It is a game that simply doesn't work. The controls, and AI and the typical gameplay experiences are completely average in execution which mars the flashes of brilliance in the gameplay when they do come. Whatever good points in the gameplay brings out are overwhelmed by the disjointed, unbelieveable story delivered in massive chunks of prose full of pretension and completely shattering any suspension of disbelief. The story is a weight that just drags the game down rather than adding to it, it turns it into a bad anime that just gets more and more painful to watch as time goes on.
Metal gear solid the game - 60%, an above average/good game that is quite satisfactory to play.
Metal gear solid the movie - (negative 20%), it is more painful than watching 24 hours of the weather channel.
Metal gear sold the package - 40%, the story is so in your face and takes up such a large chunk of time in this game that it just ruins everything. To enjoy the game I suggest people who aren't into Anime/Metal gear solid already skip the cutscenes in favour of enjoying the actual game.
I am disapointed. It started well, but it just went downhill from there.