Great quality, QT trailer for Metal Gear Solid 4. Looks like we are going back to the storyline after what took place in MGS 2. I still don't know what the hell happened. Snake looks like an old man...while Otacon looks the same. Raiden's back apparently according to Kojima in a Gamespot.com article.
Well the trailer's fantastic, but I'd appreciate a more straight forward story with a little less of a convoluted ending this time around. Raiden dying a horrible and painful death would be nice as well.
You do bring up an interesting point Jaguar. These games are very TALKY and dense. So much so that they seem more about the characters and the plot moreso than the gameplay itself. I think they lost the balance somewhat in the more recent games. I really think Kojima screwed things up by making the story so overly-complicated and convoluted in the second game.
Wallace's shop? Yeah, I maxed out my strength and speed stats there, which helped a lot--the first two bosses die almost instantly now. The level's just so darn long, I run out of lives by the time I get there.