I'm sorely disappointed in this game. It is NOTHING like the Metal Gear games. They should NOT have marketed it as a Metal Gear game. I waited in eager anticipation for the release of this game only to be shocked by how different it is. The story is no good, the graphics are not what they could be and the action never changes...you fight the same way the whole game...Don't buy this game.
So the combat is pretty cool. You cut up a bunch of human and robot enemies. During your combination attacks you can get a slow-mo spot and aim to chop up different parts of your enemies bodies, it's pretty crazy and gorey.
The bosses were all really cool! I loved their characters, they were interesting looking and had some pretty neat moves. I didn't really care for their personalities and i'll explain that a little more shortly. The fights themselves were pretty neat tho. The game offered several "wholly wow!" moments of action scenes. The final boss was really cool except there were too many quick-time events involved that were just simple and boring. I love quick-time events in games, they offer us interaction with combat scenes that we would not be able to experience otherwise. That said, not all quick-time events are done very well in most games. So, while the QTE scenes were really cool they just didn't offer any real interaction for the player.
Also, button mashing in QTE's has really got to stop in my opinion. =p
I was insanely bored with the story. The dialogue and the way it was set up was just so bland and horrible to me. The deeper meaning of the story was fine and it could have been really good, it just wasn't interesting to play through.
Also the personalities were either dull or just not fleshed out enough for me to care about any of the characters including our main hero Raiden. Your enemies were really cool looking, they had some interesting messages with deeper meaning but it was just not presented well. It's like they basically gutted the story and made it insanely simplistic just to keep it as an action game.
The action is great but i just did not care at all about any of the games story progression.
The graphics are really nice, they aren't impressive but they are very nice, some visuals at certain parts are "meh" but overall it's a good looking game. It also has a beautiful anime style to it. The music and sound effects were great!