Great read, KimFidler. Metal Gear Solid 3 is my favourite game in the Metal Gear universe, and it probably always will be. I loved the Cold War backdrop because it allowed for a more focused, believable storytelling experience than MGS2. I loved the cutscene-heavy storytelling because the cutscenes themselves were so stylish and clearly animated with care. I loved the tweaks they made to the gameplay to fit in with the setting - the hunting and the camouflage, while not perfect as you say, added an extra dimension to the game and resulted in me wasting a lot of hours simply exploring the game's lush, gorgeous environments in search of cool stuff. And as if all that weren't enough, it also features that boss battle with The End.