I've noticed a lot of people hating on this game, and I don't understand the reasoning. What i'm getting at is the general "MGS IS RUINED!!!11" stuff. You guys aren't even criticizing the game for good reasons! It looks to me as though people are putting this series up on a pedestal; acting as if the lore of Metal Gear is sacred (lol) and Rising is shitting all over that lore. I don't get this at all and want to address it.
I've played Metal Gear Solid 1 - 4, Portable Ops, and Peace Walker. I liked most of those games. Some of them are a bit janky, but not bad. Peace Walker happens to be my favorite game in the series. Anyway, the games are absurd and crazy (though I happen to enjoy that) especially when you look at the bosses you fight. A weird vampire man who can't, supposedly, die. A fellow who shoots bees at you, and uses the bees to form a submachine gun and shoot more bees at you. Gray Fox wants you to hurt him, and he wants you to hurt him more. A really fat guy who rides around on roller skates and builds nuclear weapons. A fight with Solidus at Federal Hall involving swords on top of a giant mech. Volgin and his electricity suit, as well as a chase involving a giant nuclear mech and a motorcycle. I could go on further but the point is clear, beating a dead horse and whatnot. These characters are hilarious and a lot of fun, but if you ask me, they're also completely batshit and crazy. Why are some of you guys taking this series so damn serious?
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance looks like it's going to continue this trend of delightful absurdity. Based on what i've seen it's going to be really fast paced, possibly crazier than any past Metal Gear game, and a lot of fun. I'd like to argue that taking all of this a step further makes a lot of sense for Metal Gear. We're getting the same fun universe, a game starring a character I happen to like quite a bit; Raiden, and what looks to be a very competent game in general. I always assumed people like Metal Gear games because of how funny and weird they are, not because of the Boss' philosophizing about loyalty to your country or to me, or Old Snake's commentary about how war has changed. At least I never took that stuff too seriously. I think it's extremely dramatic and corny, though I will say that it adds some humor to these games which are already absurd. I do like this stuff.
If you're a Metal Gear fan who thinks the series is ruined by Rising, I suppose this is the thread for you.