Neo Contra is far from being the worst game in the Contra series. It still maintains the same core gameplay as previous entries with one major change that is essentially the cause for all of the backlash.
In keeping with the same core gameplay as previous games, Contra: Shattered Soldier is a brutally difficult fast-paced and action packed side scrolling shooter that will test your patience.
Not a bad tactical shooter but flawed in many regards. Being a PlayStation 2, exclusive, it doesn’t quite reach the potential it aims for.