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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Review

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Graphics:

 

9.8

Gameplay:

 

10.0

Sound:

 

10.0

Control:

 

9.8

Replay Value:

 

10.0

Online Gameplay:

 

9.5

Overall Rating:       10.0

 

 

Publisher:

Konami

Developer:

Kojima Productions

Number Of Players:

1 Player (16 Online)

Genre:

Stealth/Action

Release Date:

June 12, 2008

I never imagined the day I'd sit down in front of my computer and begin writing a review of Metal Gear Solid 4. Over the past 11 years, the Metal Gear Solid series has become one of my favorite videogame franchises of all time. The games have, without fail, pushed the envelope of each generation of gaming they graced. Metal Gear Solid brought us epic storytelling, an epic presentation, amazing visuals, incredible gameplay, and immersion never before seen in a videogame. Metal Gear Solid 2, perhaps the most controversial of all the series, did everything its predecessor did, in addition to boasting proper next-generation visuals that pushed the PlayStation 2's limits. Metal Gear Solid 3 presented a prequel that puts you into the shoes of Big Boss, the father of Solid Snake and Liquid Snake. Now, here's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots; because it is the last "Solid" entry, it ties up every loose strand that was left in the past games, specifically Metal Gear Solid 2.  

Off the bat, because of all the complexities with the story, Metal Gear Solid 4 is extremely heavy when it comes down to the plot. Cut-scenes are, indeed, as lengthy as you may have heard. There will be times when you'll be sitting anywhere between 30 minutes to over an hour watching the story unravel. The longest cut-scenes are generally during the mission briefing, but I suppose it's worth noting that Metal Gear Solid fans shouldn't mind them. In fact, I openly embrace the frequency and length of the cut-scenes - I'd rather have the story fleshed out, as opposed to rushed and confusing. There are plot-twists around every corner in MGS4, and so you'll eventually find yourself looking forward to the cutscenes. Also, be aware that cutscenes have interactive portions that'll allow you to trigger flashbacks, or alter the camera's perspective (like MGS3) - so yes, you'll get a few cheap cleavage shots. Make sure you keep the controller nearby, as these interactive bits are very frequent.

Admittedly, the game does pick up a little slow, and not everyone will like the Middle East as the opening locale of the game. But thankfully, the Middle East is just one chapter out of five, so Snake and co. will travel around the globe, spanning a series of five acts. The amount of fan-service in Metal Gear Solid 4 is through the roof, it is without a doubt the most satisfying finale to a series I've ever played. Without spoiling anything, Metal Gear Solid fans will be treated to an extremely pleasing homage, one of the best a videogame has ever seen - you'll encounter something so breathtaking and amazing towards the end of the game that it'll leave you speechless.

This time around, MGS4 offers you a choice of weapons that is far larger than the offerings of the past games. There is a plethora of different rifles, submachine guns, handguns, explosives, various explosive launchers (rocket, grenade), and your trusty knife. Selecting weapons is done the same way as in the past, you hold R2 and scroll through your equipped inventory. Because you'll pick up so many weapons in the game, you'll have to equip them in order for them to be selectable; after all, it'd be a little silly to carry over 30 weapons in your vest. Weapons are purchasable on the fly, utilizing a very basic points system within the game that'll be explained. And don't worry, the game is pretty lenient with handing out points.

You may recall seeing an early video of Metal Gear Solid 4 where weapon selection was done with a white ring that surrounded Snake - that's been pulled, but the white ring remains. When your Solid Eye isn't equipped, the ring acts as your radar, of sorts, informing you of a potential danger. When Snake is still, the translucent ring appears around him; if there are elevated bumps or hills on a certain part of the ring, that indicates an enemy's position in that direction. If the enemy moves, so will the bump indicator. It's a fairly intuitive system, but it will require some adjustment to.

When your not relying on the ring, you'll often use your Solid Eye (the eye patch Snake wears) and use the radar map on the screen, instead. Unlike MGS1 and MGS2, the radar, this time around, doesn't display objects and the direction which the enemy is facing. Because the game doesn't use the top-down perspective of the past games anymore, you have the ability to freely look around the environment with your right analog stick and see the opponent for yourself, as well as seeing what objects stand between you two. The Solid Eye also has the ability to enter a Night Vision/Thermal mode, which will come in handy often, in addition to working like binoculars. With the Solid Eye equipped, Snake gets the advantage of having status information displayed right in front of him. For example, when you see an enemy, you'll also see a status bar with his name, affiliation, life gauge, and stress gauge shown.

