Well, will I?
Will I like MGS4, even if I haven't played the previous games?
It is definitely (character wise,especially later into the game) very closely linked to previous games, but I would think you would still enjoy gameplay at least. But knowing the story would make it way more enjoyable, there are certain things in there just made for the fans that have been following it.
I'd never played any of the previous games, but I still thoroughly enjoyed the game, and the story. You might want to watch the Metal Gear Retrospectives that the guys at Gametrailers.com put together before you play MGS4, though. They sound like pure madness because the story is so convoluted, but a lot of the information contained in them will help you grasp what's going on.
The retrospectives can be found at the following location:
Hope you enjoy the game. I was surprised by how much I did.
I personally didn't like the game, but I thought the story was presented really well. I had not played 2 or 3, but I was still able to follow what went on. Also, if it was really bothering you, you can check out the story of the earlier games here.
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