@mirado: I'll keep this in mind once I get to the points you're talking about. I'm not devoted to a no-kills run, as I've already written off trying to get all of the game's trophies. Thanks for the tip.
@redfox742: Yeah, I'm going to stop griping about the auto-save/checkpoint thing. If it's not even bothering Drew, who I imagine is dropping every five minutes in MGScanlon, then I can deal with it. I've only died a handful of times so far anyway (maybe just the once actually, and I got through that boss fight without a scratch). I'm guessing it's considerably less interesting to read than all the griping about tap-dancing ninjas and sexy vampires.
I will say that the way the game pauses cutscenes when you hit the home button is super appreciated, as someone who is regularly pausing to register everything happening on a word processor. The game does have a lot of fine points when it comes to the player experience that I'm overlooking because I'm too busy kvetching about the big stuff.
And yeah, I thought I might have misheard that line. I guess that shuts me up about the game having its mind stuck in the gutter. Still though, you have to imagine those nanos are leaving Snake's body through all sorts of... nope, I'm going to let the game be gross enough without my help.