Submitted by Brian5247 2516d ago | review

1UP Review: Metal Gear Solid 4

As Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' first act draws to a close, the villain's first experimental step toward his grand scheme goes awry. Unexpectedly, this prompts him to gloat to series protagonist Solid Snake that his failure has proven, at last, that both hero and foe are more than mere duplicates of their "father," the legendary soldier from whom they were cloned. In his triumph, he repeats a motif that's run through the entire Metal Gear saga: the struggle for individualism and freedom in the face of the deterministic rules laid down by society. This conflict has surfaced in every chapter of the series to date -- whether in a patriot's sacrifice for her nation, a supersoldier declaring himself to be more than a tool of the government, or in Snake himself telling his protégé that life isn't merely a struggle to survive and propagate -- and finds its ultimate expression in MGS4. Snake's tale comes to its climax as he teams up with allies drawn from 50 years of continuity, all in an effort to thwart a global scheme that threatens the very notion of free will. It is, in short, precisely what the grand finale of a legendary franchise should be: grand, final, and thoroughly steeped in its own lore. (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3) A-/A+

JVIDICAN  +   2516d ago
nice! =D
sonarus  +   2516d ago
Remember this day Playstation fans. This is the closest a PS3 game will ever come to an A on 1up.com...unless off course the game is also on the 360
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Jamie Foxx  +   2516d ago
GOTY nomatter what 1up say,graphics wise new benhmark set.
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madness  +   2516d ago
weird.... review seemed quite negative yet MGS4 still got an A-
Condoleezza Rice  +   2516d ago
That's why I as well as many other gamers don't care for 1ups score ^
Any site that alters and removes reviews for fear of loss of Ad money is a joke.
mikeslemonade  +   2516d ago
Boycott 1up? Nah i'm kidding 1up is entertaining. The score is kinda low because an A- isn't 90 percent like in School. 1up has 15 possible scores A+,A, A-,- F+, F, F- etc. so really an A- is 13/15 which is 86.666666%.
Big Jim  +   2516d ago
Strange, because metacritic lists 1UP's score as a 91. I'm not saying you're wrong and metacritic is right, but whats the deal?
mikeslemonade  +   2516d ago
I'm probably wrong then because originally 1up intended a C to be a 5/10 which is an average game. It's just confusing to put letters in review scores. It's never been done before for a reason.
morganfell  +   2516d ago
these guys hate sony, hate the pse. otherwise the game would have received an A+. best game i have ever played, and i mean ever. getting ready to go back and link up with rat patrol.
QuackPot  +   2516d ago

LBP will be unstoppable....

...then comes the King of Kings....GOD OF WAR 3.

5/5, 10/10, 100/100, A etc, etc. It will be a unanimous verdict for both of these game without doubt.
barom  +   2516d ago
it's a shame that some of the MGS fans at 1up has left. I bet Bryan Inithar or Mark Mcdonald would be a more appropiate reviewer. Shane is kinda too big of a fan so he's kinda blinded. Jeremy, I've never even seen him talking about MGS before. I don't know. I seem to loose faith in 1up.
I LOVE my xbox  +   2515d ago
I don't really concern myself with reviews, whether it is 1-up or Official Playstation Magazine...

Hahahaah just kidding!!!!!

It's game of the century. I feel bad for whoever has not played this game yet. You're REALLY REALLY REALLY missing out.
harrisk954  +   2515d ago
is translating the 1up review as a 91.... how does an A translate into a 91? It just as easily could have been a 95 or 100???
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Assassin4hire  +   2516d ago
next time how bout a little earlier..
krackchap  +   2516d ago
not surprised coming from 1up
Condoleezza Rice  +   2516d ago
Don't care
Too little too late.
Whoooop  +   2516d ago
FREE KY .....
Free KY cream for the bots.... Let's make that rape a more comfortable one.

goldenzealot  +   2516d ago
@ Whoooop
i'll be saying the same thing to you droids when gears 2 comes out ;D
Whoooop  +   2516d ago
Don't take it too seriously... It's late and I'm bored.


I'm actually exited about Gears 2, there's no doubt it will be great.
AngryTypingGuy  +   2515d ago
Do the owners of one console really get that upset when a great exclusive comes out for the other one? I don't. But then again, I have a life outside of video games too.
J@D  +   2516d ago
Obama  +   2516d ago
I think they took off a point simply because it is not on the 360. Remember the phrase "suck a d*ick Kojima" they wrote on the 360 box?
pimpstation  +   2515d ago
1up are well known xbox fanboys. I'm surprised this game even got an A- from them. They better hope they never meet me, because they'll be the ones with a d1ck in their mouths.
Fishy Fingers  +   2516d ago
Played for 7 hours or so last night.

Amazing, easily, EASILY! The best game on the PS3 to date. You guys are going to love it.
The Karate Kid  +   2516d ago
I hate 1up!
Ok so they give Virtua Fighter 5 on 360 an A+ and Give Meta Gear Solid 4 Guns Of The Patriots an A-?

I really hate that website. They are all some tards, str8 up retards. There 360 fanboy garbage Americans. Stupid idiots! It's websites like 1up and GameSpot that are utterly destroying the Video Game Industry!
Gitaroo  +   2516d ago
Shane didnt review it, Im actually surprise that it got A- from 1up. If Shane reviewed it it would be like A+ no doubt.
Angelitos  +   2516d ago
I wold like to know why it isnt a A+ or an A, instead of a A-.
Dark General  +   2516d ago
Because they can't run around giving a Ps3 exclusive more than a "90" for it's score. Think of the headlines "1up/EGM officially unbiased". Now they can't have that now can they?
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Orange  +   2515d ago
Read the review.

He says the 1st half is brilliant (A+) but the 2nd half is too much cinema and it breaks up and frustrates the play.

He makes a reasonable argument that a story arch that's all about individual choice shouldn't funnel into an experience that makes you a helpless spectator.

Big deal though, we'll all still LOVE it.
LTC  +   2516d ago
A good score considering there 360 fanboys. I was expecting a "B" from them. Man this has to be GOTY.
Syronicus  +   2516d ago
They could have given it a D-...
And it would have mattered not. This game is for the fans and for those interested in the series and not for bias buttholes.
MrAngryEyz  +   2516d ago
Don't You Guys Remember
That last gen, everyone thought EGM was bias towards the PS2? They got constant complaints because people thought they weren't treating the xbox/gamecube fairly...now when you look back at it, what stands out as the system with the most quality games....? Just maybe the 360 has more quality games than the PS3. And dont call me bias...I have both.
M0UTHBREAKER  +   2516d ago
LOL, PS3 fanboys, get over it, this thing is not game of the year material.

If you really want to play the AAA games of the year, go and buy GTAIV, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and The World Ends With You.
TheExecutive  +   2516d ago
Quit spamming with the same nonsense. This will be on everyones list as a contender.
rushbd  +   2516d ago
thanks for the laugh. Sadly i don't think i'll see you much here...
sleepyk  +   2516d ago
Get over it! You're jealous because MGS4 is getting the recognition it deserves. This game is a million times better than Halo or any Mario game. You always put out posts of MGS4 score is lowering down meanwhile, Metacritic & Game Rankings don't get all the reviews because in here, MGS4 meta score is 9.6 or 96%. Face it, you are some anti-Sony loser who has no life but to diss games on a Playstation platform.

P.S. The World ends with you is not a AAA game. According to metacritic, it's an 88%. Game Rankings=88.2% and in N4G an 89%. Plus, I'm glad you pointed out GTA4 since it's the only 360 game to have an AAA title as of yet and PS3 already has 2(GTA4,MGS4)
Orange  +   2515d ago
I don't get the Brawl love. I've already shelved it.
jethro_jones  +   2515d ago
Definitely not GOTY
You PS3 fanboys are blinded by your love for Sony. I play both PS3 and Xbox 360 and this game is definitely nothing special. It might be special to those die-hard MGS fans, but compared to other games out, this is weak.

Mark another one up as overhyped and short-lived...
Djomblade1  +   2515d ago
LOLLOLLOLLOL...are you serious!? Super Smash Bros and GTAIV!? Ummmmmm NO! If any of those two (albeit good games) get GOTY then I lose faith in the gaming community.
Aquanox  +   2516d ago
A- is considered as 90% of score, which is still very good.
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NanoGeekTech  +   2515d ago
30mins to go.........................
Seems like a pretty harsh review......for a game that will be the benchmark for this generation of gaming.....
jethro_jones  +   2515d ago
I play Xbox 360 and PS3. You just gave a perfect example of your fanboyism by claiming not to care how good MS games are, but only caring about what system you're playing a game on.

Both systems are good, but you are missing out if you only play PS3.
AngryTypingGuy  +   2515d ago
You guys are lame. 1UP are not 360 fanboys, and not everything is a conspiracy toward the PS3 and Sony.
Obama  +   2515d ago
They are desperate 360 fanboys.

23 minutes mark.
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AngryTypingGuy  +   2515d ago
Their scores are totally fair and probably often consistent with Metacritic and gameranking.com scores.

There's no such thing as a desperate 360 fanboy. The 360 has the greatest games in the world.
xg-ei8ht  +   2515d ago
What exactly are people missing out on from not buying a 360?

Gears? Good on graphics, but lacks substance,same gameplay mechanics over and over again. Also looking better on the PC?

Halo - The most overrated game of all time? Don't you understand it's hype that sold this game. Enemies that was comical to say the least.

Kinda like hl2, lacking in gameplay, but decent enough story for a fps.

I think you have it the wrong way around, if you don't have a ps3, your missing out on alot of great games, not a couple.
jethro_jones  +   2515d ago
I didn't say 360 was the only true gaming experience. I agree that only playing the Xbox 360 is also missing out. The PS3 has great games just like the Xbox does.

The fanboyism is just annoying, whether it is for PS3 or 360.

I am not a huge Halo fan - I have it but havn't played it since 2007. I do love Gears of War. If you haven't put some time into playing it then don't judge because I consider it and COD4 to be the best games out right now. I also haven't played Gears very much recently because I'm addicted to COD4.

Looking forward to COD5, KZ2, and Gears 2.
bigbomber  +   2515d ago
i got this game last night and it makes all the games i have ever played seem like crap its that good.
leeger  +   2515d ago
What I am waiting for is for someone to count the pixels of MGS4. God i'm really dying to know what's the native resolution of MGS4! hahahaha
Mr L  +   2515d ago
Im a nintendo fan. im all about mario and link and kirby and samus and all the crap. And i was never really interested in MGS series. Then i bought super smash bros. brawl and decided Solid snake is epic. after i heard about MGS4 i searched it...only to find out PS3 is the only system it will be available for...and i locked myself in my closet and cried. i dont have the money to buy a PS3!!! but for this game...i might just have to find the money somewhere...
avacadosnorkel  +   2515d ago
picked it up this morning and completed a nice size chunk
Your mom should castrate all reviewers that scored GTA IV higher than this game.

GTA IV wishes it could be this cinematic.
The Lazy One  +   2515d ago
Holy balls
Watch the video review...

wtb personality... jesus.

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