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Posted by mracoon (4967 posts) 9 months, 16 days ago

Poll: GotG Round 1: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots vs. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (619 votes)

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 63%
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 37%

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Ok, this is by far the dumbest pairing in the bracket. I tried to make all the first round matches have somewhat similar games going against each other but I had some left over at the end and this was the result.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)

What the community has to say:

If you've ever enjoyed any Metal Gear product, I implore you to at least try Metal Gear Solid 4. The game is oozing with quality, and an amount of polish rarely seen in a video game. Even if the plot is too weird for you, the game will supply you with a lot of fun, stealth action that can easily rival Splinter Cell's and a collection of great moments. Whether it manages to get to you depends on your love for the source material, but Kojima's franchise is something everyone should try at some point, and since Metal Gear Solid 4 represents the very highest it has managed to climb, it should be attempted by all. If you have a PS3, you owe it to yourself to play this game.

From user review by @dudacles

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (2005)

What the community has to say:

To get straight to the point, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is flat out fun.

From user review by @hairymike87

Voting closes at 12pm GMT / 4am PST Monday.

#1 Posted by jimmyfenix (3852 posts) -

War has changed. It's no longer about nations, ideologies or ethnicity. It's an endless series of proxy battles, fought by mercenaries and machines. War, and its consumption of life, has become a well-oiled machine. War has changed.

#2 Edited by SlashDance (1814 posts) -
#3 Posted by Brodehouse (9841 posts) -

Clearly this is a walk for Geometry Wars.

#4 Posted by Damodar (1339 posts) -

Geometry Wars is so, so great and it was also actually important in showing the possibility of the cheaper downloadable game, an avenue that led to some of the best games in years.

Metal Gear Solid 4 is dumb.

And also one of my favourite games this generation. I choo-choo-choose you, Metal Gear.

#5 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

That is really an odd fight. But for me it is Metal Gear Solid 4 no doubt about it.

#6 Posted by Demoskinos (14751 posts) -

The Snake vs Liquid battle at the end is on of my favorite moments in video games period.

#7 Posted by Yummylee (21485 posts) -

Never played Geometry Wars, but I'm not especially keen on MGS4, either soo... Quite the stalemate I've found myself in =X

#8 Posted by SarcasticMudcrab (157 posts) -

Jiggly boobs.

#9 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

Never saw the appeal of Geometry Wars. Maybe it was playing on a nostalgia I've never had. I love me some SNAAAAAKE though.

#10 Posted by frankfartmouth (1016 posts) -

The pants-shitting guy in Metal Gear just about pushes my vote to Geometry Wars, but goddamnit, there's something about Kojima's idiotic stories and garbage dialogue that ends up working for me. It could be the highest form of camp in any medium.

#11 Posted by Guesty_01 (339 posts) -

SNAKEEEEEEEEEE

#12 Posted by McLargepants (373 posts) -

MGS4 has some of the most memorable sequences in any video game ever, for that I will give it my vote. But Geometry Wars is pretty amazing.

#13 Posted by Zero_ (1973 posts) -

This is a great matchup, love it.

#14 Posted by Abendlaender (2783 posts) -

This has to be the weirdest matchup possible. Can't vota cause I haven't played either game.

#15 Edited by beard_of_zeus (1683 posts) -

Crawling through the microwave hallway in MGS4 made me tear up a little, so I feel like that says a lot. Kojima's creative output isn't perfect, but it sure is ambitious, weird, and sometimes campy, and I can get behind that.

But let it be said that Geometry Wars is no slouch; it is a cornerstone twin-stick shooter with a fantastic aesthetic that kickstarted downloadable games on consoles.

Gotta go MGS4 though.

#16 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

Can't argue with that Microwave hall man

#17 Posted by Hailinel (24382 posts) -

What a bizarre match-up.

#18 Edited by Yummylee (21485 posts) -
@yummylee said:

Never played Geometry Wars, but I'm not especially keen on MGS4, either soo... Quite the stalemate I've found myself in =X

/sigh

Well, I caved and voted for MGS4 anywhoo, if only because while as a whole I'm not a fan, there are certainly a number of truly memorable moments peppered throughout that game. Plus it still kinda gets my vote by default, as for all I know I might loathe Geometry Wars or something. Unlikely, but since I haven't played it, what I would think is still completely up in the air.

Looks like MGS4's going to win regardless, though!

#19 Edited by Flacracker (1652 posts) -

I can't even believe Geometry wars in in this fucking thing and not STALKER or Arma.

#20 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1379 posts) -

Having just finished Metal Gear Solid 4 a few days ago. I wanted it back in june of 2008 but my ps3 broke before then, after that never went back even though i love Metal Gear. It was dumb but so damn awesome.....everything i wanted it to be and i wasn't disapointed in the 3rd,4th, and 5th chapter. I love me some Geometry Wars but, but.......METAL GEAR.

