Metal Gear Rising Story Cut Scene TGS 2012

(From Game Informer)

What originally started off as Metal Gear Solid: Rising, a stealth game focused on the events of Raiden between MGS 2 and MGS 4 has turned into the action-packed Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance set after the events of MGS 4.

Producer Yuji Korekado worked on Rising until it was scrapped due to a lack of focus, and then rebuilt the title from scratch when Platinum Games joined the Metal Gear pursuit.

“The script really didn’t match the game design that Platinum Games wanted to go with,” Korekado said. “And it was very binding because it was between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4, and we moved it past 4 for the next script. It really gave them a lot more freedom.”

With a new focus in mind, Metal Gear Studio and Platinum Games chose to build the story and gameplay around the theme of action.

“We really designed this game around action, and that’s how we moved forward,” Korekado said. “That’s really the first element that we built on. We wanted to redefine Metal Gear, really add to the saga. There’s a new character, it’s a new genre, it’s action-based. It’s more an expansion of what Metal Gear would be. We would like to change your definition of what a Metal Gear game is. Not just stealth, but redefining it based on what this game is all about.”

Not only did Korekado want to change the perception of what can be considered Metal Gear, but also the appeal of the lead character Raiden.

“People who didn’t like Raiden, we think they can enjoy the development, the growth of Raiden in this new game. We hope that fans can enjoy the growth of Raiden as a character, as a human—cyborg—and enjoy the game entirely.”

 

 

Cyborg Ninja Samurai Raiden ~~~

 

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Swords Story – Andúril ( Lord of the Rings)

The sword of Elendil was forged anew by Elvish smiths, and on its blade was traced a device of seven stars set between the crescent Moon and the rayed Sun, and about them was written many runes; for Aragorn, son ofArathorn was going to war upon the marches of Mordor. Very bright was that sword when it was made whole again; the light of the sun shone redly in it, and the light of the moon shone cold, and its edge was hard and keen. And Aragorn gave it a new name and called it Andúril, Flame of the West.
—The Fellowship of the Ring, The Ring Goes South

In TA 3019 the sword Narsil was reforged in Rivendell as Andúril also known as Sword that was Broken and Sword Reforged for Aragorn, the Heir of Isildur, and rightful King of Gondor.

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Aragorn carried the sword during his journey south as part of the Fellowship of the Ring, and it featured prominently at several points in the story, where it was sometimes referred to as the Sword that was Broken or The Sword Reforged. Aragorn uses it as evidence of his heritage when he, Legolas, and Gimli first meet Éomer. He reluctantly sets it aside before meeting Théoden; telling Háma, that death will come to any man except himself who draws it from its scabbard. The Elves of Lothlórien made a scabbard specifically for this sword. It was overlaid with a tracery of flowers and leaves and elven runes spelling out the name of the sword and its lineage. There was an enchantment upon the scabbard so that the blade that was drawn from it would not be stained or broken, even in defeat.

It is likely that Aragorn could have killed the Nazgul with Anduril, even though he was a man, due to the sword’s use in cutting the ring of Sauron’s finger.

Anime Intro – Sword Art Online

A very beautifully done anime which converted from light novel, below will be some of the plot summary and images from the anime. I shed tears while watching a few episode maybe they plot its just too sad for me : (

(Wikipedia)

Novel Plot

In the year 2022, the Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG), Sword Art Online (SAO), is released. With the Nerve Gear, a virtual reality helmet that stimulates the user’s five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds.

On November 6, 2022, all the players log in for the first time, and subsequently discover that they are unable to log out. They are then informed by Kayaba Akihiko, the creator of SAO, that if they wish to be free, they must reach the 100th floor of the game’s tower and defeat the final boss. However, if their avatars die in-game, their bodies will also die in the real world. The story follows Kirito, a skilled player who is determined to beat the game. As the game progresses, Kirito eventually befriends a female player named Asuna who becomes his partner and lover. After the duo discover the identity of Kayaba’s avatar in SAO, they confront and defeat him, freeing themselves and the other players from the game.

Upon returning to the real world, Kirito learns that Asuna and a small group of SAO players are trapped in another VRMMORPG called Alfheim Online (ALO). Their imprisonment in ALO is part of a plan devised by Nobuyuki Sugō to subdue Asuna and marry her, in an attempt to take over her family’s company. Helped by old dogs from SAO along with new allies, Kirito thwarts Nobuyuki’s plans and finally reunites with Asuna in the real world.

Soon after, Kirito plays another VRMMORPG called Gun Gale Online (GGO) to investigate the mysterious connection between the game and deaths occurring in the real world. He eventually discovers that the culprits are former members of a murderous guild he had previously encountered in SAO.

