Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance | Review (Only Single Player)

"I’ll just come clean right now: I’ve never been particularly fond of the Metal Gear Solid series. Between the lethargic pace, stiff gameplay and convoluted pseudo-philosophical mess of a storyline, I’ve been effectively scared away from the series after giving it numerous chances over the years.

I guess the question that arises from that is “why am I reviewing Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance to begin with?” Well, “Konami sent me a review copy anyway” would be my first response, but my second would be “it’s a hack-and-slash spinoff made by Platinum Games.” These are the folks who brought us imaginative and fluid titles such as Bayonetta and Vanquish. If anyone can penetrate the cold corners of my heart and ease me into the world of Metal Gear, it’s them, and the incorporation of a sword-cutting dismemberment mechanic never ceases to excite. With that being said, is Revengeance a game that deserves the word Rising in its title, or will the only thing you want to cut after playing i...

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