posted by Faerie_Knight (DUBUQUE, IA) May 11, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
A new Metal Gear game? Awesome, I just had to play it. But now that I am playing it, I'm a little disappointed. The game is fun. Very fun in fact. But it doesn't feel like Metal Gear to me. It feels like I'm playing Ninja Gaiden with a bit of stealth thrown in.
The higher focus on action isn't a bad decision. The story is interesting, and the gameplay is not only smooth but fun. It just isn't the extreme stealth game you expect from the Metal Gear series. The fact Raiden is now a cyborg also seems to come out of left field. Unless that's explained in MGS4, haven't gotten to play that one yet.
Worth renting, just don't expect it to play like previous games in the series.
I liked Jack(Raiden) when he was first introduced in mgs2 but I was blown away by how much pure fun I had with this game. It is a bit repetitive, has a lot of video and talking scenes, precision in blade mode is key as you move up in difficulty level so practice with the free blade feature early but overall the combat and it's features are very satisfying visually and just to blow off some steam. I'm an action junkie but I personally really enjoyed most of the storyline, although Jack's emotional turmoil makes 1 particular combat sequence rather boring. All that being said I still feel that this game does much more than make up for it's shortcomings, the game hasn't left my console since I picked it up, and I hope to see much more of Jack in the future.