Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
The entire premise of MGS4 being the direct sequel of MGS2 is straight up insane
I mean, MGS2 is the 'postmodern' game of the series; The game that go against fans and players expectations, the game that finishes its own story by not caring about its own story and instead chooses to say to the player that it shouldn't care about the fiction presented previously because it doesn't matter. What mattered was this
. All of MGS2's story was there only to present themes and leave the player decide what to do with them.
Now, how the fuck you do a sequel to that? Even after playing MGS4 again I wouldn't be able to tell you. The only thing I can tell you is that MGS4 knows that is forced sequel.
The retroactive continuity going on in the story is so absolute that it doesn't feel right, and it doesn't feel right because MGS2 didn't care about its own bullshit like MGS4 has to by necessity.
So yeah long story short; In more ways than one MGS4 is the product of fans wanting answers to questions that were never supposed to be asked in the first place.