The game is surprisingly good, and is a damned faithful game, and in more ways than I originally anticipated. I myself did a lengthy review on Bionic Commando here
about a week ago; check it out if you want some more data.
The game is damned solid, and worth checking out - if only because we're never
going to see another title like Rearmed
unless this game does well enough, and that
pisses me off. So many of the game's shortcomings stem from the aforementioned time constraints/budget issues, and it shows.
Capcom pushed hard for an early release date, and it shows - the game isn't as polished as it could be, wraps up on a cliffhanger. There was a lot that was cut from the game last-minute due to Capcom's repeated budget-slashes and timeframe changes. At the last minute, adding insult to injury, the game's production and advertising budgets were slashed to horrendously low levels. Grin only managed to make up for it with some sneaky and surprisingly subtle product placement.
A lot of the game's shortcomings are purportedly scheduled to be fixed with DLC, including new multiplayer maps, and challenge rooms.
this is true.
On the other hand, Multiplayer is pure chaos
and absolutely win.
Anyone who tells you otherwise is completely insane.