I haven't ever played any of the Metal Gear Solid games after the first one on the original Nintendo. I've played very few console games. I generally won't get into a series on PC if the whole series isn't available. Some older games don't age well, so simply releasing the whole series won't necessarily get me to play it either.Somehow missed all your posts before my last one, hah.
I'm just curious; have you played any of the Metal Gear games from Kojima? I'd like to know how those compare for you. Those games I guess seem to follow some of the same tropes you mentioned (man vs machine, overly complex story, some sexualized characters), but so do a lot of non-Japanese games and I think the MSG games that Kojima produced are a bit more westernized than other Japanese games.
Having said that and without watching that 45 min video of the first part of Death Stranding, it looks like this game is going to be even more story-driven than the MGS games and that means probably as much or more cut scenes as them here. Which I'm game for as long as it's interesting, as I've liked many games like that as well.