I am a big fan of the Metal Gear franchise. But I don't how I feel about a MG game with out  Snake. Solid Snake has been the guy in 90% of the of this franchise. Raiden is best to take over the rains, if the game play lives up to its heritage. So far from what I have seen the game play is on the cheese side. Unless I see something to change my mind on the game play. I will only renting Metal Gear Rising.