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on July 26, 2017
Like other people, I'm also a HUGE fan of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, considering how long it's been around. 30 years now, I think? (shrugs) Sounds about right.
My biggest gripe is the title. It's too long. Instead of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, I think Metal Gear Rising alone would've worked.
I've played MGS3, Peace Walker, MGS5, MGS2, and MGS4 and they all look great and Revengeance is no exception when it comes to Graphics.
☝ HOWEVER! There are times when levels look too drab and doesn't have the best color palette, unlike other games.
This is where I HATE Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance with a burning passion! Why am I using L3 + Square to "Parry" enemy attacks? I've played all the God of War games and I'm used to L1 being the "Parry" button, because TO ME, it feels natural. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance however, it feels unnatural and makes combat feel clunky and slow.
I didn't play Bayonetta, because I'm not into fast-paced, high-octane, and over-the-top action games with a cliché nonsensical plot.
Plus, the demo that Kojima Productions showed us before Mr. Kojima cancelled Metal Gear Solid: Rising and renamed or rebranded it as Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance with help from PlatinumGames looked better than this.
If Mr. Kojima wanted to, he could've just stayed with the original ideas from Metal Gear Solid: Rising, had the title changed to Metal Gear Rising, and hand it over to PlatinumGames and tell them to keep the new title and original ideas in tact.
Did I also mention the camera angles suck? Well, they do, especially during boss fights or against multiple enemies. You might say it's too complicated to make this game fun. More like frustrating and rage-inducing and makes you want to give up on it.
Plus, there's QuickTime Events and Blade Mode, but they're mostly forgettable, because once you've seen someone or something get hacked to pieces in this game, it's gonna get old fast.
There is no "Stealth" in Revengeance, because it's an ACTION game! Unless it's a Stealth-Action game like MGS or Splinter Cell, you SHOULD inform people of this BEFORE they buy it. Otherwise, they're not gonna be happy about being lied to.
I don't even know how to describe Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance's story. Long story short, it makes no sense.
I don't see how this game is about "Revenge", just because Raiden lost an eye and arm to Sam in the first level. This games story is nonsensical.
How Revengeance even ties into the Metal Gear Solid franchise is beyond me. We only got to play as Raiden in MGS2 during the Big Shell incident and it should've been left at that.
WOULD I, COULD I, or SHOULD recommend Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance? As a rental? (shrugs) Why not? In other words, yes. As a full purchase? Absolutely not. But that's entirely up to you if you want to buy it or rent it, even if the price drops.
If you think the DLC will make this game any better, be prepared for even more disappointment than what you have for a game.
I'm sorry, but if I hated Raiden in MGS2, because Mr. Kojima replaced Solid Snake with Raiden for the Big Shell incident, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance makes me hate Raiden even more. I'm sorry, but that's just how I feel about Raiden.
How Mr. Kojima could allow garbage like this to be released to the public is beyond me, but it sucks.
Hope this review helps. ✌