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What originally started off as Metal Gear Solid: Rising, a stealth game focused on the events of Raiden between MGS 2 and MGS 4 has turned into the action-packed Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance set after the events of MGS 4.
Producer Yuji Korekado worked on Rising until it was scrapped due to a lack of focus, and then rebuilt the title from scratch when Platinum Games joined the Metal Gear pursuit.
"The script really didn't match the game design that Platinum Games wanted to go with," Korekado said. "And it was very binding because it was between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4, and we moved it past 4 for the next script. It really gave them a lot more freedom.”
With a new focus in mind, Metal Gear Studio and Platinum Games chose to build the story and gameplay around the theme of action.
"We really designed this game around action, and that's how we moved forward,” Korekado said. "That's really the first element that we built on. We wanted to redefine Metal Gear, really add to the saga. There's a new character, it's a new genre, it's action-based. It's more an expansion of what Metal Gear would be. We would like to change your definition of what a Metal Gear game is. Not just stealth, but redefining it based on what this game is all about."
Not only did Korekado want to change the perception of what can be considered Metal Gear, but also the appeal of the lead character Raiden.
"People who didn't like Raiden, we think they can enjoy the development, the growth of Raiden in this new game. We hope that fans can enjoy the growth of Raiden as a character, as a human—cyborg—and enjoy the game entirely."
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As a long-time MGS fan, I really want to see how this game turns out. I don't hate the movement from stealth to fast action, but I hope the quality of the Metal Gear name doesn't deteriorate from this being a bad title.
I have high hopes.
I think this game is going to be fantastic from what I've seen of the gameplay.
change it back to "rising" for *** sake
As a MGS fan i wanna know the story, but i wont be able to play through these type of games, they bore me to hell. GoW 3 had an awesome story and that was the only thing keeping me playing the game. I guess ill just wait till the Spoiled : Metal Gear Rising edition comes out
Sorry all you whiners out there, I'm a huge Metal Gear fan and this game looks fun and I personally, couldn't care less that it is not following Metal Gear conventions. Open your minds up and be willing to try something new and different in the MG universe.
Platinum Games is a developer of the highest pedigree and should be respected as such. I hope for the best for this game and no matter what happens, they will have my $60, because this game looks freaking awesome as heck!
I'm okay with the change and am excited to see how it turns out. A new taste every now and then isn't bad for a genre, just as long as if it turns out horrible they won't stick with it.
But from what I've seen, the game looks solid. I have high hopes for it!
Can't wait, Platinum's been a big surprise this generation. Everything they do seems to knock it out of the park both technically and gameplay-wise.
oh~ pretty interesting,
I've really warmed on this title honestly. It's mostly because of the other new metal gear games. Now that I know Metal Gear is safe, I'm way more comfortable with this game's radical new approach. Plus, IT'S PLATINUM!
I know everyone and the doubters will be pleasantly surprised with this, Y'know Kojima still checked in on this fro time to time right? He woould NEVER let a game he didn't approve of its quality release...especially not his beloved Metal Gear, Buckle up....Raidens bout to kick some @ss
I preordered the 150 dollar edition so I am game
I want this game. I want this game. I want this game. I want this game.IWANTTHISGAMESOBADOHMYGODCANFEBRURAYPLEASEGETHEREALITTLEFASTERIT'STAKINGTOFREAKINGLONG.
Yes, I believe I will be purchasing this game. I think it will be fun.
I've had this preordered since it was first available for preorder. But I'd really like to know if its still possible to do a no kill run