"To say that the re-reveal and subsequent announcement of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance at the VGA’s last weekend has provoked a strong reaction from Metal Gear purists the world over, would be something of an epic understatement. It’s difficult not to have some sort of emotional response to Revengeance, a game that everyone knew was coming, but nobody knew was coming like this. For many, Revengeance represents a positive inclusive step forward for protagonist Raiden and his initially favourable Metal Gear themed spin-off; a fascinating collaboration between Kojima Productions and Platinum Games that will invariably spawn an engrossing and thrilling action game complimentary to the esteemed Metal Gear lineage gone before it. However, said shared juxtaposition of creative energies, a questionable re-naming and an unequivocal impetus on unsubtle stealth-less action based swordplay represent just a sample of the grievances that many Metal Gear traditionalists have with Revengeance. War has changed and some folks just ain’t happy."