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Cinamatic Perfection 0

Metal Gear Solid is one of those single player experiences that anyone who calls themselves a gamer would be crazy to miss. Hideo Kojima has ended the tale of Solid Snake with an experience that can not be called anything other than epic. Given the story can at times seem a bit over the top it is so well presented it and a few movement / control shortcomings can easily be forgiven. This is single player experience any fan of the series ( or anyone new abet some brushing up on MGS history would b...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A strong title in which anyone with a PS3 should consider playing 0

Konami’s highly anticipated stealth game, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, had a very large obligation to fulfill.  For one, it needed to introduce a new audience to the universe, but while at the same time, keeping faithful fans of the franchise pleased with what they’ve become accustomed to from past releases.  Meaning, it had to keep with its traditions, but also needed to expand on it in a way -- more specifically, in terms of gameplay -- that goes beyond the traditional ways of wha...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Metal Gear Solid 4 0

Damn!That was pretty much my initial reaction to playing Metal Gear Solid 4. I was all hyped, but I had it in the back of my mind that I might be disappointed. We all remember that first demo, where Kojimi showed off the infamous ball-grab in the heat of the Middle East. By the time I got to the first big battle, I was floored. The intensity of trying to stay hidden in the midst of massive explosions had absolutely astounded me. From then on, I knew I was right where I wanted to be. The game con...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Metal Gear Saga 0

Hideo Kojima – the man behind the Metal Gear Solid games – is someone who loves to cook up surprises. That much should be obvious if you’re a fan – with dozens of major and minor characters, each with their own plot threads and shocking developments, along with stealth gameplay that’s loaded will all sorts of weird little extras and options, this is a series that has been important in the industry for some time now. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots knows this, and from the moment you loa...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

MGS4 is the type of game worth owning a PS3 for 0

There are certain franchises that every gamer knows of. Final Fantasy is one of them, as is Metal Gear Solid, Hideo Kojima's intricate brainchild. However, as well-known as the name Solid Snake is, the series has always divided the audience: a story that can be hard to keep track of with its numerous twists and turns, as well as gameplay that hardly evolved in a meaningful way between the first Metal Gear Solid on PSX and Metal Gear Solid 3 on the PS2 have kept many a player at bay. With Metal G...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Absolution and Impotence (Or the end of the conspiracy era) 0

Metal Gear Solid 4 : Guns of the Patriots: The supposedly FINAL rendition of one of the most popular and bat**** insane franchises in the history of the industry. Story : Here’s something to think about. Guns of the Patriots is the first Metal Gear game in about ten years where you actually play as Solid Snake. Yes, after ten years of having Solid Snake dangled in front of us, only to be baited and switched into playing the rest of the game as a more androgynous blonde cretin, or tricked into p...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The best game of 2008 0

The Metal Gear Series are the reason to buy any playstation hardware:- I actually bought a Sony TV for my dorm room when my roomate decided to buy a Playstation just so we could play MGS- I bought PS2 when MGS2 was being release on the PS2 - I bought my PSP to play Metal Gear Acid and- I recently bought my PS3 MGS4 bundle I have no hesitation in calling myself an MGS fanboy and the latest game in the series is a vindication of my blatent fanboyism. The game is superb in all aspects and blends ci...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Best game on the PS3, as simple as that!!! 0

To put it simply if u have a PS3 then you should get this game. It could be debatable if u should buy a ps3 just for mgs4 but lets not go into that. So to start things off I hated playing mgs1 and 2 , I liked watching them but I found the gameplay just very anoying. But when I started it up I was like Is this a Metal gear game? The gameplay just feel so improved compared to the last games and everything feels like a giant step up from the old ones.The Level and environment designs look so great ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Liquefying the Solid Metal. 0

This, is a Sneaking Mission.Solid snake is on another sneaking mission and this time, he is determined to settle everything. Many gamers around the world have been waiting to get their hands on this game for a long while, and after watching all those teasers the game has finally come out. And it turns out that it definitely did live up to the expectations. The story of the game is everything everyone wanted it to be. All the loose ends are tied together, every little detail is covered, and all q...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

