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Submitted by Brian5247 2253d ago | review

ReelGamers Review: Metal Gear Solid 4

The difficulty in writing a review of this magnitude is the constant struggle to remain objective. There is so much good to say about this title and so very little negative that its one-sidedness might seem a bit unfounded to the reader; I assure you I will do my best in giving as balanced a perspective as I can without giving away too much information. The game undoubtedly captivates from the moment you place the disc into the Playstation 3 and does not let up for its thirty hour duration. Following an opening that literally left me rattled, I found myself having to put the controller down for a few minutes in order to properly gather my thoughts. Like any title affiliated with the name 'Kojima', Metal Gear Solid 4's comprehensive story, exotic art direction, Hollywood-esque cut scenes, memorable characters, sharp dialogue, and overall quality surpasses anything yet seen on the Playstation 3, and quite possibly the past decade.

NOTE: Let it be known that ReelGamers.com does not issue numerical scores for any video game, movie or television show it reviews. (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3) -

Bacon  +   2253d ago
No score?
Jamie Foxx  +   2253d ago
HE DUNNO WHAT HIT HIM
after the opening he had to put the game down to gather his thoughts! thats some serious talk right there
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Bacon  +   2253d ago
Another source calling it "Game of the decade". Damn.
thePatriot  +   2253d ago
the best part?
no matter how much hype this game gets. It will deliver. (unlike some games haze cough gta4 cough)
edit: another reviewer saying its one of the greatest games of all time
second edit. its like these reviewrs are trying to 1up each other in praize for metal gear solid 4 review next one will say that its better than breathing air or something
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gamesR4fun  +   2253d ago
looks like 10+ XD
What is most impressive about Metal Gear Solid 4 is not its sublime visuals, sound character development or near-perfect gunplay, but the sheer amount of love to which Kojima has poured into the game. Every last detail, from Snake’s Solid-Eye system to the homage paid to the series’ past is executed masterfully
TK421  +   2253d ago
I'll help him score it. 10.0 based on what he said.
ISA_Scum  +   2253d ago
AWESOME!!!
"Hollywood-esque cut scenes, memorable characters, sharp dialogue, and overall quality surpasses anything yet seen on the Playstation 3, and quite possibly the past decade. "

Says it all right there! June 12.
pwnsause  +   2253d ago
read what it says at the end, if he was going to give a rating here, he would be giving it a 10.
ISA_Scum  +   2253d ago
"When you finally complete Snake’s heroic tale, sit back, relax and enjoy what’s coming, because when it’s all over (assuming you don’t play it through three to four more times) you’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing that you just played one of the greatest games of all time. "

After reading this review, my head's about to burst due to severe anticipation. I can't wait!!
pwnsause  +   2253d ago
"For those who’d prefer to stand out like a sore thumb with guns a-blazing, the cover system proves advantageous and exceedingly useful. To summarize, the only film I can recall that has this intense an opening forty-five minutes is Saving Private Ryan."

Wow, great comparison. Saving Private Ryan was an epic movie, for him to say that, just tells you that this game is going to pwn everything
morganfell  +   2253d ago
and of course the latest copy of egm has two of the anti-sony editors reviewing it stating the game lacked a cover system.
JVIDICAN  +   2253d ago
that egm review was a fake
~i didnt dissagree~
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pwnsause  +   2253d ago
screw EGM, let them go suck Microshafts D1ck and go RROD for all i care they're the ones that are going to look stupid in front of the public when they give it the wrong rating. MGS doesnt need a cover system.Period.

BTW:i did not disagree with you
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callahan09  +   2252d ago
I'm confused. MGS has a cover system.
Maverick_  +   2253d ago
Wow such an amazing review. MGS4 pwns all.
Jamie Foxx  +   2253d ago
INDEED,BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN
no pay-offs,no conspiracy,no fanboyism crap just a beautifully written piece by a gamer enjoying kojimas vision,shame other sites will enjoy it just as much but wont be able to put their biasness aside in their review just out of spite and jealousy
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Maverick_  +   2253d ago
He said if he was goign to rate it, it would get a 10. MGS4 PWNS ALL.
Maverick_  +   2253d ago
"Following an opening that literally left me rattled, I found myself having to put the controller down for a few minutes in order to properly gather my thoughts. Like any title affiliated with the name ‘Kojima’, Metal Gear Solid 4’s comprehensive story, exotic art direction, Hollywood-esque cut scenes, memorable characters, sharp dialogue, and overall quality surpasses anything yet seen on the Playstation 3, and quite possibly the past decade."

