Does “Metal Gear Solid: Rising” Add Insult To Old Injuries?

Back in 2001; if you were to ask any gamer why would they get a PlayStation 2, the most common answer was Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Upon its release, fans rejoiced until they realized they had fallen victim to a bait and switch scam.

Fans were furious that their beloved hero, Solid Snake, was replaced by Raiden. The character Snake was obviously inspired by John Carpenter’s anti-hero, Snake Plissken from Escape from New York. But Raiden was a crying emo who was inspired by a verity of anime that featured a crying emo-like kid.

Thankfully Hideo Kojima apologized by allowing gamers to kill a Raiden-look a like in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and minimizing his role in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. So why is Kojima Productions giving Raiden, one of the most despised characters, his own spin-off?

Its been 10 years, but some fans still have that grudge against Raiden. The bait and switch ruined what was to be one of the best games of 2001. At the same time it almost had an effect on the expected sales of MGS3 because of skeptics.

Plus do gamers really want to play a +30 hour game were they hack and slash opponents as some emo while listening to him cry about his past. It was annoying in MGS2 and its going to be annoying in Metal Gear Solid: Rising.

Rather then wasting time on Raiden’s undeserved spin-off, Kojima Productions should focus on more popular ideas like porting Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walkers to the major consoles or making another Solid Snake adventure.

Published for Bitmod
3/17/2010
Original Link: Does “Metal Gear Solid: Rising” Add Insult To Old Injuries?

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About Stan Rezaee
I'm a writer from San Jose who has contributed to several online and print publications.

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