Below is a 16 minute play through of the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo at Tokyo Game Show this year. You really get a sense of what the game will be like when you watch, and the commentary the two guys make isn’t that bad either. (Except the part where they say “Raiden is such a badass. People were wrong to hate him in Metal Gear 2!” As if he’s always been like this?)
I haven’t talked much about Rising lately, but judging by this demo the whole thing toggles between flat and generic, and over-the-top silly. So the real question is what kind of boring-to-crazy ratio there’ll be in the final game. If they keep the player guessing with new gimmicks and set pieces, it might still be an OK game.
At around 10 minutes you see the new robo-dog character, who eventually becomes Raiden’s buddy. It’s cheesy stuff like this that makes Rising so appealing, but I can’t help laughing at all the game journalists and fans who still don’t “get it”, and think that this is a typical, honest entry in the series.