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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - PlayStation 3-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 80 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Heck&Slash Game

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    Daveak47
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    When initially Kojima and team developed this game, I was not sure what to expect, but as soon as xPlatinum Studio (Creators of Bayonetta, Vanquish) took over the development, I wasted no time in preordering this game. After finishing the campaign and some VR missions, this is how I would put it. ******************************Pros************************************** -Satisfying Heck&Slash Gameplay: This is the main reason you should buy this game. If you liked Devil May Cry, Bayonetta, Dante’s Inferno or may be even God of War, this is the game for you. While heck&slash action is not as great as say Devil May Cry 3, it is tons of fun. Plus, the Blade Mode is unique. -Unique Blade Mode: Yes this is what you see in trailers. Where time is frozen or very slow and Raiden is precision slicing through enemies, tanks, objects etc. At first I felt that it didn’t go well with heck&slash gameplay, but in half and hour I began to love it and I especially enjoyed the creative use of it during enemies and boss fight. -Boss Battles: I love games with good boss battles and Rising definitely has some really nice bosses. I like how each boss battle requires some strategy. You simply can’t button mash your way out of it. I especially loved the high speed boss battles where you utilize combination of Raiden’s ninja run, blade mode and combos. This is one reason I will be playing this game over and over and over again. -Last Boss: WOW I just loved it. They make this guy look like a joke in the beginning but it is only after you listen to his reasoning and fight him, you realize that he deserves to be final boss in every sense. Bravo to whoever came up with the idea. I was really surprised by this and truly enjoyed this fight. -Nicely designed unique enemies: This game surprisingly offers decent amount of different enemies ranging from weak cyborgs to large gekkos. Each requires a slightly different strategy making gameplay quite fun. -Ninja Run: I really like the concept of ninja run in this game. Raiden running around the enemies (especially fast huge and heavily armed enemies), dodging and deflecting bullets, passing through the objects….. looks just so awesome. -Nice graphics and great scenic locations: Graphics were better than I expected and environment are nicely designed for the most stages. -Decent variety of upgradable weapons: The primary and secondary weapons (but not subweapons) are interesting. I especially liked the arm-poll. The fact that you can upgrade them adds RPG element to this game, making fights and gathering experience more fun. -Zandatsu and precision right hand chops: To replenish your health, energy you need to precision cut enemies at certain points (zandatsu) and to acquire certain new upgrades you need to collect right hands of certain enemies. Both of these require precision cutting. I didn’t think I would, but I actually ended up liking this. -VR Missions and New game plus: The game itself is not that long, but you can unlock VR missions and play them adding longevity to the experience. Also new game plus mode allows you to keep weapons and experience so you can master all the weapons, acquire all the upgrades and techniques. Like it. ******************************Cons************************************** -Identity Crisis: There was absolutely no need to keep stealth in this perfectly fine heck&slash game but I guess having Metal Gear in the name the creators decided to do so. I see no reason why a kickas* cyborg needs to hide at all. Also hiding is not the reason I purchase this game. I purchased it because I wanted to toss metal gear in the air and chop it up into millions of pieces. They should have just made this is a pure heck&slash game instead of keeping some missions stealth which are highly annoying. -Missed opportunities: This could have been a great game if they focused the story more on Raiden or the Metal gear universe. They could have made the story so much more personal to Raiden. But instead they decided to fill the cut scenes with cheesy and lame jokes and dialogues. Such a tragedy. -Subweapons: They are difficult to use in fast-paced combat and hurt the pace so badly. Also many of them don’t make sense. A javelin does less damage to choppers than your blade. Simply remove them. ******************************Conclusion************************************** Contrary to the cons I described the gameplay alone in this game makes it worth it. Not to mention the last boss who cracked me up. While short, it had variety of enemies and fun bosses. This really adds to replayability of this game and worth a purchase. If you like DMC, Ninja Gaiden, Bayonetta etc. do yourself a favor and give this a shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent, but nothing special.

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    RoaNoCommonSense
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    This is a decent offering into the Metal Gear franchise by Platinum Games, but overall nothing special or too memorable. The gameplay is fast, frantic and typical hack-n-slash. However, a lot of it depends on a parry system that isn't all that great and it can become very repetitive overall. Graphics are pretty good, though there is a big dip between gameplay and cutscenes. The storyline, dialogue and acting are all typical MG...even without Hideo Kojima's involvement. Heavy-handed lectures on philosophy, war and politics from a cyborg ninja with silver hair gets a bit too goofy to take seriously.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Kind of Disappointed...

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    LPatriot
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    I expected more of this game, I've been waiting for this release for the past 4 years and now what? they release a game that last at least 6 Hours? OMG you have to be kidding me... This is my first review ever, and I think that I need to do it because everyone who is going to buy the game needs to be aware that you are going to buy an non-stealth game with good graph and extremely short with kind of empty story, if you are ok with that the go for it.. But for me.. It doesn't worth what I paid for it...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MG: Rising - best sword game ever!

