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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Silly, But Fun

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    Cynic
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    Metal Gear Rising is kind of an interesting item. Part of a project by Hideo Kojima who wanted to reduce the amount of hatred Raiden got for Metal Gear Solid 2, he decided to turn Raiden into a break dancing cyborg ninja. Problem is that when you can lift several tons, can deflect bullets, and wield a sword that can cut through most materials like butter, stealth seems a little pointless, so instead of making him playable in Metal Gear Solid 4, Kojima planned a spin-off game for Raiden. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is... well it's either a tale of a man trying to stop a human smuggling ring while keeping his inner demons in check, or it's a tale about an insanely powerful cyborg ninja cutting hundreds of people into mincemeat while trying to track down the love child of Randy Savage and Michael Savage. Even though it was designed by Platinum Games, the practical kings of third person action games, it was written by Hideo Kojima, who is nowhere near as talented as he thinks and has a habit of making things seem silly. But luckily the goofy writing does nothing to lessen the swordplay. You fight inventive enemies and have to use every trick at your disposal to bring them down. While it does have a bad habit of holding your hand in what it considers "Normal" difficulty, the game does present a fun precision based challenge, and is worth picking up for the action and boss fights alone. The games length does create a bit of a problem. Speed runs can clock in as little as three or four hours, and the DLC packages barely last an hour if you're competent in your skills. There is replay value though, and if you like swordplay there really doesn't seem to be a better pure sword action game out on the market at this time, at least not on the 360. If you like a challenge or just want to play with a mechanic where you can precisely dismember opponents, this game is worth checking out. If you're after a stealth action game... keep looking, this is closer to Devil May Cry than previous Metal Gear titles. If you don't like a challenge and don't like applying careful technique and precise timing, than this isn't the game for you either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great spin off!

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    shadow55055
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    First things first, this is a spin off. It is considered cannon, but not part of the main metal gear story. Platinum games have done an excellent job in making this a fun game, if you are a fan of bayanetta then you will like this game. If you are a fan of the metal gear mythos you will like this game. It has tons of bonus features, upgrade weapons, new armor and new weapons. For those of us that have thought cyborg ninja aka gray fox was one of the best characters introduced in metal gear solid this is a moment we have been waiting for where we finally get to play as an overpowered fast as hell cyborg ninja. If you are like me and felt Raiden redeemed himself in Metal gear solid 4 then playing this game should be enjoyable. But if you still haven't let go of metal gear solid 2 then you should move on. I think a lot of people will be shocked at how fun the game and combat is when they pick it up. Hideo Kojima wouldn't let a bad game come out. So breathe easy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice spin-off material from Metal Gear series

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    Madfortyone
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    As a spin-off game from the Metal Gear series this is a good entry, but I would have much rather seen the game featuring The Boss and her Cobras that was scrapped awhile back. Here the story centers around Raiden... featuring his signature swordplay fighting from Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The developer pulled this off nicely with the exception of a quirky camera that presents some problems during the action, and some of the boss battles. The camera angle doesn't track too well with the action onscreen which may hinder the gameplay for some players. Other than that, the game is very fun to play... at least until you get to the final boss, and that's all I will say about that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast action game.

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    Huanosta
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    The crazy action you see on screen is as fluid as can be. The controls take a bit of getting use to. Many other games of this type have a way to block enemy attack or dash out of the way. This game has a parry system that is used to evade attacks. The combat controls feel smooth and fluid, but it takes time. Difficulty is good on the normal setting and much more intense on the higher setting. At first it feels weird but they have it that way to keep the action going. Story make no sense, so if you are playing for the story then you will be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great graphics

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    mwmtmr39
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    The storyline is really cool and all of the action between characters is sometimes very realistic. The creators of this game are very imaginative with all of the weapons and futuristic themes at times , the cut mechanic is really cool and easy to use. Raiden is so cool all the things he can do in his cyborg body, my friends and I can play for hours and there is constant excitement and anticipation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

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    Hazy
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    This is a great game all around. Although the learning curve can be steep. There is no real tutorial and most moves you upgrade just give you a brief rundown on what it does. Those are really my only complaints and it is nice to play a metal gear game where I don't spend over half the game hiding!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast paced Stylish action game

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    originalbland
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    The game play is great in this game. The game mechanics are very smooth. I loved playing as Raiden. The game isn't super long but it's still very fun. Getting the best rank in each level can be very challenging but brings added replay value to the game. Overall the story is goo and this is a solid game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great game

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    appleisamzingandthebest
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    The game was fun, but again, it was not what I expected for playing a Metal Gear Solid game. VERY DIFFERENT. Imagine buying Tiger Woods 2014 and going to play it and then instead of playing actual golf, you are Tiger Woods playing Disc Golf... that's my point. Just odd...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome game

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    AM2Model3
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    This action game set in the Metal Gear universe is a great title by Platinum games Japan. They are famous for making many games, one of which is Bayonetta. Raiden is a cyborg ninja in this game and the gameplay, graphics, are excellent!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great single-player game

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    GamerForever
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    Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is an amazing game! The storyline, graphics, and challenging gameplay are extremely addictive. The characters are cool and I was anxious to see how the game ended. I definitely recommend this game

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It is an amazing fast-paced game that I love.

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    Link
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    This game is amazing and I absolutely love it's combat. Even though there were somethings I wish i could do I would totally recommend it to anyone else who is looking to buy a fast combat game

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Breaks from the stealth requirement of the series

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    rc529
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    I loved Metal Gear Rising's break from the stealth requirements the rest of the series is known for. Just getting out there and kicking some bad guy tail while not being a brainless button masher feels pretty good. 2 thumbs up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HEAVYMETALGEAR \m/

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    Spawny1210
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    How can you not love this? RAIDEN!!!!! Love this game and I would recommend this to anybody on any platform, 360 or PS3! Definitely awesome, a bit repetitive but if you like Ninja Gaiden, you'll love this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Non stop action with amazing graphics

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    Billthebutcher
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    Fast paced non stop action with some stealth thrown in a change from the metal gear series graphics are great although camera can act up from time to time but great action game with decent story

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Character Action at its Finest!

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    Darrisbob1
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    Platinum Games does it again and does it best. Those expecting a traditional MGS game might be disappointed, but everyone else is in for one of the best action games in the genre.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Jack the Ripper

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    Winkin
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    Nice side story of raiden. Action is good game is not too long but long enough for several play through a for extra unlockables, for xbox free dlc of jetstream Sam and the dog bot

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not quite metal gear

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    NoSco
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    This game is pretty good. Mostly resembles a Ninja Gaiden, hack and slash, type of video game instead of the usual stealthy Metal Gear Solid. It is fun nonetheless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game

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    moreviews
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    This is a good game that is affordable and fun to play. It can be challenging at times, but with a little persistence you can become victorious.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game for a cheap price

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    Befpo18
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    If you love Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, then you will love this game. It's the perfect balance of fast pace fighting with difficult battles.

    I would recommend this to a friend