NZGamer writes: "Set in 2014, five years after the "Big Shell Incident" that took place in Metal Gear Solid 2, Guns of the Patriot is the first game in the long-running franchise to appear on the next-gen PS3 console. To say that Metal Gear has a cult following would be an understatement, considering the first title came out over 20 years ago. Despite this though, it is clear that the game is not suited to everyone's tastes. The long, over-indulgent cinematic cut-scenes combined with the sometimes inappropriate odd-ball humour has had many gamers scratching their heads in confusion. Regardless of your view point though, very few could question the artistic genius behind this latest instalment.
After a series of fairly lengthy but dramatic cinematics that set the scene in the Middle East, you are placed back in the boots of Snake. Except he is now known as Old Snake due to an unfortunate cellular degeneration disease that has afflicted him, causing him to age prematurely. Although despite Old Snake looking like a grand-daddy, he is still as agile and buff as ever. Apart from the occasional comedic sore back animation, he moves just like the original Snake, letting you crawl through holes, climb ledges and take diving rolls into cover. Thankfully the controls have also been updated for the PS3 version and are now much smoother and slicker than the previous titles."