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Chop, Kick, It’s All In The Blade – Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE (2013) – PLATINUM GAMES

Note to self - do not piss off an angry Raiden
Note to self – do not piss off an angry Raiden

Here’s a dilemma for y’all to figure out: how do you create a new protagonist following in the footsteps of one of the most popular video game characters ever made and get people to like them? That was the scenario that Hideo Kojima faced when it was decided that Raiden should be the main playable character of MGS2 instead of Snake; fans were dismayed that they saw Snake relegated to a secondary character and Raiden took his fair share of abuse from critics. Kojima decided to rectify the situation in typically dramatic fashion; for by the time of MGS4 Raiden had become a badass cyber ninja able to stop a warship with one arm.

In quite a departure from traditional Metal Gear style of gameplay, Metal Gear Rising: Reveangence lets you step into the new and improved Raiden’s pointy cyber shoes for an OTT blend of swordplay and combat action; and the slick thrills it delivers as a result makes it arguably one of the best games of 2013. Continue reading Chop, Kick, It’s All In The Blade – Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review