Much maligned Kojima character Raiden gets a chance for redemption in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, an electro sword-powered, outsourced adventure handled by beloved absurdity lords Platinum Games. While Platinum shows much love for the series and its players, the real question is: do they have any respect for their hero?
Even in an industry built on familiarity, change is inevitable. For Konami, that change can move forward and backward, illustrated by Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate.
Fans of Metal Gear Solid and third-person action have a lot to look forward to with Revengeance, with a few noteworthy caveats.