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It's Fun To Get Caught In Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Platinum Games' take on Metal Gear retains an action focus, but it hasn't totally abandoned stealth. Still, you might.

You may have already seen the new trailer for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, but you probably don't know how the game plays. Let me assure you that it feels great. If you're a fan of games like Devil May Cry or Bayonetta, then you'll feel right at home here.

The new TGS demo starts with Raiden dropping out of a jet and landing on what looks like a small Eastern European island. This particular demo focused on some of the game’s basic stealth mechanics. Raiden can sneak up behind guys and eviscerate them with the tap of the button, but it's easy to get caught by various enemies patrolling the area. Unlike other Metal Gear games, however, it’s actually fun to get caught in Revengeance. It’s often easier to stay and fight a group of alerted enemies rather than to run off and hide until the caution counter ticks down to zero.

Raiden easily slices through enemies with a mix of tornado attacks and a flurry of sword slices. Raiden’s sword buzzes with electricity and turns every tree that gets in his way into firewood. I crushed a few enemies with a series of stylish finishing moves. After taking out a group of enemy soldiers and Gekkos, I moved on to a brutal fight with the area boss: a mechanical dog with a chainsaw for a tail. My fight with him did not go easy, but after dodging his liquid hot throwing knives and taking down a few waves of minions, I lopped off his chainsaw and sliced his body into bits.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance doesn’t release until February 19, but you can get a taste of the action when the demo releases on October 30. In preparation, check out the trailer of the game’s basics.

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  • I do have hope for this one

  • This sounds like a fun game but a kind of strange way to play a game with Metal Gear in its name, given that the games have always been stealthy. I am a fan of DMC though, and it makes sense that a cyborg ninja character would be more likely to simply kill everyone rather than hide all the time. Gray Fox had quite the body count in MGS.

    On a side note: For those who complain about Japanese games conforming to western themes, I don't think anyone can accuse this game of not being distinctly Japanese.
  • Definitely looking forward to this

  • This looks dumb why would somebody put ice cream in the sink.

      On topic: This looks really cool. I like how they give you CHOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Does anyone else think the graphics look outdated?
  • i want this game soo bad

  • I like the stylish characters in this trailer.

  • A furry of sword slices.

    A-ha! You changed it!
  • hmm... ametal gear game with very little stealth. Well, i gave the card battle metal gear games a chance (and loved them for what they are) so i'll give this one a chance too.

  • The one thing I feel this game needs to be enjoyable is to not completely exclude Raidens past, his MGS back story needs to play a part in telling us who he has become and where he is going.
  • I'm giving it a chance since I liked most Platinum games and MG. Hope it doesn't dissapoints...

  • nice
  • "when the demo releases on October 30th" If you buy the ZoE HD collection that is. Which I most certainly plan on doing. :)

    I was actually thinking about this game all night at work after seeing that new trailer, that's how jazzed I am about this game man lol.

  • Still buying the game; nothing's changed on that front. As always though, it's hilarious to see the sheer number of people that get spun up into a rage seizure over it.

  • After taking out a group of enemies AND Gekkos!?! I've always wanted to eviscerate a Gekko, hopefully this will be a Metal Gear game in more than spirit but I suppose I'm content either way, what with the eviscerating.

  • Looking much less like MGS and more like pure action with Raiden. Not that that's a bad thing of course. ;-)

  • Amazing!

  • If you like DMC games, then pick this up. If you like MGS, that's another story.

  • I didn't think about it until now, but my friend who sucks at stealth in Metal Gear games might enjoy this one. Though, he sucks at action games too...
  • Kojima never ceases to amaze me how crazy things can get in the MSG series.  There is always one enemy that freaks me out..those triple arms things...ick!!!

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