The Game Reviews - Metal Gear Solid 4ís Wasted Story.
"Now donít get me wrong, I love a great story. The problem here is that
cramming a story into a game without it really affecting the playerís
experience is wasted effort. Games are interactive, and players remember
their experiences with a game more than they remember a cutscene they
passively viewed. This isnít wasted effort in the philosophical Sisyphean
sense. Publishers pay salaries to people that write story, code cutscenes,
and record lines of dialogue. This is cost and time that can be better spent
on other aspects of the game Ė ones that actually matter to the player."