People don't give Sons of Liberty its due just because they were upset about the main character. Way ahead of its time and still one of the most thematically sophisticated games out there.
It's one of the greatest games of all time. It was my first mg so I didn't unfairly I'd be it for having raiden.
I even played the plant mission before playing the tanker mission so had no prior experience of snake. The part where he was pretending to be pliskin was completely believable to me whereas if imagine most people knew he was really snake.