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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Preview: There's Nothing Metal Gear About It | Leviathyn

Leviathyn.com | Sure, it’s got the Metal Gear name attached to the title, but ultimately, it doesn’t resemble the stealth action darling. Is this a good thing? (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PS3, Xbox 360)

RandomManA  +   583d ago
Meh. The bottom line? A good game is a good game. Narrative is important, but so is gameplay, and one CAN make up for the other's deficits.
wishingW3L  +   583d ago
Narrative is like 60% of what makes a Metal Gear game be Metal Gear... The reason many fans wanted a Raiden game was to experience Metal Gear's epic narrative with fast paced action but we are only getting half of it. Or maybe less when you take into account that many of the over the top scenes are so over the top they are simply out of place within the Metal Gear universe. The narrative itself is almost at the level of cheesy-ness of Bayonetta.
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Parapraxis  +   583d ago
Agreed, I think that's the same feeling reviewers had for DMC.
hard joe  +   583d ago
It's action game not stealth
jc48573  +   583d ago
well, it does give you the option to do "ninja" stealth kinda the same fashion as Tenchu.
Knight_Crawler  +   583d ago
Exactly...people forget that Raiden and snake are two different people and have two different styles.

I mean look at this video of Raiden stopping a big a$$ ship or

or Raiden fighting with a sword in his mouth.


You cannot tell me that a cyborg with this much power and skills will stealth his way though a mission.

The people hating on this game should chill out and wait on ground zero and let the MG hack n slash fans enjoy this game.
Honest_gamer  +   583d ago
i'll be getting it but it annoys me how everyone is making out like the slow motion slash thing is new, to me it just seams like the whole game is afro samurai with a new skin :S
Chris558  +   583d ago
Afro samurai nooooo that absolutelY horrible game with the lame bossfights especially the flamethrower one son of a b***
Honest_gamer  +   583d ago
haha i liked it :p but you gota admit there's striking similarities between then also yeh the flame thrower guy was a total b**** oh i might go buy it of Amazon talking about it makes m want to play it again haha
Chris558  +   583d ago
I replayed a week ago with friend on the first headpant difficulty and for every dead one shot we finished that shitty game but aswell 2 vodkas
Roccetarius  +   583d ago
Another site trying to cause some trouble. Leviathyn have done that in the past, though.

Kojima is already working on another MGS game, so people are getting the best of both worlds.
Nightfallen  +   583d ago
Actually it wasn't a bad read. It was a mostly positive article.
Nightfallen  +   583d ago
I love how everything Raiden does is justifiable as he had some crazy ridiculous moves in MGS4. Anyway, the demo is amazing, must have played it dozen times and each time I played it differently and experienced something new. If Metal Gear was an action hack and slash this is exactly what it would be. Maintaining many Metal Gear aspects and giving you the action feel. At first I was rather disappointed with the direction this game went, but upon playing it, I take all that back. It's a rather great perspective.
Roccetarius  +   583d ago
If you're interested in more, here's what someone found in the demo alone.


Some things need to be practiced, but the tutorial doesn't explain a lot in the demo.
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AznGaara  +   583d ago
I never understood how people can expect a Metal Gear game involving cyborg Raiden to be anything BUT an action game. Do these "fans" not remember the whole 8+ minute cutscene of Raiden vs Vamp?!? He's doing almost everything he's doing in this game.
That's just it...It's NOT a Metal Gear game. It's a pathetic attempt to cash-in on the name to try and make Platinum Games some money. Looks at all of their previous IPs. They all flopped much like this one will. This isn't a game for fans of Metal Gear so Metal Gear fans won't buy it anyway (of course there will be those that insist that they're a Metal Gear fan but then try to defend this game when it does nothing but butcher the story and crap all over Snake's sacrifices).
AznGaara  +   583d ago
What do you define as a flop? Are you aware that on Metacritic Bayonetta has an average score of 90 on 360 and 87 on Ps3? Meanwhile their other title Vanquish has a 84. Madworld an 81. If you look at their past titles as Clover Studios, Okami has a 93 and Viewtiful Joe a 93.

Please remind me how is this not a Metal Gear game? Its called "METAL GEAR." It so happens to feature Raiden, a character in the Metal Gear franchise in the Metal Gear world. Oh so its not stealthy huh? Want to know know why? Raiden in MGS4 WASNT STEALTHY.
DangerousDAN  +   583d ago

A "flop" is a game that doesn't sell well, despite its good ratings. All those games you mentioned are flops (not entirely sure about Viewtiful Joe) because of their sales not matching their critical success. This is what he means. Another example is "Beyond Good & Evil": absolutely great ratings, but horrible sales.

