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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review | PlayStationLifeStyle

Anthony Severino Writes: Despite bearing the name, this is no Metal Gear game. At least not like you’re used to. This would have been good and fine for Raiden to have a game of his own outside the Metal Gear Solid universe, that’s filled with action instead of stealth. But, then why have stealth? Why have a soliton radar? You rarely use either, and it doesn’t quite fit in the fast-paced action confusion. Hideo Kojima was right in cancelling Metal Gear Solid: Rising—it just didn’t work. Even he saw that. Instead, someone at Konami had the bright idea to let Platinum Games take over the development. From the ashes, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was born, and like any problem child that grows up into an insufferable disappointment, it’ll leave a stain on the reputation of the parents: revered developers Platinum Games and Kojima Productions. (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PS3, Xbox 360) 3/10

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raytraceme  +   765d ago
This game is such a hit or miss between reviewers. From the demo I played I felt bored after a few mins. Though the graphics and physics are awesome for a game running at 60fps.
SlyFamous02  +   765d ago
Its mostly a miss.
Blacktric  +   765d ago



I also love how you tried to trash the game by saying it's not a real Metal Gear Solid game in one of your comments when that actually was the point of an "action based hack and slash spinoff".
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ShinMaster  +   764d ago
Calm down ^
Kinger8938  +   765d ago
Same here, didnt think it looked great either
Skate-AK  +   765d ago
What? The game looks great.
Kinger8938  +   765d ago
I guess it depends what its compared to mate each to there own
fei-hung  +   765d ago
It's a hit for those who know what they are talking about and a miss for those journalists who are talking out of their rear ends like this one.

The dude is complaining about the most stupid things and raging about them when anyone with half a brain knows, this dude is just shit at this game cuz he has no skills. This is what happens when you play dumbed down crap, you yourself become dumbed down and the world becomes a challenge.

Troll review. Avoid giving the troll any hits.
PirateThom  +   765d ago
So, because the reviewer is bad at the game their opinion is void?

Maybe the game does a poor job at exlaining the mechanics, maybe there's some flaw with the design of the game.

I don't know why someone not being good at the game makes it a troll review.
fei-hung  +   765d ago
@pirate dude

If the demo was enough to teach you how to play the game, then how is it the full game can't?!

You just made my point even more valid that some of these reviews just talk crap. It's as if certain things only apply to certain games and not others.

MGS4 being a short game (gameplay was minimal compared to cutscenes) was okay and so was Vanquish but this isn't. Why?

It's 60fps and has tons of destructible environments and dynamic gaming sections, but the graphics are bad. However, games like COD and GRA would be backed up with the same journalists saying, "but it's open world, but it's 60fps...."

If journalists go back on their own principles and get caught talking crap, for this game or any other game, we as consumers will call them out.

3/10 means the game is pretty much unplayable, full of glitches and has zero replay value etc. everyone who has played the demo knows this to be bullshit. This article is almost there to do nothing but to spite the game and for all the above valid reasons, I call this a troll review!

As for DmC fans, hell I ain't bought the game yet, but I wouldn't say it's a 3 for all it's flaws or shortcomings as an original DMC fan. I will still give credit where it is due and buy the game 2nd hand as I know it's a great game even if not a good DMC successor IMO. The only reason why I haven't supported the game is due to Capcom and their milking and arrogant behaviour (I haven't bought any new Capcom game in years) and NT's stupid remarks.
Mounce  +   765d ago
I read before coming to this article, reviews for it which came like...





Then I come across this being 3/10....I just don't get it on how this game is a hit or a miss. Like, do the people who rate it low just have shitty expectations of the game and they don't try to even have fun with it? Do these reviewers just play a small chunk of it, don't try to get into it or fail being immersed so they say IT SUCKS, I'M TIRED OF PLAYING IT! sorta thing?

Am sure this game doesn't deserve a 3/10 no matter whos' opinion it is.
Dir_en_grey  +   765d ago
This is why I hate this site's reviews, they rate any game with any sort of difficulty down way too much. The reason is because this reviewer Anthony Severino is not reviewing, he's whining about the game being too hard for him.

