METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE
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Developed by Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory with an all-new action experience. The game seamlessly melds pure action and epic story-telling that surrounds Raiden – a child soldier transformed into a half-human, half-cyborg ninja who uses his High Frequency katana blade to cut through any thing that stands in his vengeful path!
A huge success on both Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE comes to PC with all the famed moves and action running within a beautifully-realised HD environment.
This new PC version includes all three DLC missions: Blade Wolf, Jetstream, and VR Missions, in addition to all customized body upgrades for Raiden, including: White Armor, Inferno Armor, Commando Armor, Raiden’s MGS4 body, and the ever-popular Cyborg Ninja.
"CUTSCENES" option added to the Main Menu. Play any and all cutscenes.
"CODECS" option added to the Main Menu. Play all and any codec conversation scenes.
Menu option added to the CHAPTER Menu enabling user to play only the Boss battles.
"GRAPHIC OPTIONS" added to the OPTIONS Menu. Modify resolution, anti-aliasing, etc. There is an option reading "ZANGEKI" that will modify the amount of cuts you can make.
Nice hack and slash spin offsmilzoboboz | Jan. 12, 2015 | See all smilzoboboz's reviews »
Really nice hack and slash focused entirely on pure combat with one of the smartest combat techniques I ever seen (blade slashing mode). In this game you slash foes without thinking too much or having to solve useless puzzles to get through the levels.
Graphic is awesome and the programmers managed to get a lot of polygons where needed, and almost none where no one cares, totally appreciated that because this game never ever drops fps. Music is nice, you get a lot of electro-ambient music running around and pop-rock music on boss fights (I have to say I don't like that kind of music, but since boss fights are not hours long it doesn't hurt much) Plot is good, of course nothing new: the bad guys against the children + the world, the good guys trying to save them + the world, but it was at least enjoyable.
Gameplay is fantastic, you have the classic slashing around, parries (not really a good button combination for those, a guard button was probably better than light attack one) and a blade slashing mode that works slowing time a lot and letting you MANUALLY slash things (having the slashed object cut exactly where you aim). I felt like Goemon with that one. Difficulty seemed quite fair. I have to say I'm not used to the semi-interactive cinematic system (press button X, now button Y, spam button Z, etc) and so I had hard time with bosses for like 5 minutes at 0,1% while failing the semi-automated cinematics instructions...
About flaws, I think there are just two quite noticeable: the replenishing mechanic should have been far less than FULL replenishment (this quite often makes things too easy) and the camera movement is awful with a mouse (default keybindings are instead "acceptable"). So, well, the camera is fine if you have a controller since it's a 100% port from console versions (DLCs included) but controlling the camera with a mouse is just not possible at 100% effectiveness. Your mouse works like an analogic lever (which is not) and thus the erratic camera movement with mice.
Anyway it was good overall. So let's say totally recommended if you have a gamepad, not so much if you've not and you're not that much an hack and slash fan.
Metal Gear Silly: Physics BreakerMadDemon64 | Jan. 8, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is not Metal Gear Solid. But it doesn’t have to be because it is just as fun.
Back during Metal Gear Solid 2, you played as Raiden, and you do again in Revengeance. This time, however, you are not going to spend most of the game sneaking around corners, avoiding cameras and guards; this time you will be running up walls and tearing through everything in your way with the world’s sharpest katana. Everything is fast paced in Revengeance, and it knows how to get your blood pumping.
The story is simple and straightforward in Revengeance, a stark contrast to the complex and engaging stories of past Solid games. However, Revengeance makes up or this not-too-distressing problem with comedy and a little bit of pathos that is missing in Solid games. This turns into an odd balancing act that makes the story and interactions in Revengeance neither better nor worse than the stories and interactions in Solid games, but just different, much like the gameplay.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is highly recommended for people who love fast paced action games. It is a departure from Metal Gear Solid in terms of gameplay, but the world still feels pretty much the same.
Not your daddy's Metal Gearanticerber | Dec. 21, 2014 | See all anticerber's reviews »
So if you've played Metal Gear Solid before you will be quick to find that this isn't like any of the previous...Yes story wise it is but gameplay has a whole new approach, Now we enter a quick paced hack and slash fest with detailed chopping,countering and interesting new characters...This whole game is over the top in a rather good way. Fun, right to the action, and intense. The only thing I didn't like about the game was there was no guarding...you could only counter which at times was a bit difficult for me, but after a while you can master it. Try this and have fun!
One of the best games in the history of spin-off games.KingTed | Dec. 9, 2014 | See all KingTed's reviews »
MGR Revengeance is Platinum Games' over the top take on the Metal Gear franchise.
Who has never dreamed of playing Gray Fox, the cyborg ninja from the first Metal Gear Solid? Alright, this is not exactly THE Gray Fox but Raiden, aka Jack the Ripper, has obtained some extreme bonuses in charisma since his debut in MGS2!
The result is your typical PG Action game. Great gameplay. Excellent replay value and crazy amount of awesomeness in each segment of this badass adventure.
The only problem is the camera. It's too close to your character, making things quite frustrating when ennemies behind your point of view can attack you while you just can't see them.
You like action games? You love Ninja Games? You have to play this game.
One of The Most Outrageous Games...GaryOak2792 | July 26, 2014 | See all GaryOak2792's reviews »
You know the game is good when you are jumping off of missiles, proceeding to then leap over a helicopter and slice that helicopter into hundreds of tiny pieces (Which are conveniently counted up for you to the side).
In all seriousness though, if you are on the fence about getting this game, I would definitely recommend it at it's current price and state. The game is full-on, nonstop action with the occasional cut scene or data codex to progress the story. In my own personal opinion, the story was definitely unique, although I found myself focusing more on the combat and clever jives that the game just throws out at you every other sentence. If you are here for a in-depth, expansive story, you may find your slightly disappointed, that is, until you start slashing things to bits, and you will find that two or three hours just flew out the window without you noticing. Honestly, if you are looking for a game where you fight giant robots and monsters in a poncho and sombrero, this is the game for you. If you aren't entirely sure, buy it anyway. 9/10