MGS4 Takes everything from the previous Metal Gear game's that you love and amplifies it x10. From a control point of view MGS4 is more user friendly and more streamlined then previous Metal Gear games. It is now easier to pull off CQC moves, fire weapons and less hassle to perform the more complex moves.
The camera control is more friendly this go around then in previous games. When Snake is crawling camera movement is good and most times wont hinder your viewpoint when hiding from PMC's or other enemies in the area.
Graphically MGS4 is PS3's flagship to this point, character design is excellent and voice acting also top notch. Frame rate is good, the game runs smooth, no texture pop up.
Weapons can be upgraded to your choosing which can have positive effects in recoil, stability and other area's of performance. You will also have a chance to purchase weapons via in game which is good in most players eyes. Again very streamlined from previous MGS games. As well as a new addition to the Metal Gear series.
Overall to this point MGS4 is my GAME OF THE YEAR, while that "other" game with a 4 in it was awesome it hasn't gripped me like MGS4 has. Say what you will about the story but this game will actually make you want to play all of the MGS games in the series.
New players to the series will get caught up through out the game so prior storyline knowledge is a plus but defiantly not needed. This game is the CROWN JEWEL in Kojima's long standing series.
IMO this is a buy, as it has so much you will play through multiple times. If not a buy then at least a rent through GAME FLY then a KEEPER.
While i would love to give this a 10 i can't. IMO no game is perfect although this one comes close.
As with all games nothing is perfect, enemy A.I is good but guards just like in all MGS game's have a pattern that can be learned and capitalized upon. However fans know this about every Metal Gear game.
posted by aceluffy (LITHIA SPRINGS, GA) Jun 18, 2008
Member since Aug 2007
Ever since PS3 came out, I was always enthusiastic with every PS3 exclusive title. Uncharted and Heavenly Sword was okay. But this game really is in different class from the others, this game is MIND BLOWING almost in every aspect !!!! Never in my entire life have I play a game as awesome as this one. The tutorial is perfect for newbies who wanna get familiar with the MGS gameplay. The graphics are awesome, the sound....wooww !! Get that 5.1 Dolby Digital speaker of yours in action ! U won't be dissapointed ! Bullet sounds practically swuussh behind your head makes u wanna duck or crawl like Snake. Still many things to say about this game but I can't spend anymore time to write, gotta PLAY !!
This game is without a doubt a best strategy shooter ever made, and the best game so far for PS3. The graphics are amazing... half the time you dont know if your in a cut-scene or actually playing if it wasn't for the HUD.-----Only thing that i would even dare say bad about it is the cut scene lenths are a bit long...they are sweet videos anyway though so most people dont mind. Make sure you know some about MGS series before you get it, or atleast brush up on the basic story line, because it ties up all loose ends from the previous games. All in all this game has so many ways to play it that you'll never get bored!..................oh yeah...MGO is also awesome, but i let you decide. haha!