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.
Is an Amazing game, but apart of the Metal Gear SagaCarlosX95 | Feb. 18, 2014 | See all CarlosX95's reviews »
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is an amazin game on his own category, we are talking about a game that not only change the style of gameplay of the Metal Gear Saga, also change the main protagonist, from the silent Solid Snake to the fastest and furious ninja: Raiden.
The game has his own potential in the new category that has entered, leaving behind the tactical espionage action from snake, to a "lighting bolt action"
the graphics are great, even in the minimum, surpass a little the PS3 and X360 versions.
Maybe the most of the fans of Snake criticize the game just because change the genre, but i give it a chance and a like it, even is not snake, it still have that essence.
Short, Fun, and Crazy!Officebat | Feb. 14, 2014 | See all Officebat's reviews »
It is in the true style of Platinum games of being incredibly crazy and sometimes tough! The game does come from the consoles last year and this pc translation is pretty good for a JPN developer on PC. The game looks very nice still and plays well. There are a few bits of clunkiness but it is still worth buying!
Over the Top OutlandishCrimsonWizard | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »
Metal Gear Rising is yet another spinoff game of the long storied Metal Gear series, but is basically a sequel to Metal Gear Solid 4, starring everyone's favorite punching bag from the second game, Raiden! Of course, if you've played past MGS2, the developers have worked to turn Raiden from being the pretty boy annoying rookie into the one eyed metal death machine you see in Revengeance. I admit, the game does a very nice job of using that fact to give the game a more energetic and speedy action mood with Raiden executing between ninja runs, swift sword combos, and brutal Mortal Kombat-like kill moves.
The game though is a bit indecisive at times on what it wants to be. The game's initial set up works really well with Raiden being a part of a security detail before the job goes bad, and he swears revenge on those who killed his employer. You get to slice open some baddies and even get a fun fight against a Metal Gear Ray at the end of the first level, at least keeping a connection to the giant mechs even if the huge build up to them is over. However, the game quickly delves into darker subjects, some familiar in Metal Gear such as the horrors and real costs of war, but also really focuses on the innocent children sucked into the system. Despite these legitimately unsettling and gut-wrenching moments, the game can quickly delve right back into comedy and high action with the series use of over the top hammy bosses and even Raiden himself at points, and some of the silly codex exchanges between you and your team. It's not bad, but does make me wonder sometimes if the makers of the game were going for awesomeness, a dramatic thriller, or a mix of the two into a dark comedy. If nothing else though, the game does a great job of keeping things interesting. Between the ridiculous ninja sword action, the quirky exchanges and cutscenes between you and all the characters in the game, and the over the top scenarios Raiden forces himself through, Revengeance is great way to kill about 10 hours. There's even more if you play around with other difficulties, the free DLC in the PC version, or the VR missions.
Speaking of the PC version, it works really well and makes me happy to see more Japanese games getting PC ports like Dark Souls 2 in the future. I had no real issues with either control scheme. I admit the camera could be annoying at times, but that seems to be more of a flaw of the game itself. It looks and sounds really great too, you'll be treated to some really energetic boss themes straight from a power rock and roll album, matching the awesome portions of the game really well. The developers did a fantastic job making it look good on PC, especially when they get out of the urban environments and play around with color like the Japanese garden level.
So final thoughts on the game? It's a lot of fun, but has some little issues like the camera and the tone of the game jumping around from serious to zany, but I was rather entertained. The combat system works fairly well, though the bosses might give you the fits at times. Also, I really wish this game had a quickfire button for sub-weapons like the grenades, that sluggish bit of control feels so out of place in an otherwise fast paced game, but I guess they don't want you to spam them perhaps? In any case, MGR: Revengeance is fun and even if it's a little short (if you cut out the cutscenes and codex messages), there's plenty of content after the main game. At the reduced price on PC and the free DLC missions, it's a great deal, and I highly recommend it, even if you weren't a fan of the stealthier Metal Gear games.
"Dangerously cheesy!"OMGmyFACE | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all OMGmyFACE's reviews »
This game was a blast. Slicing enemies into hundreds of little pieces as rock music (complete with hilariously serious vocals) blares. MGR:R almost seems like it was made as a response to the gamers who complained about style of substance or how much they hated QTEs because those are pretty much all you get in this title: 5+ hours of running around, flailing weapons at people, until it's time to mash a button or two. And, you know what, it was great for that reason alone.
Metal Gear Rising is to video games what Crank is to film. Sometimes you want to debate whether or not video games are art, sometimes you want to rip off a giant mech's armsword and use it to slice through the rest of it as someone in your headphones yells DmC-grade angsty lyrics at you.
Hype Rising: Revengancemars_elliot | Jan. 25, 2014 | See all mars_elliot's reviews »
Given a healthy amount of praise from both the media and the forums, I may have gone in to this expecting too much. While the game itself could be considered a reasonably passable hack'n'slash, that can also be said for the options. Simple features such as V-sync are not present, and of the features that are available, some don't work right. When I attempted to adjust the resolution up to 1080p while in full screen, my monitor blacked out and said "not within range". Now before you say to yourself "this guy doesn't know what he's talking about!", 1080p works fine in windowed mode. Upon browsing the forums I read of other users problems, some similar, some different than mine. For some "fullscreen" causes there to be black bars around their monitor.
Another problem I had with the game were the mission lengths. Although the game is said to be very short in total length, the same can not be said about breaks between missions. With frequent, long cut scenes and frustratingly cheap boss battles there are few real rests during the campaign. This would not necessarily be a problem if I was enjoying the game, but I'm not. Determined to get the story experience I paid for at a cost of less frustration, I wanted to go back and set the game difficulty to easy. Unfortunately, you can't change difficulty until you've finished the mission. As an early example, for me to reset the difficulty prior to completing the first mission I would have to restart the "R-00" mission, which was not particularly fun, and then subsequently replay the mission I am already bored with. Probably not going to happen.
Although this game feels like it is brimming with potential fun, it all feels bogged down by a clunky UI, poorly implemented options for PC owners, and tedious boss battles. Considering this game is cheaper on consoles, buyer beware.