"For every con in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, there's a pro. The story is flat and contrived, but at least eschews the breathy pretensions of earlier Gears. And despite the half-baked, rarely satisfying fighting scenes, the always resulting gore and occasional set-piece keep the action on its feet. It's OK, basically, and certainly a welcome tipple while people wait for whatever big thing Kojima Studios does next.
"Big, bloody and occasionally a lot of fun, Revengeance does itself a favour by binning what typifies Metal Gear and sticking with its wacky pretensions flaws and all."