How much of the enjoyment of MGS4 is based on being a fan of the previous games and knowing the stories? Ive played maybe an hour of MGS but I didnt like the stealth gameplay and all of MGS2 with infinite ammo cheats on (seemed like a fun to shoot people with rockets since it was so cheap) and thats about it. But MGS4 seems to be hailed as one of, or the, best game on PS3 and its supposed to have less strict combat so fun for non-stealth fans.
So what do MGS4 fans think, do you need to be a fan of, and know the story, to really enjoy this game? And is the non-stealth gameplay good enough to hold the entire game up?