MGS4 is this generation's most important game 0

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Metal Gear Solid. A series often associated with words like: amazing cutscenes, cinematic story, and revolutionary gameplay. Metal Gear Solid 4 is no exception to the series and delivers on all fronts. The hours of cinematics are enthralling and touching, Snake and Otacons journey is full of emotional happenings and is sure to keep anyone hooked. The gameplay is of course, exceptional and often times had my mouth hanging open in surprise to the brilliant ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

'Metal Gear Solid 4' is a masterpiece despite a few flaws 0

Published: Friday, July 18, 2008 - 2:00 am By Frank AndersonWRITING FOR LINK Related clicks: 'Mario Kart' for Wii is fun for all gamers (07/11/08) "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots" has been hailed as the game that will make buying a PS3 worthwhile, and on many fronts it holds up to the hype. It has some of the most amazing production values of any game ever created. The "Metal Gear" series has created enough loose ends that it would take more than a few games to tie them all up satis...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Snakes Final Mission 0

Solid (Old) Snake is back in MGS4 in what will be his final mission. I want to clear up something right from the start, this game is amazing, however it is not a game for everyone. Visually MGS4 is easily one of the most beautifully rendered games you have ever seen. From the impressive player models to the attention to detail in all the locations you will get to explore, much love has been put into this title and it shows. The story is complicated, so complicated that the final cutscene is ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

MGS4 is a great game, shame it's not it's own game. 0

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a great game. Being the fourth game in the Metal Gear Solid franchise gives the game all of it's strengths, but ultimately ends up being it's biggest weakness too.MGS4 is, mechanically, an improved, westernized version of Metal Gear Solid 3. They fixed up the previously horrible shooting controls, simplified the camouflage, and removed the survival elements. It's just a shame that they didn't think to transfer the greatest part of MGS3 - the amazing st...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Goodbye, old friend 0

The wait is finally over, and the final chapter of the Metal Gear Solid series has arrived. Since being shown at E3 2006, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has been one of the most anticipated games this generation. After exploring Snake’s father, Big Boss, in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Kojima has returned to the original plot-lines started in previous games in an attempt to tie everything together into one cohesive story. With all the hype surroun...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great, but Disappointing 0

Originally posted on my blogIt’s time for the moment many of you have been waiting for: my review of Hideo Kojima’s epic masterpiece: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. SPOILER ALERT: This review may contain story spoilers. Read at your own risk! Operating mostly on the basis of a promised beautiful, cinematic, amazing future of games, the PS3 launched back in November of 2006 with many of its purchasers anxiously awaiting the arrival of one specific game: Metal Gear Solid 4. Arriving qui...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Fitting Final for an Old Hero 0

Wow, 10 years ago a game from Konami arrived at US shores a game called Metal Gear Solid for Playstation.  This game was to pioneer cinematic fusion of game and movies.  Now ten years later its finishing up.  The game is definitely for any body who likes Metal Gear and gives some fun gameplay for those who are just jumping in.GraphicsVery beauiful engine.  The game runs smoothly majority of the time while showing great detail.  This is a good flagship title for the PS3.SoundGreat music, great gu...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Jaw Dropping 0

Metal Gear solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is without a doubt the ultimate Metal Gear experience for any fan of the series and an absolute must have for any PS3 owners looking for a good game and a reason to justify their purchase of a PS3. It pretty much answers every question you had on its previous entries. Metal Gear solid 4 has been completely re hauled in the gameplay department. It plays very different from it's predecessors. Although at the same time it's more accessible to western audie...

12 out of 14 found this review helpful.

MGS4 blurs the line between cinematography and gameplay. 0

Metal Gear Solid has always been praised (and sometimes bashed) by it's long cutscenes, movie-style cinematography and mind bending plot twists. Metal Gear Solid 4 continues this trend by not only reaching this goal, but by blasting it into hyper-space. But what hasn't been done well in a Metal Gear Solid game is a perfect control system, an in-depth and varied gameplay and intense action, to which Metal Gear Solid 4 not only improves upon these elements, but perfects them.Snake's final chapter ...

