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MGS4 IGN [Australia] Review

"Hideo Kojima is in the wrong line of work. He shouldn't be making games – he's no more a game designer of merit than most other top tier developers around the world. His latest game, as we'll discuss, is impressively solid in every respect – but it's not a revolution, and that's just fine. However, Kojima is a visionary of the machinima trade. He renders emotive drama with digital characters and spins his tales with a truly cinematic scope in mind at all times. I'm not talking about 'cinematic' in the same way that every other developer claims that its latest effort is 'cinematic'; no, when Kojima points his virtual lens at the landscape, he does so with masterful direction on par with real-world action filmmakers."

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The Dark Knight3036d ago (Edited 3036d ago )

aint too shabby:) everyone should be happy with this score.

Lets not forget

MGS4 is for the fans

=)

HIDEO KOJIMA YOU BEAUTIFUL SON A B!TCH!!!

:D

donator3036d ago (Edited 3036d ago )

Lasting Appeal
Metal Gear Online or not, we came for the single-player game. We got just enough to balance out the cutscenes. There is definite replayability to be had, if you're passionate. [8.5/10]

Wait, so because they were focusing on the single-player, does this mean they're ignoring MGO's factor into lasting appeal? It seems that not many reviews are mentioning MGO. What's going on? Other than that, it's a decent review. Not as high as I hoped, but hey, that's their opinion.

theKiller3036d ago

for other games not MGS4, MGS4 should be in the range of 9.7-10/10 thats what i think!

LastDance3036d ago

yeah but kojima got this score with out any extra help ;) if ya know wat i mean....

Besides all these 10s that have been dished out are just ridiculous....Halo 3 doesnt deserve a 10..nor GTA4.....All the best games have been rated lower....SOTC..MGS...BIOSHOCK. .etc.etc....so im proud that MGS isnt just another over rated piece of 10...

yanikins1113036d ago

Agreed Lastdance. It seems only overhyped ok games get tens from some reviewers. Im glad MGS4 isnt overhyped and just ok.

OgTheClever3036d ago (Edited 3036d ago )

*I am repeating this comment on a number of articles for the communities benefit*

There are a number of people giving MGS4 spoilers and I've already accidently read part of the first line whilst squinting my eyes, trying to hit the ignore button. If you plan to do the same then get a piece of paper to obscure the rest of the screen.

The only recommendation I can give now is to stay away from N4G for a week - or at least the comments section.

Just as a heads up the offenders currently know for giving spoilers are: Sega Saturn, Video Kojima & Lair.

Make sure you scroll gradually down the page until only their name can be seen, if you plan to tackle them.

theKiller3036d ago

its not that hard to solve this problem i just spammed him and take away a bubble from him then ignored him, thats the best way to deal with this problem, and if anyone see just 1 line or spoiling about MGS4 then do the same to that person,

problem solved!

sonarus3036d ago (Edited 3036d ago )

IGN AU gave Halo 3 an 8.9...i thought they would come back and give MGS4 a similar score...nice to know Snake was able to pull a 9.5 out of them.
Also to those saying MGS4 has drab colors and weak visuals, IGN AU had this to say

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the single most visually impressive game of this or any previous generation. It sets new standards in animation, acting and digital performance that really draws a defining line in the sand for all future games with cinematic ambitions. The bar has been raised.

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Euphrate3036d ago

Gave a fair review. I still believe scores need to go though,for any game.

Remember EDGE giving HALO 3 10/10

and Bioshock GOTY 8/10?

or Gears of War 8/10?

yep, scores need to go. GTFO

krackchap3036d ago

this summer....
haters( EG, 1up, lamespot) are powerful.....but reviews are SOLID.

hazeblaze3036d ago

Yea, they gave it a fair review and raised a lot of good points... at the same time, they did provide the MGS haters with a lot of ammunition on the game though. For all of it's splendor, they did seem to focus a lot on the negative aspects of the game. And maybe that's fair... as all any other site is doing is praising the game, this one actually pointed out what those that aren't strict supporters of the series may be let down by.

As for me.... pre-ordered and paid for!!! Can't wait til 6/12!!!

Britjadg3035d ago

i actually thought it was a bit of a harsh review. i'm quite surprised from what IGN AU said that they gave it as higher rating as they did.

am not dissing MGS, but i thought IGN AU were being overly critical in a lot of the review.

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STARS3036d ago (Edited 3036d ago )

Good score, I imagine IGN US will be somewhere in between the 9.5-9.9 range. But I sincerely hope they'd give it a 10 if they think it really deserves it...

Maverick_3036d ago

MGS4 sounds really really good.

crck3036d ago (Edited 3036d ago )

"Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the single most visually impressive game of this or any previous generation. It sets new standards in animation, acting and digital performance that really draws a defining line in the sand for all future games with cinematic ambitions. The bar has been raised."

And yet a 25 hr to 30 hr game gets marked down for lasting appeal and no one even mentions MGO. Oh well...

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