Submitted by Rowland 2575d ago | review

Star Tribune: Metal Gear Solid 4 Review - 'Masterpiece'

From the review: "Metal Gear Solid 4" is a masterpiece. As the crowning achievement of the series' 20-year history, Hideo Kojima's final "Metal Gear Solid" title might not be what you expect, but it is everything you could hope for in a video game.

"MGS4" plays like the kind of game you always knew "Metal Gear" could be. The reinvented control scheme is the best thing that has happened to the series, giving combat a visceral and intuitive edge. Codec interactions are drastically reduced, which puts the focus on the stunning events happening right in front of you. Similar to games such as "Call of Duty 4" and "BioShock," "MGS4" makes excellent use of scripted events during game play, such as a rebel's execution or a robot crashing through a building. I doubt you'll even see them all in a single play-through." (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3) -

BulletToothtony  +   2575d ago
Great review... seems this guy enjoyed the game and every single little thing that Hideo did in this game just as much as i did..
AllahAkbar  +   2575d ago
star tribune is the largest newspaper in minnesota, very nice.
crimsonfox  +   2575d ago
i like at the end
how he says how you can ask everyone how they completed what ever mission and there usually different this game really has a million ways to be beat im replaying it now and using gun mods.i didn't use them the first time but now i have and it changes the game alot the sneaking is the best of it's kind this blows away SC's sneaking and that's just the sneaking there's tons of ways to complete it and i cant wait to continue figuring out ways how.
SaiyanFury  +   2575d ago
I just picked up MGS4 and finished the first battle with Rat Patrol and I'm loving every minute of it. Comparing MGS4 to Call of Duty 4 is moot. COD4 focuses more on the online aspect which is where it really excels. MGS4, while has a big online focus, also focuses on a large single player aspect. Comparing COD4 and MGS4 in the single player aspect is bunk. COD4 truly rocks as an online title, but the single campaign was admittedly short. The MGS series excels in the single player area. And that is what I truly love it for.
supergamer  +   2575d ago
it truely is an MASTERPIECE no doubt!
juuken  +   2575d ago
One of the best games I've ever played.
ICUP  +   2575d ago
Same here bro.
tweaker  +   2575d ago
I'm loving my Gunmetal PS3. A remembrance of the greatest game I played so far this generation. Too bad I won't use it. Need to keep it in mint condition. My 60gig PS3's are still running strong. :)
name  +   2575d ago
I'm happy that I finally have an answer to "whats your favorite game of all time". I never could answer that question before, I always answered with a bunch of games.
yanikins111  +   2575d ago
here here
shysun  +   2575d ago
Im near the end of act 4 and this game is Godly to me! I love every aspect of it gameplay/story/graphics ectect
Sayai jin  +   2575d ago
I am just starting Scene 1, but so far I am impressed. Way to go Hideo.
yanikins111  +   2575d ago
Fasten your seat belt, stock up on your favourite carbonated beverage and put the local pizza store on speed dial.

Is it just me or is the facial animation in mgs just as good as that heavy rain trailer, if not better?

I heart Naomi
ICUP  +   2575d ago
I just finished the game, and the game is truly a masterpiece, every PS3 owners need to pick this game experience this epic game and movie. :)
kindi_boy  +   2575d ago
if am not mistaken the person who wrote this review was cutting and pasting couple of reviews together word by word... hope i can find the links.

still it's a masterpiece no less.
mistertwoturbo  +   2575d ago
Why is this article posted under "Multi" It should be under Playstation 3 only.

When will people learn that it's never going to the 360? If you've played the game and beaten it, there's so much references to the sony playstation and other MGS games that there's no way it will be on the 360. jesus christ.
tk  +   2575d ago
Only a couple of hours in the game
Only at Act 2. Can't get much time on it - my kids are enjoying this game a lot. For those who still wonder - go buy it. Best game so far on PS3.
frakkel  +   2574d ago
He did gave a score! 4 our of 4 stars
Just finished it late last night. Only as a eagle(10), used more than 20 hours.

Its my first MGS experience and what an experience!

It sets a new standard of storytelling. Its nice to see some groundbreaking happening in front of your eyes. Its a game you would look back on in a decade as the title that defined a new way of telling a story. The story and gameplay is so intervened that you really feel those two elements closing in on each other.

Looking forward to my second playthrough.

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