MGS4: This Game Is Bananas

Posted by Alphazero (1536 posts) -

 

I love it, don't get me wrong. I just finished the second act, and I can honestly say I'm having a blast. I never played any of the previous Metal Gears, and I think that is helping my appreciation. I also enjoy stealth games like Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell, so that helps too.
 
But this game is completely batshit crazy. Let us count the ways.
 
  1. Snake's butt. My special lady is convinced watching Snake crawl around on the floor all day will put me on the other team, if you catch my drift. OpFor as it were.
  2. I played about ten minutes last night. I watched well over an hour of some completely awesome CG cyborg ninja action along with some less awesome egg preparation.
  3. Naomi's outfit. I'm not complaining. It would have given Snake a ripe banana, if he had one. I don't think he does. His lack of a banana is bananas.
  4. Holy christ the opening live action commercials. P.S. OMG. WTF. B.
  5. The alert sound. Feels like a throwback. I love it. Bananas.
  6. The number of gun variations. Astounding.
  7. Meryl's hair. Best if you don't view it from behind. It's a little... texture-y.
  8. Sneaking through huge battles. It's a breath of fresh air for me coming off a dozen other games where the goal is to murder everyone. I love it.
  9. Snake's voice. Serious banana mouth.
 
I had to share. If you've recently purchased a PS3 like myself, I recommend going back for this one.
#1 Posted by Alphazero (1536 posts) -

 

I love it, don't get me wrong. I just finished the second act, and I can honestly say I'm having a blast. I never played any of the previous Metal Gears, and I think that is helping my appreciation. I also enjoy stealth games like Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell, so that helps too.
 
But this game is completely batshit crazy. Let us count the ways.
 
  1. Snake's butt. My special lady is convinced watching Snake crawl around on the floor all day will put me on the other team, if you catch my drift. OpFor as it were.
  2. I played about ten minutes last night. I watched well over an hour of some completely awesome CG cyborg ninja action along with some less awesome egg preparation.
  3. Naomi's outfit. I'm not complaining. It would have given Snake a ripe banana, if he had one. I don't think he does. His lack of a banana is bananas.
  4. Holy christ the opening live action commercials. P.S. OMG. WTF. B.
  5. The alert sound. Feels like a throwback. I love it. Bananas.
  6. The number of gun variations. Astounding.
  7. Meryl's hair. Best if you don't view it from behind. It's a little... texture-y.
  8. Sneaking through huge battles. It's a breath of fresh air for me coming off a dozen other games where the goal is to murder everyone. I love it.
  9. Snake's voice. Serious banana mouth.
 
I had to share. If you've recently purchased a PS3 like myself, I recommend going back for this one.
#2 Posted by gla55jAw (2689 posts) -

Do you have any idea what is going on since you haven't played the other games?

#3 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

MGSIV is a love-it-or-hate-it game, but if you love it, you'll really love it.

#4 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

its an awesome game, glad you are enjoying.  
 
try playing it on big boss hard once you beat it. its a very strategic game dude. 

#5 Posted by Alphazero (1536 posts) -
@gla55jAw said:
" Do you have any idea what is going on since you haven't played the other games? "
The story so far, as I understand it:
 
Clones. FOXDIE? Meryl all grown up. Solid and Liquid are brothers. Big Boss is dead, mostly. Solid and Liquid and Big Boss are almost exactly the same in every way, but not enough. OtterCon must have pheromones that only Naomi can appreciate. Don't let a kid cook your eggs. Vamp probably doesn't bother paying for health care. Drink enough white-out, and you can become an awesome cyborg ninja.  Rogue AIs perpetuate The War Economy. Giant autonomous mooing AT-STs can kick your ass.
 
I just started Act 3, where Snake travels to Film Noir-istan for some hard boiled detective work to get more white-out for his cyborg ninja pal.
 
So, the short answer is no, it doesn't make much sense. That makes me like it more. Also, the Laughing Octopus boss fight was really great.

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