Metal Gear Rising review scores big in Famitsu

Wednesday, 13th February 2013 10:28 GMT By Dave Cook

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance hits Europe on February 22nd, and if you’re looking forward to it, you’ll be pleased to hear that it has achieved a near-perfect score in this week’s edition of Famitsu.

Well damn. We’ll have more information once someone inevitably transcribes the review.

Meanwhile, the game’s latest trailer focuses on the game’s group of bosses, The Desperado Elite. Watch it here.

Are you excited for the game? Let us know below.



  1. Hcw87

    Famitsu allways score jap games high even though the games may be crap, they’re as unreliable as they come.

    They gave Asura’s Wrath 10/10/9/9.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. bitsnark


    I’d agree with that score.

    For Asura’s Wrath I mean. Loved the tits off that game.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. aseddon130

    Asuras Wrath may have got mediocre reviews but it is apparantely with some charm. After reading it is just as insane as the new DmC im tempted to try it myself, even if it’s not much of a game.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. The Dude

    @1 Agreed. As much as I’d like to take that score seriously, Famistu do indeed tend to heavily favour every major Japanese release.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Hcw87

    Not in a million years is Asura’s Wrath worth that score. It’s a 4-5 hour game aswell.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. manamana

    I played the demo and the game didn’t click on me. But than, its just a demo. Cutting should be implemented in every sword game, though.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Deacon

    Asura’s Wrath will always be controversial, much like Heavy Rain. Not long enough.. not ‘game’ enough. I thought it was one of the most entertaining and genuinely gun games of this gen. Easily picked apart on paper, but if it comes to that I think you’re missing the point.

    Forget Colonial Marines guys. February belongs to RAIDEN! :)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Telepathic.Geometry

    I think it ticks all the boxes that Japanese gamers love, just from what little I’ve seen of it, so this score doesn’t seem weird or anything…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Clupula

    I’d actually question whether or not Asura’s Wrath even qualifies as a game. If you get a QTE wrong, it usually doesn’t do anything but effect your score. It is probably the single least interactive “game” I have ever played.

    And after Famitsu gave Final Fantasy XII a perfect score, I stopped paying attention to their scores, even if this is a game that I am absolutely foaming at the mouth to play.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Digital Bamboo

    I wouldn’t say FFXII is perfect, but I thoguht it was the best FF since VII. I can see how a Japanese publication might roll like that.

    If it’s FF, Zelda or Metal Gear, it’s pretty much an automatic 39-40 from them anyway.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. GwynbleiddiuM

    @1 You ought to realize that Famitsu is a japanese publication, and the taste of J-gamers are somewhat different from western gamers. I for example can’t go through a JRPG and not to puke after 10 minutes of skipping cheesy dialogues, but they have a favorable position in their region compared to rest of the world. This was just an example, but they love the sort of things Japanese devs make for them, while the rest of the world might find them unappealing. Certain games score very differently in Japan in comparison for that reason.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. The Dude

    @11 I think what Hcw87 was getting at is the tendency of Famitsu to rate rediculously high, regardless of flaws rather than their possible preference for Japanese games. I mean of course that may (read: probably) be true, but still shouldn’t lead them to score every major release through the roof like they’re all works of perfection.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Clupula

    @10 – FFXII is my second least favorite Final Fantasy ever. The only worse one is FFV.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. LuLshuck

    Asuras Wrath was by far the best game of 2012 and if you say the game is short then your playing it wrong, theres plenty of replay value

    #14 2 years ago
  15. salarta

    While it’s nice that it got a good review, Famitsu scores don’t mean anything. Unless the game is so bad that a good review would essentially be corporate suicide, every game put out by big name companies that is of a major franchise or that is getting a huge push from the company is guaranteed to get a high score out of Famitsu. The only reviews put out by Famitsu that have any chance of being genuine are big games by obscure companies, or obscure games by big companies.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Clupula

    @14 – You might as well just put in any anime series on your tv while holding a controller in your hands and randomly mashing a button. You’d have about the same amount of interactivity.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. LuLshuck

    @16 Haha true, a dunno i just thought the game was good and different

    #17 2 years ago

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