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A Rough But Fun Cut 3

Metal Gear Rising was announced to an eager and shocked crowd at E3 2009. Since then it briefly appeared at industry events with little to no information. Then it was announced that Platinum games the progenitors of such greats as Bayonetta and Vanquish took over the helm of the project. Among the history of games in development limbo that actually see the light of day the end results usually end up not being so rosy. Thankfully Platinum Games resurrection MGR into something that is w...

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

An insane, silly and joyous experience that pays tribute to Metal Gear in the best possible way 0

MGR always seemed to me to be based on the fight Raiden has with the Gekko's in MGS4 turned into a game and that concept doesn't disappoint.Starting off you begin your quest as a slightly improved Raiden from MGS4, from which the game drops you off at the deep end and it only gets deeper until essentially Raiden is 'reborn' as MGR Raiden. To be honest they seem to have 'cut' right from one version to the other with little pace between, it would have been nice if they had made the progression fr...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Maintaining the action we have come to expect from Platinum, while telling a story that is distinctly Metal Gear. 0

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Xbox360) 2013I can hardly put words to just how it felt to hear that not only was Kojima productions not outright cancelling Metal Gear Solid Rising, but would also be collaborating with Platinum Games to make it happen. Now, years after the first tease to cut what we will, we get out hands on Raiden in his first solo outing, sporting a rather incredibly over the top cyborg body, and swordsmanship that must make his stealthier buddies wet themselves a little. Does...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Metal Gear Rising is a great start of a different Metal Gear series that does its character much justice. 0

Raiden has always been a rather intriguing character. Having been introduced in Metal Gear Solid 2 as a young soldier with a rather turbulent, yet mysterious life he has managed to stir up a lot of controversy amongst the MGS loyalists who were so used to playing as the beloved Solid Snake over the years. That being said, I personally wasn't on this campaign of controversy with Raiden; I'll have to admit that MGS 2 is my personal favorite in the series. One can't deny that his introduction into...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Metal Gear Rising is flawed but fun 0

Rising’s development had been as tumultuous as Raiden himself. Initially presented and perceived as something completely different - through bumpy fail-starts and awkward beginnings, the final product managed to ascertain itself in the Metal Gear fiction and come into it’s own. Yet Revengeance continues to straddle two worlds that are quite at odds with one another.There are no Snakes in this storyThe story loosely follows Metal Gear Solid 4, although you needn’t have played any of the previo...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Fast paced, exciting, fun, and way over the top. All is right with the world. 0

This game made me buy a ps3. That's how much I wanted this game. I never really was much into Metal Gear Solid, i found it to be super cheesy without a lot of action. But this game has pulled me into it something fierce. Now I'm interested in finding out the backstory of all these characters, and wanting to know more about cyborgs and how they came to be a popular thing.is that 250 characters enough?...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A very silly, very fun take on the Metal Gear universe. 0

I have kind of a weird relationship with the Metal Gear series. I don't consider the games to be masterpieces, but I do enjoy them, just probably not in the way Hideo Kojima, the series creator intended. The world he creates takes itself so seriously that it seems completely out of place whenever something silly happens. Yet I still remain a 'sort-of fan' of the Metal Gear games, primarily because I wanted to see how far-out and crazy the series will get. A lot of parts of the story makes me gr...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Slice of Raiden: Rising Above Most Side Stories 0

As a franchise, Metal Gear Solid is not afraid of compressing a wealth of exposition in their games, even those considered to be side stories. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance tells a short (but dense) story of what happened to MGS2 protagonist and MGS4 sidekick Raiden some years after the events of MGS4, though it does so in a very different style than other entries in the franchise. It is a third-person character action game, in a similar gameplay vein of developer Platinum Games’s Bayonetta, bu...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Sugar and Slice and Everything Diced. 0

The more I play video games and reflect upon them, the more I realize I have two passions: games that tell a beautiful tale of deep emotion and games that are, for lack of a better phrase, BATSH*T INSANE. I'd hope you can tell which category Metal Gear Rising may just fit in. Let me tell you about the best part of this game: ZANDATSU. The amount of power this game quirk provides the player is astounding. Maybe you can't cut everything, but you can certainly cut enough to your heart's content. Di...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Metal Gear, but not as you know it 0

