I actually learned to HATE Raiden thanks to this game. Really.
Same here, and it's sad because he's actually insanely awesome in MGR.
I'm still going to give MGR a try (after seeing a bunch of reviews, and when I have the money), but I feel the same way about Kratos. I loved playing though God of War 1-3, but now I cant even look at them thanks to this game. Hopefully playing Ascension will make me like the series again lol