I am always confused when really old style game mecanics get such amazing reviews by so many review sites. I am clearly in the camp that nostalgia isn't good enough for a game to be fun.
The gameplay for me is frustrating and awkward. The difference fire rope and swing, fire rope swing and let go, fire rope swing, hit wall and bounce a mile into some deadly spikes is too small.
The fact that this amazing Commando can only aim horizontaly (at 90 degrees) and can not jump seems perplexing. The story is non existent. The graphics look ok, at best (not that i care too much about graphics when good gameplay is present.)
All in all, certain games should remain in the past. This is for people looking for a challenge and who are willing to learn a frustrating, antiquated, control system. Almost any new game is better than this. Gave up after 3.4 hours of playing. 3/10
P.S. Doesn't even work out out of the box. Needs the manual searching and installation of old PHYSx drivers to even get into this. Poor.