Affiliations will be somewhat necessary earlier on in the game, as war zones will require you to choose a side for easier level progressions. You can choose to side with neither faction, but that'll make your journey much harder than it should be. Depending on who you side with will also determine the difficulty of your progress through a location, making things either easy or moderately tough. Siding with advanced PMC factions will make earlier progress easier, but less rewarding. To distinguish good from bad, characters you've affiliated yourself with will be listed green, meanwhile enemies will be listed red.

As expected, there are tons of gadgets for you to play around with, including the Metal Gear Mk. II, a little robot that follows Snake around everywhere. When the Mk. II isn't in use, it's cloaking, appearing invisible to you and the enemy. It's controlled by Otacon, and serves as a tool to help aid Snake in a variety of ways. You can take control of the baby mech and move it around the map to get an idea of the path and where enemies are hiding out.

The one item that you'll constantly be using is your suit, which now has the ability to camouflage and blend into the object Snake is pressed up against. Thanks to advanced technology, the camouflaging is done in a real-time manner, unlike the manual switching of suits in Metal Gear Solid 3. The same camo rules apply to MGS4 as they did in MGS3; blending in, while crouching or laying down, with your face covered, and in shrubbery or shadows, will always result in near-perfect camouflaging. You will be given a few upgrades to your camo suit, some of which are downright awesome in the 'cool' factor, and others that are genuinely useful. Additionally, while on the subject of stealth, I should mention that Snake no longer presses his back against walls or objects, but instead leans his shoulder against them - this allows Snake to peak out easier, in addition to blending in better, as his face will point towards the wall.

One last thing to mention is the psyche/stress gauge, which replaces the hunger gauge of MGS3. The more chaos that Snake is involved, the more stress he endures. When Snake is stressed, his psyche gauge will deplete slowly, which will affect his performance on the field -- one such cause will be unstable aim. Replenishing the psyche gauge is as simple as using a Compress, a Regain drink, or having Snake relax and perhaps avoid unnecessary combat. It's not often that your psyche will run completely low, so you don't have to pay attention to it as much as you did your hunger in MGS3, but it's still worth taking a look at often if you're the confrontational type.

The controls may not be suited for everyone, as beginners will likely fumble around for a while before getting the hang of them. Also, first-person shooter fans will be happy to see an FPS mode, of sorts, that'll allow you to play the game in the first-person perspective. If I had to state additional complaints, I'd say that the frequent installing is really unusual; you don't install MGS4 just once, you have to do two-minute installs with every chapter you complete (there are five chapters). Also, at times, things may get a little frustrating, as the A.I. is really sharp and powerful, so if you're not well pre-pared, be ready to restart often. Some of the boss fights can also seem a little confusing, with a lacking sense of direction or guide to pick-up on, unlike the past entries - they just seem a bit wild (you'll see what I mean when you encounter them).

But all of those quirks are nothing more than just a needle or two in one gigantic haystack. Everything about Metal Gear Solid 4's presentation and gameplay is practically perfect; you won't find top-notch story-telling or craftsmanship like this in any other game. The entire experience is fine-tuned to border perfection, and I'd be hard pressed to think of any other game out there that offers this much immersion; MGS4 has an affect on virtually ever sense, it's emotional, it's enjoyable, it has the most captivating story ever told, it makes you think about the world, your presence, among other countless thoughts. It's the most philosophical videogame series ever put together, and MGS4 ties it all together. It is a work of art. Oh, and then of course there's Metal Gear Online, so in case the single-player experience wasn't good enough, Team Kojima went ahead and gave us an amazing online portion, as well. Bravo.

