Summary: Considering its development its a surprise how close " Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance " comes to its original promise. Whatever state the game was in when it reached Platinum Games, they took all the elements that were there and glued them all expertly into place, and if they found a piece missing they filled it perfectly.
Conclusion: This game is recommended for both Metal Gear fans and hack-and-slash fans. I also recommend it to anyone who simply likes good games, if not necessarily something with any real emotional impact.
Pros: ○ Fast, responsive, challenging swordplay ○ High rate of action ○ VR missions!
Cons: ○ Hokey dialogue and plot ○ Cheap boss fights ○ High heels for Raiden?
Summary: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a good game with a great premise and some solid set pieces, but it is done no favors by a poor camera system and an equally poor targeting system. It would be a shame for such potential to go unrealized, so one can only hope there are plans to address the problems in a post-launch patch.
Excerpt: Through all its iterations over the last 25 years, the Metal Gear series has been about the element of surprise. Whether it was the stealth-driven gameplay that required you to sneak up on enemies or a story filled with twists and betrayals, Konami’s franchise has taught us to expect the unexpected.
Pros: + Insane boss battles and always-fun slicing mechanic make you feel badass., + An excellent cast of characters befitting a
Cons: ? Why can’t Raiden keep his AR visor on while dashing?
Conclusion: Concept: Cyborg ninjas are big with Metal Gear fans, and this game puts one in the starring role
Graphics: Flashy effects and a smooth framerate make the action look amazing, but the level design is dull
Sound: Raiden’s voice performance is wildly inconsistent, like the actor couldn’t choose between four different versions of the character
Playability: The blocking mechanic is cumbersome, and the inability to dodge or switch weapons quickly is frustrating.
Conclusion: Platinum Games knows this hack 'n' slash schtick inside out, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is no exception, drawing upon the developer's experience within the genre. While it's no Bayonetta, Raiden's bloodsoaked outing is a superb action title and one that well deserves a place within the Metal Gear legacy. Fancy a slash? Very much so, yes.