#21 Posted by Kain55 (124 posts) -

I Geometry Wars is pretty great, but dammit if MGS4's ridiculousness isn't some of the best shit ever. My friend watched me play it start to finish in one day. We were transfixed.

#22 Posted by Nasar7 (2612 posts) -

MGS4 is the buildup of a decade's worth of crazy-ass story and hype. The fact that it actually delivered is astounding and earns my vote.

#23 Edited by CaLe (3952 posts) -

It was with this Metal Gear that I came to realization that Mr. Hayter is not a very good voice actor, especially when compared to Akio Otsuka. Luckily it didn't hold the experience back too much and I enjoyed it enough on my first playthrough. I tried going back last year and found it unbearable. This game aged fast, like all MGS games do I guess. Still, it's the clear winner here.

#24 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Geometry Wars is arguably a more important game. But I'm a huge, drooling Metal Gear fan, so we know where my vote went.

#25 Edited by Milkman (16637 posts) -

I love both of these games but had to go with Geometry Wars. I'll be happy with either game taking it, though.

#26 Edited by Mezmero (1864 posts) -

Metal Gear?

#27 Edited by ZombiePie (5636 posts) -

Geometry Wars helped legitimize digital distribution for consoles. It may not be the best game, but it might be the most important.

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#28 Posted by mems1224 (208 posts) -

Geometry Wars. MGS4 was so disappointing.

#29 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

MGS4 cuz war changed so Geometry wars don't matter!

#30 Edited by NoobSauceG7 (1238 posts) -

MGS4 is the clear winner.

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#31 Posted by Demoskinos (14751 posts) -

@zombiepie: But see I think "most important" and "best" are two entirely different lists. If the conversation here is most influeantial then I feel like this tournament would be going completely other directions on some of these votes. I think the conversation here is "best" or "most fun" or just generally what impressed the most.

#32 Posted by ZombiePie (5636 posts) -

@zombiepie: But see I think "most important" and "best" are two entirely different lists. If the conversation here is most influeantial then I feel like this tournament would be going completely other directions on some of these votes. I think the conversation here is "best" or "most fun" or just generally what impressed the most.

Geometry Wars is (most likely) more fun.

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#33 Edited by SunBroZak (1077 posts) -

By the way some people talk about Geometry Wars, I'm surprised it's not winning.

I really like the MGS series, and 4 is definitely no exception. I don't think it's got a chance of winning "game of the generation", but it's got my vote for this round at least.

#34 Posted by Killerfridge (308 posts) -

It's got to be MGS4, if only for how Kojima kept my interest for 10 hours worth of cutscenes.

#35 Posted by MonetaryDread (2015 posts) -

Everyone who chooses Metal Gear over Geometry Wars is a bad person.

#36 Edited by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

I don't care about Metal Gear Solid in the least bit, and honestly, this is a relatively unfair match-up. One game is simple, and in its simplicity lies its complexity (Geometry Wars). The other game is complex and convoluted, and in that there is no simplicity which muddles the entire experience. Moreover, without playthroughs of previous games, MGS4 is kind of a wash to me.

Geometry Wars gets my vote by miles upon miles.

#37 Posted by Flappy (2195 posts) -

Gotta love these one-sided beatdowns!

#38 Edited by Petiew (1344 posts) -

Snake vs Liquid Ocelot is one of my favourite gaming scenes ever. Got to give my vote to MGS4.

Also dat Snake ass.

#39 Edited by Hailinel (24382 posts) -

Whatever nanomachines madness the story ultimately suffers from, MGS4 wins out purely because of the entire Shadow Moses chapter, from the callbacks to the first MGS to the fact that you finally get to pilot REX.

#40 Posted by Buneroid (428 posts) -

MGS4 brought a man tear to my eye multiple times so clearly it wins.

#41 Edited by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

@jimmyfenix said:

War has changed. It's no longer about nations, ideologies or ethnicity. It's an endless series of proxy battles, fought by mercenaries and machines. War, and its consumption of life, has become a well-oiled machine. War has changed.

#42 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

Geometry Wars.

There is no reason it should be losing over just another metal gear game.

#43 Posted by laserbolts (5317 posts) -

While geometry wars was one of the most enjoyable xbox arcade games I own I cant help but vote for MGS 4. The story was crazy and didn't really make sense at all but I was blown away the first time I booted up this game. It was my first game on the PS3 and was the best looking game I had played at the time. They made the stealth more optional as well and just the controls were leagues above the other mgs games before it. And dat Raiden introduction cinematic.

#44 Posted by GnomeonFire (715 posts) -

MGS4 I guess. Neither game struck my fancy much, that said, I did actually finish MGS4.

#45 Posted by Trilogy (2648 posts) -

Not super hot on either, but I'm especially not into MGS games.

#46 Posted by mracoon (4967 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 4 sneaks to victory with 63% of the vote and 598 votes cast.

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