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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance


Added 8 years ago by Z. • Updated 10 days ago by Zach
Added 8 years ago by Z. • Updated 10 days ago by Zach

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance promo artwork.
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance promo artwork.

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About

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is an action video game in the Metal Gear series. franchise, in which the player assumes control of Raiden, a katana-wielding cyborg fighting against the terrorist group Desperado Enforcement LLC. The game gained a substantial following online, inspiring the creation of several Internet memes.

Story

The story follows the cyborg operative Raiden, who is attacked by the terrorist group Desperado while he's protecting an African prime minister. Raiden gets severely injured in a fight against Samuel Rodrigues, one of Desperado's members, and is forced to recuperate while the prime minister is swiftly assassinated. Once ready for action, Raiden is suited up with a new state-of-the-art cyborg body and seeks justice against the terrorist group.


R EV E N G E AN CE

Gameplay

Unlike other installments in the Metal Gear franchise, Metal Gear Rising focuses on melee combat and sword-fighting rather than stealth and tactical espionage. The game features a "Blade Mode," a unique game mechanic that produces a special targeting mode in which the player can repeatedly slice an enemy or object in slow motion. Alongside this is "Ripper Mode," which grants increased damage and lengthened combos to put a quick end to enemy combat at the cost of the energy used in "Blade Mode."



History

Development of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance began immediately after the release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The game was officially announced at Microsoft's E3 2009 conference under the name Metal Gear Solid: Rising, showcasing dynamic cutting motion and more close-combat oriented gameplay compared to previous Metal Gear games. In early 2011, the project was moved to Platinum Studios, focusing the game on combat and discarding the stealth element. The first trailer was released on E3 2012. The game was released on February 19th, 2013 in Japan, and two days in Europe and North America.[1]



Online Presence

On March 20th, 2012, a Facebook[2] page titled "Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance" was launched, gathering upwards of 18,000 likes in the next three years. On November 15th, an article for the game was created on TV Tropes.[3] On March 14th, 2013, YouTuber RocketJump uploaded a Metal Gear Rising parody video in which Raiden's PTSD is triggered when using a blender (shown below). Within two years, the video gained over 5.2 million views and 19,700 comments. The game has a notable presence on websites such as 4chan[4] and Tumblr[5]. Memes related to the game surged in popularity in late 2021.[6]



Fanart and Cosplay

As of May 2015, there are over 8,300 results for the keywords "metal gear rising" on DeviantArt.[7]


www.toy-world.com.hk 0 SI13ART DEVIANTART.COM 激流·サム fluffy hoir consumes Spines of enaMies nice cyborg hinjo high neel enven Rose

Reception

The game received a score of 8.5/10 from IGN[8] and an 8/10 from Gamespot.[9] As of May 2015, Metal Gear Rising has Metacritic[10] scores in the low 80s for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game.

Senator Armstrong

Senator Armstrong, the main antagonist of the game, has gained a substantial online following for his memorable quote Nanomachines, Son,, which is often used as a non sequitur response to an unrelated question online (shown below, left). Additionally, a screen capture of the character in the style of Tony Kornheiser's 'Why' with the caption 200% Mad is often used as a reaction image online (shown below, right).


Nanomachines, son. MAKING THE MOTHER OF ALL OMELETTES HERE, JACK! DON'T COOK WITH THIS SENATOR MAD

Rules of Nature

'Rules of Nature' is the battle theme for Metal Gear RAY, the first boss encountered in the game. The song has been combined with footage of over-the-top action sequences, in similar vein to Guile's and Groose's themes.



Monsoon

Monsoon is another antagonist in the game who gained a following online for his nihilistic in-game monologue about memes as units of culturally transmitted information that control humanity.


Memes. The DNA of the soul.

Sundowner

Sundowner is the leader of the terrorist group Desperado Enforcement LLC. Online, Sundowner is widely used as a reaction image for his memorable facial expressions. He is also associated with the catchphrases "I'm F---ing Invincible" and "The Good Old Days Right After 9/11".


