What’s going on gamers, this is Tyuno. Finally, I have waited for this game to be release for consoles for a long time and now it’s out to the public. Yes, the game I am talking about is Konami and Platinum Games, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance for the Xbox 360 and PS3. This was one of my most anticipated games for 2013 and now I got the chance to play it for myself. This is my very first Metal Gear game that I have ever played and I am excited to experience a Hideo Kojima game. This game show great potential to be in the same league as it counterpart Metal Gear Solid, but will it live up to the hype? Read this review to find out!
Ok I’m going to be honest, but when I started this game I didn’t know what was going on in the game. The only thing I knew is that the story of Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is all about Raiden. Raiden is part of an organization that is trying to stop an evil organization known as Desperado. Raiden must defeat the member of the Desperado to return the peace to the world. Apparently this game take places after the events of Guns of the Patriots. But what’s good is that you don’t need to play Guns of the Patriots to play this game. Still the story to me is sort of confusing and kind of forgetful.
The gameplay of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is totally different from any other Metal Gear game in the series. Instead of guns, you use a sword. The game is more of a hack and slash type of game. Though player have the option to use stealth to attack the enemy. The combat of Metal Gear Rising is the best part of the game. Players have to attack correctly to avoid getting hit by the enemy. There’s no blocking in this game, so the player must parry to deflect the enemies’ attacks. The right timing can allow you to trigger button commands to unleash a finishing blow to your enemies. The player can use Ninja Run to get to certain obstacle in the game and there a mode called Blade Mode to cut your enemy in many ways and absorb the enemy energy to restore your health. The controls are easy to learn. There are three difficulty in the game, the easy level helps beginning players by showing the right button to press at the certain time. The other difficulty doesn’t give you that aid. Some issues that I had with the gameplay was the targeting system and the camera. Sometimes after you defeat an enemy, the game doesn’t automatically target lock on the next near enemy. I have to rotate the camera manually to find the next enemy to defeat. Also, the camera can be trouble at times, but it’s not a huge problem. The gameplay Rising gives the game it own identity and separates it from it counterpart.
The graphics of Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is not what I thought it would be. You can tell that this game was made by Platinum Games because of the graphics. Usually, when you think about a game from Hideo Kojima you would think of a game with amazing graphics. The graphics in Metal Gear Rising was only good, but not “Metal Gear Solid graphics” good. However I do love the character design in this game. The bosses look unique from one another. The graphics in this game was good, but I guess I was expecting more since it’s a Metal Gear game.
The sound of this game is amazing. I enjoy listening to the music while plaything the game. The soundtrack of Metal Gear Rising is composed of rock music, which is surprising to hear from a metal gear game. But of course, this isn’t the same regular Metal Gear game that we all know. I love how the music play when you’re battling a boss, it makes the fight feel epic. When you exploring the level the music is more a stealth, but when you are fighting the music changes to rock, which I enjoy. The voice acting is OK but not impressive. Still, the sound of Rising is great and it fit the style of the game.
Overall, I enjoy playing Metal Gear Rising Revengeance. The gameplay is by far this best aspect of the game. I really enjoy the combat and swordplay action. The soundtrack is awesome to listen to while you play the game. I had very high expectation for this game and I have to say that even though it had some little hiccups, I had fun playing my first Metal Gear game. I highly recommend this game to anybody that is looks for a good combat action game.
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