Never has the Metal Gear series been so balls-out crazy and ridiculous. That was to be expected considering that this is Platinum Games we're talking about. For the most part, this wacky departure from the norms of the franchise is a welcome and exciting detour. From the beginning to the end, the game is action-packed, and you'll be screaming along long after the final boss beats the bejeezus out of you over and over again. Not being able to block or dodge takes getting used to, but stick with it, and this is quite an awesome rental, granted that you can bear through its insane amount of sadistic brutality and cheesy dialogue.