Can We Talk About How Insane The Last Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Boss Is?

Now that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has come out and people have had time to play the game, I think it's time we had a frank discussion about how next-level insane the last boss battle is, because holy crap.

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(Obviously, spoilers ahead and in the video above)

Up until this point in Revengeance has walked a pretty solid line between playfully absurd and pensively serious. It's a pretty decent mix between Kojima and Platinum; silly, but not so silly that you couldn't go along with it at some of its more serious, dramatic moments.

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And then, out of nowhere, a giant ant robot ridden by a senator bursts out of the ground.

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The whole scene is like Kent Brockman's worst nightmare meets Wild Wild West, followed by a fifteen minute speech that's half Aaronn Sorkin and half Metal Wolf Chaos. Where do you even start with something like that?

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I won't even, because there simply are no words. It's like a gorgeous, outsider-art trainwreck about the Military-industrial complex, featuring a will to power redux version Martin Luther King, Jr's ‘I Have a Dream' speech. It's wonderful and horrible in equal doses, all at once. It's too much to contemplate.

And the memes!

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What do you guys think? Sound off in the comments.

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Oh, my god, I love this boss and I love this game. The story is so silly and ridiculous (in a good B-movie sorta way), and I'm infinitely happy they ratcheted up the crazy to 11 for the final boss fight.

If someone told me that a Senator of Colorado would attack me in a giant mecha spider, exit the spider, hulk out and go super sayan, challenge me to a fist fight, and then punt me like a football, I would have called it a fever dream... not a final boss fight.

I dearly want a sequel to this game.