Every time I have to talk about the hack & slashI exhale a deep breath. My love-hate relationship is very intense with one of the craziest genres of video games. I love God of War; I hate Devil May Cry. As you are reading, you find yourself in front of a mortal sinner who has found his atonement in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
No trace of Big Boss, Solid Snake, Otacon or any character from the saga of Konamiand neither is expected Hideo Kojima. The house brand abandoned the ship for a project that could not have had a better relief. PlatinumGames, those brainless charmers, took the reins of the title that stars a Raiden who has not always achieved the affection of the public. After ventilating the game in a little less than five hours, I no longer have any doubts that it is the damn master.
clear the world
2018. Four years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, the world seems to have finally ended the war economy, but the truth is that it hasn’t. Raiden is part of the Maverick PMC company and fights together to defend the interests of their clients together with a rather diverse group, especially the charismatic Doktor.
A series of circumstances lead to Desperado Enterprises rising as main rivals with Winds of Destruction as an antagonistic force. Mistral, Moonson and Sundowner are its members, each led by Samuel, the man I’ve seen here and there with memes based on him. It is not necessary to situate too much what happens, because the swords are to fall.
One of my main complaints when playing hack & slash is the difficulty in executing combos to feel powerful. It is a vital necessity that in works of these characteristics I see myself as a weapon of mass destruction, with no one who can stand up to me. Metal Gear Rising he does it perfectly thanks to one of the most spectacular and organic mechanics I have ever seen.
Being able to cut absolutely everything we see, with pinpoint precision, is a true fantasy that makes me love video games. whatIs not Raiden one of the best ninjas that they existed? Well, in line with this, let’s make him create tiny pieces of doors, columns, bridges, cars and everything you want. However, it is best when it is applied in combat.
Putting you in front of a human or robot enemy, it doesn’t matter, and starting to mash the buttons to leave it in little pieces is a guilty pleasure that I didn’t know about. Ninja mode, which activates slow motion so that the cuts are exactly where we want, activates the festival of gore and depravity. Only PlatinumGames would think of finishing the job with an opponent ripping off his spine.
sharpen the sword
A Metal Gear Rising he doesn’t give a damn about the laws of physics; the only thing he cares about is having sword style in hand. That Raiden has heels and holds the sword with his foot adds a lot of extra points, but there are absolutely insane sequences They raise the bar even higher. I’m writing it, even though I still find it hard to believe that I jumped between missiles and ran down the walls of a skyscraper while everything came crashing down.
They’re a sort of QTE in many cases, just like ultimate combos, but there’s no denying that they’re awesome. Especially when you have a soundtrack in which John Bush, Tyson Yen, Free Dominguez, Jason C. Miller and Jimmy Gnecco provide vocals to epic hits that mix heavy metal with electronic music. What a musical display, what a barbarity of chords while you are engaged in breaking the skull of Steven Armstrong’s heavy.
Of course he enjoys the battles against the jefazos del Winds of Destruction, despite the fact that with whom I have enjoyed it the most has been with Samuel. His fight focuses on the parry, that mechanic that as soon as you perfect it makes you feel invincible. I haven’t the foggiest idea how he appeared in the middle of the road to stop me, but his sword was too cool not to keep. Wolf guards it for a few minutes and it’s a shame that the mechanical wolf is so tremendously wasted.
It accompanies us during different sections, but ends up going ahead or deviating towards alternative paths that we cannot see. It would have been great to be able to integrate it into the stealth sequences, a small identity nod to the espionage saga. However, here we are not talking about Tactical Espionage Action, but about Lightning Bolt Action.
God bless America
And that’s why they saved the madness for last, the craziest pot party I’ve seen in a long time. If the fight at the beginning against Metal Gear Raven was insane, the Excelsus thing is off the scale. A guy as tiny as Raiden compared to a spidery mecha that wouldn’t make any sense to create nowadays. And it is that in reality his steel is the wrapping paper that hides Armstrongthe senator from Colorado who wants to launch his candidacy for president of the United States.
A guy who doesn’t stop giving us a speech about how the world should work and for us to realize that… he’s right. He’s not the hero and we’re not necessarily the villain either, but Armstrong is right. He wants to free the North American country from the yoke of everything that has rotted it inside, but he only has to unleash an international conflict to achieve it. The end justifies the means? It seems not, although the nanomachines in his body say yes.
In a display of instant vigorexia, the politician turns into one of the funniest hunks of muscle I’ve ever seen. Seeing that the clothes he wears are about to explode, the crazy sentences he utters and the poses he puts on are tremendous. More and more memes are passing before my eyes, recognizing images that I have seen on the Internet. Now I understand why the moment when you beat him mercilessly on the chest so that it has no effect is so good. A glorious climax that shows that what is really bad about Metal Gear Rising it is ending, but it is confirmed that PlatinumGames is a study that I want to continue squeezing to the fullest.
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