I love MGS 2, it too is also my favorite! Very powerful story. 3 was good but didnt have that "it" factor.
I like the new GS a lot less than the old one. Ultimately, it's the same experience so it's not that big of a deal. But yeah.
My semesters ending, I just botched a huge programming project, and I have a hangover; but I will post more on GS this month. I will be free of responsibility, so instead of going outdoors or doing something productive, I will post on System Wars!
Such is life!
Also, Metal Gear Solid 2 is the best game in the series. The most intelligent, the most insane, the most absurd; and all around best game in the series. Speaking of that, Raiden was a GREAT character in MGS 2. He didn't really "whine" like most claim, and when he'd hesitate or freak out, it would be understandable that a person in his shoes would react in such a way. THAT was the point of Raiden. He was supposed to be a contrast with Snake, he was supposed to BE a representation of US. This made the ending so much more powerful.