With so much history behind it, it's hard to talk about Metal Gear without getting a little caught up in nostalgia and awe. The series constantly challenges video game traditions. Each new Metal Gear game strives to be cinematic, bold, and filled with subtle gameplay systems that allow for player experimentation. This is the essence of Metal Gear: It's as much about sneaking around to avoid conflict as it is about testing the boundaries of the world around the player. Each unique adventure presents a gripping narrative rich with social political commentary that engages the state of the military world and the effects of rapidly growing technology.