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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance receives first review

Metal Gear Rising hailed as "almost certainly the best Metal Gear game released this generation." (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Hellsvacancy  +   717d ago
"GamesTM went as far as to say that it’s “almost certainly the best Metal Gear game released this generation.”

They then go on to say "Revengeance will take around six to eight hours to complete"

6-8 hours? and its supposed to be the "best" Metal Gear game this gen, thats ridiculous
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Batzi  +   717d ago
The completion time:

1- Does not include cutscenes
2- Time resets to 0 if checkpoint is not reached or level not completed

Typical Platinum Games.
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SCW1982  +   717d ago
Vanquish to about 7 to 8 and that was perfect for that roller coaster ride. Length doesn't matter if they can pack in as many holy shit moments as vanquish did.
Irishguy95  +   717d ago
Don't know why you're getting disagree's. That is what platinum games do. Either way it doesn't need justification for being short.(even though it isn't really short) Can't wait to get my hands on this. Best Hack and Slash this gen...and now even going so far as to say it's better than MGS4?

@ Dedicatedgamers...why is is so hard to believe? Kojima himself approves of this game. Peace walker and MGS4 are great. It doesn't mean better games don't exist.

Stupid argument again. Do you have a favorite game rjdofu? Yes? Do you like games more than others at all? Yes? Then realize how bad the argument of comparing video's games quality is. If someone doesn't like Hack and Slash, it would be understandable if they like Cod and hate Rising. If they like Hack and slash too..they should be able to compare how much they like each game
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brish  +   717d ago

I downloaded the Vanquish demo and originally got owned by it. Eventually I was able to beat it after several tries then discovered there was a score, and time associated with beating it.

Comparing how I did to others I realized that I didn't do so well. So I tried to improve my score.

After a while I was able to finally beat it quickly and I looked at the clock and realized I had been playing the demo for over 5 hours!

I bought the game!

Vanquish is an amazing game. Metal Gear Rising was put in good hands!
rjdofu  +   717d ago
@Irishguy95: MGS are not even hack & slash, what's the point of comparing them?
EVILDEAD360  +   717d ago
Go Platinum.

Can't wait to play this. Vanquish derseved so much more praise for what it tried to do.

Ritsujun  +   716d ago
Hellsvacancy plays too much COD.
morganfell  +   716d ago
I played the demo and if the demo is a sample of the game as it should be, then the fact is it does not stand as the best Metal Gear game this generation.

That award did and still does go to MGS4, a landmark achievement in gamemaking and player experience.

I am not saying MGR isn't enjoyable, but the game is eclipsed by not only MGS4 but Peacewalker as well. If you classifiy the HD versions of MGS2 and MGS3 as being this generation then you can add those to the list.

Personally I felt like I was playing a combination of Vanquish meets Binary Domain meets Ninja Gaiden.
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Squall5005  +   717d ago
Metal Gear Solid 4 can be complete in under 3 hours and that game is a masterpiece.
LightofDarkness  +   717d ago
MGS4 was even less than that (excluding cutscenes). I had to beat it in under 5 hours to get the Big Boss Emblem, if I recall correctly.
Dark11  +   717d ago
Quality over Quantity.
dedicatedtogamers  +   717d ago
Better than MGS4? Better than Peace Walker?

Methinks GamesTM is just trying to get the hits from fanboys now that this Metal Gear is *cough*multiplatform*cough*
ALLWRONG  +   716d ago
You sound kinda bitter that a MG game is multiplatform.
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MaxXAttaxX  +   716d ago
I don't care that it's multiplatform. But to claim that it's better than any MGS game this gen, let alone comparable in the first place, is ridiculous.
kenshiro100  +   716d ago
...He's bitter over a game that has nothing to do with the original series.


Either way, I'm glad that this game is being well received. I enjoyed the demo and will definitely put together some money to get it later on.
ALLWRONG  +   716d ago
"that has nothing to do with the original series"

Now you sound bitter.
-Superman-  +   717d ago
Every early review say game is good. Usually devs lets best reviews go out first. Uusally bad reviews comes last, same thing with movies.
x5exotic  +   717d ago
#mr.garrison RETARD ALERT!

How long the game is doesn't mean sh!t. Skyrim is well over a 100 and it was mediocre.
Old McGroin  +   716d ago
"Skyrim is well over a 100 and it was mediocre."

