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10

Perfect

Its MGS4... NOT COD!!

posted by Philemon (LAKE ELSINORE, CA) Oct 16, 2010

Member since Oct 2010

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The Metal Gear franchise, even back from its days on MSX2 days has been about originality, not aping its contemporaries for popularity. Its a storytelling device, told through a medium much more interactive and powerful than film. In my opinion, its very fun to play and experience in many different ways. The octocamo was a brilliant touch to the stealth portions of the game in particular.
So yes, if you are looking to mow down fools without discretion, then COD is a great experience. (and there is nothing wrong with that in of itself) But do not play MGS4 thinking it will be a variation of any FPS you're familiar with. MGS takes time and patience. Its hilarious the amount of poor reviews this game received, simply because renters expected something else and were disappointed. This is an admonition that this is a finesse game with a lot of depth and substance, but not in the places normally attributed to the action genre.
In short, don't buy a prize-winning purebred clydesdale and expect it to fetch a ball for you. This is a game of integrity and strength more than a short thrill ride-- though the thrills never come up short, simply in a different way.

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10

Perfect

Not a Movie, A Masterpiece

posted by Fiend_Opinion (PITTSBURGH, PA) May 19, 2011

Member since May 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Let me start by first saying this game is not for everyone. I would MGS4 to say the film The Big Lebowski by which I mean its an acquired taste that some people just don't get.

Important Note: ALERT Stealth Espionage is not for Everyone ALERT

The closest game I could relate to this would be from the Socom series but MGS4 really is so far away from that. I don't recall which specific Socom game it was or if it was even for the ps3 system but to me at least it doesn't really matter as I've always found not only this game but the entire MGS4 franchise to be different from Socom franchise. I just mean these 2 loosely fit under the same hood of the stealth espionage genre. I understand not kicking down the door immediately whuppin' tushy (not that that isn't awesome) is going to be found by some to be boring but to not recognize the innovation and brillant way Konami managed to create such a detailed game is ignorant.

I own this game because it's amazing and if you're the type to appreciate the well made unorthodox like say Heavy Rain then give this game a shot. Not that an interactive drama like Heavy Rain is anything like MGS4 other than being a great game a fair cross section of ps3 users who don't seem to give a different kind of game it's due. Well this game is a masterpiece and something a little bit more open minded ps3 user will enjoy. So rent it is pretty much what that statement equals. Or don't, keep playing your cookie cutter FPSs more availability for others.

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10

Perfect

One of the best games of this generation.

posted by LordAdam (SPRINGFIELD, VA) Apr 12, 2013

Member since Dec 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

MGS4 is a masterpiece. It's pretty clear that konami put a lot of time and effort into this game. A must play for anyone who owns a ps3. The only real downside is that the story will be hard to follow if you haven't played the previous mgs games, but other than that this game is legendary!!

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