Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance brings the infamous Metal Gear franchise into new territory by delivering a novel action experience. Coupling development teams at Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, Revengeance was made with the goal of providing players with a fresh synergetic experienceMetal Gear Rising: Revengeance brings the infamous Metal Gear franchise into new territory by delivering a novel action experience. Coupling development teams at Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, Revengeance was made with the goal of providing players with a fresh synergetic experience that combines the best elements of pure action and epic storytelling, all within the expansive Metal Gear universe. The game introduces Raiden as the lead character; a young soldier transformed into a half-man, half-machine cyborg ninja, equipped with a high-frequency katana blade and a soul fueled by revenge. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 61
  2. Negative: 3 out of 61
  1. Feb 19, 2013
    100
    The Metal Gear myth has never before appeared so agile, fresh and youthful, but more than the setting its Platinum's virtuoso coders that shine throughout, the object slicing a marvel of high-speed 3D manipulation. A technical masterpiece, Rising offers a funfair ride approximation of Konami's brooding series, but one with more than enough capacity for the Bayonetta veteran to express their dexterous expertise.
  2. Feb 19, 2013
    90
    Platinum Games has done something incredibly rare: honoring a beloved series while successfully broadening its reach into a whole new genre.
  3. Feb 26, 2013
    90
    An exhilarating experience that beats home just what kind of masters Platinum Games are at what they do. One of the best action games in years, and one that will stay with you for a very long time.
  4. Feb 19, 2013
    80
    A thrilling and engaging experience. The swordplay is fun, and it's really fascinating to see the different spots where either Kojima's or Platinum's signature styles shine through. It also has a wild final confrontation that shows elements of both.
  5. Mar 6, 2013
    80
    It's such a shame that the singleplayer takes just a few hours to complete. Because it's a fantastic game to play, probably the best hack and slash title in a science fiction setting. Raiden shows us how cool he is.
  6. Games Master UK
    Mar 24, 2013
    75
    Its shortness will dissuade many, but cut deeper and an innovative parry system impresses. [Apr 2013, p.70]
  7. 30
    For a series known for having some of the most memorable villains and boss fights in video game history, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has some of the most pathetic, bland villains I’ve seen. I didn’t fear them for being ferocious, I feared them because I knew how poorly designed each fight was and how infuriating the next one would be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 184
  1. Feb 19, 2013
    10
    this game proves once again that platinum can make an over the top crazy action game its a great spin off to a great series. if mgs fans dontthis game proves once again that platinum can make an over the top crazy action game its a great spin off to a great series. if mgs fans dont like it there is ground zeroes to look forward to but in the mean time you can enjoy this crazy fuelled game Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2015
    10
    Bringing Bayonetta and Okami developers Platinum Games onboard to develop alongside Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is anBringing Bayonetta and Okami developers Platinum Games onboard to develop alongside Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is an odd, but good game. The story begins with Raiden being a bodyguard for the Prime Minister of South Africa, the game shows what happened to Raiden after Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Revengeance introduces new mechanics such as the Zandastu mechanic, which can be used by Raiden to replenish his health, which is used by the Blade-mode meter, in which you cut an enemy in an area, and in addition to refill your Blade-mode meter. As for the game play, imagine Devil May Cry or the Dynasty Warriors, but without the over top action and flare, but keeping the deep combat system, and combos. Finally, there is the music and it is amazing. From the Metal-style Stains of Time, to the epic Orchestral-Rock piece It Has To Be This Way, the music is hit very well. Overall, it has a nice length of about 9 hours, which is good for a game that can be bought for about $10, so it deserves he highest possible rating. Expand
  3. Mar 6, 2013
    9
    As long time MG fan, i feel this is a very good entry into the series's already decorated history. Graphically, character models areAs long time MG fan, i feel this is a very good entry into the series's already decorated history. Graphically, character models are top-notch. The Art style as intriguing as ever, boasting some of the most Uniquely designed enemies you'll encounter, visually and in function. Visuals are especially impressive in regards to handling the frame rate well despite the wild amount of accelerated action that takes place. As expected, the Action level is far higher than the Snake installments; even past Raiden segments are idle in comparison. Controls are solid, what you can expect from a Team Ninja action title. (Compare to DMC). This combat flow is definitely the fastest thus far. Love the Ninja-Run feature, as it allows Raiden to easily navigate all terrain and any geometrical obstacles, adding a necessary smoothness to his mobility. Weapons are fun to use and learning the combos is worth it. Upgrades are meaningful. Enemies are fierce and satisfyingly competitive. Hard Mode) The boss battles are the game's best offerings, providing rewarding challenge and visual spectacles that won't come close to disappointing you. The camera may only be an issue for the unsavvy.

