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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Is A Bold New Direction That The Franchise Needs (GamerLive.TV)

The Metal Gear Solid franchise has always been known for creating a captivating atmosphere that originated in Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes. At that time Hideo Kojima development work was the hallmark of game design and video game storytelling. But much has changed since then and with Snake’s storyline wrapped up in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, it's time for the series to move in a new direction. They’re for, a new development team and a new main focus is the story behind Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

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Snookies122236d ago

That the franchise "needs"? No, I strongly disagree there. Will it be a good game? Possibly, we'll have to wait and see.

LightForceJedi2236d ago (Edited 2236d ago )

you can disagree with me all you want, but it's a good thing that Hedo Kojima is allowing other developers to explore the metal gear franchise. This is a game built around Raiden, not around snake that's why you see the difference.

Snookies122236d ago

Oh no, like I said I agree there that it's a good thing the series is expanding and incorporating new ideas with new developers. However, all I'm saying is that it wasn't a needed change. Just one that could turn out well if done right.

LackTrue4K2236d ago

im a big fan of MGS, stealth has always been there (with snake) Raiden now has a better shot with his sword then he ever will with stealth!!! it is a day one on my list (Borderlands 2, MGRising, and The last of Us)
don't get this game thinking of stealth, and if you miss Snake and his stealth gameplay go play MGS4....there shutting down there online servers

dark-hollow2236d ago (Edited 2236d ago )

i agree. kojima himself aprrove this game so who are those people to come here and say "its not a real mgs game"?

the plot and story "could" be butchered and non canon, but its a spin off that wont effect the the main series.

why didnt i see as much hate for mgs ac!d even though its not "TRUE" metal gear game?

rdgneoz32236d ago

"so who are those people to come here and say "its not a real mgs game"?"

As you said, the story isn't cannon and how it was originally going to play was changed completely when they handed the game off. Originally they said you could play it without killing people and stealthing the whole way through (minus boss fights), and that it was gonna be a prequel (I believe) to MGS4. Now stealth is basically ambushes to start combat and on a few stray mobs, and its taking place after MGS4.

The hate originally was from them having the word "Solid" in the title making it look like it was cannon and the complete 180 on how they said it would play, and how Raiden fought in MGS4 which was a lot more fluid and acrobatic. Pretty much that they took the name to make a hack and slash that is just getting the attention it is because of the name behind it.

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WeskerChildReborned2236d ago

MGR isn't really necessary but i'm glad that they are making a spin off to tell the story of Raiden.

D3mons0ul2236d ago

Everybody thinks they have a better way.

BitbyDeath2236d ago

A story on Revolver Ocelot instead of Raiden would be my better way.

GribbleGrunger2236d ago

no it isn't. it's the typical cop out of adding blood, gore and violence to attract the narrow minded gamer

Ravenor2236d ago

Thank god the high brow have arrived to show us all the light. But you're clearly right, MGS4 was definitely light on the violence. /s

I am not excited to play Revengeance just because of cut off limbs. Its like thinking people were only looking forward to Bayonetta because of Bayonetta.

Get off the pedestal.

v0rt3x2236d ago

What this franchise needs is less action, more sneaking, more emphasis on stealth, more conspiracy theories, more Snake, less cliche bosses - a bit of humor like the rest of the games, and a return to the roots!

MysticStrummer2236d ago

No. Konami wanted a more action oriented game to tie in with Metal Gear. This is the result. The franchise doesn't need this, Konami does.

Megaton2236d ago

Would have rather had PG work on a new Bayonetta than a spin-off with the OG Fruit Ninja. Raiden was always the weakest link of the franchise. No matter how hard Kojima tried to get the fans to like him by altering him in MGS4, I still couldn't muster up the care.

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