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

This game offers just as many reasons not to play as it does to play it. 6

From its beginnings in 1987, the Metal Gear series has always had a notable presence in the video game community. This holds especially true for Guns of the Patriots, as it seeks to wrap up the Metal Gear storyline with one last hurrah. In this light, the Metal Gear saga ends on a rather conflicted note. After all, Guns of the Patriots is not without its flaws. The story is needlessly drawn out and has a penchant for the absurd, and many of its side features are awkward, at best. In spite of the...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Badly In Need of Editors 0

There's a gem of a "stealth action on the battlefield" game buried deep within this title.  It has an excellent amount of combat depth, an extensive moveset, and a complex weapon upgrading system that makes the battlefield stealth a blast to play and gives it tons of replayability.Unfortunately, that excellent game, that shiny nugget of fun, is smothered in layers of some of the most obnoxious, convoluted verbal feces to ever grace a visual medium.  Not two hours into the game I was mashing the ...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Metal Gear Solid 4: The best game ever made 0

This game is the reason I bought a PS3 and why others NEED to buy a PS3.  This is the game that gives PS3 the title of most sophisticated next generation system out.  The most oblivious great thing about MGS4 is the graphics.  These have been the best graphics for a year and a half (until Uncharted 2 came out), but still out shine most games today.  My personal favorite part is the story.  While it has had a lot of criticism for being 'boring' or 'more like a movie than a game', this isn't true....

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Intense Gameplay Steals the Show 0

Bullets whiz over your prone body as you sneak through the forest. Mortar fire can be heard in the distance, screeching above. The mortar strikes the ground with force, kicking up dust, dirt and debris, eliciting a wince. You keep going–after all, you’ve got a job to do. You continue your long, slow crawl through the muck. From the east comes a squadron of militia fighters who do not notice you hiding in some high grass. They push forward while you follow close behind, careful to not arouse susp...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Kept You Waiting Huh? 0

After waiting several years for this game it was definetly worth it. The game stunning visuals and in depth cut scenes make it a joy to sit down and play. The plot is so involving sometimes you loose track of time. All of you metal gear solid questions are definetly answered in this installment of metal gear. The game play itself is quite good the fact that you can go through the whole game without even killing anyone. Its the best of the series in my opinion and i love the online portion of the...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

An amazing achievement. One of the best games ever made. 0

 The good: Amazing graphics and sound New and innovative gameplay Intelligent AI One of the best stories ever created in video games Extremely customisable Unique boss fights The bad: LONG cutscenes (can be a good thing depending on the player) Scattered install and load times FaceCamo does not disappear during cutscenes For over ten years, the Metal Gear Solid series has told a compelling story with interesting characters. Metal Gear Solid 4 concludes the events of the first three games in ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Wake Me When it's Over 0

Metal Gear Solid 4 is an interesting game to review because there really isn't anything quite like the Metal Gear series in the gaming world. It's a series with a rabid following and with moments of true brilliance and gameplay nirvana sprinkled throughout its history starting back in 1998. Over the past several years the titles have veered off into wildly different directions with varying results - some good, some lacking. While the first game in the series was groundbreaking, the second was la...

4 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Mgs 4 What ent yrong 0

Snake is too old to be an action zero and too young for a moustahe, and what appened to his eye, must of happen out after all the smokinh and wat not. And althought the had the sidekick robot thing with octcon assistance butt thay shod hav a cartoon cat for a sidekick, who has an amazing backgroud story like he had a hard past and and a even harder. And what is wit the gay suit and hide ing in a metal barrel BRING BACK DA THE BOX. A nuff say a bout and why is he so old and care to explainOh I ne...