Agreed. Skyrim felt like having a second job, it had 0% fun.
MoveTheGlow  +   716d ago
I loved the expansiveness of Skyrim, and I loved the design and quick gameplay of Bayonetta and DMC3. There's a place for both, and there's a place for Revengeance too - Platinum has kicked butt before, and they'll kick butt again.

This is where I don't get the resistance to this spinoff. DMC, a reboot of the entire Devil May Cry series, comes out by a team who doesn't know 60fps from Honey Boo Boo - yes, fire away! As Cave Johnson said, "GET MAD!"

MGS Rising Revengeance, a resuscitation attempt on a nearly-dead spinoff, gets picked up by an insanely solid team, and we get the same anger? Pfffft. And 6-8 hours for a hack-and-slash game is excellent, because if the gameplay's solid enough and there are a few extras to earn, it's a multiple-playthroughs kind of game. Just like Bayonetta or DMC3. I'll be playing this one for sure.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   717d ago
No way it's better than MGS4. By playing the MGR demo alone I know that the story won't match MGS4's quality. I did enjoy the Rising demo however and I'm not even a fan of hack and slash. I'm definitely going to pick this game up.
IAmLee  +   716d ago
I was looking forward to this until I played the demo..
StrawberryDiesel420  +   716d ago
so you were hoping to buy a shit game and got an amazing demo so you're no longer looking forward to it?
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rezzah  +   716d ago
When did time ever represent experience?

Unless by your logic the best games out there are those which never end.
coffinxnails  +   716d ago
they could always add 8 FUCKING HOURS of cutscenes like mgs4 to make it feel longer
wishingW3L  +   716d ago
how can he even compare games that are in completely different genres? What if I don't like stealth games or hack & slash...?
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floetry101  +   716d ago
Probably the most misguided comment ever? Short length doesn't suddenly make a game garbage.


MGS4, Journey, Vanquish, God of War 1-3 etc. etc.

Yah, those can't be masterpieces apparently.
hano  +   716d ago
If a game is bad, I don't care how long it is.

If the game is good and not long I wouldn't mind. 6-8 hours of goodness is better than 20 hours of artificially prolonged gameplay.

However, let's see if this game is actually that good.
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Old McGroin  +   716d ago
"They then go on to say "Revengeance will take around six to eight hours to complete"

6-8 hours? and its supposed to be the "best" Metal Gear game this gen, thats ridiculous"

Not so ridiculous when you consider that MGS4 was 98% cutscenes. Bad cutscenes.
Batzi  +   717d ago
Getting the game regardless of what score it gets.
Crystallis  +   717d ago
Agreed, 7-8 hours is about right for a hack N slash.
Kevlar009  +   716d ago
What's important is replayability. If the kills are stylized and engaging enough, what's stopping you from doing it again?
Hanso  +   717d ago
me too
it has already Platinum Games Seal of approval :D
Kevlar009  +   716d ago
Platinum Games is certainly one of the best developers to come about the last five or so years. And the fact they've made great titles for each of the Big Three is something we can all respect
j-blaze  +   717d ago
me too! man this game received so much hate early especially on here even Kojima got disrespected by so called fans, it's nice to see all this change
Reverent  +   716d ago
When did you become agreeable with?
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HammadTheBeast  +   716d ago
You're so bull it's not even funny. Same guy who said GoW Ascension was garbage cause it was a hack and slash.
rbailey  +   717d ago
Definitely getting the game no matter what but to say It's the best Metal Gear game released this generation is crazy. Where does that leave Metal Gear Solid 4? Perhaps the reviewer decided not to play that game.
DigitalAnalog  +   717d ago
He said "Almost". There's a difference you know.
MrAnderson  +   717d ago
I hated MGS4, and I loved 1 & 3, and I enjoyed #2. 4 was nothing but long cut scenes, some crawling on your stomach, and a lengthy "follow that guy" sequence that took up the entirity of act 3.
giovonni  +   717d ago
I agree MrAnderson. The length of Cut Scenes killed it for me, and I'm a big fan of metal gear since NES days. I wanted the game to unfold through game play and telecom talks like previous metal gear games. There were even moments when I felt I didn't need to know certain information.
I agree with you. I find the game to be a good game, but not the greatest game I've played based around balance of story, controls, plot twist, etc. I would give that to Bioshock,
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fsfsxii  +   716d ago
I think the cut-scenes were for the story you know, it would have made since if you stated that you don't understand the story :)
True fans of MGS series enjoyed MGS4 no matter what, and that game is the best game this gen, at least to me.
giovonni  +   716d ago
I understood the story fully, however there was no need for certain information to be so long. for example, the mission briefings, really? Even the guy who unlocks your weapons. He opened up to sneak like he was Barbara Walters. He even gave you a long back story of the bosses you killed is there a real need to know almost 20 minutes worth of info on every boss? Trust, I am a huge fan of metal gear,I just want it to go back to unfolding through game play, and telecom talks. not long Cut scenes
Imalwaysright  +   716d ago
"... was nothing but long cut scenes, some crawling on your stomach, and a lengthy "follow that guy" sequence that took up the entirity of act 3."

