Hard Corps is a grueling, 2D, side-scrolling, bullet-hell of a shoot-'em-up and exactly what the Xbox Live Arcade needs. In a world of gamers gone soft, it is incredibly unforgiving in a way that makes you appreciate each step of the journey that you're able to complete.
+Solid game mechanics
+Ability to upgrade your character's abilities/weapons through Uprising Mode
+Strong sense of accomplishment for any progress in the game
-Very high learning curve
-Not a whole lot of help with the platforming
-Difficult for someone to jump into
-Not a game with 'wide-appeal'
The one good thing about the over-saturation of video game/movie titles has become that there is truth in advertising these days. Starting back with Snakes On A Plane, the necessity to start naming media based on what it is, rather than a really super-cool sounding title with no attachment has become more and more prevalent. Still though, there are periods in time when a catch title can lead one to question what is in store.