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Submitted by SlappingOysters 2231d ago | review

Metal Gear Solid 4 Review - "gamers should be eternally grateful that such a game exists"

Gameplayer has gone live with a glowing review of mega PS3 exclusive Metal Gear Solid 4, declaring it one of the most important games ever to be released.

"In a world filled with generic shooters, bald space marines and ten a penny cliches Metal Gear Solid 4 is a light amongst the dark, proving to designers that you can do something different, that videogames can be more than a sum of their parts." (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3) 10/10

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TheHater  +   2231d ago
I am very greatful it exist. I been playing this game since around 5PM yesterday, and ended up playing all night. It is currently 7:30 AM
sonarus  +   2231d ago
I'm tryin to play in short doses. Right now my PS3 is paused thry one of the cut scenes. Adding pause in cut scenes = best idea ever
supahbad  +   2231d ago
I'm getting it today, ahhhhh!!! I WANT IT NOW! I'm gonna buy two copies, one to play, and one to have sex with. JK! but I really can't wait these reviews are amazing. IGN gave it a 10 so soon after gta4, and i see that as meaning that this game is a true 10 because they didn't care about their credibility, just the game. GAME OF HISTORY
sonarus  +   2231d ago
lol they even said if they could give it an 11 they would. MGS4 is simply one of the best games ever made and gamers are lucky to get a chance to play
TheHater  +   2231d ago
Ok, I finish playing for the day, and in the middle of Act four. going to take a two hour nap, and get back on.
Shadow Flare  +   2231d ago
Playing mgs4, i really don't want to finish the game yet, but i can't put it down either. I can't believe MGS is coming to an end, but im so happy its come to an end in such a brilliant, appropriate and legendary way
-Maverick-  +   2231d ago
"Metal Gear Solid 4 is, by far, the most polished combination of presentation and gameplay this generation. It sets a new benchmark in terms of production values, and will blow your tiny little mind to smithereens on more than one occasion."

"The second act, set in the South American jungle, goes into Snake Eater territory – minus the frustratingly endless camouflage switches. Compared to the first act this experience is a far more linear affair, but is so brilliantly paced that you’ll barely notice or care. It’s topped off by an on rails section that would be the undoubted high point of any other game on the market – but this isn’t any other game, it’s Metal Gear Solid 4, and the best is yet to come."

Namely, a similar on rails section at the end of Act Three.

"We won’t mention too much for fear of spoiling one of the many high points of the game, but the section in question is, visually speaking, a new benchmark in gaming, a brief section of gameplay that will have you questioning just how in the hell Kojima’s coder managed to make the thing work. It will set your brain on fire, then piss on the ashes – you will be amazed, and that’s a stone wall guarantee."

Lmao @ Gears of War-------> In a world filled with generic shooters, bald space marines and ten a penny cliches Metal Gear Solid 4 is a light amongst the dark, proving to designers that you can do something different, that videogames can be more than a sum of their parts. Make no mistake about it, MGS4 is a game that pushes the medium forward, in a big way, and we as gamers should be eternally grateful that such a game exists. An undoubted masterpiece.

Yea baby!!! MGS4 said bring it on!
trancefreak  +   2230d ago
Dude Lmao i had to pry my ass off the game at 1:30 am otherwise i wouldnt be going to work it all. 1 hour of game play felt like 5 min i was so into the game.
Rikitatsu  +   2231d ago
MGS4 is a game everyone should Experince ... even Xbots
"In a world filled with generic shooters, bald space marines and ten a penny cliches Metal Gear Solid 4 is a light amongst the dark, proving to designers that you can do something different, that videogames can be more than a sum of their parts.
Rikitatsu  +   2231d ago
This is site is on metacritic
:)
Veryangryxbot  +   2231d ago
Those xbots better add this one cos they are not including a whole lot of reviews which coincidentally happen to be perfect 10s too.
Another perfect 10 for MGS4. The madness continues. Xbots crying silently in a corner.

MGS4 is PS3 exclusive now and forever. Shadow moses is a blast and I have BB facecamos.
theKiller  +   2231d ago
this title just made my day! ""gamers should be eternally grateful that such a game exists""
well now ps3 owners can enjoy the true next gen game!!!
only us we can play it this game of the century!! it is the best game ever made!!
-Maverick-  +   2231d ago
Im in ACT II and I'm I'm just loving this game. It feels like your on a huge journey to take this like Crazy Evil villian and Snake seems wayyyy more vurnerable in this game although is is still the man and has tons of heart.

DUDE I LOVE MGS4
FAQS  +   2231d ago
Q: Why are you so happy now, dude?
A: I just knew that after all I only had to wait 1 day for MGS4...My Game is now waiting for me in the store I pre-ordered!!....See you guys!
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Erotic Sheep  +   2231d ago
Come on Gamespot, give it up already and throw in the 10 if you want to keep some sort of credibility (if there even is some left)..
ps360fella  +   2231d ago
this game is simply amazing BUT the cutscenes can get annoying.
supahbad  +   2231d ago
you just commited a metal gear sin :(
TheExecutive  +   2231d ago
Repent!
-Maverick-  +   2231d ago
I don't think so whatsoever. They are on like 10 levels higher than anything else. The story and game is just wayyy better and more Epic than ANYTHING.
Erotic Sheep  +   2231d ago
D: ITS A WITCH!
Ninja-Sama  +   2231d ago
This game is so good...
seriously guys once ur a gamer u need to play this...it is that good. Don't care what ur console preference is just find a way to play this game!
crimsonfox  +   2231d ago
GAME IS VERYVERYVERY DOPE
love it woot woot

for a while i found myself typing about video games more then playing them haha

since mgs i've done alot of playing i didn't even comment n4g all day yesterday i'm grateful
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Gun_Senshi  +   2231d ago
Best game ever created
If you are a gamer buy this game.

