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Trophy Support Will Make You Want To Play MGS4 Again

Believe it or not, one of this generation's most accomplished and memorable titles didn't ship with Trophy support.

Me, I never needed 'em in the first place, but a lot of people have been hoping to one day see Trophies for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. And that wait may soon be over.

According to Andriasang citing a Famitsu interview with MGS guru Hideo Kojima, Trophies will arrive for MGS4 in August. At that time, a budget version of the instant classic ("PlayStation 3 The Best") will hit Japan and Trophies will be included out of the box. All current MGS4 owners can simply download an update patch to get those Trophies. Now, obviously, this news is for Japan only right now, but we're hoping North American and European gamers get the same treatment.

This might give you incentive to play MGS4 again. ...as if the hardcore fans require a whole lot of coaxing.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Tags: mgs4, metal gear solid 4, mgs4 trophies, metal gear solid 4 trophies

7/11/2012 10:30:56 AM Ben Dutka

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Highlander
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 10:48:57 AM
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That would be great. If they are putting out a greatest hits version it has to have trophies because it's technically a 'new' game. Sony has mandated trophies for years now, so it's no surprise that if they are prepping a MGS4 for a greatest hits release, they would have to retrofit trophies.

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Highlander
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 11:38:05 AM

And the downvotes are for what exactly? explaining why trophy support has to be in the re-release? Good grief.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 11:43:18 AM

I think the down votes are for because the greatest hits version is already out. I guess they have to re-release another version, greatest hits with trophy support on the cover, idk.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 11:54:43 AM

Guys, as I said in another thread, just ignore down votes.

99% of the time, they're from previously banned users who can't log in and hold a grudge, lurkers who are just too lazy to post, or even bots.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 11:55:32 AM

that's right patches I forgot, who the hell wants to pay for another copy if they already have one, unless if somebody stole it.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:13:38 PM

Only worry now is whether they'll be unique or the bland 'same old' kinda trophies. I was kinda disappointed with Uncharted's; they were just complete the story, use all the guns etc...more or less anyway.

Mind you, with Kojima at the helm (if he is), then I'm not particulary worried.

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iwillbetheone
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:20:01 PM

@Ludicrous_Liam, MGS3's trophies from the HD collection were unfortunately of the routine types. If you are a completionist, you'll get all the trophies in that game(except maybe completing the game without killing anyone).

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Beamboom
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:42:46 PM

Ben, since you have to be logged in (ergo have an active account) to cast a thumb up/down it can't be bots and banned users unless they've all found a loophole, and that's highly unlikely.

It's rather a consequence of thumbs down being used as a symbol for a a lot of different things; in disagreement, cause of fact errors, or simply cause they find the post irrelevant. Or, of course, a plain old dislike either of you or what you write. But it's current users.


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Ignitus
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 1:04:18 PM

The down votes maybe have something to do with the fact that the greatest hits version has been out for a while now.

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Highlander
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 1:09:26 PM

Well, whether or not the "greatest hit's" version has been out for a while, the article clearly states the following; "At that time, a budget version of the instant classic ("PlayStation 3 The Best") will hit Japan and Trophies will be included out of the box. "

I was referring to that.

Ben, I don't typically even begin to care about downvotes. What irked me is the fact that three people felt strongly enough to downvote a post that essentially points out factual information about the inclusion of trophy functionality. It irks me because it's so bloody ignorant.

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saintaqua
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 1:16:50 PM

I think the down votes are because there have been a whole slew of greatest hits releases and re-releases without trophies being added:
MGS4 is one, Elder Scrolls Oblivion, Assassin's Creed, Resistance, Saints Row 2, and a ton of them have been released on PSN without any trophy support too.

I wish this wasn't the case and think Sony should push more for trophies in the old games.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 1:56:10 PM

I believe the law (such as it is) only applies to retail games.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 2:59:33 PM

Beam: There are plenty of banned people who just signed back up to hit the down vote a bunch of times, because they know if they post they'll be instabanned again.

Case in point...look at my post above. ;)

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Beamboom
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 3:17:33 PM

You're just a victim of the same Ben, can't you see :D
They thumb you down for disagreeing with your explanation. It doesn't have to mean more than that.

To be painstakingly honest: After having seen how you often react in a very... upfront way to criticism many feel more comfortable to use the thumbs on your post instead of posting a comment telling you are wrong or whatever.

At least, that's how I think it might be. If many disagree with what I here said, they will now thumb me down too!

Time will tell what "the thumb of truth" say. ;)

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Underdog15
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 8:39:13 PM

Life on forums is way easier if you just don't give a rats ash about what people upvote or downvote and just assume you're always right. Pick a small handful of people you respect and don't mind telling you you're wrong, and to phooey with the rest of them.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 10:50:49 AM
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Better late than never?

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Temjin001
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 10:51:15 AM
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Woo hoo, I'll play it again. The back of the box will now finally be correct.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 10:53:33 AM

lol, did the box say trophy support?

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CrusaderForever
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 10:55:10 AM

Just checked mine and it doesn't say anything about trophy support. Must have been the original copies.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 11:06:18 AM

pretty sure the "greatest hits" version does.
remember how people got all excited for nothing?