1 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Thanks for (bringing back) the memories 0

      I won't lie to you, I am a Metal Gear Solid fanboy. The original is my all-time favorite game, I could go on for months about how much I love everything about Snake Eater, and I still play Sons of Liberty to collect dog tags. I hold the series above any other video gaming saga to date.       As Guns of the Patriots approached, I knew that I would need this game. I saved my pennies for a Playstation 3 and a copy of my game. Finally, the day came, and I went to pick up the final entry in the...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

MGS4 is like the cherry on top of the MGS sundae. 0

War has changed. So has the Metal Gear Solid franchise with its fourth installment. Thankfully, it's all for the better, culminating in one of the best games ever. Metal Gear Solid 4 has been the most highly anticipated game for the Playstation 3 since before the console was even announced. All over the internet and magazines, plenty of gamers and MGS nerds wondering when we will see the next installment in the famed franchise. Luckily, in June 2008, it is finally here. Even better, what is her...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Metal………………..Gear? 0

Metal Gear Solid 4, allegedly the final Metal Gear game to feature Solid Snake, is a staggering artistic achievement, unique in narrative ambition and cinematic excess. It follows Snake, now an old man due to premature aging brought on by a government conspiracy involving blah blah blah. Actually, while the plot of the Metal Gear Solid series is extremely convoluted, if one pays close enough attention he can fully appreciate the absolute lunacy of everything. And by lunacy I mean completely awes...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Something of a Beautiful Failure 0

Metal Gear Solid 4 is a beautiful failure for a game and an extremely average CGI Anime extravaganza. If it wasn't called Metal Gear Solid 4 or made by Hideo Kojima MGS 4 would be getting roundly booed. Where Metal Gear Solid 4 has a game (and not a student film animation project) there is a lot of potential that sometimes gets realize, but most of the time does not come to fruition. Where MGS 4 fails it fails because the game hangs on design choices ten years out of date -- monster closets, in...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

OMFG ENOUGH EXPOSITION. Where is the GAME in this GAME? 0

Jesus Christ on a pogo stick. I finally finished MGS 4 last night. After skipping the last 2 cut scenes and having to sit through the unskippable/fast forwardable end credits (which I ended up pausing my console so I could pick up my kid from school), and THEN getting to the final screen, wherein Otacon and Snake are still yip yapping back and forth, I had had enough. For the love of Pete Kojima. SHUT.THE.FUCK.UP. I gave up trying to make sense of the story about a third of the way through it. E...

0 out of 7 found this review helpful.

My MGS4 Review 0

I bought Metal Gear Solid 4 June 19th and ended up finishing it around 4AM (6AM if you count the hours of footage after the final boss) on June 21st. I just could not put it down and was drawn into it. Without checking the stats, I ended up with around 20 hours? of game time. Remember this includes watching the 8+ hours? of just movie footage. Hours of footage could totally be wrong as I just threw this out there, never counted or checked anywhere online. Now I have never played the MGS series b...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not a great game 0

I know a ton of people like this game. To be honest I am not sure why. I guess people have different taste in games. You wont really be "playing" this game much. There are TONS of cut scenes. TONS!!!! Most of the game feels like you are walking around trying to find the next cut scene. The controls are not terrible but they are still a little over complicated, that being said the controls are not so poor that you will walk away from the game because of them. The reason you may walk away from the...

0 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Tactical Espionage? Felt more like a shotter to me.. 0

I really enjoyed MGS 4, but what I dislike was the whole buying weapons with the whole debrin point system. The past MGS games had you conserving ammo, sneaking around enemies and obtacles. Of course, you can play MGS4 this way, but having the debrin points makes you buy ammo, and weapons. I played MGS4 like the other MGS series, but I found myself buying tranquilizer ammo only because I had the option. I really LOVED MGS4, but I wished there was not Debrin point launder van to sell or buy guns ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Metal Gear Solid 4 is an amazing end to an ok series 0

How to easily read: my review is split up into 4 basic parts at the end of my description i will give it a rank out of 5ex: I give my instructions on how to read my review a 2/5 because most people probably already knew that...Gameplay: The most important thing about any game besides the story right? Well this is something that MGS4 does well,very well. It still keeps all of its roots from the series in that it is still primarily a stealth action adventure game but has many fun shooting aspects....

