EDGE Drops New MGS4 Details
We're in the midst of GTAIV mania right now, but come next month, a whole new mania will begin. This new phenomenon will include gamers who love to be patient and deadly in the shadows; gamers who adore titles like Splinter Cell and of course, Metal Gear Solid. But even if you think you know everything about MGS4, you may want to check the following list just to be sure.
These latest details come courtesy of EDGE magazine, and some will make your eyes light up:
-- MGS4 has been 4 years in development.
-- There will be one hell of a big bang of a final to the game. Not a whimper. This will blow you away.
-- Snake is a slave to injections that keep him alive.
-- The sneaking play of the originals with it's air ducts and cameras has now become a fast pace living battlefield of traps and innovations.
-- The control system is "revised and improved."
-- Snake will have two new energy bars that makes Snakes advanced age impossible to ignore:
Stress: This rises in response to fight conditions. This can work with him, giving him hightened senses such as accuracy and sustained damage being halved. But if in this condition for too long, snake will crash causing him to become exposed to his illness. a drag on a cig will help him calm down however.
Psyche: This affects your general state of mind in the field.The balancing of these two bars will affect your progress.
-- You can use a camera to sneak away from your mission objectives and record incidents happening on the battlefield in secret. Some can be 'unpredictable and dangerous' There is something special about the camera this time around but EDGE were not allowed to say what.
-- There is a "surprising degree of explorative freedom" in the game. You can choose to engage in battles if you wish, or just ignore them. Friends and enemies can be gain this way if you do choose to help one side out.
-- There is so much tucked away in the game that some things won't be discovered until months or even years after your first play.
-- Kojima says: As for future MGS I would love to produce rather than direct. But as far as Snake is concerned, this is it. It's over."
Yes, we've heard that before. And while he may indeed be telling the truth this time around, we can always hope for Zone of the Enders 3, can't we? Anyway, hope you enjoyed the rest of the details; MGS4 is going to be amazing.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
4/8/2008 Ben Dutka