He mainly complains about the parry and camera.
Parry is a simple down up attack; and they give you freedom to control the camera, so that means you have to control the camera, just like you have to push the attack button to attack.

This is equivalent to reviewing a fighting game, but rate the game down because you can't do a simple fireball motion, or reviewing Mario and rate it down because you can't get past the first hole you are supposed to jump over because you SUCK at judging distance, which is something every other gamer can do or learn to do after a few fails.

If you find you can't even do the basics the game asks you to do, you shouldn't be reviewing this game period.

Sure he got famous breaking the Last Guardian footage (maybe he shouldn't have cuz Sony clearly wasn't ready to show it), but this Sev guy sure suck at games way too much to be a reviewer.
Irishguy95  +   765d ago
This reviewer has absolutely NO IDEA what he is talking about. With regards to Rising's development cycle. I Mean really you'd expect a reviewer to know what happened to Rising before spewing BS about it.

"but then gets his tail handed to him by the most generic of enemies—it doesn’t make sense"

Welcome to hack and slash genre. Where Kratos can take out a Giant and then be killed by 4 or 5 little ****s or Bayonetta can take out a large god thing with two heads and be ****ed by some little ****.

"from the weakest of enemies, to the anger-inducing boss fights—is frustrating. Frustrating due to the camera."

Translation - I suck at this game

"did not complete the game. I did not finish the last boss. On normal"

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SOD_Delta  +   765d ago
Sounds like this guy never played a hack and slash game. His lack of experience renders his opinion invalid to most players. This review should have an asterisk by it.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   765d ago
Speaking of Kratos, I just got my ass handed to me several times by that 3 headed lava Ceberus hound and his exploding minions on Titan mode.
I rage quit, but not before putting a hole in my wife's serving tray with my controller!
GenericNameHere  +   765d ago
That was actually one of the three hardest fights for me on God of War III.
The first one was against Poseidon (does fighting Poseidon count as spoiler? Because other than Cronos, everyone seems to talk about him the most), that Cerberus (it's that one just after rescuing a *certain* person, right?), and the last boss fight (whom I shall not spoil, although it should be pretty obvious if you know Kratos' motives).

I don't think GoWIII on Titan was really that difficult, just these 3 fights.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   765d ago
Yup, that's the one. And I thought aMazed trophy would be the toughest thing to on Titan mode. This has to be the toughest battle of the game so far. It made me hate myself and want to weep!
iMaim  +   765d ago
Yeah I know what you mean. I busted my whole weekend just trying to get the Titan mode trophy a couple years back. Ahh good times.
darren_poolies  +   765d ago
Didn't complete the game therefore the review is invalid.
Rayansaki  +   765d ago
I'll take a wild guess that you did not play the game yet.

The points he makes are valid. Devil May Cry, God of War and Bayonetta are challenging, but the dedicated dodge button they have is what makes it possible for you to take big groups of enemies.

MGS:R has no dodge, and the parry is on the same button as attack, so it's very hard to attack and time your parrys at the same time, especially when some attacks come from outside your vision, because the camera has a very short field of view.

3/10 is probably a bit exaggerated, but the lack of dodge or higher FoV make for frustrating difficulty even against pitiful foes. It's not proper difficulty, it's unfair difficulty because you can't counter it 100% even with perfect skill. I mean, I've beaten DMC 3 and 4 in Dante Must Die difficulty and had extreme difficulty taking the boss in the rising Demo, which took me 5 tries. In normal.
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ShugaCane  +   765d ago
This is not the game's fault if you suck at it.
MoonGazing  +   765d ago
I doubt this review is serious probably just wants hits.
SlyFamous02  +   765d ago
Like I said before, not a real MGS game.

If it will help you sleep better at night son, this is not a MG game.
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Hanso  +   765d ago
yep its a MGR game genius
SOD_Delta  +   765d ago
Haha you got him. People have a hard time excepting spinoff.
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god_o_war  +   765d ago
Why cant people realise that this is not a forced spinoff, this is something that the creator of the entire MG universe wanted! Kojima wanted to show off one of he's most favourite characters of the metal gear series.

