Summary: I love Metal Gear Solid and the original Metal Gear for the NES. However, this one was not those as it was intended to be different. I actually got bored a ways as hack and slash gets old quickly and some of the controls leaves a lot to be desired. The difficulty level on some bosses is insane.
Summary: Definately a change of pace from the previous iterations of Metal gear. The details in the graphics are amazing, but the game itself is lacking. It takes on a definite hack and slash feel as you mash the x button while traversing very linear levels.
Summary: After Metal Gear 4 setting the bar so high, this version was a weak installment. While I did enjoy the swordplay and fighting techniques, the novelty became old, and I ended up button-mashing to beat every enemy.
Summary: I am a big fan of Metal Gear Games; although, Rising is more of an action/slasher game then stealth/epionage. Admittitely I have not given this game much of a chance because I have recently gotten addicted to Fallout NV. I will pick it up and play through this game when I am ready.
Summary: F*ck.... this.... DLC. This DLC was good for the most part. It was interesting to play as Sam and it helped give a little back story for him. I really liked the taunt option as well. It works like Ripper Mode but you can use it whenever you want.