IF YOU SEE THIS IMAGE WHILE SCROLLING THE FIRST PAGE You have been visited by The SUNDOWNER OF DESPARADO THE GOOD OLD DAYS RIGHT AFTER 9/11 will come to you, but only if you post a IM F------ INVINCIBLE on this thread

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Comments ( 54 )

  • Sir Soundwave - 8 years ago

    +72
  • Z. - 8 years ago

    JUST LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS RIGHT AFTER 9/11

    Seriously, the antagonists from this game are pure gold
    +8
  • Sir Soundwave - 8 years ago

    +15
  • Z. - 8 years ago

    +6
  • Thrash95 - 8 years ago

    I need MGRR 2 in my life ;-;

    +4
    • JJTGG - 8 years ago

      I hope the recent shit between Kojima & Konami doesn't put a stake through it.

      It got teased. Kojima Productions & Platinum Games were getting ready to reveal it. PLEASE DON'T LET IT DIE!! ;n;

      +3
      • Reaper - 8 years ago

        Pray to whatever diety you worship, be it Jesus, Allah, or a Fedora. We're going to see this to then end. Even if both Kojima and Konami blow up in some random explosion, we'll make a fan game.

        0
    • Reaper - 8 years ago

      Pray to whatever diety you worship, be it Jesus, Allah, or a Fedora. We're going to see this to then end. Even if both Kojima and Konami blow up in some random explosion, we'll make a fan game.

      0
  • Top Secret Name - 8 years ago

    YES! MGR has its own entry!

    +66
  • Apox - 8 years ago

    +20
  • Trollanort - 8 years ago

    Okay, I edited the entry.
    - Cleaned up some of the vocabulary I spotted
    - Added some more as to Senator Armstrong's mutation and an internet meme
    - Added some information about the premise and gameplay along with the reception
    - Added "X's Shit Eating Grin", but didn't make it its own sub-section due to lack of mutation from what I have seen
    Anything I missed? Criticisms?

    +8
    • IG_42 - 8 years ago

      I was under the impression the Shit Eating Grin was more of a Jetstream Sam thing thanks to Two Best Friends.
      Otherwise I'll just go chop a hapless cyborg into a pile of confirms

      0
  • Nate χ (Blade of Dawn) - 8 years ago

    Looks good so far, buddy.

    +6
  • Tupolev Tu-22M Backfire - 8 years ago

    +34
  • IG_42 - 8 years ago

    I was under the impression the Shit Eating Grin was more of a Jetstream Sam thing thanks to Two Best Friends.
    Otherwise I'll just go chop a hapless cyborg into a pile of confirms

    0
  • autoreloader - 8 years ago

    I feel like MGR is the inside joke reference of Knowyourmeme. We practically made up 200% MAD thanks to our own madness. And I still want Rules of Nature Goes with Everything to be confirmed. There's over 870 videos under that entry. That's way more than Gangnam Style's page, which is crazy.

    +4
    • autoreloader - 8 years ago

      Now that I think about it, Rules of Nature goes well with Gangnam Style's music video.

      +1
  • TheBrainJemin - 8 years ago

    You knew this was coming. (^_^)

    +18
  • autoreloader - 8 years ago

    Now that I think about it, Rules of Nature goes well with Gangnam Style's music video.

    +1
  • Derptastic Derp Man - 8 years ago

    +9
  • Highway Man - 8 years ago

    LOTSA LEWD SHIT/KILL LA KILL STUFF
    ME LIKEY

    -9
  • JJTGG - 8 years ago

    I hope the recent shit between Kojima & Konami doesn't put a stake through it.

    It got teased. Kojima Productions & Platinum Games were getting ready to reveal it. PLEASE DON'T LET IT DIE!! ;n;

    +3
    • Reaper - 8 years ago

      Pray to whatever diety you worship, be it Jesus, Allah, or a Fedora. We're going to see this to then end. Even if both Kojima and Konami blow up in some random explosion, we'll make a fan game.

      0
  • JJTGG - 8 years ago

    CONFIRM THE EVER-LIVING FUCK OUT OF THIS!!!

    +14
    • Reaper - 8 years ago

      I CAN'T FRET OVER EVERY SINGLE +1 DEADPOOL

      +1
  • Dragirby (Discord & Goat Dad's Waifu) - 8 years ago

    WE'RE MAKING THE MOTHER OF ALL ENTRIES HERE JJ!

    +10
    • Reaper - 8 years ago

      I CAN'T FRET OVER EVERY SINGLE +1 DEADPOOL

      +1
  • GameAndWatcher - 8 years ago

    DON'T FUCK WITH THIS ARTICLE!!!

