Metal Gear Solid 5: Raiden

#1 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

This was on the screen at the end of Kojima's Keynote 



I remember back when the game first released when i played through it, thinking boy it would be awesome to see what this whole rescue of Sunny at Area 51 was like! And now I believe we will find out for ourselves. We know it has to be a prequel to mgs4 because Raiden is no longer a cyborg after that. It is going to be an action oriented game perhaps? Who knows but one thing is for sure, amazing graphics are to be expected along with awesome cut scenes with outright amazing fight choreography!!

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#2 Posted by Milkman (16647 posts) -

Very interesting......

#3 Posted by Kratos81 (411 posts) -

I am one of the few who didnt mind Raiden in MGS2. It is actually my favorite MGS game. I found MGS4 really overrated. Lets have more gameplay this time and less movie.

#4 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

I'd be okay with them continuing the franchise or making a prequel with Raiden.

#5 Posted by OmegaPirate (5523 posts) -

Booya

#6 Posted by Fr0Br0 (3090 posts) -

Well technically Raiden was still a cyborg at the end of MGS4. He just has more human like parts if I'm not mistaken.

But I would love to see the game take place between MGS2 and MGS4.

#7 Edited by BigBoss1911 (2434 posts) -

Raiden was a great character in MGS2 imo,yes his personality was annoying but thats what made him different.

#8 Posted by LiquidPrince (15909 posts) -

I had guessed this, when I was playing MGS4 for the first time and Raiden came on the Codec, all mysterious like.

#9 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

Hmmm more action oriented? since mgs4 really was just action any ways i dont see how it can get any more that way. as for that Didn't Kojima say 4 was the last one? or atleast his last one? Then again he said that for 3 i believe as well.

#10 Posted by Steve_C (1750 posts) -

From kojima's keynote, it seems likely that the next metal gear will be more open world and non-linear, which MGS4 had small elements of with the larger environments.

As for the raiden starring in it...

*MGS4 spoilers*





Didn't raiden only turn cyborg-ish after he rescued sunny? I think he got injured or something, and that's when he got saved by EVA who took him to see that eastern european doctor, and only then did he become all crazy with the artificial blood.

At the end he wasn't wearing the suit but he was still the same, so he could potentially wear it again and be a badass, though i don't see him leaving because of his family and it all wraps up pretty nicely at the end.

It's wierd because i can't see a meaningful enough story set between 2 and 4 if that's what happens, but i can't see a game without the familiar characters. I'm sure kojima will do it justice either way.

#11 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

Yeah Kojima says it's his last on like every game... he's going to keep doing MGS till he can't do MGS anymore.

#12 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
Fr0Br0 said:
"Well technically Raiden was still a cyborg at the end of MGS4. He just has more human like parts if I'm not mistaken.
lol yeah i know, lets all be thankful we don't have to play as his little kid!
#13 Posted by Deusoma (3005 posts) -
suneku said:
"Yeah Kojima says it's his last on like every game... he's going to keep doing MGS till he can't do MGS anymore."
Maybe he's going to loophole it this time and call it "Metal Gear Raiden", since you won't be Solid Snake anymore.
#14 Posted by Milkman (16647 posts) -

Just to be clear, it wouldn't be "Metal Gear Solid: Raiden", it would be "Metal Gear Raiden".

#15 Posted by Kiemoe (1055 posts) -

Kojima always feels like his next game will be his last and epic conclusion, but in the end he always learns something more and puuts that to use on his next game. It's definitely a good thing, because he always puts his heart into the next game. I'm not a huge fan of the Raiden- idea, and I thought his speech was pretty horrible and short- sighted, but I'm a big fan of the series and am excited to see how things go.

#16 Posted by TooWalrus (13162 posts) -

Ooh man, I've still got unused copies of MGS 1 2 and 3 that I need to play.

#17 Posted by Otacon (2209 posts) -

I like Jeffs idea of calling it metal gear zero after how 4 leaves things.

#18 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

Kind of upsets me to be honest.  I'm a huge fan of MGS, but I really don't want Kojima shoehorning in or retconning any more fiction.  4 was great, but I feel like I don't need a new game that has anything to do with these characters.  Regardless, I'm sure I'll play it either way.

#19 Posted by chogi (554 posts) -

metal gear sunny is still possible hahaha

raiden could have trained her

#20 Posted by _King_ (8 posts) -

Hope they create something as awesome as the other games.

#21 Posted by LiquidPrince (15909 posts) -
WilliamRLBaker said:
"Hmmm more action oriented? since mgs4 really was just action any ways i dont see how it can get any more that way. as for that Didn't Kojima say 4 was the last one? or atleast his last one? Then again he said that for 3 i believe as well."
It was only action if you chose to play it that way. Did you get the achievement for not being spotted once on the hardest difficulty?
#22 Posted by dsplayer1010 (2227 posts) -

Nice catch.

#23 Posted by AutomaticSnake (390 posts) -

They need to change the name if it's gonna be raiden...

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