Ken McKown writes: It feels like Metal Gear Rising has been coming for a long time, but it is finally a reality. Ever since the infamous watermelon-slicing video at E3, gamers have wondered how a game starring Raiden would pan out in the Metal Gear universe. It is no secret that the title has undergone some development hurdles, including swapping studios, and at one point being completely scrapped. All of these things throw up red flags about quality, and honestly most games that go through this don’t turn out so well. You can rest assured though, Platinum Games and KojiPro have managed to salvage Raiden’s adventure and turn it into one heck of an experience.