Posted March 17, 2013 by Earl Maghirang in Gaming

QUICKSHOT REVIEW: Metal Gear Rising Revengeance

Here’s a quick rundown review for the game Metal Gear Rising Revengeance published by Konami and developed by Platinum Games.


The game follows the adventures of Raiden as he tracks down a PMC bent on destroying the hard earned peace that Solid Snake fought for at the end of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Here’s the bullet points, hopefully these will help you decide whether to buy the game or just skip this one completely.


  •  The gameplay is fast and furious which is a departure from the classic sneaking around we’ve all known Metal Gear games for. Raiden carries a bad ass katana that he uses to cut down enemies like they were fruits.
  • Music is astounding. Finishing the game and getting to listen to all the tracks will probably push you to go and buy the OST. I know I did. Like all the other Metal Gear games, each boss has his or her own theme. Keep your ears to the ground for The Monsoon’s track.
  • Raiden is no longer the weird cyborg we’ve seen in Metal Gear 4 nor is he the lame-o hero from Metal Gear 2, this is a completely different, completely new badass.
  • The Zan-Datsu is fun. It’ll require precision and some fruit ninja swiping skills to really hit a high combo mark.
  • The graphics is insane. I’m not so big on technical stuff but I know that a lot of effort was put into making this game such an eye candy.
  • The bosses aren’t so bad either. I sense that in a few months cosplay conventions will feature these guys particularly Jetstream Sam who totally wiped the floor with Raiden.
  • Replay value is relevant. Once you’re through with MGR, you’ll probably want to go for seconds albeit in a higher difficulty. There’s also tons of things to unlock such as the various non-DLC armors and swords. VR Missions also make sure that you’ll want to do another playthrough.



  • For such a promising game, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance clocks in at around 4-6 hours of gameplay. It’s too short for something so beautiful. People who are looking to have 10 to 20 hours will be sorely disappointed with this one. 
  • Parrying can be a bitch especially if you’re a beginner. Even if you get the hang of it, you’ll still encounter some frustration as enemy attacks connect and bite down chunks of your life.
  • There are some plot holes in the story. The redeeming bit however is, WHO CARES?!
  • On higher difficulties enemies change tactics. Imagine fighting the gorilla-esque cyborg which you easily dispatch on Normal, encountering him in REVENGEANCE and getting snuffed.


Overall, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is such a sweet, sweet game to play. Even if it is short, it makes up with a high fun factor and beautiful graphics. See past the humdrum story and you’ll definitely have a grand time playing Revengeance on the Playstation 3 or the Xbox 360.


Earl Maghirang