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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
2 September 2013
Summary: Four years following the events of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots , the world is still recovering from the fall of the War Economy, a program created to ensure a constant level of conflict on the globe for the purposes of profit and control. In the aftermath, the cyborg soldiers of the private military companies which functioned as the lifeblood for this system were cast into the wind, searching for a purpose now that the wars they were built to fight no longer...
Take a Slice out of the MGS Franchise With Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
7 March 2013
Conclusion: Revengeance is one of those rare games that manages to completely change the way you feel about something you love. If fans were told that the next Metal Gear game was an action-based hack-and-slash, they would have surely scoffed at the mere notion. However, once you get your hands on the game, you’ll see it changes everything.
Excerpt: Hideo Kojima has declared that he is comfortable with third-party developers creating spin-offs and side story titles centered in his Metal Gear universe, but would have to maintain complete control over the core titles. With Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’s release, fans of the series now have the first example of what Kojima is talking about.
Excerpt: If you watched any of Raiden's fight scenes in Metal Gear Solid 4, you probably wanted to play that game. Sure, sneaking around as Snake is always fun, but watching Raiden slice and dice Gekkos was a whole different level of impressive. Well, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is that game. Rising started life as Metal Gear Solid Rising, a melon slicing simulator by Kojima Productions, which never managed to actually become a proper game.
Excerpt: The development of what was once called Metal Gear Solid: Rising has been a tumultuous one. First announced at E3 2009, Rising was shown in a simple teaser trailer with a tagline of 'Lightning Bolt Action,' and stating that 'Raiden is back.' We didn't see much of it for a year and the game was originally cancelled back in 2010. But the following year, Hideo Kojima requested the services of Platinum Games to work on the title again.
Excerpt: Due to its lengthy development time and a few other bumps in the road, Metal Gear Rising had a good chance becoming a complete disaster. Instead, it once again proves that Platinum is the best in the business at action-focused games. Thanks to its brilliant mechanics, both new and old, Revengeance is one of the best examples of how to take a franchise in a different direction, while still maintaining many of the things that made it so memorable to begin with.
Excerpt: Anyway you look at it, Revengeance is an undeniably silly, somewhat stupid subtitle for the latest chapter in the Metal Gear saga. But Rising doesn’t want to be the new Solid. It wants to put you in firm control of the absurd, to feel the adrenaline you felt watching Gray Fox in action in The Twin Snakes , or even Raiden in Guns of the Patriots .
Conclusion: Revengeance only falters in its overall length. There's plenty of replay value, of course, but this is one of the rare times when gameplay can't quite overcome the lack of a meaty core experience. Still, this is a game not to be missed, folks.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review - 'Swordplay has never been this much fun'
19 February 2013
Summary: Once again Platinum Games conjures up an action-packed masterpiece. Swordplay has never been this much fun.
Pros: Captivating cut-scenes and cinematic sequences, Blade Mode adds an innovative new mechanic to the hack 'n slash combat, The frenetic pace and challenging enemy encounters can be exhilarating at times
Cons: Generic level design, Shifting camera angles can leave you disorientated during combat
Excerpt: Snake’s tale came to a close in Guns of the Patriots, but apparently, there’s no shortage of aspiring power-hungry tyrants in the Metal Gear world. Enter Raiden, the cyborg ninja that everybody loved to hate back when he starred in Sons of Liberty. Taking the criticism to heart, Konami’s managed to rehabilitate his image over the years. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance marks the return of Raiden and with it a refreshing new style courtesy of developer Platinum Games.