That is exactly how i felt playing MGS4. It has better gameplay than the previous games but we can barely put that gameplay to test.
Rampaged Death  +   717d ago
This is very positive. Thoroughly enjoyed the demo.
ElementX  +   717d ago
I remember when this was announced there were tons of haters because it was also coming to 360.
Plasticgearsolid  +   717d ago
It never was just coming to 360. Microsoft played a clever trick on saying at E3 the following 10 games (not positive the on number) are exclusive and metal gear rising was immediately announced right after there 10 exclusives, to blend in with the lump of exclusives. Kojima never mention PS3 during the event because it was the Microsoft press conference they never mention the competitor. After Kojima stated in many interviews that the project was indeed multi platform. Microsoft just did a good job on alluding it to seem like it was exclusive
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Plasticgearsolid  +   717d ago
Wow when i replyed to his comment his "also" was at first a "just"
rezzah  +   716d ago
Don't know why you got disagrees because that's exactly how it happened.

The appearance of exclusivity, only to find out later that it was multi-platform.
SAE  +   717d ago
It's normal reaction from fans. No one can blame them. Even i who love the old version and this version still think that it would be a lot better if it was a ps3 exclusive. Focus on making one version instead of 2/3 versions would help it a lot in every aspect. But i get over it. Same with ground zero but that one looked so amazing and i even doubt it's a ps3/360 game..

Can't wait >.< !!!! TNTNTTN
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BitbyDeath  +   716d ago
Ground Zero is getting a lot more praise because it is a real MGS game as opposed to rising which is just a hack and slash.

It's like how FF changed directions, we don't want that we want the real game.
Vandamme21  +   717d ago
I'm copping this game day one..I enjoyed the demo..then I' m copping god of war ascension..then ninja gaiden 3 razor's edge.
Captain Qwark 9  +   717d ago
ill be getting all of those as well. good choices sir

the demo actually sold em on this game which is funny as i was just reading an article about how they can cut a games sales in half. although im sure his data included shitty games and he didnt specify what a good demo can do
Dread  +   717d ago
Metal Gear 4, was super short without the cutscenes and the mandatory downloads, and it was a fine game, so if the game play is bewteen 5-8 hours thats fine with me.

Dazel  +   717d ago
How can this bastard child of a game be the "best metal gear game this generation" Pmsl....
RE_L_MAYER  +   717d ago
I just hope that lamp is worth buying and it wont fall apart and start a fire on first day
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napalmbrainmusic  +   717d ago
why is this even being compared with MGS4? pre-oredered this a while ago and going to enjoy it for what it is :)
zlpw0ker  +   717d ago
clearly you have no idee about hack n slash games,to say that MGR:R is the best hack n slash even before the release is bs.
I have played every H&S I can get my hands on,h&s genre is my favourite genre and I got like 20-25 games of that type so I have tested em all.