After solving the murders in GGO, Kirito is recruited to assist in the development of a state-of-the-art game, UnderWorld (UW), which has an interface that is far more realistic and complex than that of the previous games he had played. In UW, the flow of time proceeds thousands of times faster than in the real world. However, Kirito ends up falling for a trap and wakes up inside the game, unable to log out and he starts looking for a way back to reality.

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Anime Review from iwriter88 on My animelist

Sword Art Online was one of the most hyped up animes of Summer 2012 and has probably the widest range of scores I’ve ever seen. Does it live up to the hype? Read on to find out! That being said, skip to the consensus (TLDR) if you don’t want to read blocks of text! 😀 Please do not send anything overly negative to me; polite and constructive criticism is always appreciated.

PLOT:
The Good: Man, they really went for a lot here. The light novels themselves were actually more action/adventure focused, something that doesn’t happen in the anime. I’m going to do my best not to give any spoilers, but essentially, the anime Sword Art Online aims to be a love story of epic proportions, where their relationship will experience highs and lows ranging from boundless joy to aching tragedy. Straight up, if you don’t like the main characters, you probably won’t like this anime. That’s how most love stories work. However, if you’re like me, and you absolutely adore the main characters, then this anime is definitely for you! Sword Art Online additionally does a brilliant job of easing us in to the massive, awe-inspiring frontier that is Aincrad. The concept of this anime — being trapped in a strange, exotic new world and living in it — is a dream that we all have had at one point, and it’s fascinating to see it being done before our eyes.

The Bad: At the same time, however, the execution has been done terribly. Lots of fans/first-time watchers – me included – felt that Kirito and Asuna were not given nearly enough character development. It’s hard to root for someone that you barely know or hate. Another problem lies in the pace. The side stories were rushed, no doubt about, which is bad because they offered interesting insights into Kirito and Asuna’s relationship and personality. At the same time, you can’t really justify having two episodes of precious anime time being given to the side stories, and they honestly aren’t as interesting as the main plot. Something else that irks me about Sword Art Online is how it suffers from deus ex machina. That is, it’ll solve really big situations with just dumb stuff like “it’s the power of love” or “strength of will trumps everything”. However, other amazing shows (Harry Potter, Clannad) have done similar things, so it’s whatever.

CONSENSUS: 7/10. Sword Art Online attempted to create a love story of epic proportions…something that they partially succeeded in. Although they eased us in beautifully in the start, undeveloped characters, a rushed storyline, and miracle syndrome make it lose quite a bit of its impact.

ARTWORK:
The artwork in this anime can be summed up into one word: inconsistent. The sceneries are drawn very well and have a wide variety (ranging from icy snowcaps to flowery meadows to beautiful cities…), and the characters are done beautifully (a nice contrast to the stupid body proportions in Code Geass or the crazy facial expressions in Fate/Zero), but it gets stupidly bad during the battles. For some strange reason, instead of treating us to a smooth action sequence, we instead constantly gaze at character still shots. It’s really frustrating when you know that the battle sequences could have been amazing!! Background animation is probably the most inconsistent part in that it gets really bad in towns but great in landscapes. I really don’t know what to think. I think the animation of this anime is something that really sets it back from some of the great animes, and I’m hoping it gets better in the future (especially the battle scenes, they can really make those a lot more enjoyable to wach).

CONSENSUS: 7/10. Battle scenes are very badly animated, and backgrounds sometimes are drawn very sloppily. However, the sheer scope of sceneries in this anime is a delight to see.

MUSIC:
The music is incredible. Yuki Kajiura is one of the biggest names in anime music, and her music is absolutely astounding. So far, the music’s been perfect and set each mood beautifully. In particular, the battle scene music. Oh my god. I found myself humming it when I was eating breakfast, just a testament to how well done it is. As for the OP/ED, they’re really generic. They’re being done by LiSa, who’s done so many OP/EDs by now, but they don’t really stand out…in a good or bad way. The OP is starting to grow on me, but the ED still feels a little out of place (not as much as Clannad AS, but a bit). 2nd ED is epic though!! I don’t know, I think Yuki Kajiura’s music makes up for any disparities here though.

CONSENSUS: 10/10, Music is great and going to be developed by Yuki Kajiura, the person who did Fate/Zero and Madoka Magica. OP/ED are generic, but that’s not a bad thing.

CHARACTERS:
The characters are ridiculously hit or miss. Kirito is pretty much your perfect, flawless teenager. That’s going to be a deal breaker for many of people upon knowing that. Many people like their protagonists to have flaws, to be more humanlike, more down to Earth, and having a character that’s flawless frankly drops a lot of the realism. I would like to argue that the alternative of having a whiny protagonist that doesn’t do anything is a lot worse though (Guilty Crown, I’m looking at you). The same lies for the female protagonist, Asuna, our main character’s love interest. Frankly, the relationship just came together too easily. Asuna also has the privilege of being practically perfect in every single way. No really: she can cook, she’s incredibly beautiful, she’s good at swordfighting, she’s dedicated, and she’s a tsundere (personally I love tsunderes). The side characters and the villains lack depth as well. Can anyone else picture how much more interesting this anime would have gotten if Sugou was initially some good guy that Asuna begins to fall for…only to be someone rotten in the inside? Instead, we’re treated to a generic villain who literally doesn’t have a single good quality.

