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Nega-review: Metal Gear Solid 4

Wilkommen, bienvenue, and welcome back to the Joystiq Nega-review. As usual, we've taken the negative bits from a bunch of generally positive reviews for a game and put them together into a ridiculously skewed and damaging whole. The point is not to destroy a game that people seem to enjoy, but to point out the valid bad points that can get lost in the waves and waves of praise.

Compared to other highly anticipated games, the reviews of Metal Gear Solid 4 spanned a relatively wide range of opinions. The tone of each review depended largely on the reviewer's ability to tolerate sometimes strained plots delivered through hours and hours of expository cut scenes. Some die-hard fans of the series who wrote reviews seemed willing to overlook problems that more casual fans felt were potentially ruinous. Still, even the most negative reviews found a lot to like about the game's revitalized, open world gameplay. (Culture, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3) -

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Drekken  +   2724d ago
I understand what Jostiq is trying to do with Negareviews, but those people at that site hate Sony. I read like 5-10 comments and I will never go back there.
morganfell  +   2724d ago
They have always had issues with Sony. Yes they have done nega-reviews on products before but notice which ones they don't touch. Joystiq are the lowest form of life. They are neck and neck with Kotaku for attacking Sony.
Jamie Foxx  +   2724d ago
eurogamer and the others have somehing against sony 'disagree' me all you want but unless you play this game for even 20min you cant comment.

this game redefines next-gen and is in my top3 of greatest games of all time. i would even go as far as saying its the greatest exclusive game of all time in MY opinion i am just spellbound by this game and i had my doubts as i am not the greatest metal gear fan,i loved mgs1 hated mgs2 so i never played mgs3,this i believe was kojimas original vision this is what he wanted to create all those years ago and its taken bluray and the cell to accomplish his vision,truly great game
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hfaze  +   2724d ago
Just to clarify...
With all of these negative comments flying around about all of the cutscenes, you'd almost think that the game sucked...

If you've never played MGS before, or are not into the whole MGS story line, then you will probably find the cutscenes excessive.

If you enjoyed the MGS series, then you will thoroughly enjoy the story line of MGS4, of which the cutscenes play a big part.

One thing that I haven't seen many reviews even make mention of is Metal Gear Online. The online play is ADDICTIVE, and adds elements that you will not see in other online games.

Bottom line, if you're an MGS series fan, GET IT, NOW... If you're not into the MGS series, then you may not like MGS4. Simple.
Metal Gear Solid  +   2724d ago
Video Kojima would be laughed out a script meeting for Days of our Lives with this poorly written trash.
-Maverick-  +   2724d ago
Xbox 360 IS DOOMED. Move along. MGS4 is better than anything on the 360 and nothing will change that and its the cold hard truth.
jkhan  +   2724d ago
In an age where there is hardly any story in video games & MGS4 was bashed for having too much story cool.
Coke-a-Cola  +   2724d ago
To take any review for a Cut and Paste is Blasphemous at best ............
Its tantamount to telling the punch-line of a joke with no story .............
Sorry but it is not funny or smart ..... least of all informative.

Shame on You Joystick.
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Greysturm  +   2724d ago
Every game...
No matter how good it is will always have dissenters/haters, this game as stated by the maker himself is targeted to the fans/hardcore so no one should complain that it isnt pick up and play/casual, Mgs has always been story driven through Kojimas perspective so its kind of stupid to complain about several premices of the series like the twisted complicated storyline, the extended character development or the cutscenes/conversations it uses to achieve that.
KILLERAPP  +   2724d 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  +   2724d ago
Joystiq has always hated Sony, that was made apparent since E3 2005. That's why I came here, although a few of the points brought up in this article are valid. But I find that those complaints are from people who are used to shoot em' ups and aren't very good at spy or stealth games.
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Redlight  +   2724d ago
Lets be honest, story telling in games is extremely poor. Even the games that are considered to have great stories are third-rate cousins to movies and books.

The MGS storyline isn't anything close to great, it's barely even good. It confuses complexity for meaning and obscurity for truth. In the end the fact that it is trying so hard only underlines it's failure as art and its total inability to enlighten or inform. This is story-telling on par with soap-opera or children's cartoons. It's fine if you like that kind of thing, but don't confuse it with quality.
Jim Crowslaw  +   2724d ago
wow ur actually serious arent you?

Edit: so to help me understand your post ima make a list of supposedly games w/ bad storytelling:

God of War
MGS series
GTA: SA (superb writing way over IV)
LOK: Soul Reaver (my fav VG story)
Resident Evil

The reason why ur mind would prolly conclude that VG's are a step below movies in storytelling is cause VG's hav to keep the user entertained (through controlling the character) and compelled at the same time where a movie just acts out on its own. As good as Titanic, the Departed, Schlinder's List, The Pianist etc were, imagine playin those movies as games. U underestimate the crucial work and deliverence that goes into a game.
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MikeGdaGod  +   2724d ago
@ Redlight
i would sit here and explain all the reasons that you're 100% wrong about this game, but i'd rather go play it instead.

maybe next month i'll tell you how ridiculous your statement is.
likeaboss302  +   2724d ago
While I like the MGS4 games...
The story always seem to have some really oddball moments that take you out of what otherwise is a very serious storyline. I'm enjoying MGS4 so far but just wonder what it would be like playing without characters taking a crap in their pants and doing stupid stuff that takes away from a serious situation.

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