I suppose he doesn't consider this a Metal Gear game because of its completely different nature. Metal Gear has always been a stealth game that can go into intense action, while this game it's the other way around.


this is why it's called Metal Gear RISING. Meaning it won't follow what Metal Gear SOLID did. Take it like the new Devil May Cry having that distinctive "DmC" at the beginning of its title. It's sort of a stamp to let you know it isn't the original one.
yami930  +   583d ago
@My_Name_BTW_Is_Donte a.k.a. Leauge_of_Draven the 2nd

It IS a Metal Gear game for the fans of Metal Gear and also for fans of action games, if you choose to accept it or not. Believeing its not is more of a personal problem and I feel sorry for you because of that. Metal Gear fans have been asking for a game like this since Gray Fox first appeared looking and doing things awesome in MGS 1 and if you are not one of them so be it, dont get the game, just like as a DMC fan, I saw how DmC looked, didnt really like anything about it (even though it was obvious it wasnt for DMC fans as it had nothing to do with the franchise, it was its own thing), so I gladly did not buy it and bought the HD collection instead (which btw outsold DmC for a few days during launch week as DmC flopped bad).

How does MGR game butcher the story exactly? Seems like a natural progression for the story being years after MGS4, Cyborg tech continues to be developed, PMCs at war, how war has changed after the patriots, Snake is most likely dead, Raiden became a soilder again because thats all he knew about his whole life, his Jack the Ripper persona is being pulled out of him, he is being pushed over the edge due to his defeat and one in very few mission failures being the war machine that he is and the reputation he has and because of the fail, defeat and Jack the Ripper persona he is seeking revenge and wants to redeem himself in a pretty dark way. Dont see anything butchering about that, it all makes sense, has interesting characters and is something I want to experience as both an action game fan and Metal Gear fan.
j-blaze  +   583d ago
agreed, it's going to be a great action game with stealth elements. also, the game has Raiden, Sunny, Kojima as a producer.. the game is a Metal Gear so let the haters and wannabe MGS fans cry more!
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NnT3291  +   583d ago
MGR was never meant to be a stealth game.
Whitefox789  +   583d ago
Yup the concept was always "Cut at Will"
smashcrashbash  +   583d ago
I think people are being too harsh on it.If it didn't have Metal Gear stamped on it and it wasn't Raiden I am sure people wouldn't hate on it so much. The demo was actually pretty solid.Did anyone try to save that guy who was about to be executed without killing him? I wonder what significance that will have later?
blackstrr411  +   583d ago
Yeah I did save him. He just ran away after you *assure him u r the good guy*. I just hope the enemies are stronger and wiser. I raped all of them easily
infamousinfolite  +   583d ago
I tried saving him but he died anyway and yeah the game is solid people are going to bash on it nonetheless. I will try to pick this up o think it will be a good game. Its funny they hated Raiden when you had to play him in MGS2 they loved Raiden in MGS4 now that your able to control Raiden yourself they bash it. That is strange and confusing.
smashcrashbash  +   583d ago
You have to make sure you don't kill him either. You have to not only make sure they don't kill him but that your sword doesn't chop slice him up as well. All I could think of when I saved him was Resident Evil 4 when you saved the dog and it helped you beat the Gigante later.I wonder saving the guy will get help from him later or give you some advantage like a new skin or weapon.When playing games you can never rule that kind of stuff out.
infamousinfolite  +   583d ago
They probably add that in there or already did like he gives you a new kind of box you can use when you save him. I just can't wait for this game to drop.
ACEMANWISE  +   583d ago
They needed to name this game differently
infamousinfolite  +   583d ago
Have any ideas? I would've kept it. Its a spinoff so the name seems fine plus title speaks for itself there are elements of metal gear in this game like the "!" alerts and of course the cardboard box. So the name fits.
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Nightfallen  +   583d ago
Metal Gear Rising on it's own sounds good. I never say Revengeance either way. Then again Revegeance is a play on words, revenge + vengeance..
StrawberryDiesel420  +   583d ago
This game will be amazing, there's no doubt Platinum put a lot of effort into making this a good game. I don't care what this article says and I'm picking this and Crysis 3 up on the 19th.
Master of Unlocking  +   582d ago
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Preview: There's Nothing Metal Gear About It. Sure, it’s got the Metal Gear name attached to the title, but ultimately, it doesn’t resemble the stealth action darling. Leviathyn.com

For god's sake, it's a spin-off! Do those people understand the concept of a spin-off? It revolves around the Metal Gear Solid universe and characters, but focuses on what was previously a side character to now have it be the main character. Hence also why it's "Metal Gear Rising" and not " Metal Gear Solid".
That side character, Raiden, is a cyborg ninja, hence why the game plays entirely different to the traditional MGS games: it's not stealth anymore, now it's a katana (sorry, ninjatô)-based action game.

And damn enjoyable at that, and I'm not a big fan of Raiden and really didn't expect anything from the demo but I'll get this game. Just chopping off all the scenery in small bits proved excesively funny to me. :)

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