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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review: Destroying Enemies One Piece at a Time

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review: Destroying Enemies One Piece at a Time


Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review: Destroying Enemies One Piece at a Time

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
PlayStation 3

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance takes place in the near future where cyborgs are a common thing. Players begin by following the character Raiden and his team as they provide security for a foreign leader. As can be expected, the situation goes haywire and it leads Raiden on a chase to stop warmongers from starting a new and devastating war. On this chase, players will be met with intense boss battles while discovering all the secrets that come along in this game.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance features fantastic gameplay for complete enjoyment through its entire campaign. The campaign can be very difficult and challenging, but also, incredibly short depending on how fast you are able to make it past each level and boss battle. While the normal difficulty level is a heck of a challenge and hard can be even more insane than that, if you play it on easy, you’ll be able to blast through the game in less than 4 hours. Let me make this clear though, for this type of game, that’s the perfect length. It’ll take a player much longer on a higher difficulty with the increased challenge, but it doesn’t overuse its action by throwing in unnecessary tasks. Every mission, every boss fight, every single action sequence is perfect the way it’s presented and it would take away from the enjoyment of the game if it had additional tasks thrown in to increase the length of the game.

However, for the player that needs more, there are items hidden throughout the game that will unlock additional material. Also, you’ll be able to unlock VR missions to give you an extra challenge apart from the main game. With VR missions, players are given a time limit in order to successfully complete a mission and it’s no easy task to complete either. These types of additional gameplay options lead to good replay value as one may not find everything in their first playthrough of the game. Additionally, throughout the game you earn battle points that can be used to upgrade weapons and abilities. The great thing about replaying the game is that players can use their same weapons and upgrades they ended the game with on their second playthrough. Plus, you’ll be able to continue to upgrade them further as you continue to play.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a heck of a ride. It’s crazy, intense and full of slicing and dicing action. This game is by far one of the more enjoyable action titles I’ve played of late; in fact, it’s one of my overall favorite action titles because of its unique style. It’s the gameplay and technique that makes this a must play title. Anyone who loves action games will have an incredible time going through this game. The basic combat is great on its own with a variety of ways to fight the enemy, however, you also have a slow-motion slice and dice attack feature that tracks how many pieces you’ve cut your enemies into. It makes for some really fun, unique, and crazy gameplay.

Visually, this game looks incredible and has a lot of standout moments; not only with its wonderful action “cut-scenes”, but the basic gameplay itself has many visually pleasing moments. Speaking of the cut-scenes, they really make the action stand out in this game and capture many (to simply put it), cool moments. The soundtrack also makes this game stand out with some good rock music that fits the action so very well. Add the visuals, the music, and Raiden slicing through a boss, and you have many well-presented scenes.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance creates a wonderful action experience for the player with cool scenes and, for the most part, fun boss battles. It has great replay value as you can continue to better your score and further upgrade your abilities weapons, and body. The only thing that is somewhat forgettable with this title is the storyline. It does set you up for interesting moments with certain characters and enemies, but the plot doesn’t intrigue as much.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a must own for action gamers, but if anything, an absolute must play. It’s a lot of fun to slice everything around you into pieces, be it enemies, vehicles, or simply just your surroundings.

Score: 9/10

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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