Metal Gear Rising: Revengence is Platnium Studios transformation of stealth based gameplay into hack and slash. Taking place a few years after Metal Gear Solid 4, you play as one of the series least liked characters, Raiden. But Platnium Studios has stepped it up in making Raiden seem a lot more bad-ass than ever.
Like a mash up of Platnium’s previous games, Bayonetta and Vanquish, Rising relishes the over-the-top and big action set pieces, which Rising delivers. The game’s major gimmick is a Slice mode, where bullet time is activated and you can slice enemies up in any direction with the analog stick. You’ll be making cyborg coleslaw in no time.
Platnium Studios writers have never been subtle and Rising definitely suffers from tons of heavy handed exposition and dialogue. There are plenty of eye roll worthy moments. Thankfully, those moments are usually followed by some wickedly fun and tough boss fights.