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Posted by Nottle

@blimble said:

This type of game is meant to be played multiple times through on higher difficulty and trying to get the highest score possibles. That time it tells you at the end also doesn't include the amount of times you retry as you died. the game also has a load of VR missions to do and more coming (which might already be out and be free but don't quote me on those).

A lot of people in these comments seem to be missing these points

@cptbedlam said:

@rolanthas said:

@icemael: yup, and to be precise, DMC 1 can be comfortably finished in around 2 hours on your first playthrough ( and skipping all the scenes), and that was the meatiest action game of its time content wise.

and this genre, character action if you will, is all about the replays. you shouldn't really bother with any game in this genre if you're just playing a game once and never touch it again. that's just not how they're made.

Granted, it's been a while since I've finished DMC1 but it definitely took me a lot longer than 2 hours (even without cutscenes). The numerous boss fights alone are longer than that.

I don't know about 1 but 3 can be cleared in 3-4 hours

People need to realize how that timer works and that action games are never that long if they are doing their job right. God of War 1, DMC1, Vanquish, viewtiful Joe, Gears of War and DMC3 can all be cleared in just a few hours somewhere around 6 hours is the average. Did you see how long it took for Brad to clear missions in DMC1? Some took him 4 minutes.

These games aren't meant to be these 40 hour long Assassins Creed games that drag because the devs don't come up with cool things to do, they are meant to be focused, replayable, fun, and exciting. There is nothing wrong with paying full price for a game that delivers rock hard mechanics.

Posted by super2j

I am a fan of Platinum and Metal gear!!!! So I will def get this when it gets cheap... for now DMC is next up on my list.

Posted by Ares42

@nottle: 16 hours ? All I know is that I can't think of any game like this that I've beaten in one afternoon on my first playthrough. According to HLTB most of these type of games have an average of 10+ hours for a normal main story playthrough.

Posted by JackSukeru



Edited by FoxMulder

I love MGS, so I will definately pick this up when it's cheaper!

Edited by darkcargio

This game seems pretty cool, but 4 hours is not enough for me to spend regular price on it.

Edited by Nihilius

I'm not a fan of Hack and Slash games and it looks like this won't change my mind.

Posted by mnzy

@dannyglover said:

Did it seem like Brad was going to say that the strung up balls Raiden takes for life looked like anal beads?

They did appear to be dangling from that man's buttocks when he asked, so yes.

They looked like a dick is what I thought he meant.

Posted by LegendaryChopChop

And now I hope Devil May Cry talk ends and is replaced by this.

Posted by Mezmero

A cornered fox is more dangerous than a Jackal. That will be the last time I watch videos in HD on the site. The framerate is awful on my PC not sure what's going on. Obviously want to play this and the next Metal Gear game. Not sure if I'm willing to pony up a full 60 for what is essentially a side story. Love me some Platinum games and Metal Gear craziness but you know what? Let's just say the economy is rough now. Thanks for the video.

Posted by 49th

Oh shit, that pole arm! Damn, that's cool.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

The perfect rental. I'll take advantage of that while I still can.

Posted by mancopter

YESSSSSSSSSS. Cannot wait to get home and play this.

Posted by Daftasabat

Metal Gear Gaiden, 4 hours is not value for money. Really surprised at the score

Posted by kennybaese

I feel like this is a game that I will buy in a couple months for $20 and spend a weekend enjoying.

Posted by Draxyle

Okay, this looks pretty decent. It wasn't what I wanted out of Metal Gear, but this seems like a quality enough side story.

I will admit though, I've never been a fan of "mecha" Raiden. I thought he was perfectly fine in MGS2, and I felt like MGS4 stole away anything interesting about his personality. They kinda went too far in the wrong direction to "compensate" for his weakness in MGS2. The gravely voice he's trying to pull off is just silly too.

Posted by President_Barackbar

I never understood why people liked Metal Gear. It all seems so silly to me.

what about the Crysis QL and review??

Jeff mentioned on Tumblr that they did not send out advanced copies to outlets that didn't attend a multiplayer event that they held some months ago.

Posted by OfficeGamer

What is up with Brad lately? Why doesn't he let Jeff SPEAK?

Posted by sickVisionz

I was iffy on this game but this quick look sealed the deal in about 50 seconds. Not sure if I'll buy at $60 but probably $40.

Posted by SpecDotSign

I love how Brad always shuns PS3 versions of games. Bayonetta was an exemption. Vanquish, Anarchy Reigns and Revengeance were all lead PS3 games and run great.

Posted by Pop

I love a good character action game even though I have no idea what's happening in the story. This looks pretty fun.

Posted by CptBedlam

I love how Brad always shuns PS3 versions of games. Bayonetta was an exemption. Vanquish, Anarchy Reigns and Revengeance were all lead PS3 games and run great.

