Apr 28, 2011Dear God in heaven this one is a hard nut to crack. It's almost obscene how hard this game is (at first). And here is the deal: "at first".Dear God in heaven this one is a hard nut to crack. It's almost obscene how hard this game is (at first). And here is the deal: "at first". Once you play Hard Corps: Uprising in its "Rising Mode" you aquire points which can later be spent to turn down the difficulty a little. And you do this in many ways: upgrading weapons, increasing health bars, adding extra lives and so on. There is something very addictive about this game that makes you come back for more, to fight it and, most of all, defeat it. It is so rewarding when you beat a boss that seemed impossible to be beaten before... My only complaint is its checkpoint system. It is not fair to die in the last seconds of a stage just to be sent to its middle and do it all over again. For hardcore gamers, yes. But not for hardcore gamers, only. There is tons of fun to be had even for the most casual gamer. It is one of my must-buy downloadable games.… Expand
Jun 2, 2011PSM3 Magazine UK obviously never found the run button... wow, bet they played it loads... not..... this game is as fast as you make it, ifPSM3 Magazine UK obviously never found the run button... wow, bet they played it loads... not..... this game is as fast as you make it, if your good then you can run around lots... its a very hard game but not in a bad way, the upgrade system keeps you coming back for more punishment but its still enjoyable. the style and graphics are my favourite part about the game.… Expand
Mar 29, 2012This game is fine and fun at times. If you can get a partner online or local, it'll be a blast! But if you don't it can be boring, so I'veThis game is fine and fun at times. If you can get a partner online or local, it'll be a blast! But if you don't it can be boring, so I've decided to give this game a 7. Get this game if you want, it's a downloadable, so don't expect much, just expect this as a more futuristic type of Metal Slug.… Expand