Metal Gear Solid has been a great franchise for over two decades, with Solid Snake not only becoming the main protagonist of the series but also an iconic hero. The last Metal Gear Solid game was a stellar game and tied all loosed ends of the series and gave Solid Snake a deserving farewell. Now at E3 2009 a new Metal Gear Solid game was announced and the real surprise was that Raiden was announced as the main protagonist of the game. Now during that time a number of theories came up, but we have waited for long so that we can analyze deeply on the possible plots for the game. So here it goes:
- Events will take place after Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Ok there has been many speculation that Rising will actually take place between the events of MGS2 and MGS4. I don’t see that happening. Why would Hideo Kojima dug a hole for himself again? The story of MGS2 was heavily criticized and MGS4 did a great job of tying them up. So after working so hard on the plot and than again going back to reveal more plot lines about what happened between MGS2 and MGS4 will get a big NO from me. I seriously believe that the game will take place after MGS4 with Raiden fighting against a resistance group which emerged after the entire Patriot’s system went offline. I know that Raiden was re operated in the end and he is no more a cyborg ninja, but may be the picture depicted in the trailer is of Raiden who is actually not a cyborg but is wearing a ninja uniform.
- That is not Raiden, that is Gray Fox
Ok before all of you go mad at me…hold on. I know it was announced at the Microsoft Press Conference: “Raiden is Back”. For people who know Hideo Kojima, they know that he likes to tease alot. So may be Metal Gear: Rising is nothing but a game on Gray Fox and his code name is Raiden. Just like Naked Snake who got his title of Big Boss after he finished his mission in Snake Eater, in that same way may be Gray Fox was known as Raiden during his hay days.
- MGS in a different universe
This is the best bet that can happen. I see an alternate world of Metal Gear Solid which chronologically does not fall in to the original franchise. Much like the Metal Gear Acid series on the PSP, the game can take place with Raiden riding on what seems like “Crying Wolf”. And you are the ninja and you have to go hack n slash against robots or whatever. Remember Kojima said this time around MGS will put some emphasis on action as well.
- Metal Gear Classic Remake
Now as I said before, in point 2. That the main character might actually be Gray Fox, but he would only be a secondary character. Solid Snake will return as the main playable character. And this time of course he will be young. I think Kojima is not keen on leaving the franchise on young shoulders even though he has mentioned it many times that he is keen to do so.So in that case he would rather leave the new team to work on something which is established so that he wont have to be with them all the time, which has already been confirmed by the way.
So folks let us what you think in the comments section below.