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Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is an amazing game. My game of the year 2014. Let me explain why.
I have not played a Metal Gear game before, but I jumped on this because I have heard of the acclaim this series has gotten. This may be a spin off of the main series, but it has convinced me enough that I made the right choice in purchasing.
The story is a bit throwaway, but interesting. Hell, I don't care much for it. This game is all about the gameplay. It is a spectacle fighter where you play is Raiden who, to put it quite simply, is a badass. He can slice people in half and into tiny little pieces with the 'Zandatsu' mode aka Blade Mode. This, when used correctly, can slow down time to cut parts of enemies off and even them into half if they are weakened enough. You can also rip out their spine and regain all of your health and blade mode meter. This may seem overpowerd, but it is quite the opposite.
This game is hard. Really hard, even on Normal (Which I recommend you start with). There are also 3 difficulties above it. Yeah. It gets really intense and requires a lot of skill. You will need to parry foes by attacking in the same direction as them and dodge them by unlocking a skill known as 'Defensive Offensive' and using at the perfect timings. If you are skilled enough, you can perfect parry your opponents to do serious damage. On the hardest difficulty, Revengeance, this is required. Every single enemy on that difficulty will take serious damage from it or get sliced into pieces. I found revengeance to be a nice change of pace. I even found it easier, but maybe it is because I got real good at it.
The boss fights are one of the best parts of the game. They are all extremely hard and they even have a no damage achievement to go with it. Prepare to spend hours and hours trying to beat them, but having that proper satisfaction and success when you finally memorize their movements and parrying their every move.
The game has an upgrade system where you can unlock skins, new weapons and upgrades for them. There is quite a lot of stuff to upgrade, and some of them are tied to the many collectibles, which are quite well hidden. You can get the currency, BP, by ripping out the spine of your foes, by completing battles or finding consumables. These consumables consist of one time use items, like Grenades, RPG's and Stealth items. This game has a very simple stealth system (Approach enemy from behind/above. press button) but going head first into fights is where this game is at it's best.
All of the DLC is included. This includes extra skins, weapons, 2 bonus campaigns and VR Missions, which is basically the games challenge mode. There are 20 of these missions in the base game and 30 in the dlc. They are all really hard and sometimes frustrating, but it is always satisfying to finally completing a hard challenge. Some of the DLC ones also offer a different type of gameplay. There is a very obvious nod to a sidescroller in one of them.
The bonus campaings are really good as well. They offer a different playable character, more collectables and more challenging fights. Jetstream Sam is a much heavier fighter, while Blade Wolf is more stealth focused. They both offer a change of pace and more replay value, which the base game has a lot of.
One final thing I should mention. The Music. It is f*cking amazing. Not only do they sound brilliant, the lyrics have a meaning to the boss fights, which is where most of them are found. It has, hands down, one of the best soundtracks I have ever heard.
Final Verdict: 10/10. Buy it now. £4, £10, £20, it is all worth your hard earned money. I really hope a sequel is made, as the game was quite short, but it offers a extreme amount of replay value.