MGS has been my favorite game series since I was a child. Its also the greatest story ever told.
But when I first played MGS2 as a kid, I didn’t enjoy it because it felt so repetitive, it felt like i’d seen it before, hence why I thought 3 was so refreshing when it released.
Fast forward to playing MGS2 as an adult and I was completely blown away by it, it made me double think my personal favorite list.
Then when MGSV released and I poured every waking hour into playing, I found myself enjoying the rinse and repeat gameplay loop, because I knew how it ended in the grand scheme of things, I knew what happens in Peace Walker and I knew What happens in MGS1 so the grind was exactly that, it was busywork that I felt was necessary to get to the place for MGS1 to happen.
Damn I love Metal Gear