Right off the bat, Metal Gear Rising is no joke. If you thought Capcom and Ninja Theory’s DmC Devil May Cry was too easy, Revengeance is ready to give you a challenge and it is no surprise since this is a Platinum game. Normal enemies and bosses can beat Raiden up quickly if you’re not careful, but not on the same level of difficulty as the first Ninja Gaiden on the Xbox. The mechanic that makes survival possible in Rising is the parry, which is done by timing the forward + square button (X on Xbox 360) against incoming attacks that glow. It takes some practice, but once you get the timing down, it makes you feel like a badass. Raiden can one hit kill enemies from using stealth in classic Metal Gear Solid style as well. Other that, it is a Japanese character action game you will know and love with great gameplay.
From what we here at Entertainment Fuse has played so far, this is already shaping up to be an early contender for action game of the year especially with the stiff competition.