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Contra Rogue Corps demo available now on Switch eShop, PSN, & XBL

DragonQuarter

Member
Nov 8, 2017
149
Not gonna lie, I enjoyed the Switch demo but the resolution is REALLY, really low and everything looks way too blurry. Gonna have to see how it looks on PS4.
 

Sander VF

The Fallen
Oct 28, 2017
8,581
Tbilisi, Georgia
If the game didn't look like ass and didn't have the weapon cooldown mechanic and the very notcable input lag, it would've a been a servicable top down shooter.

Beats me why you'd bother with it when the likes of Assault Android Cactus are around though.
 
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eXistor

Member
Oct 27, 2017
4,487
I played the Switch demo for maybe 5 minutes (undocked). I don't think I've ever seen so much input-lag in a game before. It's borderline unplayable.
 

VariantX

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,585
Columbia, SC
I just realized this game is coming out on the 24th... holy fuck sticks Batman. This game can actually be a hell of a lot better...but It needs a lot more time than its getting. Like its coming out hot without the polish and optimization passes games are supposed to get at the end of the development cycle. Is Konami pulling an EA and just pushing this one out the door before its fully done??
 

Duxxy3

Member
Oct 27, 2017
7,050
USA
I just realized this game is coming out on the 24th... holy fuck sticks Batman. This game can actually be a hell of a lot better...but It needs a lot more time than its getting. Like its coming out hot without the polish and optimization passes games are supposed to get at the end of the development cycle. Is Konami pulling an EA and just pushing this one out the door before its fully done??
Yes. They absolutely are.
 

IamFlying

Member
Apr 6, 2019
419
If the game didn't look like ass and didn't have the weapon cooldown mechanic and the very notcable input lag, it would've a been a servicable top down shooter.

Beats me why you'd bother with the likes of Assault Android Cactus around though.
It's not even in the same league as Assault Android Cactus. AAC is graphically and technically a flawless game on Switch.
 

justiceiro

Member
Oct 30, 2017
4,017
Wow, this game is kinda of achievement of being perfect for switch because playing on anything else you feel bad for speding 300+ bucks to play a game that looks like this, but with switch lite, it doesnt hurt so bad, and the smaller screen decieve you on thinking the game doest really looks as bad as actually does. Is there a term of this?
 

Dphex

Member
Oct 27, 2017
6,992
Cologne, Germany
I played through the demo this morning on Switch docked and quite enjoyed it.

Yea the resolution is low and everything looks a bit muddy and smeared on my 4K set, but it plays well.
it plays well? it has input lag from here to the moon...

Wow, this game is kinda of achievement of being perfect for switch because playing on anything else you feel bad for speding 300+ bucks to play a game that looks like this, but with switch lite, it doesnt hurt so bad, and the smaller screen decieve you on thinking the game doest really looks as bad as actually does. Is there a term of this?
Autosuggestion?

:-)
 

Durden

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
3,536
So uhhh...I really like this. Don’t know exactly what it is, but it hits a lot of pleasure points in my brain.

No denying the visuals though. I played the demo in handheld mode on Switch and god damn was it blurry. I’m typically not very sensitive to that kind of stuff either. But as far as the style/general blocky-ness of it all, I don’t mind that stuff at all. I actually dig the crazy over the top style.

If they can optimize the game a bit more and depending on what the rest of the content is (the trailer after the demo looked really promising), I’m there for sure. Otherwise I’ll wait for a sale. Either way I definitely see myself picking this up at some point.
 

Selina

Gotham's Finest
Member
Oct 28, 2017
3,302
This game looks really ugly even on a Pro and sounds it too, but it's got this charm that I don't get games from much these days, like some '90s shoot-em-up that I'd find on a demo disc.
 

ShinobiBk

Member
Dec 28, 2017
6,890
I'm hoping there's some type of Kotaku like expose on this shit show.
I'm so sure this is that game they announced at E3 ages ago with no further mention and they had initially cancelled it cause it was so shitty and then revived it cause of the success of the Switch.

I need to know when development began. I refuse to believe this was built for current gen consoles.
 

Seik

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,445
Québec City
Just played it during lunch time.

Honestly I thought it was fun, but at the same time, very distant from the usual Contra experience (duh).

Thing is, Konami did something similar with Neo Contra, and it was awesome, but at least Neo Contra was sporting a nice artstyle where this one....doesn't really look good. Perhaps it's because I'm playing on Switch? I should try it on my PS4 Pro later....

Anyway, I'm still intrigued, curious to play more, not sure it's a day 1 though.
 

rawhide

Member
Oct 28, 2017
2,241
I'm hoping there's some type of Kotaku like expose on this shit show.
I'm so sure this is that game they announced at E3 ages ago with no further mention and they had initially cancelled it cause it was so shitty and then revived it cause of the success of the Switch.

I need to know when development began. I refuse to believe this was built for current gen consoles.
That teaser from years ago was heavily rumored to be connected to MercurySteam, the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow studio, ie nothing to do with this game.
 

JigglesBunny

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
6,957
Chicago
I haven’t had time to play the demo yet but is the input lag only on Switch or every version? I can stomach a lot of technical failings but input lag isn’t doable for me.
 

eddiemunstr

Member
Jan 20, 2019
348
Its such a shame this game turned out the way it has, I was interested in it since it seemed fun. Does any know of any other notable contra/metal slug style games released in the last few years besides blazing chrome? I might just pick up a few of those instead with the money I would have used on this.
 

Drencrom

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,520
SWE
I'm genuinely interested in this game, but I really don't understand why it's $40...
We still have no idea how "big" this game even is. Could be a 4 hour arcade style campaign for all we know at this point, because they haven't said or shown anything that says it's a $40 game.