Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Demo Is Riddled with Bugs on the PS3 - Update

Konami shipped the Zone of the Enders HD Collection with the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo advertised on the front, but it seems that the PS3 version is plagued by game-breaking bugs.

[Update] After testing the Xbox 360 version of the demo numerous times, we were unable to reproduce the same issues found during our time with the PlayStation 3 demo.

It appears that the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo included with the PlayStation 3 version of the Zone of the Enders HD Collection isn't exactly ready for public consumption. During encounters with the Gecko enemy type, the demo will often crash, requiring a hard-reset of the PlayStation 3. While there's hasn't been confirmation of the same problem occurring on the Xbox 360, it happens often enough in the PlayStation 3 version that customers interested in picking up the Zone of the Enders HD Collection for the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo should think twice.

The glitch is repeated in the video posted below, which also contains footage of an extreme clipping glitch at the end.

The Zone of the Enders HD Collection is available now for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is scheduled to release for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 19, 2013.

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GH05T-666
GH05T-666

how is the demo i havent had a chance to try it? will this game be worth getting?

MAXAM999
MAXAM999

I didn't have a chance to play the demo on my PS3 .. only played The Tutorial because the demo is freeze after finishing it and all you hear is just the laging background music with black screen, other than that the demo is less playable .

Groyd
Groyd

While playing this demo my Ps3 froze, after reseting it; YLOD.

Dunno if it was Metal Gear Rising that did it or if my Ps3 was doomed from the start, either way, dammit.

HeX4869
HeX4869

I played the demo 10+ times, and probably repeated the boss fight about 30 times. The game never froze, but I got a bunch of other bugs:

-Raiden leaves the combat zone during one of those Blade Mode animations and I can't get back in.

-Blade Wolf stays on top of that building and doesn't come down.

-Attacks in Blade Mode are very stiff.

-In VR training, slashing the indicated point on the wooden targets doesn't always give you a 100 points, it's just ignored.

Also(not a bug), hitting the last female wooden "hostage" reveals her bikini, lol.


EthanMartin
EthanMartin

A few hours ago i replayed this demo and just before the boss battle, when i was about to slash an enemy the screen got freezed. I had to reset the console. Now i need to try the 360 version, what version will be the chosen one? decisions...

kratospete
kratospete

i have played the psn demo , and my ps3 crashed (have played the demo only twice for now ), i have  aproblem when aiming with blade mode too does anybody has this problem ?

arakkis
arakkis

Update; I've now played 2 times through both demo's. Needless to say i have a major OCD when it comes to analysing quality and picture detail when it comes to these things :P. Anyway i've noticed that the ps3 version has a DEFINITIVE absence of screen tearing. I noticed someone mentioning there is full vertical syncing on the ps3 whereas on the 360 there isn't. I don't know if that's true but one thing is clear. There are zero occurences of screen tearing on the ps3 version compared to the 360, which from my experience were more than frequent. Hopefully there will be more developments as time goes on. It would be great if more detailed information was divulged on all the porting specs (hopefully without too many people raging over inane details). I'm still deciding which platform to buy this on. My 'loyalty' lies only in Kojima and Platinum games to produce a quality release. And Raiden as a character has really grown on me over the years. The more tortured and complicated he gets, the more intruiging and deep his story becomes. I REALLY hope Snake gets some kind of cameo in this...even if it's some gruff, disenchanted monologue :P.

arakkis
arakkis

I actually played both the 360 and ps3 versions of the demo which i downloaded from the respective stores. the ps3 version was a considerably larger download; somewhere around 3.4 gb in comparison to the 360's 1.34 gb. Both demo's however contain the exact same amount of content. This provoked me to pay more attention to detail. Upson closer inspection the ps3 version is slightly more detailed than the 360 one.With certain particle effects entirely missing from it's counterpart on the 360 i.e water effects on the jet carrying raiden in the in game cinematic. And there is a noticeable decrease in scren tearing. Before people decide to respond with the console fanboy slur i'd like to say i've owned a 360 for about 5 years before i ever bought a ps3 and i have no bias towards either company. That being said after i played both i tried to google to see if i could get any info  on the differences and apparently it was announced by kojima and platinum games that the game would be optimized for the ps3 due to there being several game breaking issues with Bayonetta for the ps3. So maybe this has something to do with it. perhaps someone else can elucidate on the subject. In regards to the aforementioned bugs displayed by gamespots experience i must say i haven't encountered any bugs remotely. The game ran at a smooth 60fps throughout with no glitiches whatsoever. However it may have been due to the fact that i had the demo from the marketplace not from the ZOE disc.

MelodicMizery
MelodicMizery

if you think this is bad TRY TWISTED METAL it will overheat your ps3 and has literally YLOD players so i guess add it to the list of games that are sold broken and never fixed. 

