The first thing to say about Bad Company is "Don't be misled by the box shots". From the pics you'd be forgiven for thinking that this is a Space Harrier clone, but this game is as earthbound as they come.
You control one of a team of eight ruff 'n tuff space commandos who run into a 3D scrolling landscape blasting away at bad guys and completely failing to be involved in anything remotely complex.
This is gaming at its most basic, but it's still reasonably entertaining for five minutes or so, I just doubt if anyone's very likely to ever load it up twice.
It looks fine, it sounds fine, younger players may well enjoy the bonehead zapping content, but ultimately it's a bore.
The Bottom Line
Fairly dull shoot-'em-up with a few funny touches but nothing in the way of involving gameplay. And it's really nothing like Space Harrier either.