posted by burntice61 (APPLE VALLEY, CA) Feb 19, 2013
Member since Apr 2010
gamers (90%) found this review helpful
Raiden, we had fun in MGS 2 but we didn't get to utilize your incredible cyborg transformation...until now. Now for newcomers, this is purely an incredibly fun action game, as for us fans of MGS its a little something to hold us over till Ground Zeroes comes out. Which can be a bit disappointing if you're craving that MGS gameplay, but storywise? Absolutely. Here's Raiden's first(full) game, and here's my verdict:
Bloody good show chaps- The action, alone, steals the show in this game, it doesn't let up, even when the cut scenes hit, you need to be ready to spring into action. Nonstop fun.
Blade mode- At first feeling like you are an unstoppable beast, later turns into the only way to defeat enemies efficiently. Blade mode basically switches the game into slo-mo and then you use the right stick to slice your enemy any way you like, if you think it sounds cool, just wait till you start slicing watermelons and trees.
Story- If you aren't familiar with the MGS plot, don't worry, you can skip the story entirely and have a great time, but if you are a fan, pay attention. Just like MGS, the story is insane, you gotta keep up with it to understand whats going on. If you blink, you miss everything.
DmC clone?- No, just wanted to make that clear. But it takes some of what makes DmC great and puts them in nicely, but its not Metal Gear that we know and love, which might turn some fans off.
A little short- Took me the whole night to beat the Campaign, while wanting to play it again and again, i wanted a broader game like MGS.
So overall, its an incredibly fun but short experience that doesn't necessarily cater only to Metal Gear fans, everyone should have fun with Raiden and Blade Mode, its a RENT.
posted by juicedaman (NORTHBOROUGH, MA) Mar 19, 2013
Member since Apr 2007
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Metal Gear Rising is an innovative entry into the longstanding series, where Raiden, the hack and slashing alternative to Snake, fights for what he believes in no matter what the cost. The combat is addicting, once you start to understand the parrying mechanics. The story is also intriguing, but where the game falls short is its lack of variety throughout the game. The enemies don't change, and the bosses get recycled multiple times. That being said, it is a fun game, but not anything we haven't seen before.
I loved the game.although it took me awhile to finshed it.kinda enjoyed it.raiden got his mini time to shine.got hard rock music,bosses,gameplay was awsome.you can hack&slash yet about anything you want.