Originally Posted by Sonyxbr
I just finished the story mode of Mortal Kombat. That was really fun! I am now looking for my next game. I have never played any Metal Gear games. Any recommendations on them? What are they like?
Hard to describe succinctly. They're stealth action games. The story is like Rambo on acid. It's a wild, wacky Japanese take on American Cold War military culture--with frequent forays into bizarre philosophical mumbo jumbo. Just go with it. There's nothing else out there quite like them.
The first Metal Gear Solid game was well known at the time for using elaborate in-engine cinematic sequences. It was groundbreaking at the time. Subsequent games haven't been as groundbreaking, but they've kept up the elaborate cinematics and convoluted storyline. Some folks find the cinematics and storylines undigestible. I think they're fun and ridiculous. They're also surprisingly smart, if indulgent.
Start at the beginning and play them in order. I still think the first one is the best (with MGS4 a close second), but most other folks seems to really love MGS3. Regardless, these games are classics. The controls are a bit clunky by today's standards. Well, actually, they were even clunky in their own day. But they're still damn good.