    The story is as cheesy as every other Metal Gear. Still, fun and masterfully written. Codec conversations provide interesting dialogues. Neglecting those would mean missing some of the best writing in the game. Great game overall for fans of the genre and should satisfy most Metal Gear enthusiast. 9/10
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  4. Feb 23, 2014
    8
    Metal Gear Rising is straight up fun. The story is absolutely bonkers and doesn't take itself all that serious. The swordplay feels great andMetal Gear Rising is straight up fun. The story is absolutely bonkers and doesn't take itself all that serious. The swordplay feels great and the slicing mechanic is really satisfying.
    Big Metal Gear fans might be disappointed because the story is not as serious and it feels like it is set in a completely different universe than the other Metal Gear games.
    The most memorable part about this game are its insane and elaborate boss fights. Especially the last boss is one of the most fun and ridiculous boss fights i have played in the last couple of years.
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  5. Mar 9, 2013
    8
    I made a video review for this game, which you can check out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x2-ZU0K2VI

    The good: -Fun -The best
    I made a video review for this game, which you can check out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x2-ZU0K2VI

    The good:
    -Fun
    -The best animation I've seen in a game
    -Amazing character designs
    -Music

    The bad:
    -Camera gets wonky
    -The dialogue sucks
    -Voice acting is mediocre
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  6. Mar 8, 2016
    7
    Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is a spin-off hack'n'slash game set in the Metal Gear universe developed by Platinum Games and KojimaMetal Gear Rising Revengeance is a spin-off hack'n'slash game set in the Metal Gear universe developed by Platinum Games and Kojima Productions. The plot takes place 4 years after Metal Gear Solid 4, Solid Snake is retired, and Raiden is working for a PMC called Maverick to feed his family, who sadly don't appear in the game. One day, Raiden and his team are attacked by a rogue PMC called Desperado. The leader of the attack team is a mysterious swordsman known as Jetstream Sam, and another samurai called Sundowner. The two of them kill the African president Raiden is protecting, and seriously injure Raiden. 2 weeks later, Raiden is back with a new cyborg body, ready to bring down Desperado. From there the story unfolds. The gameplay is pretty similar to Bayonetta's mixed in with the Blade Mode ability that allows you to slow down time a slice an enemy in any direction you choose. Most of the game, you will be fighting the enemies from MGS4, except slicing them to bits, not filling them with lead. The story is nothing to be commended for, it doesn't compete with MGS4's narrative by any stretch of the imagination. The boss fights have to be commended though. These boss fights are so amazing, they even stack up against MGS3's boss fights, they're that good. Overall Metal Gear Rising is not worth buying at full price, but worth a rent, or a cheap purchase. And even if Metal Gear Solid fans don't like it, they have Ground Zeroes to play instead. Expand
  7. Jun 22, 2014
    0
    While the graphics and story are somewhat good, the game quickly turns into a mashing machine, becoming boring and frustrating at points, evenWhile the graphics and story are somewhat good, the game quickly turns into a mashing machine, becoming boring and frustrating at points, even more with quick time events in the middle of boss battles

    which seemed good at the beginning, but, turned out to be repetitive and even extremely boring at the end.

    good example of a game that promised a lot, delivered little and bored people half way to death... AVOID.
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