2 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
The fact that only a dozen people have so far reviewed MGR in the space of two weeks says a lot about this deeply underwhelming title. Usually, a Metal Gear would have people drooling, and posting rave reviews in spades. Not this. An action oriented Metal Gear should have been great fun, but this is anything but. While I admit that hack and slash games aren't my very favourite genre, I have enjoyed the likes of Bayonetta, and I love God of War and Onimusha. The difference is that those games have wit, story, variety, character development and a grand sense of scale - all MGR has is the franchise's name. Metal Gear Rising is dreadfully boring, glib, soulless and self satisfied. it's rip-offs like this that are squeezing the life out of my twenty-year love of gaming. If this was the standard of all games these days I'd happily sell my consoles and wash my hands of the whole sorry business.