Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a Cut Above

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Given that Kojima Productions couldn’t turn Metal Gear Rising into an actual game, I’m kind of surprised that Platinum Games (makers of Bayonetta) were able to take the basic premise of “Raiden slices stuff up” and make a pretty kick-ass title.

Taking place about four years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4, Raiden is back in his cyborg body, working for Maverick Enterprises. A surprise attack on a convoy he’s protecting leads to him adopting an even more powerful cyborg frame and vowing to get revengeance on those who wronged him (such as Jetstream Sam, and yes, that face is even better when you see it in-game).

Revengeance is a serious departure from the stealth-oriented gameplay of the MGS titles; when you hear the iconic Alert sound “!”, you know it’s time to leap into action, as opposed to running and hiding. Raiden can chop up foes with a light or heavy attack, and you can use the new Zan-Datsu mode to slice foes open and steal their spines, which allows you to heal yourself on the fly (more accurately it’s a container of repairing nano-paste as opposed to a spine, but that doesn’t sound as cool).

Admittedly, I’m having a lot more fun with Revenageance than I thought I would. These types of beat-em-ups aren’t usually my cup of tea, but Metal Gear Rising is so bonkers I can’t help but be drawn in. I did reach a pretty serious road-block last night with some enemies that run counter to the mechanics that you’ve been taught up to that point, but I’m eager to jump back in. Has anyone else played Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance? What do you think? Anyone going to pick it up?

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5 thoughts on “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a Cut Above”

  1. I’ve not had much interest in it yet, but I’d really like to hear what anyone here thinks.

  2. I was completely uninterested in this game until all the reviews started praising it. It seems so off the wall that I might have to try it out once it inevitably drops in price.

  3. I’m on my second playthrough at the moment and I’m loving the game. The soundtrack has to be the best part, especially boss tracks. Everyone seems divided on the music though.

  4. I’m only a few hours in, and i gotta say im kinda loving it so far. The game is so ridiculously over the top and coupled with the awesome tunes I just can’t not enjoy it.
    The demo definitely did the game a disservice in my opinion (I was pretty underwhelmed by it too), well worth the buy while on sale Anthony :).

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