Metal Gear Rising

Metal Gear Rising

Revengeance

Video Game - 2013 | PlayStation 3 (PS3).
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"Metal Gear Solid Rising Revengeance is set in the near future where cyborg technology has become commonplace throughout society. As the world plunges further into asymmetric warfare, the only path that leads Raiden forward is rooted in resolving his past, and carving through anything that stands in his way"--Gamespot.com.
Publisher: El Segundo, CA : Konami Digital Entertainment, [2013]
Edition: PlayStation 3 (PS3).
Copyright Date: ©2013
Characteristics: 1 blu-ray disc :,sound, color ;,12 cm. +,1 booklet.

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Mar 08, 2013

If Hideo Kojima was no longer around to make Metal Gear games through his amazing direction, ideas and excellent story creation, I honestly think that the franchise will be in good hands. It would take some time but Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is a great start. It’s not perfect and definitely not on the same level as past Metal Gear games starring Solid Snake but it is enough to show us a big step has been taken toward creating a Kojimaless, for lack of a better word, Metal Gear game. With Kojima not fully involved with this game everything feels like a simplified and less memorable version of a true Metal Gear game but we must remember this is a spin off game. In Metal Gear Rising, Raiden is working as a body guard for a president. The president is kidnapped and killed under his watch and Raiden is also severely injured in the process. He then seeks out revenge on the group that wronged him. That whole “I got vengeance on my mind” type deal. Pretty simple and nothing complicated. The first thing that stands out in this game is the combat. From the time this game was first announced it was a well-known fact that combat will be the most important aspect because of how the game takes a totally different approach from stealth. And it really shows. 99% of this game is non-stop action. Of course there is the occasional cut scene but not as lengthy as other Metal Gear games. Your main weapon is a sword and you can really do a lot of damage with it. You can literally cut enemies into 100s of pieces, heads, limbs, torsos, hands you name it. Many enemies are also robotic or “Metal Gear” type enemies. It is an absolute blood fest. All this action is very satisfying, especially since we saw Raiden with his amazing moves in Metal Gear Solid 4 and wished he was a playable character. Well people, he is now and it is quite exciting. There are still stealth elements in this game i.e. sneaking up on someone and disposing of them accordingly. But if you get caught you aren’t in as bad a position as you would be in previous Metal Gear games. So the player is given a choice in that they can choose the stealthy approach or a more action oriented approach and decimate their enemies. Personally I would choose the action oriented approach any chance I get. Raiden’s powers, abilities and weapons can also be upgraded from experience points gathered at each level. And the upgrades really do make a difference. You can dish out extra damaged, increase your health bar, learn new moves etc. The game runs incredible smooth even with a lot of action on the screen. I was worried that there would be a lot of frame rate issues but surprisingly there were none. The soundtrack is also really good because it goes well with the action based gameplay. The highest points for the music are during the boss battles. It’s those moments where the music really gets you in the mood to destroy enemies. One thing I would also like to mention and this not a negative point by any means but the game is incredibly difficult even on normal mode. The boss battles are very tough and require you to actually learn the proper moves. For examples parrying is a move that I recommend learning very early on because if you don’t your enemies can do a lot of damage. You can’t just button mash you way through bosses and tougher enemies like the cyborgs that look like gorillas. There are moments where you might want to give up but you shouldn’t. This game is very challenging but overall a great experience. There is not much else after you finish the main story, except the VR missions and some difficulty levels. This game is recommended!

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