Besides if your a metal gear fan and you've played MGS4, when Raiden was showed doing the things he did as a cyborg, didn't you wish you could take control of him?
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iMaim  +   765d ago
You know, I actually go out of my way to play shitty games just to gauge out where it belongs on a review scale. THIS is NOT a 3/10 game. Aliens: Colonial Marines is a 3/10 not this.
Walker  +   765d ago
An Epic Fail for both of Kojima Productions and Platinum Games, IMO .
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Kanzes  +   765d ago
The game is doing a great job for being a spin-off of metal gear
Walker  +   765d ago
And a great job for tarnishing Metal Gear's name :) .
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CaptainPunch  +   765d ago
Looks like the reviewer never played a hack and slash game before. It's like someone who only plays FPS games reviewing a driving game.
Ace_Pheonix  +   765d ago
It just might happen if Activision makes a Call Of Duty Karting game. I am the biggest Metal Gear fan (and a hack and slash fan as well), but even I am having a hard time thinking about playing this since it says Metal Gear in the title. I will eventually, but I'll buy it when ot drops to $40.
Alos88  +   765d ago
They gave Metal Gear Rising a 3.
They gave Aliens: Colonial Marines a 2.5.
I don't think I'll be visiting playstation lifestyle anymore.
knifefight  +   765d ago
"They"? Did multiple reviewers do both games?
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Alos88  +   765d ago
"They" meaning the site.
knifefight  +   765d ago
Well then that's just being a little bit silly. No matter what review site, the other reviewers don't contribute to each other's work aside from proofreading. There's a strict line against adding your own opinion to someone else's review. Lots of people on the staff of one website will have different opinions about certain games; that's what makes voting for GotY awards such a crazy process at the end of the year. ^_^
Alos88  +   765d ago
I don't care who reviewed it, the review represents the website, and Aliens Colonial Marine and Metal Gear Rising are not comparable in terms of quality.
Daver  +   765d ago
loll you are an idiot if you dont visit the site anymore because one of his opinion is not the same as you for a game you have never played so far...

On topic, I have no idea what this game is worth but I tried the demo and I thought the gameplay sucked but I liked the metal gear atmosphere.
Alos88  +   765d ago
I have played the game, and calling people idiots hurts your argument, not mine.
Acquiescence  +   765d ago
After playing the demo, I could tell the game was a rotten mess. Oh well, at least DmC delivered, and there's free Bloody Palace/Vergil's Downfall DLC to look forward to in the near future.
Hanso  +   765d ago
DmC delivered ?
on what exactly lol?
DmC failed big time sales prove it
Rayansaki  +   765d ago
DmC is significantly better than MGR tho.
RTheRebel  +   765d ago
learn to play
Godmars290  +   765d ago
Honestly between this and the reviews for DmC: DMC and Aliens: CM, the ones in the 8s and 9s despite pointing out flaws, is there any point in reviews anymore? They're no longer objective.
SAE  +   765d ago
I'm 100% with you. Reviews made for hits so the opinion of the review will always made to get hits. That's it..

This is one of the things i hate about this generation. Reviews turned into media and that ruined it's good purpose...
llMurcielagoll  +   765d ago
PS LS, giving MGR a bad review wont stop me from buying the game. It is nice to read reviews to see insights of game critics and so on, but if I LIKE it then a bad review means absolute SQUAT to me.
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AllroundGamer  +   765d ago
lol and i was smashed with disagrees lately, when i said this game will get 6-7/10 reviews, the average final will be like this trust me. The camera killed the gameplay for me, and i was good at the combat, but if there is no dedicated block button, then you don't have a chance to block the enemies, that will attack you from where you can't see them... and sometimes the camera just flew inside my body :D also the levels were kind of dull. But at least the game was only 5 hours long, which is just right for this kind of hacknslash game.
guitar_nerd_23  +   765d ago
I still want to play it. I blamed the camera and parry system the first time through the demo, but I replayed it and got it nailed in the end.