CONSENSUS: 6/10, Main character Kirito isn’t absurdly annoying like A LOT of other main characters, but he does get what he wants a little too easily. Side characters are overly generic and get far too little time. Same with Kirito and Asuna, we needed more time for their development!

THE BREAKDOWN: It’s a great anime if you like Kirito and Asuna, but if you don’t, you might as well watch another anime. The anime itself suffers from various flaws — plot holes, shoddy animation, undeveloped characters — that prevent me from giving it a high score. Still worth a watch though, if only so that you can rant about how good or bad it is on the forums after each episode. 7/10!

(+) The light novel for this anime is incredibly well done (#1 rated light novel on MAL).
(+) Incredible nostalgia for any MMORPG gamers.
(+) Music is stellar, designed by the best.
(+) Anime gets a lot better after episode 8.
(+) The landscapes are absolutely beautiful…one of the benefits of making the anime set in a fantasy video game.
(+) Tons of people to discuss this anime with since it’s popular; since it’s polarizing, you get some very interesting arguments too.

(−) Characters not developed thoroughly enough.
(−) Anime may be rushed in first few episodes.
(−) Suffers from very poor animation in some the fight scenes and in the background (budgeting).
(−) Insertion of side stories before main plot may cause some viewers to lose interest.
(−) Anime suffers from miracle syndrome (occasionally will solve problems with a miracle).
(−) Causes you to waste time talking with people about the latest episode of SAO, whether you hate it or love it

Trailer for Sword Art Online

http://youtu.be/Wv8u5bY8Now

You can watch the anime here – http://www.animehere.com/anime/sword-art-online.html

This is something that I’ll be waiting for to watch on time every week as it really attracts me, I personally fall in love with the plot and the way they express how one act in the game actually showing out his other personality as well.

Maybe because I’m a .Hack fans and really into these kinda trapped in online games stories but I ensure you that start watching the anime or reading the light novel will seriously made you think a lot more in your life : D

Here’s the theme song for you~

Swords Story – Snow Drinking Saber ( 雪饮狂刀)Storm Riders Fung Wan

SNOW DRINKING SABER

User: Nip Fung (simplified Chinese: 聂风; traditional Chinese: 聶風; Mandarin PinyinNiè FēngJyutping: Nip6 Fung1), or Wind, is one of the two protagonists. He was born in the Nip Family Village (聶家村) in Jiuquan. He specialises in kick styles of martial arts and wields the ‘Ice-Drinking Saber’ (雪飲刀) as his weapon, which he inherited from his ancestors. His prowess inqinggong is formidable, and as such, he is nicknamed “God Among the Winds” (風中之神). The “Berserk Blood” (瘋血) runs in him and his family, and will increase his powers drastically when he is angered, but the side effect is that he will enter a state of uncontrollable rage and become a monstrous beast in human form. In contrast with Cloud, Wind is more friendly and empathetic towards others. He appears attractive to women and has many admirers, due to his gentlemanly behaviour, kindness and good looks.

Chinese again sorry : ( ……

与绝世好一样,仍为女娲补天所余之物,此石唤作“白露”,同是石中之铁,天下间至寒之物,刀长三尺七寸,锋刃无瑕,乃聂家家传宝刀,先后为聂锋,聂人王,聂风佩刀。聂风为救苍生决战绝无神而入魔道,之后服天皇九转心丹心性尽失,雪饮亦沦为滥杀之魔刀。后聂风死战步惊云, 聂风亲手将雪饮拗断化为碎片攻向步惊云。雪饮因此销声于江湖。风云断浪一战后风云二人冰封埋剑崖廿余年,第二刀皇为解女儿第二梦思夫之苦,与猪皇寻获雪饮碎片将之重铸。后仍归聂风所有。


Swords Story – Ultimate Sword (绝世好剑)

I decided to make a special posts series to introduce and explain some swords story. Hope you guys will enjoy it.

