UGO writes: "In a little less than two weeks' time, the PlayStation 3-owning world will finally cap off the saga of the Snake legacy and the Metal Gear Solid franchise. For any claims series creator Hideo Kojima has made to the contrary regarding his creation's fate, longtime fans are fully prepared to mourn the passing of Old Snake, hero of countless wars, up to and including those portrayed in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
For the past several days I've been sequestered in a midtown New York City conference room, preparing to write the review with a marathon session through the game. I've seen Beauties and Beasts, Gekkos, Mk IIs and a diverse cast of characters pulled from the annals of Metal Gear history. Most of what I've seen can't be discussed, but I'll share what I can in this brief, appetite-whetting preview."