Have feeling that if Kojima was still with Konami when developing this game, it would very different. They would not have allowed him unbridled artistic license. I think he considers long drawn out cut scenes as adding sophistication to the game, turning it into part game, part movie. Also think he aspires to be a sci-fi movie director more than a game developer. Because movie directors are cooler and more respected than game authors. But his credentials can only get him financing for games, not movies.