While there are plenty of things to admire about Metal Gear Rising, from its over-the-top boss fights to its surprisingly amusing dialogue (Wolf is easily the best character), it falls short of what many expect from a Metal Gear and Platinum game. This is easily the most unpolished in the Metal Gear series, with lackluster graphics, and some questionable design choices. It's far from Platinum's best as well, with their other titles sporting more satisfying combat and more fanciful set pieces.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a deeply flawed game that manages to nonetheless be likeable. It even has its moments of brilliance. However, Metal Gear fans are likely to get more out of the experience, if only for the narrative and multiple callbacks to previous games. Newcomers will probably be less charmed, and more prone to seeing the game's many shortcomings. Metal Gear Rising is, at the very least, a novel first collaboration between Kojima Productions and Platinum Games, one we'd like to see continued and refined. (A
VR Missions can be unlocked by finding terminals in the game