DMC(any of them) is too tedious for me. Everything takes so many God damn hits to kill, especially if you like using the pistols, and it really goes overboard with the arena fights from what I've played. I think Ninja Gaiden did that style of game better... though apparently the third game is balls.
Would Metal Gear Rising give the new DMC a healthy competition or shatter it?
It's kind of hard to judge when that Metal Gear game isn't out yet. It's from Platinum Games though- they're also responsible for Bayonetta, which is a game that the new DMC is garnering a lot of comparisons to- so the game is more than likely going to deliver a pretty high-quality action experience.
Platinum is probably one of my 3 favorite development studios working today, so I'm usually pretty pumped about anything and everything they're involved with. Konami's Metal Gear games typically underwhelm the shit out of me (I can't stand bloated cut-scene after bloated cut-scene of convoluted story), but in Platinum I trust. I think their more gonzo approach to the franchise should play right into my wheelhouse, so I pre-ordered the hell out of it.
At times, it can get your emotions or cause mindfucks but that is just me.
Gets me every time :(
As for Rising, I guess the people will decide when it comes out in February. I like this new direction for Raiden. There was that side of me of fighting a MG with a sword and cutting it in half. Or other things with the new cut system.
I think much of this contributes to why I'm so excited for Platinum's take on the series. Metal Gear has always been a series that I've wanted to like, so I think the leaner, more action-heavy approach is really going to speak to what I've been looking for.
What I like about Metal Gear is that emphasis to sneak rather than bust out the big guns and go blasting in sight. I mean, you can do that with a game like Metal Gear but the priority is to sneak. Add in the fact that the game is like watching a movie at times because on how complex the storyline is. To me, you can't help but to watch everything so you can find out what is going on in the moment and the backstory.
MGS1 and MGS3 gets bonus points for using the cut scenes to its maximum use. It really combines the awesomeness in playing the game and that it has the power to move you as a human being. This is why that the Metal Gear series is loved. You get sucked in to the story.
Oh this story doesn't fuck up with a flow.
I have played and own all of the games in the series, so there's no point in trying to explain to me what it's all about. I get it. That's just not the point. If I'm looking to play a game and the narrative keeps taking the input away from me whenever I begin to be engaged by the game-play, that very much is breaking the flow for me personally. What works for me isn't necessarily going to work for you, and vice versa.
Too Human gets wiped from existence
Couldn't have happened to a better game.