Moving on, Metal Gear Solid 4's visuals are fantastic. Firstly, character detail is nothing short of amazing. The way that the game seamlessly transits from cut-scene to gameplay shows that everything MGS4 is animating is completely real-time, you can even zoom in on Snake's face during gameplay and spot the same kind of details you see during the cut-scenes. This trait in MGS4 is unlike other games, where once you zoom away from a character, his high-quality textures are replaced with much lower-quality ones, allowing the game to run more efficiently. It's a trick that's especially common in sports games, and to a lot of us, it's glaringly obvious and cheap.

Texture detail on nearly every character you come across is beautiful, with stunning details from hair, to skin, to the mesh on a vest. Superb animation helps round the package off to deliver some of the most cinematic and life-like movement ever captured in a videogame. Lighting is also well done, as are other environmental effects. Environmental textures look good for the most part, but there are some obvious weak spots here and there, and you'll see a few muddy textures during the cut-scenes. The framerate is almost always running at 30 frames during gameplay. You'll see a few hikes to 60 frames for a spurt or two, and occasionally a slight dip during very tense moments. The dips aren't large, or happen often, and the framerate is certainly much better than, say, Uncharted.

For you resolution freaks, MGS4 runs at a quirky resolution of 1024x768, which is a 4:3 aspect ratio. But the game does freely upscale to 720p, 1080i, or 1080p - just don't expect it to run at those resolutions natively. MGS4's lower than average resolution isn't as apparent as Grand Theft Auto 4, for example, so do not worry. Heavy use of anti-aliasing, among other affects, is one of the reasons for the resolution. On top of that, there isn't a grain of pop-up to be found anywhere in the game, and the stages can be pretty large and expansive. Overall, despite some shortcomings, there's no doubt that Metal Gear Solid 4 is one of the most beautiful games available right now. Everything from its art-direction, down to the animation is brimming with intricate detail.

From the audio, you can expect nothing but perfection. Team Kojima have utilized the Blu-ray disc considerably by using uncompressed audio that fills your speakers with, perhaps, the cleanest audio available in any game. Get your home theater setup going with this game, because Metal Gear Solid 4 deserves it. You'll love everything from Harry Gregson Williams' super-slick soundtrack, to the amazing sound effects, and especially the voice acting. All of the series' original voice actors continue to reprise their roles for the fourth game, with the introduction of new voices voicing new characters. There isn't a complaint to be had here; this is the epitome of audio design.

Metal Gear Solid 4 is the reason why you bought a PlayStation 3. If you've yet to feel that your PS3 purchase has been justified, here is your justification. There is no doubt about it, but this is easily the best experience you'll have on the PlayStation 3 to date, simply nothing comes close to MGS4's presentation, story-telling, gameplay, visuals, and sound. The amount of classic homages paid to the previous games, with one in particular, will leave you breathless and, perhaps, emotional. Kojima and co. have crafted a videogame that actually pokes at your intellectual thought process and your heart - arguably a first for the medium -  and the end result is simply the greatest closing to a videogame saga ever. Simply stunning.

6/14/2008 Arnold Katayev

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Comments (46 posts)

Ed_Wayne
Saturday, June 14, 2008 @ 10:09:53 PM
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10.0!

It deserves a 10 for sure. Act 4 is beautiful.

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dillonthebunny
Saturday, June 14, 2008 @ 10:22:56 PM
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indeed.

Every step i take in this game, im in awe.

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fatchad420
Saturday, June 14, 2008 @ 10:28:56 PM
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Act was was my favorite. The end of Act 5 was also damn well done the hand to hand fighting and the part when you have to mash the triangle button both come to mind.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, June 14, 2008 @ 11:17:51 PM
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Guys, as a pre-caution: keep this spoiler free. I'll have to delete anything that gives the away the plot or the game too much.

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OtisFeelgood
Saturday, June 14, 2008 @ 11:55:14 PM

Yeah, for real. I havent had a chance to get the game yet. No spoilers plz! >_<

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John Shoemaker
Saturday, June 14, 2008 @ 11:29:32 PM
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Holy Crap a 10!
Never thought I would ever see a 10 from you guys. But this did it!

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Schmitty
Saturday, June 14, 2008 @ 11:31:04 PM
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good job!

should make another review on MGO

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Fabi
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 12:22:06 AM
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Great review :) I'm taking my sweet time with this game. I could have easily put in like 10 hours by now, but I barely have about 5.