GunEye
GunEye

you know, the only good thing that may come out from bashing the game because of those bugs, is - that hopefully PG and Kojima would notice the complaints and work on fixing the bugs.

 

Other than that, I hope such issues get fixed prior to the release.

motrichni
motrichni

Regardless of the fact the game crashed on me during the Blade Wolf boss fight, the demo impressed upon me a reprehensible pastiche of Metal Gear that lets loose all the jargon, love of acronyms and bombast of it's forefathers, but without the cinematic substance and visual detail of it's predecessors. Even within the demo-- for whatever reason-- Quinton Flynn's delivery and accent is uneven-- but passing judgment on the characterization would be reckless, given the lack of prior context within the demo. The animation is also inferior, being too snappy and pose-to-pose, which is doubly bad compared to past games since Raiden's gestures demand fluidity and solid animation principles. Parrying feels like a crapshoot, and level design is much more linear compared to MGS4.

 

If this is indicative of what to expect, then Kojima should have cancelled the title entirely, rather than leave it in the hands of people who, while deft in action gameplay, aren't attuned to the style and scope of metal gear.

ottumatic
ottumatic

Psycho Mantis, stop hijacking my game!!!

SolidTy
SolidTy

Sucks for demo lovers.

megakick
megakick

Does this game have more replay value the Ninja Gaiden III?

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

Platinum Games know how to make a decent slasher, and well... Games in general. I'm sure It'll be fine by release.

CaptainKrunch10
CaptainKrunch10

That's the reason why its a demo folks... it needs to be bugged, you hear me? it needs to!

fawad2k80
fawad2k80

Its a great Fun Viewing this Video here

 

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gDamascus
gDamascus

Could those who play the demo, with or without problem, post their PS3 model and how the demo performed? If the lockups are system related, maybe we could find a pattern among which models are experiencing glitches and which aren't.

 

Maybe we could ACTUALLY make he comments section useful for once.

WillyChong
WillyChong

Demo, nice, at least know what to expect, oh well, either go for Xbox 360 or PC, cause still can't get the PS3 T-T

DAMSOG
DAMSOG

A 30 second unskippable ADD.....fuck off.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

here's a new update for you gamespot after playing the demo multiple times on the PS3 i encountered no problems at all plus i have also watched various gameplay videos on youtube of the PS3 version and they have no problems either i think you guys need to stop bashing sony so much, you might not mean too but that's how it seems to be coming across nowadays also all your gameplay vids of multi-platform games are only 360 gameplay some games you only give the 360 version a review score (AC3 for example at the time i wrote this comment) and you even did a graphics comparison with a 360 and PC game what's the point in that we know the PC version will be better you should do it with just the PS3 and 360 as they are very similar and it would make more sense.

 

you know what it's only done this since you merged all the US, UK and AU gamespots together and i also note most of these "sony bashing" articles are done by the american gamspot staff and we all know they don't care about other consoles apart from the 360

 

you seem to have lost your neutrality when it comes to games and consoles and as journalists you should always be neutral.

 

snake2410
snake2410

Played through the demo three times and didn't have a single issue with freezing.  I had one issue with Raiden clipping through the ground and falling endlessly but that only required a checkpoint reset.  Otherwise there was no framerate issues or freezing.  Its an awesome awesome demo and the game is going to be good, I just hope they improve the parry system slightly, it doesn't seem to work sometimes when it should.  I've timed it the same every time and roughly 40% of the time he'll attack.  Thats my only negative on it, otherwise I'll likely be buying it in Feb.

erik2005
erik2005

Hey you! get back in the game! :))

drknessfeeds
drknessfeeds

i didnt dl the demo, still reliving old memories with ZoE HD...

brxricano
brxricano

pah, you got out of the wall, wtf are you bitching about?

maxermaximus
maxermaximus

I just finished playing the demo on my ps3, and it worked just fine. Didn't notice a single glitch. And i should also add that it was freaking awesome. I've been pretty skeptical about this game, being a long time metal gear fan. But after playing the demo I am completely impressed.

 

PS: to everyone who keeps bringing up Bayonetta being buggy on ps3, i hope you realize Platinum Games didn't port it to ps3, Nex Entertainment did. And seeing how Vanquish ran perfectly on ps3, there's no real evidence of Platinum not being able to make games for ps3.

Spartan-1775
Spartan-1775

Riddled is an overstatement I've played through the demo ten times and I never had the game lockup on me in midcombat or for any of the segments I fought the Gekko's considering you fight 4 Gekko's throughout the demo that means I had 40 opportuntities of the game locking up, as for the visual glitch on the staircase I've run into that same exact visual glitch in Uncharted 2 where I ended up behind a wall does that mean Uncharted 2 is broken? Two things are odd about this video, One if this was such a prevalent issue why is Gamespot the only one posting a video about it, I mean this would be gaming news candy for other websites. Two why is the audio perfectly intact when the game supposedly locks up? It didn't seem like a gradual freeze it looks like you captured the video and then just have one constant frame while the audio is still going.