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is an odd beast. While the name will be familiar to many, Kojima’s Metal Gear franchise has been with us now for 25 years, and in that time it’s cemented it’s place as the definition of a stealth game. However, when Konami announced that Revengeance would be an action title, and that development would be handled by Platinum Games, that made sure people sat up and took notice. Platinum of course have quite the reputation for hack ‘n’ slash action titles, most recen...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Some fun, exciting combat systems in a short, repetitive game 0

The history of Metal Gear Rising makes for a potentially suspect final product. It was shown at E3 2010 to modest praise and then was promptly forgotten about (by both Konami and fans) for years. When it was announced that Platinum was taking over development, some people were worried about the strength of the product. Platinum’s track record is quite good, but how would they handle this game that was unceremoniously dumped into their laps? While it is pretty obvious in a few places that Metal G...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Mr Lightning Bolt, I'm ready for my close-up. 0

Metal Gear has been an important part of the video game industry for a long time. It debuted in 1987 on the MSX2 with the very first Metal Gear. Though it is fair to say that the series did not find its strive until 1998 with the debut of Metal Gear Solid. It reinvented the stealth action genre and how we look upon storytelling in video games. That was then, today Metal Gear has evolved into something almost absurd. It has a massive following and I do mean massive. Which makes the fact that Meta...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Cut Off at the Knees 0

The history of the game once known as Metal Gear Solid: Rising is fascinating. When Kojima Productions Raiden-focused MGS spinoff ran into development troubles, it was passed along to Platinum Games to apply their over the top character action specialties. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance fuses both development house’s sensibilities into a whole that only offers hints at their respective strengths while highlighting the deficiencies of each and the inherent problems that result when you bring them...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Metal Gear Rising is a well crafted, short, and somewhat disappointing entry into the Metal Gear mythos. 0

Metal Gear Rising finally makes it's way to home consoles after some development hell, but thankfully, it isn't quite the letdown as Aliens: Colonial Marines was. The new game set in the Metal Gear universe has you playing as Raiden, and is a straight up action game. Think of more in the vein of Ninja Gaiden then Devil May Cry. You'll hack n' slash your way through eight different levels, all of which include boss battles to some degree. The final boss battle is extremely epic, not quite the le...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A short review for a short game. 2

This is a really short review for a really short game.Dull characters, forgettable plot.Uninspired, bland environments.Excellent combat system.Parrying in combat is the coolest thing ever."Zandatsu" is gimmicky but satisfying.Awful camera.The WORST soundtrack.Solid localization/writing!Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was a game I scarcely enjoyed. That said, I think it is a mostly well made game and I recommend to anyone looking for a solid action game. I can't help but feel like I would have enj...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Revengeance is a stylish and exceptional top class piece of gaming. 0

Watching Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance move through its development process has been quite a ride since the game was first announcement back at E3 2009. Originally, the game began as Metal Gear Solid: Rising and was flaunted with this new mechanic of being able to cut in any direction you wanted. As time passed on from its E3 unveiling, Metal Gear Solid: Risingwas absent from events and no one knew what was going on; this was because Kojima Productions were finding it hard to design the game ar...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Best Surprise of 2013 0

Platinum Games, the studio behind Metal Gear Rising, is no stranger to high-excitement hack and slash. One of the members of the development studio, Hideki Kamiya, is known for directing Devil May Cry, and Bayonetta. Metal Gear Rising was not directed by Hideki, but it takes influence from some of his games, while crafting a unique and extremely entertaining combat system. The game is challenging, but not to the point of being unforgiving, as a well placed slice can replenish your life bar. Parr...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A cybernetic ninja and his robot dog save the world. 0

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a part of the Metal Gear series, but where those games focused on stealth and espionage Rising focuses on fast paced action and slashing up tons of enemies. But I was surprised to find that Rising actually feels a lot like a Metal Gear Solid game, which at times I wished it didn't. The story of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is set after the events of MGS4. You play as Raiden, who is now working for Maverick a Private Military Company. His company and himself ar...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Give War a Chance 0

Metal Gear. The name alone conjures up images of giant mechs, cardboard boxes, and generally confusing plot-lines (Nanomachines, right?). Kojima Productions’ critically acclaimed franchise has been lauded as a great stealth gaming experience, and while it does have its issues, the series has maintained a high degree of quality throughout (Metal Gear Acid notwithstanding).To say Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance had a troubled development process would be an understatement. The game was initially ca...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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