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Best game so far 0

OMG i love this game. Solid snake returns for his "final?" (yes) mission. If you've been following the metal gear series from start to finish, you will not be disappointed with this game. The closure of the Solid Snake saga is one of the best endings in gaming.GAMEPLAY:First off, this is a stealth tactical espionage game. Meaning that staying stealth plays a "big" part of the game. Sure u can "Run n' Gun," but if you try that in the higher difficulty levels, you will just see yourself being mowe...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Being old rocks!!! 0

Some people bought a PS3 just for MGS4, and you won't be disappointed! I of course bought a PS3 for many other great games, but MGS4 is THE game, the best game! There is no better game on PS3 as of 2008 then MGS4. As soon as i fired up this game on my PS3 i was confused. It started out with commercials, so i asked my self, is this MGS4? Hell yeah it is! After that came one of the best intro's ever in a game. And right after that the game turns into real time, showing you the intro was 100% rea...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Cutscene 4: The Faux Game 0

I really, really wanted to enjoy this game as much as possible. However, when it comes down to it this isn't really a game at all, but more like a interactive cutscene. I'm not sure if it was the cultural divide between Japan and America that made the dialogue so horrible, repetitive, and sometimes inappropriate- or if it was just Kojima's convoluted vision. Maybe it was poor translation? I doubt that was the only problem. The writing in this game is so terrible that if you posess any resemblenc...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Best Ps3 Game So Far. 0

I know this is 6-7 months old, but I had to write a review for this classic, and well made game. This is very different from the others before it. "The watergate scandel" joke is right out the window, and they made room for the best game of 2008. One of my favorite scenes had to be the microwave part where he is fighting within an inch of his life, and you have the sad music in the background. Most people thought the cutscenes were to long, but what do you think they made a skip button for? I lo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A decent game held back by its Plot Delivery Mechanism. 0

 Having only recently been able to afford a PS3, i've spent the last week or so playing the exclusives that i'd looked forward to prior to Sony pricing me out the market. One such title is Metal Gear Solid 4. Having been a fan of the series since MGS on the Playstation, i've been looking forward to MGS4 a fair bit and for the most part it doesnt disappoint. In MGS4 players take the role of Solid Snake, an elite infiltrator formerly of Foxhound, now currently tooling around with Otacon, ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Another Masterpiece from Kojima 0

This Review contains spoilers. Solid Snake made his gaming debut in 1987 on the original NES You can fight and kill your fellow Metal Gear fans in MGS4's online mode, Metal Gear Online.Metal Gear, and after many spin-offs, sequels, and prequels, 21 years later, he's back for more for his final mission. War has changed. The PMC's that are fighting in the battlefields are being controlled via nano-technology. Their thouhts, their actions, their sight, and all their senses are being controlled....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The best game I have ever played! 0

This game is the single reason I own a PS3. I had been waiting 4 years for this game since finishing MGS3 and heard that 4 was in the pipeline. I have been a loyal follower of the MGS series since Shadow Moses all those years ago and own all of the games including Substance and Subsistence! The graphics in the game are some special with superb environments that make you believe you are in the various places that the story takes you. The characters in the game again look amazing with a couple ge...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The old man and the C4 0

(This is a review from my own blog and podcast)There are three questions that a gamer needs to ask him or herself regarding Metal Gear Solid 4. The first is whether you enjoy stealth-action games. The likes of Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed have set the bar high in the past few years, largely inspired by this series. Fortunately unlike previous games the rigid enforcement of stealth has been relaxed in all but a few places and a player could quite happily charge through most of the game, gun...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

PS3 has finally received its Game of the Year candidate. 0

It is finally here. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is in the hands of every raging fanboy in a 3,000,000 mile radius. This game has been shown by Kojima in E3 and TGS' for years and we are finally able to play Solid Snake's last mission ever.The story revolves around Solid Snake or in this case, Old Snake. He has been sent out to defeat his arch-nemesis and clone brother, Liquid Snake who has since taken over Revolver Ocelot thanks to an arm transplant. Calling himself Liquid Ocelot, h...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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