2 and 4 were crappy due to the story, however, both games had stellar gameplay. Will any MGS ever top MGS3 for both story and gameplay?
MGS 2 is the best Metal Gear Game ever created. The Story was amazing as well. People found it to be convoluted, but I loved the surreal aspect of it all. Especially coming down to the end. This is the only Metal Gear Game that plays around with Surrealism in this manner, and it does an exceptional job
Snake Eater was kinda slow and boring to me. Not only in terms of gameplay, but story as well man
A plethora of farts a day keep almost everyone away. Especially if they are stinky
But, Not enough gameplay to use and experiment with said mechanics.
Acts 1, 2 and first half of three are vintage MGS. Acts 4 and 5 are too short, feels too different. Especially Act 5. If you don't immediately find a hiding spot, whole act turns into COD. Not that that act has much gameplay to begin with....
"In the Grim Darkness of the far future... there is only awesome"