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  • Summary: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance moves the notorious 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 synergistic experienceMetal Gear Rising: Revengeance moves the notorious 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 synergistic 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 main character; a child 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: 39 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Feb 19, 2013
    97
    It's a bit on the short side, sure, and the visuals have a tiny hiccup here and there. Everything else about the game is perfect. Seriously, it's exactly right. If you like your action to be intense, dramatic, and totally ridiculous, this could very well be your game of the year.
  2. 90
    Metal Gear Rising: Reveneance is another must-have game from Platinum Games for fans of the sub-genre hack and slash and an interesting, but different, chapter in the Metal Gear saga.
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    89
    Revengeance is a great hack and slash: Frantic, fun and fast running at 60 fps. It's a good mix of Metal Gear's universe and Platinum Style, but Raiden fails with stealth situations.
  4. Feb 19, 2013
    80
    Revengeance is unapologetic in the way it indulges your greatest power fantasies, often doing so with such a grandiose display of style that you'll be unable to wipe that ever-present smile from your face. It's fast, flashy, and fun--and it's easy to excuse Revengeance's hiccups when even the simplest battles rival the best cutscenes in any previous Metal Gear.
  5. Apr 3, 2013
    80
    Ultimately Platinum has managed to deliver on the vision that Kojima first announced back in 2009, and it's a roller coaster ride from start to end. The gameplay is the forefront of importance for the genre and it’s there that they’ve certainly managed to deliver.
  6. Feb 19, 2013
    80
    Franchise aficionados will know how convoluted Metal Gear plots can be. Revengeance also stumbles into preachy territory and tries to provide comment on America, politics and terrorism. This is expected for the most part and doesn't become too overbearing until the final hour, where cutscenes take an even greater role in proceedings. If the sociocultural commentary becomes too much, Virtual Reality missions offer a direct chance to get down and dirty.
  7. Feb 19, 2013
    65
    When Revengeance is firing on all cylinders, it is a sight to behold. Watching Raiden tear through enemies while a dynamic speed metal soundtrack plays in the background is undeniably impressive. After spending an extended amount of time with the game, though, it becomes obvious that beauty is only skin-deep. Revengeance is more impressive to watch than it is to play, but it's certainly no Bayonetta.

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  1. Positive: 57 out of 82
  2. Negative: 7 out of 82
  1. Jun 17, 2015
    10
    We all had our time playing as the legendary Solid Snake and Big Boss but I think Raiden should deserve some attention as well.

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    We all had our time playing as the legendary Solid Snake and Big Boss but I think Raiden should deserve some attention as well.

    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance had me excited from the first day I've heard about it up to the day I bought the game; for a main title that is set four years into the future (after Guns of the Patriots), the game still lives up the stealth action genre that the previous games held.

    To start of, Rising offers a unique mechanism: Blade Mode, you slow down time to slice enemies like a hot knife through butter; the story is fairly simple and can be summed up as a revenge story, hence the name. The graphics are decent for seventh generation consoles plus PC and the game play is very basic and easy to get use to. If there's one thing I rate this game highly for, it's the music; catchy and fitting to the whole genre. This game is my most favourite for the series but the Phantom Pain will replace it for many obvious reasons; I rate this game a 10/10.
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  2. Feb 22, 2013
    10
    I'll be short here Amazing game amazing gameplay the bad thing is that the game has a short length.
    But every second of gameplay is
    I'll be short here Amazing game amazing gameplay the bad thing is that the game has a short length.
    But every second of gameplay is awesome and worth playing.
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  3. Feb 19, 2013
    10
    Blown away. I thought this was gonna be another boring action game. its so fun and fast. i beat it twice. great game. worth the price. haveBlown away. I thought this was gonna be another boring action game. its so fun and fast. i beat it twice. great game. worth the price. have fun out there Expand
  4. Aug 29, 2013
    9
    I expected nothing less than an amazing action game from the people that brought me Bayonetta. I was right to assume this. Metal Gear RisingI expected nothing less than an amazing action game from the people that brought me Bayonetta. I was right to assume this. Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is an awesome action game, it might just be one of the best ones out there. The combat is fluid and fast, and the action never stops. Great game, worth every cent.

    8.7/10
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  5. Jun 30, 2013
    8
    The Good:Graphics,Jack The ripper,enemies,bosses,story.,music!,ending.
    Bad:George style,PC release..
    This game is nearly perfect finally
    The Good:Graphics,Jack The ripper,enemies,bosses,story.,music!,ending.
    Bad:George style,PC release..

    This game is nearly perfect finally Raiden unleashed his true nature self Jack the ripper,we play an anti hero this is actually a pretty fantastic! and rare! and it would be greater if he later change to be a same as Solidus snake was until jack die.George was irritating by the way of he speaking.PC release a big negative this game should exist only for consoles.The ending was perfect.
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  6. Jun 26, 2017
    7
    Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is a solid action game.

    The gameplay is satisfying,with a great combat system and the unique Blade Mode
    Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is a solid action game.

    The gameplay is satisfying,with a great combat system and the unique Blade Mode allowing to cut off enemies' limbs or cut them into pieces.This is vital for some incredible boss fights,particularly the final one.There is a major flaw though,the mapping of block to the attack button and flicking the left stick in the direction of the attacker.In the launch version,which I am playing as my 360 has no internet connection,this can be abused to the point were only a bull charge move from a boss can inflict damage,which ruins some of the game.However I have heard this is patched if you have an internet connection,so keep that in mind.I also must add that this game is very difficult without using that exploit.But be warned the game only takes about 4-5 hours to complete.

    The graphics are impressive,and the framerate only drops occasionally.

    The sound design is average,but the heavy metal soundtrack suits the game perfectly,with beats timing perfectly to the on-screen action and it just pumps you up!

    Overall,Metal Gear Rising is a solid hack and slash held back from greatness by it's short length and a major exploit.
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  7. Apr 13, 2017
    0
    La série des Metal Gear n'est déjà pas vraiment palpitante avec son côté super niais, ses dialogues de sitcom, ses boss complètement cons etLa série des Metal Gear n'est déjà pas vraiment palpitante avec son côté super niais, ses dialogues de sitcom, ses boss complètement cons et son infiltration de pacotille. Mais là !?... c'est quoi ce BTA de merde ? ce clown qui coure sur les missiles et qui joue au samouraï avec des "cyborgs" ? le système de combat est ridicule, la caméra est à l'ouest, l'infiltration très optionnelle (!) est grotesque.

    Pas trop laid et toujours très fluide (du moins à ce qu'il m'a semblé) mais franchement j'ignore comment ils ont pu partir de Metal Gear, en extraire le pire et démouler un truc pareil : c'est d'une débilité hallucinante.
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