I think it's just the control scheme is weird, I switched the cut to the left stick and kept the camera on the right stick because it seemed more natural.

I don't really understand the camera complaints because you can center it with a button press like most games like this and it's pretty standard for enemies you can't see on screen not to attack.

I don't know maybe it will be a bit meh but I still want to try it.
EbeneezerGoode  +   765d ago
Didn't like it 5/10 for those that do. For me? I wouldn't play it ever again.
Nunchez  +   765d ago
The demo was fantastic! It took some time to get used to but after that it was awesome.
TemplarDante  +   765d ago
This game is great! Wtf!
I do feel these guys review of DmC was a bit forgiving...
The conspiracy theorist in me...

Sorry, Im buying it either way!
knifefight  +   765d ago
I disagree with the reviewer's opinion somewhat, but what's with all the hate? This is the type of game that will polarize people to a pretty big extent. Even if you love it, you have to admit, there are plenty of people who won't. Come on, that's just knowing the nature of humans, there :p
TemplarDante  +   765d ago
Dont bother giving them the hits, they want it with such a bs review.
Heres a summary:

"Blah blah its too hard, Im used to Fps's with teh super auto aim and knife stronger than gun game"

- Seriously, he says this is not a MGS solid game. (DUH!)
-He says he had it on Normal.. and it was too hard for him...

PSLS has gone downhill lately, but with this review, they lost my respect.
I wont be visiting their again.
RE_L_MAYER  +   765d ago
Normal was hard for me as well but after around 10 play throughs I can say its not that hard
PockyKing  +   765d ago
This game should NOT be receiving scores similar to Colonial Marines, just saying. I have a review copy myself and this game is no less than a 6 at its worst.
SAE  +   765d ago
You mean at least 8. It's amazing. Try playing it on very hard. I feel like i just started playing again. It's very hard. I also see a revengeance mode in trophies. So no one can talk about the gameplay. Same with the story because it's from kojima and it's really good. So i only see one problem in the game. It's the graphics which looks good enough for me. The walking dead get good scores for it's graphics but reviewers bash the graphics of this game. It's really stupid if you ask me..
RE_L_MAYER  +   765d ago
People compare to what this game was supposed to be like(watch the old videos about it before he stopped working on it) and what it turned out to be like is a failure and I hope kojima is ready for a shitty score so he can see that was a mistake leaving that game
Silly gameAr  +   765d ago
Yikes. Well, i'll admit, I didn't enjoy the demo much, but I'm willing to give the game a try. My opinion could be totally different when I have the full game in my hands
BlaqMagiq24  +   765d ago
This really IS a shit review. I mean the guy doesn't finish the game cause he basically doesn't know or exactly want to learn how to play the game. And some of his info is misinformed too. Don't take this review seriously.

Oh and inb4 My_name_btw_is_dante aka league_of_draven starts trolling on this article
SAE  +   765d ago
It took me 2 hours to beat only the last boss xD . It's that hard..
BlaqMagiq24  +   764d ago
I like the sound of that. I need a challenge lol. I preordered it but won't be picking it up until Thursday. Can't wait.
Inception  +   765d ago
3/10...isn't that too low for this game?

As a reviewer myself, i will respect his 3/10 score for Revengeance. But in my standard, games with score from 0 to 5 out of 10 is a game that veryyyyyy unplayable. Which means that game are full with bugs, glitch, very stupid A.I, very bad graphics, very bad story, very bad gameplay, and lacks of replay value. In this case, i don't see all that problems happening on Revengeance.

Anyway, i still buy this game next month along with GoW: Ascension. And for people who likes Revengeance demo (like me) than you should buy this game. Ignore all review, even they gave Revengeance a good score.
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RGB  +   765d ago
To a Metal Gear fan, this game is really unplayable.

Issues; The game looks horrible, plays horrible, everything is static, the environment is dead, story is unimaginative, characters are forgetful, retarded PMC names, no innovative gameplay mechanics like MGS, 3, 4 or even Peace Walker. The game has nothing about it. No wonder why Hideo dropped the project like a sack of s***, that's its worth!

