Metal Gear Solid: Rising

Raiden, showing off his bedroom eyes.

Maybe you forgot about this trailer from 2010, but noted eccentric game producer Hideo Kojima is set to announce some stuff about Metal Gear Solid: Rising tomorrow at the Spike TV Video Game Awards. While the VGA is so absurd and so embarassing that it makes me wish Spike TV didn’t exist and that I didn’t play video games, it should be worth checking out. I mean, it’s Kojima. What could go wrong?

Raiden gets a bum wrap pretty often, but I liked him in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots well enough. And while he is no Solid Snake, playing him in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was actually pretty fun, if you ask me. You instead got to see the “living legend” Solid Snake himself in action. And Raiden wasn’t as awful a character as he was made out to be. Granted, he was a bit of a sissy and I often worried about being outside for too long in case he got skin cancer really easily on account of being an albino, but he had a cool backstory and, judging from his state of being in MGS4, had a cool break between games 2 and 4.

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