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Advent Child
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 12:48:35 AM
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You know I have to disagree, Act 1 is my favorite, I love playing in the Middle East, sure it may be a little slow, but I just love the environment

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ThePoetRazel
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 5:48:31 AM
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Excellent review.
This game is amazing. And i really do mean amazing.
There are some stories that only games are good enough to tell. MGS is one of them. And this game does it perfectly.

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Dmitry Malayev [Moderator]
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 8:50:59 AM
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Man i really need to get the game, but i've got no money to waste on a games! But damn does this review make me want to pick up the game.

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shindelion
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 11:49:56 AM
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soo damn good playing now

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orangpelupa
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 12:10:45 PM
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great game indeed.
although i only played MGS4 about 3 hours on PS3 rental :D

mgs4 is epic.

the only downpoint is the low-res textures here and there

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ArbitraryGear
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 2:15:48 PM
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What ever happened to the june 12th kojima live announcement he talked about in the completion conference?

=[. I've been searching since opening day and no one seems to know anything.

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pocky
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 2:18:59 PM
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Good review, Arnold.

Great closure to the greatest video game series of all-time, and also one of the greatest games ever made. I must say there was only one part of the game that I just out-right didn't enjoy [beginning of Act 3, I think it was], but aside from that, amazing all the way through.

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AscientDire
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 2:25:39 PM
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Absolutely amazing game...I'm only starting the 3rd chapter now, but already I am in awe!!!

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romedz323
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 3:13:06 PM
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how can it get an average score of 10 if the graphics, online play, and control got under a 10? i love this game to, i personally think its the best one ever made but whenever i come across this site all it is is a bunch of sony fanboys, no offense man.

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AscientDire
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 3:29:55 PM
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Well, romedz, it's because we happen to like this game...if you wish, I'm sure you could find an X360 fansite that might be bashing this game right about now (it's all relative). Why don't you go check that one out instead, no offense man.

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aaronisbla
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 8:25:47 PM
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Not to offend you romedz, but i dont see what the big hoopla is over him scoring it a 10. Its an OVERALL score. Are you one of those people who think a 10/10 means perfect? cuz it doesn't...

As you can see with his article, there are problems he had with the game but it was jarring enough to downgrade its overall score.

I haven't notice too much of fanboyism on this site, its why i like coming here, if a game sucks ass and its for the ps3 (haze for example ), then so be it, most here aren't gonna back a crap game just cuz its for the ps3.

If you wanna see fanboys on all sides, go to gamefaqs, a site i tend to visit a lot also, now thats bad

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KidCallaway123
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 8:34:16 PM
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I have never played any of the previous MSG games...

Will this be an issue trying to play this game as I am not familiar with the story lines at all??

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 10:38:00 PM
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Like Aaron said, overall doesn't mean "average." The overall score is more of the final tilt...in other words, how much of an impact does the game have on me, personally, as a whole, in addition to the graphics, gameplay, sound, etc.

Don't know if that makes any sense.

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aaronisbla
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 10:45:57 PM

it makes total sense, a lot of reviewers grade with an overall score, not an average, or at least they should

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Fabi
Sunday, June 15, 2008 @ 10:56:38 PM
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@Kid - It's hard to say. They do a real good job of explaining the story, but it would be best if you did play the other games first.

If you don't wanna do that, then just play MGS4. It's an awesome game that should be played by all gamers. Whether they like it or not.

Just check around the net, sites have put up videos that help you catch up with the story in like 20 minutes.

Act 3 kinda sucked though. Anyone else agree? The boss battle was awesome, and so was the story at the end of it, but the whole mission is kinda boring. I'm already dreading playing it again the second time around.

Is it just because the other two acts were so damn good?

I also enjoyed the first act. I dunno what people are talking about. I loved the time of day it was.

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aaronisbla
Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 1:36:06 AM

id have to disagree with you on this one, but i can see where you are coming from. Those first 2 acts, lots of action, and then act 3 comes along....

I personally really enjoyed it, it offered a different pacing than the first 2 acts.

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 5:39:01 AM

I loved act 3.
There's a diversity to MGS4 that i have rarely seen before.

