When I first heard of this game, it's non-stealth concept and the protagonist choice my first thoughts were, "This is going to suck." I've never been happier to announce how wrong I was. I was never a big fan of Raiden in MGS2/4 but I grew to love him in this game. The story is a bit confusing at first and I believe could have had a bit more work done to it, but otherwise its enjoyable. As always, the Metal Gear franchise produces the greatest set of villains in video game history. My favorites are Psycho Mantis, Vamp, The Sorrow and now Jetstream Sam joins their epic collaboration. The action/gameplay is great. The Blade Wolf and Jetstream DLC's is reason enough to buy this game, let alone rent. I recommend this for any action fan and of course any fan of the Metal Gear franchise.
This game is a high-octane hack-and-slash thriller. Raiden reprises his role and is actually cool, contrary to MGS2 and MGS4. It has amazing music along with amazing designs on the characters. It is a little buggy when it comes to the camera, but that's about it. Lastly, the boss fights are unbelievably tense and satisfying. GET THIS GAME!