Metal Gear is a game where you take control of Solid Snake, infiltrating enemy bases and taking out enemies as sneakily as possible.
But, a lot of people want to try the Metal Gear franchise but they don’t want the stealthy nature of the game.
So, Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames have come up with a hack and slash version of the Metal Gear Solid games called the Metal Gear Rising Revengeance.
This time, you will control Raiden. Raiden was introduced in the Metal Gear: Sons of Liberty game. But, the Raiden you will be controlling here has been modified as a cyborg killing machine.
The story begins in the year 2018. The world is at war with each other and the Desperado Enforcement LLC is the main antagonist.
Basically, they are a group of people who wants the war to continue so that they can reap the money from the war economy.
The game then shifts to Raiden as he protects the African Prime Minister, N’Mani. During a mission, some Desperado forces were able to infiltrate the country and was able to kill N’Mani while also severely damaging Raiden.
After the mission, Doktor, the main medic of the game, gave Raiden a new set of armor that is more powerful than his previous one.
Raiden was then sent on a mission where he will need to go to a place called “Abkhazia” as there is a Desperado group staging a military coup in that location.
He was assigned to take in Andrey Dolzaev, a big leader in the Abkhazian forces. If he is successful in taking him down, it would force Desperado to stand down and give up.
However, Desperado operatives already know of the motive and they sent a robot to kill Raiden. After defeating the Robot, he then repurposed it and called it “Bladewolf”.
During the course of the story, Raiden goes with his buddy, Bladewolf, and he goes after Desperado and attempts to foil their plans.
The Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is unlike any other Metal Gear Solid game. The original Metal Gear Solid games require you to sneak up on enemies and kill them. But no, not this game.
In this game, you will control Raiden, a cyborg that has enhanced physical capabilities and a dangerous Katana.
The combat system of the game is unique as players can utilize Raiden’s Katana to elaborately slash his enemies to pieces.
During combat, Raiden can go into his “cutting mode”. During this mode, Raiden can literally slash anything up including rockets, vehicles, and of course, his enemies.
When you are in the cutting mode, you can press certain buttons to dictate how Raiden will slash the enemies up; hence, the elaborate slashing of enemies.
Whether you’re a fan of the original Metal Gear solid franchise or you’re just testing this game out, one would feel at home with the intense and fast-paced action that this game brings.
The Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is available for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 game consoles.