posted by halghastia (KINGSVILLE, MO) Oct 13, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
This is the reason to buy a PS3. This game has so much content, that it has to install for each of the five acts(plus two bonus cutscene acts) and there are loads of different guns in the game. you can also put Old Snake in different outfits, such as Altair, when you get medals; some of which can be earned even if you completely suck at this game. Not to mention if you stuck all the cutscenes in the game together, you'd have a full length movie. there were no problems with the AI that i experienced. the new octocamo is geat; no more going into the menus to change camoflauge. yaaaayy! not to mention you can pause the game any time you want and buy ammo, and you automatically sell extra guns for points.
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
First off let me get this out of my system, . Holy F. cow, this game is awsome!!!! I bought this game with extremely high expectations, and this game exceeded my highest hopes. This game has without a doubt the most detailed grahics I have ever scene on a console. The game play is true to the Metal Gear Solid legacy, but with a few much welcomed additions. The Solid Eye being one of those additions.
It is your full range multipersonal vision tool, what make it unique to all other video games period is that its performance is dependent on Snakes metal state. I #4 Old Snake has a metal conditioning meter. If he is calm and relaxed his accuracy and spacial awarness are sharpened, objects in the Solid Eye become more focused and easier to spot. If he's fatigued or stressed objects at distance are nearly invisible, enemies taking cover are lost/ no longer show on map. Its a completly unique system that greatly changes the battlefield for the better.
Speaking of Battlefields, the level designs are better than any other game I've seen, incredible detail and shear vastness of levels are mind boggling. I dont' want to reveal any major secrets but lets just say you get to return to were MGS all started, every detail is inditical to the PS1 title but with truely Nex-Gen graphics.
Lets just say that all games every created will have a much higher standard to acheive, if they wish to be mentioned in the same breath as MGS 4. The video game world has been slit into two timelines from now on. As of June 12, 2008 the game world will be refered to as BMGS4 & AMGS4, (Before Metal Gear Solid 4 and After Metal Gear Solid). BC & AD have become absolute.
gamers (74%) found this review helpful
Metal Gear Solid 4 is a cornerstone in gaming history. The cinematic prowess presented within is jaw dropping. Each cut scene, battlefield, and flashback is improved even more so with an exquisite selection of booming sound effects, perfect voice acting, and a moving score. Every game prior and previous to this title has an even higher benchmark to traverse in the quest for realism within a virtual world.
That being said, the game introduces several new tools in Snakes repertoire including the Solid Eye, Psych Gauge, Dreben the arms dealer, and the returning Octo Camo. The Solid Eye allows Snake to view vital stats (health, rank) of enemies at a glance, as well as a timed night vision mode. It is a very useful tool at times. The Psycho Gauge measures mental fatigue of the aging protagonist and affects everything from aiming to stealth movement. Dreben and his hairless monkey companion (literally a monkey that provides bits of slapstick) allow Snake to purchase sights, scopes, custom upgrades, and super weapons on the fly. Octo Camo is a returning element that provides a way to escape pursuers by hiding in the shadows. All are nice additions and allow each person to experience the game differently.
Metal Gear Solid 4's gameplay has been adjusted to allow for stealth players and those seeking a third person shoot-em-up to be satisfied. The inclusion of mortars and turret guns at certain locations with the addition of Dreben give the option of simply clearing a path through enemy territory. It's truly up to you how you play the game.
The only problem with Snake's opus is the story and its lack of accessibility to the five people unfamiliar with the previous titles (and even those familiar with it.) There are obvious stretches in dialogue and plot to connect points. Somewhat disappointing, but the game is beautiful and fun enough to make this more of an afterthought.
MGS4 will certainly contend for game of the year. It is a must rent and probable buy.