    +5
  • Muumi - 8 years ago

    I really wanted to like this game, but just couldn't… The action was kinda too over the top, the dodge/parry/block mechanics were… dodgy, the button mapping was weird, it had QTE's, and that stick mashing to stop staggering was so annoying that I just didn't even bother to stop it after a while.

    But as for Sundowner, the humour, the music, the quotes, the style, and pretty much all that… That was fucking awesome. I was actually kinda sad that I couldn't enjoy the game itself as much as I enjoyed the media around it.

    +6
    • Gary Suxxx - 8 years ago

      Do you have the PC version?

      +1
      • Muumi - 8 years ago

        Nah, I have the Xbox360 version. I doubt I'll be playing through it again though, since I tend to play through games only once.

        I'm watching a great Let's Play of it ATM though, and I've gotta say that it's way more fun to watch than play IMO, especially with good commentary.

        0
    • Muumi - 8 years ago

      Nah, I have the Xbox360 version. I doubt I'll be playing through it again though, since I tend to play through games only once.

      I'm watching a great Let's Play of it ATM though, and I've gotta say that it's way more fun to watch than play IMO, especially with good commentary.

      0
    • Gleaming Steel - 8 years ago

      Alright, let me try my hand:

      "the dodge/parry/block mechanics were… dodgy,"

      I'll grant you this. At first it's weird and not functional at all, though it does work on the high end (Double button inputs and analog-stick+button inputs are both terrible for things you need to do repeatedly)

      "it had QTE’s"

      I swear to all that is holy, the QTEs in Rising were some kind of Meta in-joke.

      Every QTE in MGR is a punishment. They only show up after you fail to parry or dodge something.

      Dev 1: "Hey, man, QTEs are fucking stupid bullshit---And nobody likes em!"

      Dev 2: "Yeah, man, but we have to put them in anyways. It's on the publisher Checklist----Even though players hate em, publishers expect them to exist"

      Dev 1: "Well, since we're being forced to put QTEs in our game, lets just hide them behind obviously dangerous attacks so good players never see them and terrible players are forced to face them"

      Dev 2: "Fucking… GENIUS!"

      "that stick mashing to stop staggering was so annoying that I just didn’t even bother to stop it after a while."

      Well, yeah. That you can even break out of the stagger at all is coddling on the dev's part----If this were NGB or DMC1,3,4 you'd simply be stuck watching 2/3rds of your health deplete

      To reiterate: Fuck Analog Stick parrying and Double+Button dodges. (Thankfully Hideki Kamiya wasn't working on this. Poor sod still believes that double tapping the analog stick is a functional replacement for a hardlock)

      +1
  • Annoying Belgian Guy - 8 years ago

    >tfw there won't be a MGR2 because Konami screwed up

    +24
  • RickyEatsLions - 8 years ago


    I have a dream! That one day, every person in this nation will control their own destiny! A land of the truly free dammit! A nation of action not words -- ruled by strength not committee! Where the law changes to suit the individual, not the other way around! Where power and justice are in back where they belong, in the hands of the people! Where every man is free -- to think -to act - For himself! Fuck all these limp-dick lawyers, and these chicken shit bureaucrats! Fuck this 24/7 internet spew of trivia and celebrity bullshit! Fuck American Pride -- fuck the media -- Fuck – all of it!

    +16
    • Reaper - 8 years ago

      Amayurikah

      0
  • Thrash95 - 8 years ago

    LOL

    +1
  • Gary Suxxx - 8 years ago

    Now there's an article about this game, exquiste!

    +2
  • Gary Suxxx - 8 years ago

    Do you have the PC version?

    +1
    • Muumi - 8 years ago

      Nah, I have the Xbox360 version. I doubt I'll be playing through it again though, since I tend to play through games only once.

      I'm watching a great Let's Play of it ATM though, and I've gotta say that it's way more fun to watch than play IMO, especially with good commentary.

      0
  • aceofscarabs - 8 years ago

    +4
  • Muumi - 8 years ago

    Nah, I have the Xbox360 version. I doubt I'll be playing through it again though, since I tend to play through games only once.

    I'm watching a great Let's Play of it ATM though, and I've gotta say that it's way more fun to watch than play IMO, especially with good commentary.

    0
  • Ori - 8 years ago

    MGR entry YES--
    looks at entry image


    Okay, who put the article image with raiden's eyepatch at the wrong side?

    +13
  • Captain L - 8 years ago

    Good timing for this to show up on the front page. I just got the game a week ago, just finished it last night.

