berva's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Limited Edition) (PlayStation 3) review

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Snakes Final Mission

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 over 1 hour long. The cinematic cutscenes although long are beautiful, and for the most part interesting. The story towards the end does get a little confusing and if your not a Metal Gear loyalist, you may feel a little left out.

Level design is linear, although the programmers have done a brilliant job in making the MGS4 world feel epic in every way. You will get to explore many different locations around the world, all as visually stunning as the other.

The sound in MGS4 is also fantastic and sounds great in 5.1 The voice acting is spot on and the acting in general is of the highest quality.

What are the flaws you may ask?

The first half of the game is fairly action packed with many great action sequences. The second half of the game however you will get to play less and watch more. It is packed with cut scenes. The question you have to ask yourself is whether your prepared for such an experience.

Snake’s actual game speed is fairly slow, yes its a stealth based game however I would have like to see him move a little faster. The game plays out more like an interactive movie than a full on game. I don't mind the breaks but some people may find it frustrating. There are also constant interruptions to the gameplay with short loading screens. They are short (8 or 9 seconds) however they tend to get a little annoying.

People are talking this up to be the greatest game of all time, well let me tell you, it's not. This is easily the best the PS3 has to offer and if people were waiting for that killer title to drop, this is it!

Take care Snake, it's been fun

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