I’ve had a rocky history with the Metal Gear games (as you can see here). The first one I played was Metal Gear Solid 3 back around 2008. I enjoyed it at the time though the convoluted story and long cutscenes annoyed me. I went to Metal Gear Solid 4 after that and similarly had a good time, but once again found the cutscenes annoying. I went back and played the original Metal Gear Solid and had a decent enough time. But by the time I got to Metal Gear Solid 2, my tolerance for Kojima’s long cutscenes and endless monologues had hit a breaking point. Faced with the annoying nerd (node?) Raiden, I quit and never finished the game.