"3/10 means the game is pretty much unplayable, full of glitches and has zero replay value etc. everyone who has played the demo knows this to be bullshit."

The only thing that is bulls*** is your loose term of everyone. I think you'll find a large amount of real Metal Gear fans think this game is complete sh*t*. The game is totally unplayable and has no replay value whatsoever since I couldn't bare to play it at all.

Also, why the hell are people talking about DmC and Aliens? Don't care for DmC at all but at least Aliens is fan service with tons of Easter eggs, references and throwbacks to Alien lore which long time fans like me really respect and enjoy. Yes the game isn't that great but the fan service makes the set backs permissible, something Rising wouldn't even know about!

Answer me one question (open to anyone here!). If this game is so good and "the best Metal Gear this gen" (laughable statement). Why did Hideo dropped the project from Kojima Productions? :)

I own every canon Metal Gear in the series with Portable Ops+ being the only expansion/spin-off.
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Inception  +   764d ago
"Answer me one question (open to anyone here!). If this game is so good and "the best Metal Gear this gen" (laughable statement). Why did Hideo dropped the project from Kojima Productions? :)"

Here's the link

Kojima already explained it that he want his young staff to have some experience when making a high quality Metal Gear game without him as a director. Besides, at the same time Kojima is busy making [MGS5] Peace Walker (remember, Rising and Peace Walker are announced & developed in the same time).

But when those young staff showing Rising prototype to Kojima, he aren't satisfied with the quality and the zandatsu concept. Kojima want more fluid movement (60 fps instead of 30 fps) and more action instead of stealth. Even after the young staff revised their prototype a few times, Kojima still not convinced with the result. Also the young staff are stuck in the story department because the game is a prequel right before MGS4 (Raiden saving Sunny and fighting one of B&B). They can't make the story more interesting because people already knew Raiden's story in MGS4.

So in other words:
Kojima doesn't trust (yet) that his young staff have the quality to make a big Metal Gear game without him as a director. That's why Kojima gave Rising to Platinum, because he confidence with Platinum quality for action games.

I hope that's answered your question.

Btw, if you find Rising story sucks than this prove one of Kojima's point that his young staff don't have the quality (yet) for making a high quality MG game. Because Rising story is written by Etsu Tamari from Kojipro.
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lovegames718  +   765d ago
Either way this game did not catch my eye so i wasn't going to buy it.

Last few months i was focused on getting Ni No Kuni and when i did buy it i was not displeased.
smashcrashbash  +   765d ago
I think that is a bunch of crap. I played the demo and it was very functional and played well with no glitches and the controls functioned very well. So what is this 3/10 rubbish? That is for games that are glitchy, non functional and poorly made like Aliens Colonial Marines.PlayStation Lifestyle is a crappy website that loves to troll, cause chaos and give out scores that don't make much sense.I don't ever take anything they say seriously. If you don't like the new MGS type game fine but give better reasons then not a MGS game and normal is too hard.This is just more proof of what I already came to a conclusion about a long time ago.PlayStation Lifestyle is a garbage gaming site just like Kotaku is.
I knew this would flop but it's funny seeing how much it did flop.
smashcrashbash  +   765d ago
Look at the scores below this article. Does that sound like a flop to you. One stupid score doesn't break a game.
yami930  +   765d ago
Its going to be the sales buddy that determines if it flops, this review is nothing he just couldnt play and wants it to be DmC easy so he can get to the end, the reviews for this game are basically where DmC reviews are at (even though a lot of them just gave DmC high numbers with the content of the review sounding like a 7 but the game gets a 9 and others wanting to prove "Nay- sayers" wrong they gave it a high score).
PygmelionHunter  +   765d ago
BS, the demo alone wasn't nowhere near a 3, and I'm not even into hack 'n' slash games.
x5exotic  +   765d ago
Too bad. I was really hyped for this game. I guess GoW: Ascension is the last hope for HnS fans out there.
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