The term "magical" has come to mean many things. To the superstitious, it evokes fear of forces unknown. To romantics, it is the pairing of two wayward hearts. To Apple, it means a giant iPod Touch. Yet transcending all of these - stronger than the Black Arts, deeper than the most timeless romance, and cooler than the official Instagram iPad app - is the sacred union of giant robots and apocalyptic death lasers. As such, I've always had an affinity for Metal Gear Ray: in fact, for reasons known only to myself, it is my favorite of Kojima & Co.'s bipedal monstrosities.
Said monstrosity finds itself front and center in the latest trailer for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. As part of Raiden's ongoing campaign to transform his image from "not Solid Snake, therefore sh*t" to "blade-wielding cyber-ninja," our humble ex-chump sees fit to bring his newfound might to battle Ray - leaping, slashing, and dismembering his foe with due prejudice - as his helpful assistant provides helpful information, while trying his best to fake a Russian accent.
What do you think, gamers? Does Revengeance signal a bold new direction for the series, or is this all so much gimmicky nonsense? Sound off in the comments section below!