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Temjin001
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 11:09:46 AM

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2010/11/03/new-metal-gear-solid-4-box-lists-trophy-support/

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CrusaderForever
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 10:53:38 AM
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Thank you Mr Kojima! No better way to get everyone playing MGS4 to raise even more interest in MGS5! This man is a genius! Playing MGS4 as soon as the patch hits! :)

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TheCanadianGuy
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 10:57:07 AM
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!

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Ludicrous_Liam
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:01:55 PM

?

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leatherface
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:18:54 PM

$

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:44:47 PM

lol, even I got that one and I have limited experience with MGS.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:56:00 PM

@World, If that was meant for me, the '?' is also one of the enemy's reactions.

Don't know about '$' though...

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TheCanadianGuy
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 1:03:22 PM

yea the $ got me to..

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leatherface
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 2:45:40 PM

the money sign is for Kojima hahaha people are all ready talking about re-buying the game.

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Jed
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 4:45:15 PM

I heard the sound in my head as soon as I saw the !

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TheCanadianGuy
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 5:35:54 PM

@Jed lol yup me to. when you've played the amount of Metal Gear Solid i have it kind'a becomes automatic whenever i see one of those xD


@leatherface. haha yea true.

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 11:05:36 AM
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I'm more surprised we never got a "Updated" version of MGS4. MGS1, 2 and 3 all had one.

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CrusaderForever
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:36:59 PM

I am not sure what you mean? MGS4 is in a breath taking 1080p.

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tridon
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:49:59 PM

@Crusader - I think he/she means that MGS2 was re-released as Substance and MGS3 was re-released as Subsistence. MGS4 never received a "director's cut" of sorts.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 1:01:57 PM

And er, MGS4 renders at 720p. Still looks breathtaking though! xD

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CrusaderForever
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 1:20:27 PM

@Tridon

Oh, gotcha, thanks for the explanation

@Ludicrous_Liam

Hmmm, on the back of my MGS4 box it says the highest is 1080p.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 1:44:52 PM

The game is rendered in 720p. The PS3 upscales it to 1080p.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 2:03:26 PM

What the? Says 720p on the back of mine & nothing else. And usually, if the game scales to 1080p, it will say so on the box - doesn't mention that it is upscaled mind.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 2:11:31 PM

I would just accept a patch where you didn't have to go through that installing process every act...

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TheCanadianGuy
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 2:43:18 PM

mine says 1080 aswell. maybe its something to do with the uk editions. i can't really see why that would be though.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 3:13:11 PM

It upscales it Liam. MGS4 is one of the only PS3 games that defaults to 1080p res when played on a TV that supports 1080p.

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5TAY3R
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 9:36:06 AM

Mgs4 runs at 1024X768 resolution with 4x Anti Aliasing then upscales everything to 720p, yes if your tv supports then it will upscale to 1920X1080, which basically looks exactly the same as 1280X720 in human eyes as the game's original render happens at 1024X768, it's an awkward resolution, but it worked like a charm, and Kojima's team managed to pull some beautiful graphics using a somewhat mute but fitting color palette and less taxing alpha effects

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 11:09:51 AM
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Really?! It's actually happening... Blast I literally only replayed it a few days ago. Well I am quite surprised... I really did not think this would happen, it was becoming one of them on going requests like the FFVII (Now don't start that again!)

If MGS4 gets them, I reckon I'll try hunt them down :) I only have the VR Missions from MGS2 now from the HD collection, so It should arrive just in time :)

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Ludicrous_Liam
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:07:35 PM

I just completed it and then started it again. Argh. I've played MGS4 like 4 times over a span of 3 years, with quite a few months between the playthroughs. I do this so I don't feel the need to rush through it, because I genuinely might've forgot what was around *that* corner.

Bearing this logic in mind, I might have to do this playthrough now, then wait a few months. Darn.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:27:02 PM

Yeah I have completed it 4-5 times too. It must have been at least 2 years until this week since I last played through it. It was quite refreshing and I enjoyed it still, mind you I still think the Beauty & the Beast Unit are forgettable. But other than that I have only a hand full of issues with the story.

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TheCanadianGuy
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:36:34 PM

haha i just completed my 5th playthough 2 weeks ago. i go though it about once a year on avenge. helps keep it fresh. xD

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:45:22 PM

Don't worry Ultima, it probably won't happen in this country.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:48:51 PM

They dragged on a bit, especially because you knew how each was gunna play out (replace Drebin's storys with slightly different contexts & they were all essentially the same). The screaming was really annoying too, and I had to mute it at that point.

I still thought they were all awesome though. However I think it was lame that you're able to hide under stuff for first 3 bosses. I'm a bit of a wuss so I just hid, came out and shot 5 bullets and then went back for each of them. The first one I hid under the table; the second I hid in the top tower; & the last I hid under the tank. I manned up for psycho mantis though; I crouched at the back of the room behind the border thingy. xD

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saintaqua
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 1:19:06 PM

Ahhh! You said FFVII! Start the rumor mill! Start it up!

