salaflame asked : I'm just a little curious about your thoughts on Raiden, specifically his debut in Sons of Liberty. I was generally surprised that some fans disliked him in that game, so I'd like to know what you thought about him.
tbh I heard it was mostly the male gamers all butthurt about them having to suddenly play a bishie-albino with womanly hips compared to a rough-and-tough-smoker, so I didn’t really give two poops about other people’s opinion when I played the game. Kojima hid the fact that you would play as Raiden mostly the entirety of the game, so yeah, it surprised a loooot of people. I mean, I like bishonen men with screwed up pasts, but I don’t really enjoy the whole stereotypical american hero character with the beard and the cigarette. Not to mention Raiden’s character grows throughout the game from stupid-dumb-babby to holy-shit-I-just-killed-my-fucked-up-foster-dad-and-everything-is-a-lie, compared to Snake who was already set in stone from the first game. I think a lot of people now-days focus on the gameplay more than the story, and the story of Sons of Liberty is a HUGE huge chunk to understanding the entire game.