Submitted by TheNewSquid 718d ago | opinion piece

Why Does MGS4 Work? (And Why Does That Have Me Worried About MGS5?)

GeekParty's Shelby Reiches writes: "Metal Gear Solid 4 may not be as well-rounded an entry as its predecessor, Snake Eater, but it certainly stands as one of the most affecting games I’ve played in recent memory. No, it isn’t a Heavy Rain with realistic and sympathetic characters. It doesn’t have the subtle hand of BioShock Infinite. On the contrary, this is a game that takes a direct, even awkward, approach to its storytelling. At times, it goes beyond that and teeters on the brink of outright insanity." (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, PS4)

lildudexst  +   718d ago
have me worried to.I think he should stay on PlayStation and just keep how it is.we PlayStation fan and mgs fan know what really good with this game. Open world like wtf you thinking you game is not made for open world smh.
dcj0524  +   718d ago
Hideo is trying to keep it fresh. Doesn't want to make MGS 4.7. It's on XBOX because they need more money. Can't afford exclusivity to break even with the cost to make the game.
gamedebater  +   718d ago
They could do a timed exclusive but nobody ever does that...
JunioRS101  +   718d ago
Well they should at least make it Next Gen exclusive...

Yeah, I know how small the install base would be etc. etc. but I also know that the game would be bigger and better if it were exclusive to next gen consoles.

I'm a diehard MGS fan, I've played and beaten every MGS playstation title.

This cross-gen, cross-platform business is just too out of character for the franchise.
adventureghost124  +   718d ago
The creators of metal gear solid need money? No, all of the mgs games sold beautifully maybe not the handheld titles but definitely the console titles he wants to westernize that is why it is on the Xbox One, and 360, that's why he is replacing his voice actor, and that may have even been the reason it's an open world instead of the old style mgs game. I hate to say it butit for the first time ever I'm losing faith in Kojima
KwietStorm  +   718d ago
Um whatever you say.
Salooh  +   718d ago
So far everything looks stunning , but i agree , they should have stayed in ps4 because that way they focus on making the game not porting it to ps3/360/X1. I know it's something meaningless to you but i feel that the magic of MGS disappeared when i knew it's coming to xbox but the trailers gave me hope again and made me get over that..
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EdoubleD  +   718d ago
I wouldn't be worried. I think the game is going to be fine.
So what if it's open world, that just means more freedom, strategies for infiltration etc.
thelaughingwiseman  +   718d ago
Cutscenes! Cutscenes! Cutscenes! It's a cutscene's extravaganza!!! You get a cutscene! You get a cutscene, you all get a cutscene!
Neckbear  +   718d ago
"No, it isn’t a Heavy Rain with realistic and sympathetic characters"

Timesplitter14  +   718d ago
personally, I think MGS5 looks more promising than MGS4. The setting is more exciting, the story looks more intriguing, the open-world with day/night cycle will make the game much more fun to play... etc

I loved MGS4 but it had some flaws, that's all
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Tdmd  +   718d ago
Agree. I've been wishing it went open world since MGS3! I trully believe this will be the best MGS yet!
AceBlazer13  +   718d ago
kinda worried about it being open world honestly
Luke_fon_Fabre  +   718d ago
Why do people refer to the first two games as the MSX/NES games? They were MSX (MSX2) games. ONLY the first one was ported to the NES and that version has not been in the re-releases. Anyway, I see Metal Gear as a continuous thing. I did feel like MGS4 felt final and wondered why they made Peace Walker. And then I played Peace Walker. They're going over events that weren't mentioned in MGS4, but it feels meaningful. It feels like a fresh start. Plus, the gameplay is superb. I didn't like this guy's jab at MGRR either.
Knushwood Butt  +   718d ago
I'm currently on my second ever run through MGS4 after having beaten it when first released.

Hard to believe this game is 5 years old.

On a technical level, has this game ever been bettered?

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