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 11:52:53 AM
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Great to hear, I'll get back to this game someday.

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TheCanadianGuy
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:41:24 PM
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meh it doesn't really do anything for me just don't care about trophies. but i'm happy for the fans that want them.

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tridon
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:51:22 PM
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Best news of the day... no, the week... no, let's just skip month and say this is the best news of the year. MGS is my favourite series and while I'm like Ben and didn't need trophies to enjoy MGS4, it'll sure make the replayability that much better.

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kraygen
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 12:57:31 PM
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I've been itching to play this again anyway, so works for me.

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Lemon_Saint
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 1:39:33 PM
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I hate to admit this, but I bought the last of the BC compatible fat ps3's that came bundled with this game .... and played it for little more than an hour. This news makes me want to dust it off again and jump in.

That's not to say I wasn't interested ... no. I'm also not a trophy whore. I was just pulled in so many directions with other great games on the system, (GTA IV was a biggie, followed by the remake of Bionic Commando). Hopefully I'll finish it this time.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 1:49:48 PM
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Finally. Now I have a reason to play through it for the 12th time. :P

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 2:22:06 PM

After 11 playthroughs, one would think you could play it blindfolded. Perhaps that should be a trophy.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 3:14:57 PM

Lol, there are only two games this gen that I have played through enough times to remember just about every square inch of the game. MGS4 and Zelda Skyward Sword.

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CaptRon
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 3:19:12 PM
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Headshot* tornado

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JohnnyGold
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 4:18:08 PM
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tried msg1, didnt like.

too slow paced for me.

seems like these games are critically acclaimed, and hailed by all as high water marks in gaming.

someone PLEASE sell me on these games, i just cant get into them.

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VampDeLeon
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 8:24:58 PM

You could always watch playthroughs on it, if you can't bring yourself to play it but want to see how it is.

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burnedknight
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 4:19:14 PM
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This is great news I been wanting to replay it again anyway so gives me another reason to play it not like i needed one though.

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Akuma07
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 5:57:25 PM
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OH my gosh....no....not again....

MGS4 was the last game that I spent a LOT of hours unlocking everything before trophies were released. Now I have to go back and do it all again. Oh well, hopefully the trophies will be for awesome things.

I can already see 2 hard ones.

*Beating the entire game without killing a single person.
*Beating the entire game without being caught.

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Danny007
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 6:09:20 PM
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This would be awesome. If this happened, Call Of Duty 4 would hold the top spot as the game that needs trophy support.

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Amnesiac
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 6:27:34 PM
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I hope the trophies are going to be accomplishments you will have to achieve and none of this slopped together nonsense:

You hit the START button to begin the game --Trophy Unlocked!
Finished Stage 1 --- Trophy for You!
You just picked up a handgun.......Trophy!!

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Fane1024
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 6:53:36 PM

I, on the other hand, hope that a reasonable number of the trophies can be achieved by playing the game as it was meant to be played. I hate it when all a game's trophies are for performing arbitrary actions that make no sense within the context of the narrative.

Kill an enemy with a rocket while both you and he are falling...trophy! Total b.s. waste of time.

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 8:14:58 PM
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I've already played and completed the game. If I decide to play it again it's because the game is enjoyable enough that I want to (which this one is), not because some so called trophies/achievements were added.

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 8:27:33 PM
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Only played it once through. Loved it!

Can't wait to play through it again with trophies!! I've been waiting on my second playthrough for this to finally happen!

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sirbob6
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 9:37:58 PM
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Hmmmm, time to brandish the bandana again... (Yes, me and my friend plays MGS in cosplay)

It'll take forever to unlock everything again though. The Big Boss mask took soooo much effort

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ValentinoGB
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 12:27:44 AM
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About time Konami! Hopefully Sony realizes how great this trophy patch is, and add trophies for Folklore and Heavenly Sword.

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SmokeyPSD
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 1:54:19 AM
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Wow, I honestly never expected this to happen after all this time. I myself was fine with the emblem system in place but I've been meaning to return to MGS4 after spending more time with the MGS HD collection anyway trophies could be interesting.

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___________
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 5:59:25 AM
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meh.
too little too late!
much more important the games being updated to support whole installs, when you boot the game up it gives you the option of installing all the required data at once, or installing it piece by piece like before.
will help save allot of time!

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Akuma07
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 5:29:21 PM

Geez, your always SO negative.

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TheCanadianGuy
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 10:49:51 PM

yeah i bet he's a real buzz kill at party's

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jagstatboy
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 11:22:39 AM
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I will definitely play this game now!

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Solid Fantasy
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 12:43:31 PM
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MGS: HD collection is reason enough to replay MGS4. By the time August rolls around I should be done with MGS2 just in time for Guns of the Patriots. How nice:)

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TheCanadianGuy
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 4:44:57 PM

you better get moving the cutscenes in MGS2 take about a month alone! :P

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KaneKaos
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 1:32:19 PM
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I beat mgs4 so many times I lost count. The boss extreme act 3 motorcycle scene anyone?

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