Metal Gear Rising Revengeance / Version Played: PS3
Konami / Platinum Games / Playstation 3 – Xbox 360 / February 26th / $89RRP
The game takes place in 2018, four years after the events of Guns of the Patriots. The protagonist is Raiden, a cyborg working for the PMC Maverick Enterprises in order to raise money for his family. He is assisted by members from Maverick Security including a Russian pointman named Boris who communicates with him through Codec. He is accompanied by Kevin Washington, a military advisor, Courtney Collin, a data analyst, and Doktor, a maintenance expert responsible for Raiden’s new body. Things quickly go wrong when Raiden’s protectee is abducted by a group of Cyborgs. Metal Gear Rising’s story starts off completely as you’d expect however by the end it is completely ridiculous. It is so over the top crazy that you’re bound to love it. Don’t expect it to be tugging at your heart strings though.
The graphics in Metal Gear Rising are simply stunning. The whole game runs in at 60fps and only stutters marginally when loading or going through a checkpoint. The framerate makes all the difference with a game that is this quick and it becomes extremely impressive in the later stages of the game. There are little graphical touches like particles floating around the screen that are subtle but make all the difference from setting this game apart. The graphics really work well together to set the scene of a futuristic, war torn battlefield.