Originally Posted by Brandyn
Is this a good jumping in point for someone who does not know much about the Metal Gear universe? The first Metal Gear Solid is the only one I have played in depth and beaten. Is this a reboot of sorts?
No, it isn't a reboot at all. It takes place 4 years after MGS4.
As for the story thing, it isn't a good jumping in point if you want to know everything about the story of Metal Gear, but it is concise enough that a non Metal Gear fan could understand most of it. They won't understand who The Patriots were, or Why that tank has legs and sounds like a cow, but they will still grasp the story of this contained game. It's best experienced with prior knowledge, however.