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First, let me state for the record, that I, JayDiggle, From Tooele, UT, did enjoy playing MGS4. Actually, I really enjoyed it. For me, it started out a bit...boring. I was trying too hard to stick to the being stealthy which in all honesty, is not my style. I would rather figure out creative ways in which to eliminate my foes. After playing through the first few levels, I decided that I would in fact, just start killing people. To my surprise, MGS4 lets you do this without failing you. Granted, if you stick to the stealth route and spare peoples lives, you will get more "money" to use to upgrade your weapons. I personally was fine with the amount of Drebin points (money) that I had, killing people was fine. Ok, now that that long winded intro is out of the way... Graphics, as stated in dang near every other review, are top notch. I hardly and I mean hardly noticed anything that was off, or jagged. I actually enjoyed watching the cut scenes. They did a wonderful job of actually showing some emotion in the faces of the characters. Sound/music. All I can say is that at times, it felt as though I was watching a tense movie. As the action picked up, the music fit the mood. I really enjoyed all the ambient sounds as well as the sounds of the weapons.
All in all, I think that a majority of people will really enjoy playing through this game. Yes, some of the cut scenes are reaaaallly long. But if you enjoy a good story then you shouldnt even notice the length. If you don't want to watch them, just skip them. I would advise against it, because you will be missing out on a very gripping story of possibly the greatest game of the year. But, the choice is yours, which makes this game so great.