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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Producer Trashes Ninja Gaiden III

Ninja Gaiden is a highly revered and respected franchise. It's just too bad that the most recent installment didn't live up to expectations.

We're hoping the same thing doesn't happen with Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, even if the situation is a little different. The newest effort from Platinum Games (and Kojima Productions, partially) is very different from past entries with "Metal Gear" in the title, in that it's straight-up action and no stealth.

And as such, it's being compared with games like...well, NGIII. And Revengeance producer Atsushi Inaba is downright insulted. In a set of recent Tweets, Inaba asked gamers not to compare a "sh***y game" like NGIII with his baby:

"It seems the game play portions of the [Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance] trailer are quite popular. The ability to slice everything is a refreshing feature, and the playable cutscenes are well recieved too. People have been comparing it to Ninja Gaiden, but at least Ninja Gaiden 3 was a sh***y game that cannot be helped. I don’t want it to be compared to that."

As one might expect, a whole lot of people had replies to that, but Inaba didn't back down. He just said "I'm free to say my real opinions" and "I can be as frank as I want," which is perfectly viable. In our estimation, NGIII really was mediocre and we can't imagine any developer wanting their game to turn out that way. Right?

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Tags: metal gear rising, revengeance, ninja gaiden iii, ngiii, atsushi inaba

6/3/2012 8:59:03 PM Ben Dutka

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bebestorm
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 9:44:12 PM
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I would be insulted too but he could of chosen a better word.

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tridon
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 9:45:46 PM
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It's understandable why he's insulted, but I don't see Hideo Kojima liking that kind attention towards a game in his series.

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ZettaiSeigi
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 9:48:36 PM
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As trite as it may sound, it's just not easy to please everyone. Some would laud him for being very blunt about it, but some would still find it quite offensive. I guess what matters is that his game (Revengeance) actually doesn't disappoint, else it's Team Ninja who'll have the last laugh.

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frylock25
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 9:58:19 PM
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i kind of hope this game is a flop. i dont like raiden, never have. sorry but being a crying little brat turned cyborg doesnt make you cooler than a ninja. well whatever not excited about this game at all.

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Shams
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 10:20:15 PM
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I really liked NG3...still has the best combat in the genre, no contest. Itsushi Inaba no doubt will make a stylish game, but he's gloating a bit much for his pay-grade.

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___________
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 4:33:56 AM

BEST COMBAT!?
please, someone..........
god, NG3 was the biggest atrocity the industry has seen!

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Shams
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:19:45 AM

But, that's pretty much your feedback for every game.
I'll put up a user review for what it's worth. Didn't live up to the franchise name, but it still represents the very best hack'n-slash/beat'um-up core gameplay.

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Teddie9
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 2:16:45 PM

for once I have to agree with no name, NG3 didn't have any of the precision, flow, and variety that we've seen in other NG titles. Before NG3 I would totally agree with you Shams - but the latest installment is a shoddily made game.

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daus26
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 10:31:11 PM
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I don't appreciate people that uses the "I'm free to do or say whatever I want," excuses because they don't seem to realize the moral that's needed in this world. Without moral, all hell is broke loose. Respect, what respect?

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Beamboom
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 1:08:12 AM

Me neither!
When someone uses the "hey I'm just being honest" card you just *know* they've behaved like a jerk.

All that's missing now is that he in a coming tweet tries to finish it off with a "whatever" and the asshat behaviour is complete. :D


Last edited by Beamboom on 6/4/2012 1:11:17 AM

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GuyverLT
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 11:26:46 PM
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"in that it's straight-up action and no stealth."

Um there were stealth kills in the new trailer ben perhaps you should watch it again.

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YashaZz
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 11:53:56 PM

I don't understand the fuss either. It's going to have SOME stealth elements.

It's still going to be great in my opinion.

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Dridion
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 11:53:36 PM
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LMFAO that's f***ed up...I like it XD!

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Kall555
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 12:25:59 AM
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"but at least Ninja Gaiden 3 was a sh***y game that cannot be helped. I don’t want it to be compared to that."

Adorable. :)

I thought Ninja Gaiden 3 was a good game, it wasn't spectacular or poor but it was a good, decent game. It was just a huge step back in the Ninja Gaiden series imo.

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Oxvial
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 2:10:33 AM
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NG3 was trash I can see why some people would like it but come on!. I agree with this guy and I'm happy he doesn't have low standards.

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Rogueagent01
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 3:40:22 AM
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I have no problem with him being offended or saying what he did. I get a little tired of the PC crap that everyone wants people to be role models. Hey...if he wants to be a d**k he has every right to be one, and I actually respect people like that. Now I just hope for his sake that the game turns out good otherwise then he will look really stupid.

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___________
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 4:36:18 AM
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dude needs to take a chill pill.
people are so sensitive these days, you say one bad thing about their game and thats it you better run for the hills!
while i agree its unfair the flack their getting for it, that does not warrant, nor excuse, his reaction.

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Ninja_WafflesXD
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 8:58:10 AM
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Form what I've gathered, N3G was a pretty mediocre game, and it's understandable that he would be offended.

However, I don't appreciate the reaction that he gave. By all means express your own opinion (everybody's entitled to that) but at the very least, express it in a way that doesn't need to be rude or condescending...it's just makes you look arrogant.

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duomaxwell007
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 9:56:42 AM
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lol so when gamers/players bash a game (ng3 gets bashed pretty hard) its completely fine but if a dev/publisher does the same thing then people care or have something to say? why is it ok for THEM to bash a game but he (Inaba) cant?

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Beamboom
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 11:32:08 AM

Because there are different expectations from a company, or a representative of one, than there are from your average anonymous private person on the internet.

As there should be.

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Oxvial
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 12:18:15 PM

If anything that makes me respect him more he was blunt yes but hes right, I think people forgot who is this guy, hes INABA! he does good games.

If he attacked Capcom for his way of handle DLC or the FPS genre almost all people here would be loving him like a god.

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duomaxwell007
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 12:20:32 PM

what Ox said

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DjEezzy
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 12:33:11 PM
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Who cares how he said it. I would rather him be blunt then try to cover it in chocolate covered cherries and unicorns and S***. Whats the big deal. He's only doing what many other developers and publishers do. Not all, but a lot. He should be proud of his game. He should also try to talk it up as much as possible since so many cry baby MGS fans are hating on it because it's not stealth enough. The thing is, it was never supposed to be!!! God forbid they try to branch off of an already stellar franchise and try to create another stellar franchise. Nice or not, i admire that fact that he's proud of what he's created and that he's throwing a little bit of fire at other developers. Maybe the next NG won't suck so bad. LOL

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