posted by DenseDeathblow (RIO RANCHO, NM) Jul 21, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
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I would like to point I am a long time fan of the MGS saga.
MGS4 is at the top in all aspects. Story, gameplay, graphics, and sound. Also MGS4 is the only PS3 game to fully use all 50 gigabytes on the blueray disc. Just goes to show how much time and effort Konami put into the game. Now we all know Snake the awesome protagonist since Link. You take on Snake's last major mission and go out with a bang.
The story is elaborate and long. A huge amount of references going back to the first MGS. So if this is your first time playing Metal Gear Solid be pepared to be lost. Whether it is a flashback or a funny joke the references are there. The scenes give everything to a game's story. If you don't care for story the game will be short. The cutscences can be really long so pull out the popcorn.
As for gameplay it has something for everyone. Run 'n Gun, slow and quiet, and speedy 'n needy. Guns lots of it. Tactics basic to complex. A pro to the game is inheritance what you have at the end is what you have when you start a new game. If you like lone wolfing it; you got it. Like AI buddies; got that too. The maps are detailed. It's not a narrow hallway with the damisel at the end. Left, right; your call. The maps are not small, but not massive. You still have a place to be, but how you get there is your move. The AI is very life like: patrols, sight, sound, accuracy, and combat abilities. The enemy loves numbers. So don't expect the AI to be Rambo with the terminator's indestructibility.
MGS4 is a must have for MGS fans. A great game that has something for everyone. A game that's going to be a classic.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I've played everyone game in the Metal Gear series , and I've loved everyone of them. When i first got my PS3 system, i bought this game right away. I played the game for about an hour and i couldn't stop! it has changed so much, i swear the enemies have minds of there own. The game is very hard, and has an amazing story line. Sometimes i wish it could be a movie. The graphics are perfect, best graphics I've seen on PS3. One of the greatest thing about the game is that u can sneak up behind enemies and threaten them with a gun and they will put there hands up and you can make them drop there weapon, then check them for anything else they have on them and take it, then put a bullet through there chests ending there lives. One exciting feature is u can take sides with the Melita. The game is just very fun. I've played it 5 times, and have beaten it 5 times, that's how fun it is. I've played many games for PS3 and i am a level 11 on trophies, and this game is still my favorite, second favorite is the Assassins Creed series, which i also highly recommend you all play, but The Metal Gear series is the best.
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It definitely saddens me on the critical reviews this game gets from some of it's first-time players. Unlike many of the franchises out there, this game has it's niche and that niche is 'not' gameplay. Devil May Cry focuses on button-mashing action, Resident Evil touts resourcefulness, Silent Hill preys on the lesser intelligent and Call of Duty tries your patience and your ISP. Metal Gear Solid has 'always' been about the story. In a sense, an interactive movie. It is also heavy with political strife and mental warfare. The game is meant to be played without ever being spotted by the enemy and sometimes that can take hours of sitting and waiting, watching enemy patrol movements and deciding on the best time to slip by unnoticed. When you pull out your favorite machine gun and mow your way from one cut scene to the next, then, yes; it may come off as relatively short and unappealing. That's just a poor way to play this game. Metal Gear has the run mature gamers through the gambit of emotion, question governmental control and the power of the tradecraft in espionage. Just because this game doesn't appeal to your appetite for mind-numbing redundant death and grenade-flailing tactless destruction does not mean the game is bad and those that rate it low for these reasons should not be making ratings in the first place.
It's called Un-Biased Opinion.
Konami has unerringly stuck to the roots they started out with and rolled a storyline out from what was once nothing; bringing to a conclusion a long chain of events that began in the early 80's. It takes some dedication to turn a whole lot of old into a whole lot of new without really changing anything at all.
If this was your first Metal Gear experience...and you rated it a 1: Stop. Leaving. Ratings.