Own up. You don't like Metal Gear for the gameplay. All that sneaking, and crawling, it drives you nuts. No, you love it for the talking. The hours and hours and hours of talking. Which is why you'll probably enjoy this, the first 18 minutes or so of Metal Gear Solid 2: Bande Dessinee, the upcoming "digital graphic novel" that tells the story of Metal Gear Solid 2, sans all that unnecessary interactivity. It's out in June in Japan, and as you can see, already has one up on the previous PSP version by featuring voice acting.
Play-Asia's Description (of the R2 DVD):
"The legendary infiltration mission completed by Solid Snake is made into a film. This is not an anime or comic strip but a digital moving illustration collection drawn by Ashely Wood and is completely voiced, in Japanese, by a star studded cast of seiyuu. including the famous Ootsuka Akio who plays Snake.
The events in this DVD come from Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. These two stories fill the link between MGS and MGS4. The plot features what Solid Snake is doing during Raiden's act.
The package includes a fully voiced upgraded version of Metal Gear Solid 1: Bande Dessinee. The story from Metal Gear Solid lasts for about two hours while the one from Metal gear Solid 2 lasts for 3 hours, totaling up to 5 hours of screen time. Aside from the high volume of high quality illustrations, the package comes with a special disk to commemorate the oncoming release of Metal Gear Solid 4 and all of these are contained in steel case drawn by Ashely Wood"
So how are they going to fit 5 hours on a DVD?