Well, it was supposed to be out this week but, let's be real here, you guys and girls all have a copy of this thanks to the street break! What do you think so far? Has anyone finished it?
For the first time in ages I've actually played the game. Hurray! I can talk with some measure of authority on the game instead of just throwing it out to everyone!
It was funny, because I played this game in front of an audience. My wife and a couple of our male friends. The conversation that went on as I played was hilarious, and a bit insightful in a strange way.
My wife: What the hell is called Mr Lightning Bolt for! [laughs out loud]
Yes, this is a Metal Gear game alright. Sure 'Mr Lightning Bolt' is a nickname for Raiden, but he's still referred to as that, and it's still a bit hilarious.
Male friend #1: Wow! He just got his arm cut off, this is amazing! This game looks amazing!
Metal Gear Rising does have an incredible amount of violence, but at the same time the violence is strangely satisfying. The cutting mechanic is just the best thing ever.
Male friend #2: Is this one of those games where you just push 'X' to do something awesome?
Yes, it is. Sometimes. The thing I found frustrating was not being able to do the really awesome thing in the quicktime events in the actual game itself. I always find that to be a frustrating leap of logic. If Raiden can sprint up the arse end of a metal gear, dragging his sword behind him, and cut the thing in half — why doesn't he just do that to begin with? Or, better yet, why not give us the ability to do it?
Still I like it. I'm getting to grips with the whole parry system, but I'll definitely stick with it. From what I'm hearing it's a relatively short experience anyway, which I'm totally cool with.
What do you all think of the game?