Originally Posted by blklightning
This game is a joke. Five minutes into the demo and they throw a boss at you that's nearly impossible. I gave up after ten tries and deleted it. Epic fail of a Metal Gear game, Platinum. Don't try another one because you suck at it.
Hmmm... I'm not particularly good at these type of games, but I just finished MGR last night without too much dificulty. Did you not know how to block (square and left analog stick)? You should have tried Easy mode (auto-block) before deleting the demo.
MGR is basically a cross between Vanquish and Bayonetta. I liked it better than the latter, but not as much as the former. True to Platinum Games form, it is simultaneously one of the coolest (cyborg ninjas, slicing things to smithereens) and cheesiest games (horrid voice acting, dialog and storytelling) I've played. I have a couple of complaints though. Platinum Games usually nails the gameplay, but this time there were problems with the camera. Also, the AR mode was really annoying in that it turned off everytime you performed an action (eg. opening a chest).
Having just played DmC, I can't help but compare the two. DmC is a better overall game, but I feel like more of a badass playing as Raiden in MGR. DmC's story, voice acting, level design, and boss fights are all far superior imo. However, MGR's frenetic pace and action produce more holy **** moments, while stealth kills are also very satisfying. MGR is way too short and is probably only about half of DmC's length.
It's too bad that Platinum Games did not develop MGR from the start and instead, were called in to salvage a bad situation. MGR is a good game, but I was expecting more (I hope they get another shot). DmC is Ninja Theory's best game to date. Storytelling has always been their forte, but they nailed the gameplay this time too. I'm not a connoisseur of these types of games, so the 30 fps doesn't bother me. If you can accept the new Dante (I like him better than the old one), then it's well worth a playthrough. Also, if you are good at these types of games, you should start at the highest available difficulty (Nephilim).