Our reviewer Joe has made a full in depth review of Konami’s new twin-stick shooter “Contra: Rogue Corps“.
Perhaps the less said about story the better – which seemed to be Konami’s mantra when it came to Rogue Corps’ narrative. Taking place vaguely after the excellent Contra III (which still stands as one of my favourite titles of all time), we see a bunch of misfits ducking into an alien-overrun city to scrap together some goodies for what is left of the human race. This foursome includes one of the dullest Arnie clones around, a missle-toting panda, a gentlemanly alien and a survivor of Japanese ritualistic suicide who’s guts have become possessed by an alien who speaks through her self-inflicted sword wound – questionably titled ‘Ms Harakiri‘. Subtle, these stereotypes are not, and yet I fell for them anyway