Ten years on from Metal Gear Solid on Psone, MGS4 feels like Kojima coming full circle, having previously insisted this would be his last Metal Gear game - a claim neither repeated or denied during PSM3's time in Nasu. "I want people to look back on themselves, to reflect on what has happened in between, and how you have aged", claims Kojima.
In that respect, MGS4 is a humbling, almost poignant success. The truth is, it makes MGS look like a crude artefact from an ancient age, echoing Kojima's theme about the thrill, and dangers of technological acceleration. In that context, two months is hardly that long to wait for the most anticipated next-gen game yet.