''I feel like I need to preface this review with an explanation of my utter hatred for the previous Metal Gear Solid games. Back when it was first released, I picked up Metal Gear Solid: the Twin Snakes for the Gamecube. As someone who has never played the series, I anxiously awaited a remake of the original PlayStation version so that I could finally understand why everyone loved the games so much. I am not a gamer who has some sort of fear of long cut scenes, and convoluted storylines never bothered me too much, so many of the complaints from Metal Gear Solid haters went past me. After about an hour of playing the previous game, however, I became frustrated with the horrible controls, wonky camera angles and unrealistic and boring stealth mechanics and stopped playing. These events were repeated when I picked up Metal Gear Solid 2 and eventually Metal Gear Solid 3, each time hoping that my original problems with the series would be resolved and I would be able to enjoy the games as most others did. Early trailers for Metal Gear Solid 4 did very little to alleviate my fears for the game, but I still kept a sliver of hope that they would have fixed what ten years and three games worth of damage had done.''