I feel like Acts 1 and 2 are the only real "game" part of this game. Don't get me wrong, going back to Shadow Moses is fucking cool, but the majority of 'playing' a new stealth or action game felt like it happened early
I just hope Drew doesn't try to overthink this game based on past Metal Gear games and his paranoia that the game is trying to screw him - this is one of the only games in the series that basically just boils down to - just shoot people, even the bosses - Screaming Mantis is the only boss that is slightly different (that and having to jab Vamp)
@cirdain: That wouldn't surprise me if a "child soldier" was a big part of the story - the only reason I think it is unlikely that you'll play as a child soldier is that Konami would be releasing a video game...where you are a CHILD SOLDIER
However, I wouldn't be surprised if the kid in the screenshots you posted is Drebin who mentions that he was once a child soldier, or if indeed Raiden pops up as a child soldier somewhere too
Just finished MGS4. Last time I played it I only got 3/4 through and I hadn't played MGS3 prior to that.
Now with my playthrough of 3 and having finished the game - far out - Kojima is a maniac who knows how to do nostalgia and fan service. Liquid + Snake fight with all the different music and themed health bars? Just one crazy example