and cleary no one can compare MGR to MGS since its not even in the same genre.
and so what if MG:R only lasts 6-8hours,im 100% that you can replay it with all weapons,combos,upgrades and such after you have fought the last boss because thats how platinum does things.just look at bayonetta,I can complete bayonetta in 5-7hours on normal and do another playthrough of the game again and again.
P* is without the best studio for H&S genre

a few things I dont understand from demo is why is there no evade or block like in most games,you can parry,but blocking an incoming attack shouldnt be hard. in bayonetta you can parry with moon mahakala,but you still have evade at the tip of your fingertips all the time.and since he is a ninja he should be able to block anytime,like Ryu in NGS.
SkolarVisari  +   716d ago
You can block, if you do the parry late it will block the attack. You can also evade, press S+X or Y+B at the same time and Raiden will step back, if you add a directional input like left or right to evade in that direction. I do think it is more difficult to pull off consistently than it should be though.
EverydayGuy  +   717d ago
Did you guys forget why HK wanted to team up with PG in the first place? The idea of being able to cut everything hit a dead end, and needed help from a dev team that knows more of that style of gameplay.

HK also wanted the game to be taken part in the past, but since it was hard for the team he want to pass MGS to, he decided to have the story take place in the future. HK only involvement is overseeing the project.
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KingKelloggTheWH  +   716d ago
Hk had very little say in the game,he even stated that he wasnted to have the game before mgs4 but PLatinum put it after.
LAWSON72  +   717d ago
This will hopefully be good but will not be better than mgs 1-4
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TheOneEyedHound  +   717d ago
I am sorry, I hate writing something without evidence, but I doubt It is better than MGS4 & Peace Walker. I don't see it Possible.
Reverent  +   716d ago
It will be just as good in its own right. Definitely getting this after playing the demo.
gninja92  +   716d ago
its a fun adrenaline pumping action game if u like mgs4 and always taking it slow. move on and accept reality that some ppl like this stuff just cause u don't doesn't mean u are obligated by a blood oath to troll on pages where ppl who like the game are bound to be at. i like mgs4, peace walker, and rising. some of us ahve a diverse taste some of us are stauncy old--fashioned gamers who cant realize that companies are getting exceedingly greedy and will do what they can to appeal to more audiences. even tho this game was only made for the fans and NOT because they wanted to continue the story with raiden.
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josephayal  +   716d ago
6-8 hours? I'm gonna have to wait for a price drop, maybe $20
fsfsxii  +   716d ago
That length is just great for Hack & Slash games.
KingKevo  +   716d ago
So they say it's better than MGS4?! I highly doubt it, even though it might still be a good game.
CaptainCamper  +   716d ago
Game Informer said Dead Space 3 was "One of the best games of this generation"...Yeah, about that.

I'll hold out judgement on this until a few more review come out :D
blackstrr411  +   716d ago
Well dmc. Try replaying it while skipping cutscenes the longest stage is like 10mins
TheBardsSong  +   716d ago
People never seem to give MGS4 enough credit.
yeahokchief  +   716d ago
im preordered and ready to go.

i dont need no stinkin review scores or demos. its mgs! they have yet to put out a bad mgs game. i will continue to autobuy their games until they do.
Braid  +   716d ago
"it’s allmost certainly the best Metal Gear game released this generation."

No, no no no. That statement, oh my god. I should have seen this coming.

Beware folks, this place will be BOMBARDED with "why Rising is better than MGS4" type of articles. That's a trap I refuse to fall for. No sir, I'm getting too old for that.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   716d ago
In no way is this game better then MGS4,I mean just watch risings cutscenes.They are terrible,sure the gameplay is fun but everything else is just a mess.
fsfsxii  +   716d ago
"it’s almost certainly the best Metal Gear game released this generation."
I would like to know what is he smoking.
Megaton  +   716d ago
So a game that looks nothing like Metal Gear is "almost certainly the best Metal Gear game released this generation"?
Jak_Da_Ripa  +   716d ago
6-8 hours not included the DLC sub stories and sub missions
Kevlar009  +   716d ago
Platinum Games, one of the best developers this generation
Pillsbury1  +   716d ago
All this mgs talk makes me think if whats to come...I need to finish peace walker before metal gear solid ground zeroes comes out :p
DAS692  +   716d ago
MGS4 is STILL one of my favorite games on the PS3... I HIGHLY doubt that this game will be better. Don't get me wrong. I've played Vanquish and I liked it. GREAT game. But to say that something like this will actually BEAT MGS4??? Absolutely not. If you have followed the MGS series you would have respect for MGS4 as opposed to this game which most likely is going to be a pretty shallow story.
Redempteur  +   716d ago
it's safe to say that MGS rising good points is not the story but the action within it .
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