The Metal Gear Solid franchise has always placed heavy emphasis on storyline, which is why there are so many lengthy cut-scenes.
And although they toned it down a little for the upcoming handheld iteration, you'll still see plenty of plot-driven movies, and we're willing to bet they'll be plenty engaging (Hideo Kojima and Co. were behind them, after all). In total, according to Examiner.com citing the British Board of Film Classification, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will boast 162 minutes and 34 seconds of "linear elements;" i.e., cut-scenes or movies. This may sound like a lot – over 2 hours, 42 minutes – but it can't compare to recent MGS installments on consoles. Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence clocked in at 216 minutes and 34 seconds and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots loaded up an amazing 545 minutes and 47 seconds. Personally, I really don't remember there being around seven and a half hours of movies in MGS4 but maybe that's one of the reasons the game was so masterful…everything just gelled so beautifully, and the story was so good. Of course, we're expecting more greatness from Peace Walker , even if it can't, by rule, be as technologically advanced as MGS4.
Anyway, in case you've forgotten, the game will be out in North America on June 8. If you're a true fan of the series, you won't pass it up.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker