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Submitted by boJABER 2548d ago | review

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." (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3) 9.5/10

The Dark Knight  +   2548d ago
9.5
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
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donator  +   2548d 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.
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theKiller  +   2548d ago
9.5 is a good score but
for other games not MGS4, MGS4 should be in the range of 9.7-10/10 thats what i think!
LastDance  +   2548d 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...
yanikins111  +   2548d ago
Agreed Lastdance. It seems only overhyped ok games get tens from some reviewers. Im glad MGS4 isnt overhyped and just ok.
OgTheClever  +   2548d 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.
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theKiller  +   2548d ago
@OgTheClever
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!
sonarus  +   2547d 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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Euphrate  +   2548d ago
Fair
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
boJABER  +   2548d ago
IGN UK gave it 9.9
krackchap  +   2548d ago
this summer....
haters( EG, 1up, lamespot) are powerful.....but reviews are SOLID.
hazeblaze  +   2548d 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!!!
Britjadg  +   2547d 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.
STARS  +   2548d 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...
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Maverick_  +   2548d ago
MGS4 sounds really really good.
crck  +   2548d ago
Wow now this is some high praise indeed
"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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Michael Jackson  +   2548d ago
MGS 4 is bound for great things.
yanikins111  +   2548d ago
....and you have 13 year olds bound in your basement.

Seriously, why the wacko jacko av?
crimsonfox  +   2548d ago
dude
...

Related video
crck  +   2548d ago
Damn does that bring back memories
Still a cool movie after all these years. haha
voice_of_ reason  +   2548d ago
"This game hands a cigarette and blindfold to just about everything that has come before it"

That made me laugh, good analogy. Man, I'm so excited for this game though.. it's a shame I won't be able to experience it in high def.
Tryst  +   2548d ago
Was thinking the same thing :)
Gun_Senshi  +   2548d ago
I think they are not reviewing MGO because servers are...empty?
bioshock  +   2548d ago
WOW
these are the same guys who gave halo3 8.9...a well deserving score.....man i cant wait

"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"

next gen begins june 12th only on PS3...
yanikins111  +   2548d ago
That is what i like to hear(read?)
KidMakeshift  +   2548d ago
I like Metal Gear and Zone Of Enders, but Kojima receives way too much praise. The critics act like he made the game solely by himself. The same goes for Itagaki
Rusted  +   2547d ago
Maybe because a few games can give you the feeling of the incredible and hard work and research of the team. In my case GTA, Silent Hill, Half Life and of course Metal Gear give me that feeling.
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SL1M DADDY  +   2548d ago
Score or not...
Each time I see a review for this game I get to foaming at the mouth for this title. I need to play it. No really, I NEED to play it.
yanikins111  +   2548d ago
The wait is almost over. My dads flying in to visit on the 12th. Yeah i want to see him, but why cant he come on the 13th???
Salta_nelas  +   2548d ago
8.5 for longevity? I dont get why they dont rate the HOLE package...it comes with online and yet they say they only "came for the single player".
LenHart  +   2547d ago
IGN AU are very harsh reviewers
they gave HALO3 an 8.9 and Mass effect a 9.0

MGS4 is better than both those games

MGS4 has the best graphics too.

"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.
"
resistance100  +   2548d ago
Great review IGN AU are normally the strictest of all the IGN teams, so expect the US one to be around the 9.7 mark
jkhan  +   2548d ago
9.5 from IGN AU is a pretty good score. Considering they gave Halo 3 8.9, while other IGN sites gave it 9.5. They are pretty tough while reviewing. I think its a pretty good score.
PirateThom  +   2548d ago
Bububububu wait for proper reviews... ;'(
xionpunk  +   2547d ago
I liked this "If we're being honest with ourselves as well as you, we have to admit that, while the series continues to improve its gameplay incrementally, the real attraction for the series has been it's visual value and emotional impact."

I agree, because MGS changes what videogames can be.I read in an article once that said their are 2 types of gamers, those who play for the challenge and those who play for the experience. MGS is about the experience, and I think some people don't understand that.

Anyways, I cant wait to experience MGS4 on June 12th.
Angelitos  +   2547d ago
8.5 part is bullcrap. Is he also forgetting there is gonna be trophies?
jackdoe  +   2547d ago
Good score, interesting review. Also, I find it quite interesting that IGN UK and AU review MGS4 before the US branch does. Quite a turn of events.
cmrbe  +   2547d ago
Now this is a very fair review
This is really what any gamer that can't make up their minds really want.
s8anicslayer  +   2547d ago
just remember those reviews mgs4 has gotten thus far are real not bought nor promised! I can't wait to play this game

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