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    fanboyNoVA
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    Even though PS3 is fading as a console, don't miss out on playing this game. It sets the standard for how sword fighting games should be going forward. The blade mode and nija run add a certain fluid nature to the game's flow. There are limited fighting combos & weapons availble but that is good because it doesn't overwhem the player. As a warning, this is still a metal gear game so the violence is bold and bloody. That stated, MG Rising is an excellent and entertaining game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not your typical Metal Gear

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    PowderedSnake
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    "Cutting" to the chase, this Metal Gear game plays more like Devil May Cry rather than Metal Gear. While there are still some stealth elements incorporated into the game, it's core is an action game. The action is fast, fluid, and fun. The precision cutting "zandatsu" is a cool gimmick but not something used regularly in combat. My big complaint is the use of FMV for the cutscenes over the real time ones Metal Gear is known for. All in all Rising is a great expansion of the MG universe

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bayonetta meets Metal Gear

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    FrankyCheech
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    If you are going into this expecting a traditional Metal Gear game you will probably be disappointed. This is definitely a spin-off and great game that stands on its own. The combination of graphics, core gameplay (sword based combat), and over the top theatrics are a blast. The only downfall is the story is a bit short (7 chapters) but the VR missions, collectibles, and easter eggs hidden in the story mode make up for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great hack-n-slash Metal gear game

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    Gmoney91
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    This is a great game with fun gameplay abilities, such as blade mode. I enjoy the VR missions as that reminded me of the old game from Ps1. Story was average but the game is very challenging and is also very short, clocking in at 5-6 hours on later playthroughs but it took me 8-9 hours to beat on the first play due to the bosses being very tough. Overall it is a great game, but could have been better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much sucks

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    UnbiasedReviewerer

    The soundtrack is actually great. It really gets you pumped up. But the gameplay is kinda boring. Really challenging, but just really boring. Graphics are meh. I don't even know what the hell the story is even about. A lot of backtracking just for the sake of backtracking. And I played it again on easy mode just for the sake of it and I beat it in a little over 2 hours. There ya go.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Over the top, ridiculous, awesome.

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    JackIxo
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    This is a short game and I appreciate that. Nothing in this game is drawn out or over-done. The action is similar to Bayonetta in that it is ludicrously excessive in a sort of dramatic violence. Otherwise best comparison for this game is some kind of stimulant drug. It's fast paced and packed full of greatness. Definitely must try this game!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Different but entertaining

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    EncomTron
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    This game is an interesting diversion from the typical Metal Gear series of games. Like all Metal Gear games it is not appropriate for children but is entertaining for adults. If you are a fan of the other MG games you will likely enjoy this. The price has come down significantly and it's a compelling value today. Enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast paced action

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    Urashima
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    While still possible to maintain the stealth elements that makes a metal gear game metal gear, it's fast paced setting and quick reaction fights makes you depart from how you think you would play it. It's not a tactical stealth sneaking mission game; it's an action game, well put together, and fun to boot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game, but nothing like Metal Gear

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    gamernate
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    This is a pretty decent game. The gameplay is fast paced and fun. Combat mechanics are tight and easy to handle. But this is definitely not the same type of game (story or gameplay) as other Metal Gear games. If that's what you're expecting, just know that's not what you're gonna get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Short story, great action

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    Leftyjones
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    I got this game for $20 when I bought the MGS Legacy Collection. I am a huge fan of metal gear solid, but was reluctant about this game since it was produced by a different studio. While not on the level of MGS, it was a fun game to pick up and play. The graphics and mechanics were crisp and smooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast-paced addicting action

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    UltimateKoopa
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    I love Platinum games like Madworld, Bayonetta and Wonderful 101 so it was a no-brainer when I picked up this title. It's definitely a fun game and is easily accessible to players of different skill levels, offering more advanced mechanics and challenges that tailor to hardcore players.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great spin off of MGS

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    bjai2
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    what can you not like? its raiden the cyborg ninja from MGS. it is a spin off from the normal stealth action but you can still beat the game that way. do the normal run with the killing or try to defend and survive only.can come up with many play styles and it becomes challenging

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Platinum Games & Konami awesome game!

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    AM2Model3
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    Platinum Games and Konami have put MGS:R out and this game is fantastic! 60fps wild action gameplay, related to Bayonetta, however this game is Metal Gear sword slicing action, feel like a ninja/samurai and slice and dice robots, etc. This game is amazing! Buy it now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New take on a classic series

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    K1ng0fth3m0ds
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    Disclaimer: I am not a huge MG series fanboy. Good pickup this summer early fall, when it falls to around $19.99, to prep for MG5 on next gen. Otherwise I recommend the other MG games for stealth action fans, or Ninja Gaiden for the ninja enthusiasts out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great game

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    ssusa
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    This game was on one day sale. I brought it for my old ps3 system. The graphices is good. I like the metal gear game. I wish they will coming out at PS4 too. But I like snake on the metal gear more. I can't wait if they could able to play it on line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is giving me goosebumps

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    Capped

    OH MY GOODNESS ! This is what I have been waiting for in my 27 years of existence. This is the most dopest game ever hands down, yeah call of duty is good, yeah it sells more, but it's just not stealth like... Like SNAKE!!! METAL GEAR FOR LIFE!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    not ur regular MGS

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    Phil
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    Heard that this game wasn't at all like metal gears from b4 so I went into it thinking I would not enjoy. . I was wrong.. it isnt like metal gear but is great . The fast combat and and intense kills are fun. Camera lags at times

    I would recommend this to a friend