Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Video Review
It’s been a long road for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, with the project originally being announced in 2009 under a different name and to be set in a completely different time frame. Kojima Productions found that they couldn’t pull it off and canned their project, but in 2011 it was announced Platinum Games – famous for games like Bayonetta and Vanquish – would be handed the reins. The title received a pounding from Metal Gear fans and those who remotely grasp the English language, which is pretty understandable actually but another big topic of derision was that the protagonist was to be Raiden. Lots of outraged fan boys and girls were quick to announce their displeasure to say that this game doesn’t deserve to use the words “Metal Gear” in the title. Well I’m here to tell you that it does.
Set four years after MGS4 we find Raiden working for a private military company called Maverick Enterprises, on protection duty for the President of a fictional African country. All hell quickly breaks loose when the convoy is attacked by another PMC, Desperado, lead by Samuel Rodriguez who ends up battering Raiden, slicing off one of his arms and stabbing out his eye. After being repaired by the imaginatively named Doktor he is sent back out to take down Desperado. Of course there are a few twists and turns along the way, with new characters introduced and even a returning one – not all is as straight forward as it seems.
Video edit by Jason Dewey