Halloll
Halloll

its like bayonetta all over again.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Wait the zone of Enders HD collection is OUT!!!  I thought it wasn't coming out till 2013 like everything else is gosh I gotta go and get that gem!!

theCCyberDDemon
theCCyberDDemon

This crappy quality of some PS3 games are just not fair for the owners of it. Its the best hardware on a console up to date, why that power isnt delivered as it should be? From fallout lags to skyrim.

CIA_BOSS
CIA_BOSS

That what happens when u give a great series to a new bad company :(

gDamascus
gDamascus

It looks great except for the bugs. And there's even the classic stealth mechanic! Maybe the version that's supposed to hit the PS Store later this year will be in better condition. If not, that's when I'll start to worry.

fawad2k80
fawad2k80

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gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

From 0:34 to 1:21.Derpburp from youtube should really consider on putting that in his Funny moments:MGR episode,Which is yet to come.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Nothing to worry.Its just Kojima and his ridiculous sense of humour.

Incubus420
Incubus420

@Groyd Bummer send it in to Sony and get it fixed.  I had to do this a few months back with my 60GB backwards compatible   Now I just use the new PS3 in order to save the Backwards compatible   

istuffedsunny
istuffedsunny

 @megakick I've had the demo for a few days and replayed it twice. It took me maybe a week to finish the NG3 demo ONCE because it was so mind numbingly boring.

 

That said, Rising isn't as fun as NG2. But infinitely better than NG3.

daxlks
daxlks

 @DAMSOG try AdBlock, it makes a huge difference :D

TheLonDonE
TheLonDonE

@MajinSquall  dito, i agree i have played through the ps3 demo numerous times, on my launch fatty 80gb, an yes i know that thing is a beast an still working flawlessly even today, take that xbox 3FixME, LOL iam on my 7th xbox 360 console, an have owned 2 arcade editions, 1 premium, 2 elite 360s, an now 2 xbox 360 slims, an still the damn thing is so flawed in its design its not even a joke, microsoft should have been sued to hell, my first slim 360 red dotted on me after crysis 2 was released , the grain glitch filter fried my gpu, i suppose, either way after having 7 xbox 360s, in various models, there is no escuse, microsoft should have sorted in over heating problems, right away, LOL, an my launch fatty ps3 still owrks flawless, an so does my slim ps3 160gb, an MGS RISING has never locked up on me on either console, so either gamespot needs to defrag their ps3 hardrive more often since corruoted data on the hard drive can case system locks an glitches, or more like they are talking rubbish, an are in damage control mode, since even digital foundry have said the ps3 version, with its full vsync, an ZERO SCREEN TEARING, is the best, an yes you get some dropped frames here an there, but even on xbox the framerate drops, whats the point having a slight framerate advantage on xbox 360 when its cheating per se, with torn frames, which means its mashing two torn frames together, under stress, which is frequently, on ps3 on the other hand is fully vsync, an still runs awesome, an when compared to bayoneta on ps3, i think platinum nailed it!!

Spartan-1775
Spartan-1775

 @snake2410 It seems they use the word parry lightly where it has to be within the oncoming strike that you actually parry, otherwise it will just block the attack.

Col_Kilgore
Col_Kilgore

 @Spartan-1775 Just because YOU haven't experienced lock-ups doesn't mean no one else has. The world doesn't revolve around you, buddy. There aren't just one type of console with one type of configuration out there anymore. 

 

Also, the audio is nowhere near fully intact during lock-ups. Being a gamer for a long time, I've seen different types of lock-ups, some when visuals and controls lock up but the audio may still play for a moment after, which is what we saw in the videos. 

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Ghost warrior...Hmm..that just gave me an idea for Nvidia's Dishonored contest.

Spartan-1775
Spartan-1775

 @Col_Kilgore Calm down buddy I'm not saying the world doesn't revolve around me, what I am saying is they make it seem the demo is unplayable that you are guaranteed to run into these bugs. I will say now that I've seen other people posting videos of this problem as well I will say the problem exists, however its just like I said earlier the way GS is informing us of this using words such as "Riddled" makes it out to be that the PS3 demo is unplayable for anyone, not even finished products are void of game breaking or visual glitches its also like you said as well it is dependent on the system itself. As for the issue of the audio the other video I found had the audio intact as well all I really wished for Gamespot to have done was to show the locked up sequence a little longer instead of almost immediately switching to another segment.

 

I was just a tad bit annoyed at the way Gamespot went ahead and posted an article about a demo having glitches for a game that's not going to be released for more then three months, so for that I apologize to you and anyone else I might of offended who has encountered any of these issues.