    +1
  • callmetony - 8 years ago

    Now that konami has shit itself and just wants to make shitty mobile games what does that mean for rising? Rising was made by platinum so does that mean its not dead.

    0
  • Apox - 8 years ago

    >tfw
    >frontpaged

    +20
  • Schlorgan - 8 years ago

    200% confirm

    +9
  • Gleaming Steel - 8 years ago

    Alright, let me try my hand:

    "the dodge/parry/block mechanics were… dodgy,"

    I'll grant you this. At first it's weird and not functional at all, though it does work on the high end (Double button inputs and analog-stick+button inputs are both terrible for things you need to do repeatedly)

    "it had QTE’s"

    I swear to all that is holy, the QTEs in Rising were some kind of Meta in-joke.

    Every QTE in MGR is a punishment. They only show up after you fail to parry or dodge something.

    Dev 1: "Hey, man, QTEs are fucking stupid bullshit---And nobody likes em!"

    Dev 2: "Yeah, man, but we have to put them in anyways. It's on the publisher Checklist----Even though players hate em, publishers expect them to exist"

    Dev 1: "Well, since we're being forced to put QTEs in our game, lets just hide them behind obviously dangerous attacks so good players never see them and terrible players are forced to face them"

    Dev 2: "Fucking… GENIUS!"

    "that stick mashing to stop staggering was so annoying that I just didn’t even bother to stop it after a while."

    Well, yeah. That you can even break out of the stagger at all is coddling on the dev's part----If this were NGB or DMC1,3,4 you'd simply be stuck watching 2/3rds of your health deplete

    To reiterate: Fuck Analog Stick parrying and Double+Button dodges. (Thankfully Hideki Kamiya wasn't working on this. Poor sod still believes that double tapping the analog stick is a functional replacement for a hardlock)

    +1
  • Space Cowboy - 8 years ago

    This game is so good, and is the reason why I like Platinum and Metal Gear now (I hadn't really followed either before I found an interest in this game; I have to thank Mat and Pat for getting me into this).

    +200% A soul can't be cut no matter what blade you use

    +5
  • RAIL - 8 years ago

    Maybe I should go back and finish this game…
    I got halfway through before I dropped it. But if people are squeezing this many memes out of it, then maybe…

    0
  • Reaper - 8 years ago

    Amayurikah

    0
  • Reaper - 8 years ago

    I CAN'T FRET OVER EVERY SINGLE +1 DEADPOOL

    +1
  • Reaper - 8 years ago

    Pray to whatever diety you worship, be it Jesus, Allah, or a Fedora. We're going to see this to then end. Even if both Kojima and Konami blow up in some random explosion, we'll make a fan game.

    0
  • Reaper - 8 years ago

    Congratulations on beating Wolverine in a death battle, Raiden!

    …. Now S-Rank him on Revengeance mode.

    +5
    • CockNBallTorture - 3 years ago

      Wolverine went to some cushy ivy league school. Of course Raiden would win.

      +1
  • Ra! And Tyrael - 8 years ago

    fox blade baby

    +3
  • ThereIsNoCowLevel - 8 years ago

    Pfffft, HF Muramasa for a higher combo score

    0
  • Kekus Trismegistus - 8 years ago

    So this is a thing:

    0
  • Thrash95 - 7 years ago

    It still makes me sad we will never get a Rising 2 :(

    0
  • Whaddon - 4 years ago

    Great to see this be a top gallery again. Almost thought it was trending for a bit.

    +5
  • Balkespower - 4 years ago

    MGR is in the top gallery again.

    Let's keep it like this for a bit.

    +3
  • Duke Bruh - 4 years ago

    I didn't expect all these uploads by me made the gallery trending for a while.
    I will never get tired of Armstrong.

    0
  • CockNBallTorture - 3 years ago

    Wolverine went to some cushy ivy league school. Of course Raiden would win.

    +1
  • CockNBallTorture - 3 years ago

    Nanomemes, son.

    +7
  • ddubs - 2 years ago

    This is like the new Baneposting. I love it.

    +1
  • TVH - 2 years ago

    0
  • YarrThePCPirate - 2 years ago

    Now I see! You deny the confirmation it's purpose.
    It yearns to bathe in for-sure memes… but you hold it back!

    +2
  • Patriotic Autocannon - 2 years ago

    Make Metal Gear Revengeance Memes Great Again!

    +2
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