User: Bou Ging-wan (simplified Chinese: 步惊云; traditional Chinese: 步驚雲; Mandarin PinyinBù JīngyúnJyutping: Bou6 Ging1-wan4), or Cloud, is one of the two protagonists. He was born in the Bou Family Village (步家村) in Hangzhou. His father died when he was young, so his mother remarried Fok Bou-tin and he became Fok’s stepson and was renamed ‘Fok Ging-gok’ (霍驚覺). He reverted to his original name after the Fok family was massacred by Lord Conqueror’s men and he was taken to Under Heaven Society. He specialises in palm styles of martial arts and wields the ‘Ultimate Best Sword in the World’ (絕世好劍) as his weapon, which he seized from Sword-Worshipping Villa. In contrast with Wind, Cloud appears cold and unsympathetic towards everyone except for a select few, whom he cares for and respects, but he does not know how to express his emotions well. He appears brutal and ruthless for his practice of killing every single opponent in a group of foes. He is also nicknamed the “God of Death Who Does Not Cry” (不哭死神) as he evokes a feeling of death and strikes fear in the hearts of many.

Sorry that the sword story is in Chinese

漫画家马荣成的作品《风云》中“十大神兵”之一。相传是由女娲补天后余下的四颗奇石之一制成,这颗奇石唤作「黑寒」,是石中之铁,乃天下间至寒之物。 千百年后「黑寒」由拜剑山庄庄主傲日所得。当时火麒麟四处为祸,便与聂风先祖聂英研究将「黑寒」制成一把至寒

  绝世好剑绝世好剑宝剑,方可克制至热的火麒麟。(实质的原因却是聂英误吞火麒麟之血,功力大进,同时杀性日炽,唯恐会误尽苍生,故希望傲日铸成神锋帮助自己。)最初,傲日并非打算铸造「绝世好剑」,而是要铸造「败亡之剑」,可惜「败亡」的铸造过程太过邪异,每次铸剑,均会造成人命伤亡,故此傲家中人弃「败亡」而改铸「绝世」。

铸剑的最后步骤是以三毒之血「贪」(剑贪之血),「瞋」(步惊云之血),「痴」(断浪之血)炼制。但所铸成的只是威力神髓所在的真元,而真正的剑体已藏于千万铸好的绝世好剑中。 最终绝世好剑由步惊云所得。 后被步惊云热泪开锋。(在《风云小说》系列中,步惊云外号「不哭死神」,天生无法落泪,故此一旦落泪,其泪水便为天下至热之物,足可以为寒铁所铸的绝世好剑开锋。)绝世好剑本身有吸摄天地灵气之能,同样也可吸收别人功力转为己用。位列当世十大神兵之一。(现知最高承受极限为「十方无敌」的三成力量。)

风云第三部中绝世好剑因为剑界的开启而出现裂缝,但不影响使用。

关于女娲补天的奇石:

  绝世好剑绝世好剑

女娲补天穷毕生精力千锤百炼,炼得三万六千五百零四颗形形色色的顽石,一颗一颗的嵌在天空的破洞上,结果女娲估计错误,她补天之后,居然还余下四颗不同的石。这四颗奇石,是所有补天的顽石中最出类拔萃的石;各具神奇力量,女娲只感到非常可惜。这四颗奇石同是她一手艰苦炼成,如今无法「石尽其用」。最后女娲决定把四颗神石投向人间,让它们各自随因随缘,造福与它们深有缘分的人。

第一颗要扔下凡间的奇石:名为「冰魄」。

「冰魄」是一颗完全透明的水晶石,晶莹剔透,眩目非常,是四颗奇石中最美丽悦目的一颗,而且石性清凉。若置于死人口内,可保尸身不会腐烂,永远不变。

第二颗要落入凡间的奇石,唤作「白露」。

严格来说,「白露」并不完全算是一颗石,因为在白露蛋白色的石质中混杂了不少闪闪生光的白色寒铁。是天地间至寒之物其中之一,寒气足可化气为冰,冰封三尺;是可以创造绝世神锋的白色寒铁。

第三颗要落下凡间的奇石,是「黑寒」。

  绝世好剑绝世好剑

如果说白露是天地间至寒之物中之一,那这颗「黑寒」,唤作天地至寒之物其中之二亦当之无愧!黑寒虽也是至寒之物,也像白露般蕴含石中之铁,但当中那黑色的寒饶恍如一颗黑色的心,与白露那种向石外散发、发化气为冰的寒气截然不同,它的黑、寒,只会把世间所有的力量吸进:化为己用。

最后的一颗奇石,是「神石」。

神石」,是四石之中最为神奇、威力最大的一颗石!威力大可成为一件天地间最利害无匹的——超级武器!同时也可成为一件尽快救人脱离死亡的圣物。(神石为液态武器,只会在强大力量贯注下定型。)

冰魄在风云漫画第一部中出场于侠王府,本是用于保证侠王府祖宗尸身不腐的宝物,后被步惊云所夺,用于孔慈尸身之上。

白露铸成了雪饮刀,与聂家所有,现在使用者是聂风

黑寒铸成了绝世好剑及败亡之剑,归步惊云所有。

神石则在风云小说中提到,变成了盂钵,是一件超级武器。 ….

From – http://www.facebook.com/arcanzswords