Friday, May 17, 2013
REVENGEANCE is Officially Heading for PC
You know how sometimes there's news for a game that you -really- want to talk about because it's something that you're really excited for, but the news is essentially a single sentence? Like, "Metal Gear Rising: REVENGEANCE is getting a PC Release" and that's really the whole of the news available for it?
This is one of those times.
Of course, me being me, I want to be able to say more than just that because of the reason why I bring it up in the first place. That being: REVENGEANCE is sweet-as-hell and you should all buy it because there's literally no excuse now. Er, soon. No excuse soon. Ish. Unless you're a weird person who solely games on Nintendo things. But, as stated, those people are weird. (I'm mostly kidding, clearly) Really, with the game soon-to-be-available on all of the major platforms (Wii U notwithstanding) then there really is very little reason that you could not pick up the game, though whether or not you -should- is clearly where the question lies. If you will allow me, I would like to make a very strong argument as to why you -should- buy it on PC if you truly do not have the means to have already purchased it on PS3 or 360.
Metal Gear Rising: REVENGEANCE is probably my Game of the Year at this point. That I haven't actually sat down and written about it in a manner that befits it is criminal and I don't really know -why- I haven't done that aside from creative barriers and the like that have suddenly cropped up. However, I have meant to, and I have alluded to that fact several times by this point. It doesn't make up for it, of course, nor does it excuse it, but it at least makes it less of a 'surprise' at this point. In all reality, it might be that I simply have a hard time quantifying what I feel when I actually play REVENGEANCE and, hell, when I -remember- playing the game.
When I say it's probably my Game of the Year at this point, I say that with full knowledge that I've actually played quite a few new releases already this year with many more on the horizon. I say it because there are few words that can effectively convey the fun and joy that I experience when I actually play it, though I suppose mentioning fun and joy is a good start. Playing the game, actually playing it....is just a dream. It's less about playing the game, about the mechanics, about anything than it is about using everything you have to just have as much fun as you can. Every room full of enemies is a new chance to pull off some sort of amazing combo, if not in numbers, but in executions. A chance to dismember every one of them in a different way if that's your thing, or a chance to find new and exciting ways to take them out as you get new weapons added to your armory.
The thing about REVENGEANCE is that, despite its fairly linear structure by nature, there's a staggering amount of freedom when it comes to the fights because of how freeform it can be. Not only with weapons, with sub-weapons, but with little things like appearance and style as well as the Wigs that enhance your abilities in some fashion. Throw on the Brown Wig and become a Grenadier. Stun everyone with whatever's handy before you eviscerate them. Stay back and pelt everyone with rockets because you have a rocket launcher in your pocket and you ain't even -care-. Do whatever you want. Do whatever makes the game fun for you because there is a way for that. I cannot fathom someone playing REVENGEANCE and not, eventually, finding a way to play it that makes it an enjoyable experience for them.
Beyond actual confirmation from both Kojima and Platinum saying that REVENGEANCE will be on PC, there's...really nothing else that we know. No release window, no price, no anything. If it's towards the end of the year, we could probably hope for a Not-$60 pricetag or, if it has one that the Sam and BladeWolf DLC packs are included with the purchase. Being that they're both already out -now-, it stands to reason that they are going to be part of the porting process and, one would hope, bundled with the game to make it a more enticing purchase. But regardless of any of that, the game should be an enticing purchase because it is friggin' Metal Gear Rising: REVENGEANCE. Buy it when it comes out. Enjoy it. Because it's a hell of a ride.
I still recommend "The Frank Jaeger Experience" as a method of playing REVENGEANCE