"A lot of people seem to have varying concepts of what the Metal Gear series is intending to be. The word "quirky" tends to get thrown around a lot. But quirky I would understand. Wario Ware and No More Heroes are "quirky" games that I like a lot. It's quirky bits alongside attempts at serious character drama where the writing gets just plain bad. Like Metal Gear Solid 4, in which a soul-sick dying old man puts a gun in his mouth in hour 1 and rolls around in a barrel until he pukes in hour 2."