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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Hands-On Demo Preview

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Hands-On Demo Preview


Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Hands-on Demo Preview

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, developed by Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, is taking the Metal Gear series to a new level in this fast-paced action title. I recently got my hands on the Zone of the Enders HD Collection and with that the new Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Demo. My initial impressions are very high even though the demo is quite short. There is just enough action against different enemy types that you get a good feel for what they are doing. Maybe the demo felt shorter than what it actually is because I had that much fun with it, who knows for sure. But I must say that even my second and third play-through was an incredibly fun time.

The gameplay is very enjoyable and I really liked the direction and setting that this game offers. It took me a few minutes to get use to the controls and even upwards to a second and third play-through to experience more finishing moves that are offered in the game – which are fun to perform. But the action is simply fun and awesome. I really love the basic fighting, but performing the power moves while using the right thumb stick to swing your sword is great. I loved chopping anything and everything to pieces. Whether it is the cars, light polls, boxes, or whatever enemy that got in your way. There was only one thing that I did have an issue with and that was the camera, which is adjustable, but even then I had issues with it.

I’m completely in love with what I have experienced so far. If they can smooth up those camera controls just a little bit, I can see this game becoming an awesome non-stop action and hard to put down title. Heck, it was exactly that even with my slight camera issue. I’m sure I’ll get use to them when I sit down with the full game. I must also mention that the demo was incredibly challenging as well, especially when playing it on the higher difficulty level. I pretty much had to stick to easy during my first couple of play-throughs. When I was finally feeling brave enough to try it on normal, the blade wolf at the end of the demo would completely dominate me. I must say, before this experience, it has never looked so cool to get completely destroyed by an enemy. This game looks cool, no matter what the experience. I can’t imagine what this game might be like on the hard difficulty. That will likely create some intense boss battles and all-around frantic gameplay.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance looks absolutely fantastic, the regular gameplay is sharp looking and so are the cut-scenes. Though I must admit that I was hesitant about this title prior to playing the demo, now that I’ve experienced a piece of what this game offers, I can’t wait to play the rest. It’s a great demo and is absolutely worthy of getting excited for the full game. I now have my calendar marked for its release in February 2012 and you should as well.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Demo Gameplay Video

The title brings two of the world’s most respected teams together with a common goal of providing players with a fresh synergetic experience that combines the best elements of pure action and epic storytelling, all within the expansive METAL GEAR universe. METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE introduces Raiden as the central character; a child soldier transformed into a cyborg ninja, equipped with a high-frequency katana blade and a soul fueled by revenge.

In the near future, cyborg technology has become commonplace throughout society. Three years have passed since the collapse of the Patriots system that had been secretly controlling the global power balance from the shadows. However, peace remains elusive. The dissemination of cybernetic technology has triggered instability and conflict as those who control the trade gain increasing power. Furthermore, large ‘Private Military Companies’, or PMCs, that had been supported and controlled by the Patriots have collapsed, spawning countless rogue entities with origins to larger criminal organizations. These renegade PMCs employing cyborg technology have become increasingly more disruptive shifting policy and power at will. As a member of the peace-keeping PMC ‘Maverick Security’, Raiden lives by the mantra of protecting and saving lives. But as the world plunges further into asymmetric warfare, the only path that leads him forward is rooted in resolving his past, and carving through anything that stands in his way.

Andrew Stevens Andrew Stevens is a Guest Editor at FanBolt for Gaming and Technology. He has over 8 years of experience working within the gaming industry which includes time at Bethesda Softworks. His unique view of the industry and passion for gaming can be found within each one of his editorials. Andrew also loves PC gaming and enjoys tinkering with new hardware. He also can’t get enough speed when it comes to racing games and doesn’t mind navigating through swarms of bullets in any shmup. He considers Rez as the greatest game ever. Andrew's opinions are his own and do not reflect the opinions of his place of employment.


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