According to Digitalfoundry, the PS3 version of MGR has some performance issues. Cutscenes look a bit sharper than on 360 though.


Posted by Gaff

Tis but a scratch!

Posted by Slay3r1583

Well I'm sold. I wonder if I'll be able to enjoy/understand the story though. I've never been able to get into Metal Gear before.

Posted by MeatSim

This game seems to be the embodiment of style over substance, but it doesn't get much more stylish then this.

Posted by flasaltine

Why do the bodies and blood disappear after 3 seconds? This game could have been so much cooler. Also the graphics are shit. Look at that police car model.

Edited by John1912

Yea, this game just doesnt look good to me. Combat looks like shit. There doesnt seem to be a lot of impact to anything. Swinging a nerf bat.

Posted by Toxin066

I'm more of a Platinum fan than a Metal Gear fan, and like Jeff was saying, this might be a bit shallow for me. I'll definitely check it out, but I don't see it sitting in my gaming Pantheon with Bayonetta and Vanquish.

Edited by Krakn3Dfx

I didn't see any watermelons being sliced up by Raiden.

That's bait and switch yo.

Posted by R3DT1D3

4 hours is one sitting on a weekend. Jeff's gotten so cynical with his standards.

Posted by StoffInator

I can certainly live with out the crappy music during combat.

Edited by Crushed

Just worth noting that Jeff is slightly wrong about the difficulty settings. There's five, not four settings. "Normal" is actually the second easiest mode. Hard, Very Hard, and Revengeance difficulties are where the game becomes way more difficult, changes up enemy attacks, placements, and patterns, and punishes the sort of button mashing Jeff was talking about. Reviews and impressions from people who started on Hard mode said that it took them 7-10 hours to beat the game, not 4 hours.

Posted by meaninoflife42

The ad that played before this video was for this game. How appropriate.

Posted by kerse

Should I have played MGS4 before this? And for that matter MGS3? I loved 1 and 2 but fell off the wagon after that for some reason, I have 4, but haven't started it yet.

Posted by Rox360

All the talk about the length of this game made me go look at my last Ninja Gaiden playthrough. Close to 11 hours, says my playlist. Possibly with some editing included. And that game just does not get boring, so I definitely have reason to expect a lot of content from a solid action game.

That said, this looks fun enough that I definitely want to pick it up once the price drops a bit (or I get a goddamn job). I knew this from the very first QL and this one just confirms what I thought back then.

Edited by okand

Yes they tell you exactly which arms have the data in them... Notice how the arm was glowing green when in blade mode and the marker while in augmented vision.

I also had enemies fading out at that exact spot and yes the end fight is ridiculous.

Nanomachines, son.

Posted by gramblor

My experience watching video in these quick looks is that the quality starts out okay, though the video hitches up a lot, which is terrible and annoying. Then the quality gets absolutely dreadful, though the hitching stops.

It's not worth it to watch one of these things if the video quality is that bad. A 240p video on Youtube is gorgeous compared to this quick look. I have a 5-6 year old imac, running OS X version 10.6.8 in Firefox.

Edited by Nightfang

Game looks good enough for a buy too me.

Edited by gramblor

TheRealGiantBomb's Youtube channel version of this video is running just fine.

Posted by Curufinwe

The fud about the game being 4 hours long is tiresome.


There has been some negative talk about Revengeance's length. My first play-through was on hard and clocked in at nine hours, the second on very hard at about the same. What is important beyond numbers is that there's no flab - every single level is long, varied and earns its place.

Posted by Matoyak

@kerse said:

Should I have played MGS4 before this? And for that matter MGS3? I loved 1 and 2 but fell off the wagon after that for some reason, I have 4, but haven't started it yet.

You should play MGS3 because it's the best in the series, and a damn fine game just in general, regardless of if it's required for MGR:R. ;)

Posted by Matoyak

@antime said:

You say the game gets weird because it gets cursy? Imagine how weird it would get if instead it got... Swery.

+1, would read again.

Posted by NekuCTR

For those wondering, my best game time sans cut scenes in DmC "hard mode" (Nephilim) is about an hour, and 55 minutes.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Posted by Sanious

I never understood why people liked Metal Gear. It all seems so silly to me.

Really? You don't understand how people like different things?

Posted by leem101

is it me or did kojima do some sick thing were he made his team apologize for the apparent mess that was this game before platinum picked it up, you know rather than him taking responsibility

Edited by eccentrix

Wait, this takes place after MGS4? I thought this was Raiden's gaiden.

Posted by darkmagus517

@evanbower: Raiden, Gaiden, fo Faiden, banana fana fo Faiden...

Posted by videogamesarenotart

this video player is terrible