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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."
That's ok, I think it's good choice to focus on one way they want the game instead of splitting focus. Trying to fit both action & stealth in would do more harm then good in my opinion. We'll get the better action game out of it instead of a split action stealth mix.
I can't wait to cut cyborg enemies into lil tiny pieces.
Even though I would have preferred it being set between Metal Gear Solid 2 & Metal Gear Solid 4 I believe they are doing very good with this game, action and all.
With that being said I hope they will give a reasonable explanation for why he left Rose/John (again) just to get the artificial cyborg parts put back onto his body.
I don't like prequels too much. So Revengeance is good news for me!
It's very reassuring that Platinum Games is devoting its entire attention on making this an action game, rather than some half assed action/stealth game with the MGS name slapped on it.
The footage so far looks epic. I just hope they can pull off a decent Metal Gear style story. Raiden has gotten a lot cooler with cyborg tech, but I still don't know about more interesting as a character. This looks like the best new spin-off I've seen in a long while.