one of the best games i have ever played, honestly
posted by KevinW (MANCELONA, MI) Jun 20, 2008
Member since Jul 2006
i have always loved the mgs series, this one despite its overwhelming hype, has proved to be even more spectacular than anyone could have hoped for. there are very few games i can honestly say that have glued my eyes to the screen long enough to finish the game, then do it again 3 more times and still not want to stop. i will say that with 8 hours of cutscenes you'll want to treat it like a movie, but thats not a bad thing. the story is amazing in every sense and unless youve only got the attention span of a 5 year old you wont even notice that the cutscenes are still going. the graphics are beautiful and smooth, same with the controls. there are many callbacks to previous Metal Gear games, many of which will bring a smile to the faces of veteran players. i do have to say that my one disappointment with this game is that it seems to be easier than the previous games, in that with enough skill and patience you can gun your way through hard mode, however, extreme is still more than challenging enough that it can make up for it. the music, the gameplay, and the overall beauty of it all comes together and you are left with an amazing game, one that has a deep story as well as great gameplay. if you have a ps3, it is a crime not to buy this game. it is even more so if you dont have a ps3 and you dont buy a ps3 to play this game.
posted by mrkuyukot (GRANADA HILLS, CA) Jun 20, 2008
Member since Dec 2004
The game is very good. A couple of issues are the massive amounts of cut scenes. I clocked the ending to be an hour and 15 min. Motion capture is very Japanese,(you can tell by how female characters move) not really sure if thats a bad thing. Also, as complex as the story of the whole series is, you would think that the story behind the Beauty and the Beast characters would be more interesting. Instead they had put together some typical tale of childhood trauma to cause them PTSD, though it sounds more like insanity to me. Watching some of the cut scenes gives you an idea of how Japanese soaps are like. Another thing is the controls for the very last fight w/ Liquid is just stupid. For a game that tries to sell CQC, they had done very poorly on it when it comes to the last fight.
The good parts of the game is the overall gameplay. Graphics, controls(besides the final fight w/ liquid) and sound. They didn't hold anything back on multiplayer either.
Overall, playing this game is very satisfying. Well worth the buy.