If you have no PS3 buy MGS4 bundle.

If you have no money sell a kidney.
supahbad  +   2231d ago
if you have no kidney,
steal and sell furniture
sell crack
just play it!
robotnik  +   2231d ago
I will experience it when the truck drivers stop being on strike, damn I want Metal Gear!
beavis4play  +   2231d ago
cliffyb should read this review.....
the characters in a game don't have to look like giant hulks from the WWF to be badass.
Wolf873  +   2231d ago
I can honestly say...
This game has a story worth checking out.
funktion_d  +   2231d ago
i couldn't agree more...
I felt lucky enough to find a copy, and had a chance to play it for about 2 hours last night.. I'd put money this is going to be game of the year.. I've seen nothing else that comes close.. unbelievable work on this one.. (and in full 1080p woot)
Freayr  +   2231d ago
hehe
I even ordered 2 just incase 1 didnt come on time, ordered from different places obviously ^_^

I am currently half way through Act III, 13 hours straight, my eyes burn.. But i carnt get away from it.
BigKev45  +   2231d ago
"gamers should be eternally grateful that such a game exists"
Great game but what a ignorant statement.
SlappingOysters  +   2231d ago
explain how
also prove you know what ignorant means
Imallvol7  +   2231d ago
yeah, what wrong. If you play this game you understand what he means. I think MGS4 has evolved what it means to be a game this generation. It's only going to push the bar further.
OpiZA  +   2231d ago
Just played the intro mission now... still picking my jaw up from the ground
Drekken  +   2231d ago
Thats all I really had time for yesterday. I am hoping this work day flies by so I can get back into it all weekend. What a SICK beginning!
hay  +   2231d ago
Bought my PS3 for this game and FF13. No regrets at this point.
B-Rein  +   2231d ago
same
same reasons i bought my ps3 XD but mainly FFXIII and versus XIII
-Maverick-  +   2231d ago
Seriously, play the game. You will know without a doubt it is different than everything else. MGS4 is the BEST.
Bazookajoe_83  +   2231d ago
I have watched the intro, best game ever =)
I only had time to install it and watch the intro before i had to go to work, from what ive seen it´s the best game ever...
juuken  +   2231d ago
THIS GAME IS BADASS. I'm playing some more today after I study for my exam on Monday.
Wolf873  +   2231d ago
Sadly...
I have yet to play the game even though I have the copy and installed the game; but didn't play it. I'm planning on playing it tonight right after I come back from The Incredible Hulk movie :D.
Imallvol7  +   2231d ago
This is my first MGS game and I must say, I am more than impressed. This games presentation goes above and beyond any game I have ever played, both presentation and gameplay wise.

Beleive me, no matter what you have played, this game blows you away.
Silogon  +   2231d ago
It's alright, I like it but I'm not feeling ti like you all obviously are. Truth is I haven't even gotten 3 min past the part where Snake "Mild spoiler"

puts his hand on the statues snake and it breaks off after multiple touches. "ha"

Anyways, as I said Cool game, but it is all to familier to me. It plays better than any mgs game before it but it just doesn't have enough moves, I don't feel. A wall jump, a pull up, a few more grapples or take downs. The game feels empty in some respects, but right now I'm still early in the game.

I also feel the 1st person mode doesn't always lend itself to your cause. The graphics are sharp, for the most part, but not flawless or perfect.

I love the story and the cutsceens are amazing. I like them more than any mgs game to date. What I'm saying in the end is, it's MGS only on Ps3 with a little bit of graphics shine added to it.

P.S. Where's the eye patch? what's up with that thing is it not in the game no more?
B-Rein  +   2231d ago
This game
this game is truly amaizing, im no big mgs fan but this game it jus amazing, and im still on act 1 hehehe
jkhan  +   2231d ago
Just a few more days, my exams ends on 16th and then no one will be able to stop me from playing this game:D
TheExecutive  +   2231d ago
DO NOT READ THE BELOW POST

HE TELLS THE ENDING OF THE GAME.

He has been reported.

Edit: Mods have deleted it. Thanks!
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nix  +   2231d ago
I AM!! I AM!!! q:
CONGRATES KOJIMA AND THE TEAM!
SKUD  +   2231d ago
..............................
I second that. Excellent work!. Worth more then it cost.
DJ  +   2230d ago
Best game purchase I have ever made.
If you're not playing MGS4 right now, you better have a damn good excuse, i.e. Work, School, Sex...
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KILLERAPP  +   2230d ago
Finish the game last night and it was so awesome I already stared playing it again in a different way so awesome thank you kojima thank you.
PSWe60  +   2230d ago
This is
why there's a PS3. This game is the reason why people should get a PS3, regardless what console they have now
tk  +   2230d ago
Got it...
Picked my copy up in South Africa a few hours ago... The kids only allowed me to play the first 10 minutes... All I will hear the rest of the night is....
Snake? Snake? Snaaaaaaake

It looks great - framerate is great, visuals is good - the gameplay is excelent. Looks like it was worth the first day buy. They only released it this afternoon. Guest this weekend it will be sold out.
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