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This review is from: Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Limited Edition (Video Game)
First off, I am a fan of the Metal Gear series dating back to the NES and MSX days. I have played and completed every Metal Gear game to date (with the exception of this one, only a few hours in), and I truly love the series.
Unlike the geniuses who purposely rate games one star, I understand that this is a spin-off of the Metal Gear Solid series. Raiden has played a pivotal role in the Metal Gear universe since the Big Shell Incident in MGS2. His story was carried out through MGS4 and continues in his own spin-off game, Metal Gear Rising. More of his traumatic past is revealed in this game, and I think it's great that Kojima tasked Platinum Games with developing MGR.
Gameplay: Fast-paced, Bayonetta-style action. I know to newcomers that may sound off putting, but keep in mind Raiden's particular set of skills. The gameplay is very fitting of Raiden's abilities, and truly, the game still feels very much like it's a Metal Gear game.
Controls: They feel very natural and responsive. I was skeptical of the analog blade controls, but they really work extremely well and give you the feeling of actually slicing your foes to bits.
Story: Over-the-top. No spoilers, but it's engaging, mostly ridiculous, and extremely entertaining. That's something that has been present since Metal Gear 1.
Limited Edition Content: The high-frequency katana blade plasma lamp is tremendous. It will be proudly displayed on my work desk. The steel case is your standard steel game case and the artwork on it looks really nice. And the soundtrack, also just kind of a standard throw in, but it's up to par. Really though, the plasma lamp is the meat of this edition. I can't imagine these will be around forever, so collectors should probably jump on this pretty quickly.
So, if you were on the fence about getting this game, download the demo and play it. As for people looking to get the Limited Edition, I have to assume that people willing to spend $149 for it have probably already bought it and know what they are getting into.
As for the review trolls, seriously... Is this still a fun thing for people to do?
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Initial post: Feb 23, 2013 8:53:58 AM PST
Karim Juneja says:
Very good review.
I purchased this item from the UK (it should be here Monday 25th February).
Since it's a U.S plug, I just have one question. Do you, or anyone else know do I have to purchase a voltage converter for the plasma lamp to work on our voltage here, or will a travel adapter work? I'm guessing I have to do the latter and purchase a step down device, but just making sure.
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