Metal Gear Rising Blade Wolf DLC – Review

Charles Battersby Battersby blade wolf reviewThere’s a line of dialog in Metal Gear Solid where the character Otacon points out that the villainess Sniper Wolf likes dogs and he says that no one who likes dogs can be entirely evil.  Sure, that might be Stockholm Syndrome, but it’s also another way of saying that people like dogs, and when someone loses their humanity they also lose the ability to appreciate the noble qualities inherent in dogs.  When Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance appeared, it teamed up the cyborg anti-hero Raiden with a robot dog.  “Blade Wolf” was there to help reassure players that Raiden hadn’t quite lost touch with his humanity. Unfortunately the doggie wasn’t playable, but the developer Platinum Games has demonstrated its own humanity by correcting that oversight with the new DLC pack Blade Wolf.  Continue Reading

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