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Convolutions of an Evil Mind
I must have a fetish for sexy blond-haired killing machines with insanely kickass sword skills
And no, for once I'm not talking about Cloud in Advent Children -- not that there's anything wrong with AC Cloud. Nope. Nothing at all. But this time, I'm talking about Raiden in Metal Gear Solid 4 (MGS4).

The old Raiden in Metal Gear Solid 2 -- whom many gamers complained was just "an emo whiny Solid-Snake-wannabe rookie boy". Personally, I didn't have a problem with him. ::shrug::
MGS2 Raiden - closeup

The remade Raiden in Metal Gear Solid 4 -- now a uber-deadly and focused cyborg(?)-ninja who takes down very nimble and fast-moving gears (i.e., fighting robots or mecha of some sort) with just a katana (or two)
MGS4 Raiden - closeup

And I thought Cloud got a major makeover! O_o

I was clearing out some recent game magazines and came across an article on Metal Gear Solid 4 and the 15 minute trailer that came out at the 2006 E3 show. I took one look at the new Raiden and immediately scuttled off to track down the video. Oh YUM.

Here's the MGS2 Raiden. Okay, kinda cute, but bit ho-hum. ::shrug::
MGS2 Raiden - full body shot

And here's MGS4 Raiden. ::gibbers happily::
MGS4 Raiden - closeup

MGS4 Raiden - full body shot

Yes, the new Raiden appears to have (or be wearing) high heels. Don't let that bother you in the slightest. They certainly don't bother Raiden, as you will see if you watch the video. ^_-

In the same way you have to see AC Cloud in action to get the full effect, you simply have to see the new Raiden in action to fully appreciate what I'm fangirling about.

So check MGS4 Raiden's Return on YouTube! (You'll see Raiden in the last 2/3 of the 3 min video excerpt.)

Current Mood: hyper hyper

7 hisses or Hiss in my ear....
firewolfsg From: firewolfsg Date: July 31st, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooooo, neat.

And check out this vid, it's *all* Raiden.
From: joasakura Date: July 31st, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
damnit.. noooooooo! I DON'T NEED ANOTHER GAME THAT I WANT TO PLAY. Why are you making me want MGS4??? WHYYYYYY????

:weeps quietly in the corner whilst coveting the heck out this new, improved Raiden:
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: July 31st, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is he not droolworthy? ::dreamy sigh::

Actually, I've never been that much of a fan of the MGS series myself. I started MGS2, but never finished it. ::sweatdrop::

But I understand your feelings. Must... resist... the urge to shell out mucho bucks for a PS3 to play this game just for the sake of ogling Raiden's hot bode.

So... what sort of devilry are you up to at Otakon? ^_^
From: joasakura Date: July 31st, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
i will be pimping gundams at the HobbyLink Japan again this year. ^.^;

And.. far as the PS3 goes, i'd already planned on shelling out for it for DMC4 :sigh: :shakes fist at..at.. EVERYTHING:
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: July 31st, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the link! I was trying to find a version with good quality (some of them are rather choppy).
firewolfsg From: firewolfsg Date: August 1st, 2006 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Welcome! I had time to browse, so I went looking last night. :)
askaram27 From: askaram27 Date: April 2nd, 2007 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I too see some ZOE elements in Raiden's MGS4 design... Namely the penis capsule on his belt. How in any way or shape is that functional? At least in ZOE the pilots were in that thing...

Though men are purported to have a second brain in that area.
7 hisses or Hiss in my ear....