I'm Korean-American, but that didn't stop me from connecting to Wei in how he sometimes feels alien around the people who look like him, and yet also feels like an outsider with the people he grew up with. That conflict between the home of ancestry and the home of circumstance is a pretty good encapsulation of the Asian-American experience.
As the only one of my friends without an N64 and Ocarina of Time, this was my heralded 'big-adventure' game that I clung to. Loved it. Tried the sequel years later and was disappointed by how awful it was. I hated what Tetsuya Nomura did with the character design.
As far as I'm concerned, Hayder's send-off in MGS4 was a perfect ending for my relationship with that "voice". I'll be sad to not hear his growl in the new one, but Keifer Sutherland is an excellent actor so at least there's a tangible trade-off!
@The_Laughing_Man: Sadly, that's probably one of the reasons why they were closed. I used to work at Gamestop, they obsess over preorders and magazine subscriptions. Used to be they'd give commission. Then they just said "Do it or you're fired".