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Qubex
Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 12:08:36 AM
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I am still in 2 minds about purchasing it. I haven't played any of the MGS games prior to 4. It may be worth getting it simply because it would be a great technical demo to have showing off what the PS3 can do, however it is a shame it is not in 1080p. I would have thought that dedicated AAA game developers would have the ability to optimise their code to run at the highest settings on the PS3. I guess true true HD gaming will come during the reign of the PS4. This is an intermediary step.

With regards to the review Arnold, not much on what one can do online. Can you play traditional online FPS battles in online mode if you so wish?

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 5:44:52 AM

If you have a PSP i'd recommend getting the Digital Graphic Novel of the first game.
MGS4 is extremely enjoyable even without knowledge of the previous games. Although, some of the story won't make any sense (wikipedia may help with most of that) and you won't get many of the inside jokes.
The online component is worth the price of the game itself. It's an excellent new take on online shooters. Metal Gear Online gives the player an array of weapons in a high-tech battlefield that allows players to sneak, fight, use CQC, co-operate (through the SOP System) and even hack.
In short, get this game.

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vertical_69
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 12:15:30 PM
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The game is perfect. Played it and took me 20 hours to beat. 20:52. I was happy to be part of Snakes last game, and the ending did shock me. I do have a complaint. I buy games to play them. When I play them, I imagine that I am the main Character and that it is my story. My complaint is that, I really felt like I was doing more watching then playing. There was a lot of the game I truly wished were longer play time. I actually beat the game without ever knowing what that white ring was doing, or using the MK 11 (except in Act 3), or keeping an eye on my stress lvl. I would love to play the game again, but in all seriousness, I want more gameplay. There were times I had to pause the cutscenes. You should never have to pause the cutscenes. Although I enjoyed fighting Screaming Mantis, and Crying Wolf, and heading back to (SPOILER DELETED) was a treat, the game felt more interested in telling a story then making sure the gamer was having fun. Maybe I am wrong to think this, but that is my opinion.

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shaydey77
Saturday, June 21, 2008 @ 4:05:17 PM

well done vertical_69...you just successfully ruined a part of this game for me. I didnt need to know yet that you went back to shadow moses...Thanks...i hope your happy.

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AntDC
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 1:28:41 AM

You can skip the cut scenes. And were is it written in the gaming book of law that you shouldn't have to pause cut scenes?

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dark ace
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 4:49:55 PM
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this game is so good i like the over 8hrs of movie

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AntDC
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 1:26:10 AM
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Good reveiw Arnold. I think my favourite chapter was four... all the memories just came flooding back... and when you see you-know-where for the first time in the hazy distance, and the music starts to play... video gaming gold. Cheers Konami.

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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 10:46:45 PM
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Greatest Metal Gear Solid story of all the series in terms of graphics, complexity of story line, weapon choice, scale etc. However, my personal favorite is Metal Gear Solid 3, just cuz it is mostly emotional and sadly beautiful and deep.

The Boss is my favorite figure in all this, she is the REAL HERO of all, she sets the tone of all wut follows. Big Boss is my second favorite, and he is just an apprentice of The Boss. and Solid Snake is only among the third in my choice.

Remember at the end of the MGS4, big boss still can not forget he killed The Boss and still in eternal pitty and still struggled to give her a last salute using his last bit of energy, this little detail shows how much respect big boss has towards his mentor and the real hero-- The Boss.



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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 11:07:39 PM
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With all that said, MGS4 does deserve a 10 , no doubt about it!!!

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jaminee
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 12:31:04 PM
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I have not played the previous MGS games but I have seen all the reviews and they all say it is amazing. Should I get it?

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556pineapple
Saturday, November 22, 2008 @ 10:53:36 AM

I was the same as you. After hearing great reviews, I decided to get it, but I first bought the Metal Gear Solid Essential Collection, which is 1, 2, and 3. After playing through those, I bought 4. I highly recommend the entire series, especially 4.

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JONAUS
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 8:37:04 PM
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THIS IS THE BEST GAME I HAVE EVER PLAYED AND IF U DONT LIKE IT UR FUKIN RETARTED

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PokerFace
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 10:56:54 AM
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I have heard MANY great reviews but is it worth buying 4 if I haven't played 1, 2 or 3??


