Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance review (Xbox 360)

zerocrossing | 596d ago | User review
Reviewing: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. A worthy addition to the Metal Gear cannon or a bad fanfiction?
Well, this is my 1st user review so what better way to start than with a review of the latest title in the expanding universe that is one of my all time favourite game franchises, Metal Gear!
Well, this is my 1st user review so what better way to start than with a review of the latest title in the expanding universe that is one of my all time favourite game franchises, Metal Gear!

I finished the game just a couple of nights ago, the whole play through clocked in at around 6-7 hours but you could probably knock 2 of those hours off since I was faffing about with the VR missions for a good bit, there is a bit of replay value mind but mostly only in regards to the aforementioned VR missions.
Well, this is my 1st user review so what better way to start Editing than with a review of the latest title in the expanding universe that is one of my all time favourite game franchises, Metal Gear!
Well, this is my 1st user review so what better way to start than with a review of the latest title in the expanding universe that is one of my all time favourite game franchises, Metal Gear!
The free cutting mechanic as well as being really fun to pull off, is used a lot during boss fights, I won't go into detail but the final boss really does put your skills to the test, so if your like me and you haven't completely mastered the free cutting mechanics before reaching the end boss you will have by the time you actually manage to beat the bloody boss.

Well, this is my 1st user review so what better way to start than with a review of the latest title in the expanding universe that is one of my all time favourite game franchises, Metal Gear! fight mechanics to a lack of explanation and in depth tutorial, that being said there really isn't a whole lot of Well, this is my 1st user review so what better way to start than with a review of the latest title in the expanding universe that is one of my all time favourite game franchises, Metal Gear!
Rising, being a Metal Gear game is also plagued with a lot of cutscenes and dialogue, not as many as previous MG games though but enough to sometimes break the emersion aspect, many times I hWell, this is my 1st user review so what better way to start than with a review of the latest title in the expanding universe that is one of my all time favourite game franchises, Metal Gear!

Thanks for reading my user review and please feel free to post a comment, thanks again.
Score
8.5
Graphics
8.9
Sound
7.5
Gameplay
8.5
Fun factor
0.0
Online
8.5
Overall (out of 10 / not an average)
StrawberryDiesel420  +   593d ago
I don't agree with you on the 7.5 for gameplay, this game is the best ninja game I have ever played and Blade Mode is just genius. The gameplay is very well done and reviewing it on it's own merits I would give it a 9. Platinum Games did a great job here. I also don't understand how everyone just plows through this game so fast, they must be playing it on easy or using some kind of help. I'm 8 hours in and I still haven't finished it, though I have replayed a few sections. I think the game is extremely challenging, addicting, and has quite a bit of replay value as well. For me, this game is nothing less than a 9 overall. I definitely agree with you on the soundtrack and cutscenes/boss battles, good review.
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zerocrossing  +   593d ago
Well this is only my personal opinion and as for reviewing the game based off if it's own merits, well I feel that is just what I did.

I finished the whole game on normal mode and yeah it was kind of challenging for a while it didn't take too long for me to work out how to defeat most enemies easily, I will definitely admit that the final boss was very challenging though.

Anyway thanks for reading my user review.
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TongkatAli  +   590d ago
Well written review.
Whitefox789  +   589d ago
Good review, I will correct two things though (minor).

There is slight depth in it in the sense Blade Mode cancels just about out of any animation along with the Defensive Offensive moveset; though like you said no where near in depth as in DMC3 or Bayonetta which is what I was expecting from a Platinum game of this caliber.

Like you said there is no lock on button since they opted for an automatic lock on choice (a poor choice I believe on their part) what they seemed to incorporate a little bit more was a camera focus lock on which if I was to describe any other instance of this control would be in the Kingdom Hearts series.

I've made my own comparison video of the issues with the targeting system in Rising here:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

There is a movelist in the game however it is very well hidden (same with the chapter select), when you pause the game go to the "HELP" menu which will list your movelist.
zerocrossing  +   589d ago
Thanks for commenting and for the corrections.

Wow, they did hide that move list very well didn't they.

Like you said there is more depth to the combat mechanics than there first appears to be, but if you're going in expecting a similar depth to DMC3 or Bayonetta you'll probably be disappointed.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Average Score 8.1 Reviews(322)
Release Dates
PC Release Dates
EU 09 January 2014
AU 09 January 2014
US 09 January 2014
PS3 Release Dates
US 19 February 2013
Xbox 360 Release Dates
US 19 February 2013