IGN: Revengeance Will Ruin Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid helped define video games in the late '90s. Hideo Kojima's resurrection of Solid Snake on the original PlayStation was a waking moment for the industry, bringing a new sense of gameplay innovation and cinematic flair at a time when it was most needed. Yet increasingly Metal Gear Solid stands as the pinnacle of its series. The Metal Gear games have strayed from what made the original so great, and while each of them seem to capture some excellence from the past, watching the new Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer proves the franchise has now irreversibly derailed.

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yesmynameissumo2352d ago

I'll treat this as I do "The Walking Dead" TV series. It has nothing to do with the comics. "Metal Gear Rising" has nothing to do with "Metal Gear Solid". I don't give a damn what Konami or Platinum Games say.

aCasualGamer2351d ago

I doubt this has anything to do with the storyline in Metal Gear Solid series.

But that doesn't bother me. When i played MGS4 and saw that cutscene with Raiden going apeshiet on those cow-drones i honestly wanted a game where it's just me controlling raiden with his blade.

I finally got that. And i'm pretty certain, since Kojima has little to do with Revengeance, that we will be seeing a new MGS game from Kojima soon.

Also, didn't Platinum games make Bayonetta? That game was superb from gameplay point of view and revengeance will be great i'm sure of it.

crxss2351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )

it's MGR not MGS, game is going to be sweet in my opinion. since Kojima Productions is doing the story and Platinum games is doing the gameplay i don't see how you can go wrong.

the author of this article is: Rich George... an Executive Editor of and the leader of the IGN "NINTENDO" team. come on now, MGR wont even be on a Wii console.

yesmynameissumo2351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )

My issue is they are saying it takes place years after MGS4, so they are (indirectly) tying the two series together. There's no way I'm not playing it, but I have to separate it from MGS. Regardless of what they say it's just Rising to me, without the Metal Gear. Platinum Games know how to make action titles, so I'm not concerned with that at all. I think if I separate the two in my mind, as I did with The Walking Dead, I'll enjoy it far more.

OmegaSlayer2351d ago

I think gamers nowadays are a flock of brainless people.
They only crave militar FPSs when we have seriously too many of them.
They go apeshit for a trailer that doesn't show anything (The Last Of Us) just because it's made from the best studio ever, they go apeshit for a CGI trailer that doesn't show anything (Transformer) from a decent dev studio.
They like the new DmC that is the epitome of emptiness and they bash MGR.
They want a story but complain about long cutscenes and linear gameplay.
I think something is seriously wrong with the new generation of gamers.

FEARprototype2351d ago

they already said that they dropped the "solid" from the title.

so don't worry, enjoy the game when it come out^^

MsclMexican2351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )


The reason I loved MGS is because Snake seemed like a badass... he struggled to defeat the Metal Gears and you felt accomplished doing it...


This game really is Bayonetta with an MGS skin... and I detested Bayonetta (sorry but it was not a game for me)... played it on ps3, so yeah

Im just going to ignore this game, and refuse to treat it as part of the Metal Gear franchise

What Kojima presented at e3 2010 looked miles better than this

Also it pains me that xbox fans will be getting this as their first MG game...

Actually no the collection is out... get the collection and enjoy the metal gear franchise for what it is....

Optical_Matrix2351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )

What Kojima presented at E3 was exactly what we saw in the trailer. The whole slowing down and cutting people is STILL in the game. Hell, this graphical downgrade people keep whining about is non existant in my eyes.

That E3 trailer was basically a tech demo. Kojima even said in an interview that the reason the original Rising was cancelled is because they made that trailer without even thinking of where they could take the game from there. All they had was the Zan-Datsu concept and it was hard to make a game from nothing like that.

The game is a spin off. Has nothing to do with the main 'Solid' series of the franchise. Whats the problem? Plenty of great game franchises have spin offs. Stop crying because you all seemed to think this would be Metal Gear Solid 5. It never was meant to be in the first place.

Just pipe down. Don't buy the game and wait for the inevitable next numerical Metal Gear Solid game.

Iroquois_Pliskin2351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )

No optical_matrix, are you blind? Do you not see the difference between the e3 trailer and the vga trailer?

kaveti66162351d ago

You have no say in whether the game is canon or not.

I don't like the fact that Jar Jar Binks is an integral part of Star Wars, but what can I do about it?

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Lord_Sloth2352d ago

Since it's not part of the Solid series, it's not very likely.

You can't spell "Ignorant" without IGN.

kaveti66162351d ago

Wow, people are still saying that?

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SpaceFox2352d ago

It's not Metal Gear Solid FFS! IGN fails yet again.

LondonMediaOS2352d ago

And here comes IGN= Andy Dick; kills every party....

TXIDarkAvenger2352d ago


You people are just sad. Are you really hating on Rising just because it doesn't have stealth and your bf Snake?
Like f***, this game looks amazing, and I for one will be picking it up.

UltimateIdiot9112351d ago

You sir know nothing about MGS games and/or are no where remotely close to a fan.

If you know anything about the story, setting and the characters then you will understand the extreme caution fans are taking with Rising.

BTW, it's not because it's missing stealth and Snake not being it. Start from there.

TXIDarkAvenger2351d ago

Actually I do understand.

I know this game takes place after MGS4 which is stupid but whats stupid is people aren't even giving the game a try.

As far as I'm aware, stealth and Snake are key. If they weren't, then how come people are always complaining here about it?

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