GameSpy writes: "With the release of Konami's Metal Gear Solid 4, the moment millions of fans have been waiting for is finally here. As the final chapter in the Solid Snake saga, the game was supposed to bring closure (and, perhaps more importantly, answers) to the series that was introduced over 20 years ago on the NES. It appears that Kojima and friends have succeeded in nearly every way, crafting a title that not only answers all of our questions, but make us care about Snake more than we ever thought we could. While it's not without its issues, Metal Gear Solid 4 is the best game on the PlayStation 3, as well as one of the finest titles we'll see this year.
Metal Gear Solid 4 takes place six years after the end of MGS2, and the world is a much different place than it was when we last saw Snake. The years have been particularly hard on our gruff hero, as he's suffering from an accelerated aging process due to the fact that's he a clone of Big Boss. Despite his creaking joints and insatiable desire for Metamucil, Old Snake (as he's now called) is sent back into the field to track down and kill Liquid Ocelot, the longtime series antagonist that was last seen escaping with Metal Gear Ray. This being a Metal Gear game, the lines between good and evil are blurred significantly, meaning there are plenty of double-crosses and espionage throughout the game."
-OctoCamo and Solid Eye are great gameplay additions
-Presentation (including the long cut-scenes) is top-notch
-Finally, some answers!
-Drebin fundamentally changes the core MGS experience
-Metal Gear Online is hindered by a clunky interface and reliance on the PlayStation Network