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scotchfan
Saturday, March 14, 2009 @ 2:57:42 PM
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PokerFace -
I had only played the first one, many years ago, and didn't finish it. Then I picked up MGS4 the day it was released and I didn't really have any trouble at all with not playing 2 or 3. Just go into it knowing you are going to be watching A LOT of cutscenes. This game is like a hybrid movie/video game. It has an amazing story and you get to control part of that story.

Personally, I think this is the best game ever made. I've been a hardcore video game player for 20 years and this game is the pinnacle of the industry right now, IMHO. Just don't ever be in a hurry when you pop it in :-), it's not a Resistance-style shooter. If you have a PS3, then there is absolutely no reason to not have Metal Gear Solid 4.

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slackernz
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 @ 12:20:38 AM
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This game is pure gold. I'm at the beginning of ACT4 now and I've loved every moment of it..Like Arnold, I wasn't a huge fan of Middle East tho it did have some good moments (battle with the FROG squad was sweet) but I just got totally immersed into the world by the time Act 2 rolled in...

Artistic genius and storytelling like no other video game ever. This game is highly recommended to everyone that owns a ps3, including those who has never played any of the previous games..(just hit the net and check out the MGS Wiki or smtg to get a quick background of the story)

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Ninjamage93
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 6:18:06 AM
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well for me i got this as a second game and i completed it and its so far one of the most amazing games i have ever played the graphics and stealth modes and what not are just stunning!!! I liked the recent ones 2 but finaly this one isnt over view! i suggest it for all game lovers and especially MGS fans the online gameplay rocks too...! :D

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thecreed615
Sunday, January 31, 2010 @ 10:20:51 PM
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Metal Gear Solid 4 is one of the best games of all time. The story is top-notch, the online is awesome, the graphics are phenomenal(I would say the best but Uncharted 2 beats it), the controls are tight and responsive. I could keep going on but in short, MGS4 is my favorite game ever. Oh, by the way, Arnold great review. I have seen that you are a very tough and honest reviewer. I respect that. Keep up the good reviews.

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dkmrules
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 @ 7:00:49 PM
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sorry to say it..... but the raw score is 9.85.... which translates to 9.9 NOT 10

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TheCanadianGuy
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 11:55:22 PM
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just finished my 5th playthough tonight and its just as amazing now as it was 4 years ago. no question if there was ever a game that deserved the coveted 10/10 this was it.

every single thing was perfect the graphics were the best we had ever seen at the time. the sound design was incredible. the voice work was spot on. the soundtrack is arguably the best ever in a Videogame.

plus the amazing fan service and reference's to previous games was great. and it is probably one of if not the most emotional games i've ever played. especially the final hour.

overall i think this is easily one of the greatest Videogame's ever created. and the best ever on a playstation console. long after this generation is over this is the game everyone will remember!.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 7:00:14 PM

I just finished up Act 3 on my first 'no kill playthru', and I just can't help but say GREATEST GAME EVER MADE. Anyone who says otherwise really doesn't know what they're talking about. And I mean that. You really can't pick a fault; it's the most polished game in existance. And when you think about the all the stuff it crams in, it just has GREATEST GAME EVER MADE written all over it.

And y'know, this is coming from a hardcore - and I mean hardcore - Uncharted fan. Really, the two games are on oppisite sides of the gaming spectrum - stealth & action. But even I have to push Uncharted aside when it comes to giving the label of GREATEST GAME EVER MADE (I'll stop with caps emphasis now lol).

Just...oh my god. Always gets me angry when I see it sitting at 94 metacritic score. Such injustice.

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TheCanadianGuy
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 11:32:44 PM

haha don't gotta tell me how much of an uncharted fan you are bro i couldn't shut you up about UC2 for like 2 years! :P

your right about being the most polished game in existance. it's really mind boggleing. just playing it any scene it's just mind blowing something so PERFECT exists.

yea the 94 metacritic is a shame. it's also i think 93 on GameRankings. it's to bad a couple people think they'll look smarter than other critics if they give the greatest game ever made an 8.5 -_- and it ruins it rank. oh well atleased we know its the best :)

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