"To summarize, the only film I can recall that has this intense an opening forty-five minutes is Saving Private Ryan. "

"Metal Gear Solid 4’s visuals are truly remarkable. The attention to detail within the game’s many locations, from war tattered battlegrounds to upscale manors is rivaled only by the atmospheric environments of Bioshock. Like 2K Boston’s classic, you do not simply maneuver a character from point A to B, you become part of that respective character's world. Explore every crevice and leave no stone unturned on your first playthrough because I can almost guarantee you will notice something wonderful that you had initially missed. The character animations, from Meryl’s facial expressions down to Liquid’s mannerisms are stunning. And what more, the game moves at a smooth clip throughout, never slowing even during the most hectic firefights. "

"What is most impressive about Metal Gear Solid 4 is not its sublime visuals, sound character development or near-perfect gunplay, but the sheer amount of love to which Kojima has poured into the game. Every last detail, from Snake’s Solid-Eye system to the homage paid to the series’ past is executed masterfully. There were points during my playthrough in which I intentionally looked for imperfections, but to my surprise, there are no glaring issues to speak of. It’s evident that the painstaking labor put in by the team at Kojima Productions has paid dividends, because Metal Gear Solid 4 will go down as one of the greatest adventures ever told within the video-game medium. When you finally complete Snake’s heroic tale, sit back, relax and enjoy what’s coming, because when it’s all over (assuming you don’t play it through three to four more times) you’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing that you just played one of the greatest games of all time."

'Nuff said.
TheHater  +   2253d ago
I just got chills down my spine reading that. Now I can't sleep
juuken  +   2253d ago
I bought the essential collection yesterday! x3
And now MGS4 shall finish teh collection. ^-^

This game is gonna rock.
kai_h  +   2253d ago
IMO, the reviewer is a very good writer. His ability to convey his thoughts are excellent, and although his review was short, it definitely hyped me up even more for this game. And unlike many long reviews, it shows that quality is better than quantity.
Bob Dole  +   2253d ago
"When you finally complete Snake’s heroic tale, sit back, relax and enjoy what’s coming, because when it’s all over (assuming you don’t play it through three to four more times) you’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing that you just played one of the greatest games of all time."

Bob Dole has wood.
Michael Jackson  +   2253d ago
Michael just got wood too. Owww my butt hurts.
Bob Dole  +   2253d ago
Ahahhahahhahaha. Michael Jackson... you creep Bob Dole out.
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awful  +   2253d ago
lol
ice_prophecy  +   2253d ago
AND
This his how ALL reviews should be. SCORELESS, objective and inspiring.
clintos59  +   2253d ago
I already know it will be almost a perfect 10
One of the greatest games of all time, nuff said in that line. Anyone who dont get this game will be missing out big time. :)
Vito_corleone  +   2253d ago
Very good review.
qwertyuiopasdfghjkl  +   2253d ago
ReelGamers
Kudos to them for deciding written words give better judgment than a simple numerical or alphabetic score.

Based on the text however, I'd say if given a score, they would have went with a BestGameEver/10 ;)
Bolts  +   2253d ago
This is a review with balls
Its about time we read a reviews for the content instead of a numerical score to use against other fanboys.
SL1M DADDY  +   2253d ago
I love reviews with no score
They allow us to see the truth behind what the reviewer thinks and forces us to read what they experienced. Number scores and such are the best for flame bait and fanboy wars but subjective criticisms and reviews you have to read and take an opinion away from are the ones that get us all thinking. This game is going to be awesome.
sandip787  +   2253d ago
wow im actually speechless.
LeShin  +   2253d ago
A review site with no score??

I have now bookmarked Reelgamers.com . Brilliant idea, as it allows the gamer to come to his own conclusion based on words not a silly number. As people has said above me, it is also very well written. This site will now replace another popular site that I used to frequent that still uses "scores". They may very well be actual "real gamers" lol

Now to read more of their reviews....
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Keyser  +   2252d ago
I agree...
excellent review and to my delight no number slapped on fresh out of someone's rear. You got to appreciate this approach.

I know I do.
DFresh  +   2252d ago
10's across the board a real true next gen game that actually deserves high marks unlike Halo 3.

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