My brother came over and we played this spiritual success to Contra! Hard Corps: Uprising is crazy!
Hard Corps: Uprising came and went with little fanfare, but that doesn’t mean you should let this Contra: Hard Corps prequel pass you by. As I play through level 3, I also talk about my thoughts on the Contra franchise, my recent fascination with board games and some of my early impressions of Assassin’s Creed IV.
As much as I love the first and third iterations of the franchise, Contra as a whole has way more misses than hits. The franchise has struggled to find new ways to freshen up the formula, especially when it haphazardly forayed into 3D. As a spiritual successor to Contra, Hard Corps: Uprising gives the series an anime twist thanks to the handy work of Arc System Works, who are best known for Guilty Gear and BlazBlue.