Every so often, I cease and take into consideration Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. What a sport. What a trip. What a thrill. Common readers will know that I like a superb motion sport. I can by no means get get sufficient of combos, dodge rolls, good parries — strikes and strategies that interlock to create an attractive digital ballet of blood and guts. Mastering mechanics is on the coronary heart of remarkable titles like Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition, and even the much less demanding — however no much less satisfying — Ghost of Tsushima. Finally, I feel I similar to actually cool sword fights.
And actually, they do not get a lot cooler than those you may discover in Metallic Gear Rising. The Platinum-developed title launched an entire seven years in the past on PS3, and it is nonetheless an completely wonderful instance of white-knuckle character motion. For my cash, it is the perfect sport that Platinum has ever made. It isn’t good — god, a few of these environments are so horribly brown — however once you’re hacking and slashing within the warmth of battle, it is bloody sensible.
It is also so outrageously over-the-top. The primary time I noticed Raiden slice an assault helicopter into items I used to be blown away. Then he went and did the identical factor to a Metallic Gear Ray just some minutes later. Rising merely does not know when to stop, however that is a part of its undeniably tacky appeal. And what I would not give to play all of it once more on PS4. Or PS5. Each. Somebody simply make it occur.
Once I take into consideration the entire PS3 video games which were remastered through the years, it is a crime that Metallic Gear Rising hasn’t been introduced on top of things — particularly when a PC port already exists. However god solely is aware of what Konami’s technique is today, and after so a few years, it looks like the chance has most likely handed. It is such an enormous disgrace.
For me, what makes Metallic Gear Rising greater than only a nice motion sport is the general bundle. The absurd cutscenes, punctuated by completely ridiculous characters (Jetstream Sam! Sundowner!). All these really silly one-liners that Raiden comes out with earlier than charging headfirst into battle. And, in fact, the music. Rising has to have one of many best online game soundtracks I’ve ever heard. Simply the truth that every boss has their very own theme tune is sufficient to make you purchase into the insanity of all of it. For as psychological as it’s, Rising is a surprisingly cohesive expertise.
There’s nothing fairly like Metallic Gear Rising, actually. Positive, Satan Could Cry nonetheless likes to embrace its absurdity, however there have been bits and items to Rising that made it really feel so distinctive. It had that Metallic Gear-ness to it, the place bizarre Easter eggs and oddly particular references are merely part of its DNA. Under no circumstances was Rising a flop, but it surely nonetheless deserves one other stint within the highlight — and a remaster is completely the way in which to do it.
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