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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

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Konami's Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo is now available to download from Xbox Live Marketplace, providing you're an Xbox Live Gold subscriber. It's 1.84 GB in size, and is absolutely the safest, easiest way to vent any anti-social yearnings for the sight of neatly chopped flesh.... read more

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

Postby Sandbwoy » 22 Jan 2013, 20:54

Don't you just love being able to download demos for all the latest games straight onto your console and try them out whenever you want? Before the Xbox we never used to have that opportunity. The only demos we could play on consoles were a select few that came on a demo disc with a magazine once a month. Being able to choose which demos you download is revolutionary. Gaming has come a long way in the past decade or so.
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Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

Postby fracturedrich » 22 Jan 2013, 21:54

I dont no what to make of this one,ive always liked mgs for the stealth and all,but as i said,i do not no about this.Its been a bad week, log put me off omerta,the demo put me of dead space,and now this.My last hope is aliens.
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Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

Postby Alaric14 » 22 Jan 2013, 23:55

I suppose it's my duty as a gamer to at least try the old Metal Gear games. Oh, look, they're doing a HD collection... :)
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Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

Postby Bezza89 » 23 Jan 2013, 00:20

Doing? It's been out a year!

I'll give the demo a go but I doubt it'll sway me, as much of a badass cyborg Raiden is he will never not be an androgynous whiny bastard. Plus I am not fond of hack n slash.
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Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

Postby CunningSmile » 23 Jan 2013, 09:16

fracturedrich wrote:I dont no what to make of this one,ive always liked mgs for the stealth and all,but as i said,i do not no about this.Its been a bad week, log put me off omerta,the demo put me of dead space,and now this.My last hope is aliens.


If it helps Dead Space 2 had a dreadful demo but was quite a good game. Wait for a couple of reviews/opinions of the full game before you get too down hearted.
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Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

Postby FishyGinger » 23 Jan 2013, 09:53

I've only ever played a bit of the first metal gear, and yes I feel asleep....I'll get the hd collection but I couldn't even bring myself to get the demo of this, just didn't interest me. Maybe I'll take another look in a years time if it reviews well.

Tried the dead space demo, was ok, more or less same as before but white rather than black. Did like the weapon crafting, didn't like universal ammo.
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Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

Postby msbhvn » 23 Jan 2013, 20:09

Just played it and I don't think I've ever been so impressed by a demo on the 360. The engine is rock solid, with no tearing, very little slowdown and only a mild case of texture pop-in. Capcom take note.

The controls are responsive, but mapping the parry command to an attack button? Not cool. Blade mode is a delight, though, once you stop trying to use the right stick to swing the sword, like in Dead Island. Tapping the stick in the direction you want to slice is the right way to do it.
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Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

Postby Maverick_McCool » 23 Jan 2013, 20:41

Well , that was an infuriating half hour. All the polish and graphical finesse in the world can't save a hack and slaher that:

A) Doesn't have a dodge button. Or failing that:

B) Tags the counter / parry button to your main f**king attack button!

What the hell man , I mean it's not as if there arn't enough buttons on the pad , the "B" is sitting there through the entire thing like a spare f**king part! Honestly It turns what should be a great boss battle into a complete shambles.
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Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

Postby GHOSTY05 » 23 Jan 2013, 22:20

Looks great but not my cup of tea at all, think i will give this a miss.

I want an Aliens colonial marines demo please!
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Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

Postby CunningSmile » 24 Jan 2013, 10:37

Thanks for msbhvn and Mav for demonstrating perfectly that you can't please everyone :lol:
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Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

Postby FishyGinger » 24 Jan 2013, 11:05

GHOSTY05 wrote:Looks great but not my cup of tea at all, think i will give this a miss.

I want an Aliens colonial marines demo please!


Same here.
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Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

Postby schwepterbrowser » 26 Jan 2013, 22:47

Just got round to playing the demo and couldn't even finish it. Was quite excited for it as a big MGS fan, but I don't think I'll even bother picking it up cheap unless reviews declare it the best thing ever.
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Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

Postby Bezza89 » 27 Jan 2013, 00:35

Yeah not my thing either. Not a fan of the genre though, or Raiden. They had the odds way against them in fairness to please me.
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Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo hits Xbox Live

Postby delmariachi » 27 Jan 2013, 16:04

Was quite excited, training mode was fine but in game, just didn't do it for me, I think the problem is (going by the demo) that I'm currently playing DmC and having had Bayonetta, and god knows how many hack/slash/counter games, this feels a little meh...

I'm gonna try again, just in case it was the 1 a.m. time I played it, but i'm not so sure... great presentation and the mechanics are fine, just didn't really do anything more for me that others have done...
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