Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Trailer: Top 9 Cliches

Before I rip this trailer to shreds, let me make one thing clear: I’m a Metal Gear fan (have been since 1987 and Metal Gear on the MSX) and I cant wait to play Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

That being said. This trailer is simply awful.

I actually felt embarrassed watching this trailer. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fine for a younger market, but any older gamer watching this trailer will be shamed by the amount of clichés that are in it.
The Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer is four minutes long an after watching it once, I’ve noted nine clichés.  I would watch it again to get another to round it up to a top ten, but I refuse to see why I shold subject myself to such torture).

So, without further ado, here are the top 9 cliches of the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Trailer.


 The Top 9 Cliches in the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Trailer

12 seconds in: “I thought I could walk off the battlefield and into a normal life.” Isn’t that exactly where Snake was—and exactly where about a trillion other reluctant heroes are—at the beginning of MGS4? Konami, why nothing new?!


21 seconds in: Lost kid wandering up the road carrying a gun. . . . it’s like a bloody parody of the news


30 seconds in: The music. Oh my lord. “Wrong wrong wrong.” Yes, it is. It’s direly, painfully wrong.


1m 19 seconds in: A world gone—you guessed it—WRONG! . .  .how about someone makes a game about a world gone right for a change?


1m 28 seconds in: “It’s hard to know [dum dum dum”]. ..  .WHAT YOURE FIGHTING FOR!. .  .seriously, just get Greenday to make a song about it aleady.


3 minutes in: “I told myself this was about justice.” So that’d be you, Judge Dredd, Batman, Robin, Blue tit and a partridge in a pear tree then.


3 minutes 14 seconds in: “Wrong!!!”  (actually this bit is so hilariously lame I’m glad it’s in)


3 minutes 38 seconds in: He has a robot dog. . . lol. . . and why is it blatantly a modernised cersion of those little robot dogs from the Turtles arcade game? . .. .


4 mintues in: “let’s throw him a bone…” If you aint either shaking your head with shame by this point or laughing your ass off, something’s wrong with you.


Hopefully this trash is exclusive to the trailer. I’m still optimistic about the game itsef, but damn if this isn’t just a pile of regurgitated pop-vomit then I don’t know what is.



Paul Harrison

Paul M Harrison is an entertainment journalist, novelist, and blogger, and a specialist in the theory of storytelling. Paul Harrison can be contacted via his personal website or on Twitter or Facebook.

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