It was bad enough they got rid of Solid Snake.
They make Raiden look like a techno-Drag Queen, with feminine high heels and long fingernails, and not the cool Wolverine kind. The kind your girlfriend might get done, at the mall while you are checking out what's new at gamestop.
Then they get rid of sneaking mode which is the coolest part of the Metal Gear franchise. Being able to sneak past guards, or sneaking up to them and killing them from behind with your knife. This game has lost all of it's heart. Really it's almost just one boss fight after another, using a poorly though out sword mode. The controls are all in the wrong places.
Overall this game is just a big fail. Konami go back to your roots and bring back Snake, any Snake, even a new Snake clone. One that preferably doesn't do drag on the weekends.