22 February, 2013
About 20 of those 29 continues came from the final boss (with the metal gear I didn't realise you could parry its attacks until I died a dozen times and the real final boss just kind of murdered me a few times before I realised you can't parry his attacks). Also five came from the bit running down the clock tower to Ray.
And yeah, kind of short. I can't help but feel that there should've been a bike sequence when escaping from Denver, and a bit more stuff in the final stage (preferably with Raiden taking on a bunch of Rays). Excelsus sucked too.
Edit: Cleared my second playthrough (hard).