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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Trailer has Cheesy Acting, Superb Slicing

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I still remember when the Metal Gear games were about hiding. Stealth is not a word I’d use to describe this action.

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Raiden’s internal monologuing during the cinematic at the beginning reminds me of a high-school drama student trying to sound psychotic. But skip to the actual gameplay at about 3:30, and he busts out a sword that cuts through everything, repeatedly, from battle mechs to internal organs. It’s as if the programmers knew video games were going to get blamed for gun violence, so they made sword violence ten times more bloody instead.

It works. I don’t often have time to play games, but I want this. Because when sword-disembowelment games are outlawed, only rogue military cyborgs will have sword-disembowelment games. And that wouldn’t be fair.

Trailer after the jump…

h/t SlyDante

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist