Submitted by niall77 2630d ago | review

Destructoid review: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Destructoid writes, Metal Gear Solid 4 has been a long-awaited title. We first heard word back in 2005, and drama has only built up from there. It's been touted by PS3 owners as a reason to own the system, and then claimed to be coming to the 360. Well, all of that can be put to rest now that the game is in our hands and available for play.

We've followed the stories of Solid, Liquid, Big Boss, and a bevy of other names through three Metal Gear Solid titles, creating a web of plot points and storylines that have been left unanswered. Delving into Metal Gear Solid 4, I was looking for an experience unlike any of the previous games. (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3) 9.5/10

Rikitatsu  +   2630d ago
This site gave GTA IV 8/10
Thats why i trust it
Hydrolex  +   2630d ago
What did they give to Halo 3?
I don't care about their score until it's higher than Halo 3. If it's higher than Halo 3 then this site is ....
Hydrolex  +   2630d ago
well they say
"Halo 3 is persistently scoring in the 9 to 10 range."

So this website is a BS because GTA IV is better than Halo 3 and it got 8/10 ?

GTA IV was overhyped but it was better than Halo 3.
sonarus  +   2630d ago
Both weren't bad games, they just didn't live up to the hype. GTA4 failed more than Halo 3 imo
Breakfast  +   2630d ago
alster23  +   2630d ago
they gave halo 3 a 8.5
morganfell  +   2630d ago
I am not hammering their review too much but some of their comments are pure idiocy. Here is one:

"What I got to play, I enjoyed."

WTF? I know what he said afterward about numerous cinematics but there was still more actual game time than most games on various platforms. Hell I beat Mass Effect faster.

Shortly after he makes this tell tale remark:

"I had to frequently fall back into this pattern, or just hide for five minutes, because I needed to recover health, and finding rations was not easy."

???? or should I say !!!! I played through on Solid Normal and now I am going back through on Big Boss Hard and finding Rations, Noodles, or Revive is hardly tough.
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LastDance  +   2630d ago
You can call me a playstation fan boy ..because i am...but in my honest opinion...Halo 3 was better then GTA4... I was playing gta4 just last night....Man that game is ugly...Its just not that much fun...its just gta...Ive never revered the series. Especially after playing MGS4, GTA seems so average.

halo3 multiplayer online with 3 other friends = FUN.
morganfell  +   2630d ago
I agree. HALO3 buries GTA4. It isn't just the graphics either. It is the end of this chapter of an epic battle. It isn't MGS4, but it is a great game.
CrashSharc  +   2629d ago
wow... a review which isn't a 10 or an 8... refreshing. ( Although personally I think it deserves a 10)
niall77  +   2630d ago
They are a cool little site
More places need to have more then one person reviewing a game.
Silogon  +   2630d ago
Destructoid are the ones who started the MGs4 coming to xbox 360 rumor. The main Editor for the site was on Gamehead saying he talked to a member who worked on Kojimas team and was officially informed.

Anyways, if they gave GTA4 an 8 then this is great, but I don't frequent their site enough to know how bias or unbiased they are. I just know I don't like them from the whole gamespot ordeal where they tried to get more hits at their expense. I hate Gamespot too, by the way.
Kami  +   2630d ago
Its official
Its official, MGS4 is the Sh*t, with Upper case S.
pepperfootball  +   2630d ago
To Silogon
Good Point
+ bubbles and agree
steck67  +   2630d ago
Lots of 9.5's and 10's, this is great.
ICUP  +   2630d ago
Only 9 and higher otherwise it don't do the game any justice.
Meus Renaissance  +   2630d ago
The first Act was my favourite overall, but there were other moments in the other acts which blew my mind away. I won't spoil it but the night scene in Czech Republic - woooah
clintos59  +   2630d ago
Well aslong as they gave GTA4 and Halo 3 Below MGS4...
The MGS4 score is great and it is better then both of those games. Halo 3 and GTA4 are great games and all but they both didnt live up to the hype. MGS4 on the other hand for me obliberates the gype I had for it and has blow my mind.
Durffen  +   2630d ago
C'mon, all of you people on the internet love Destructoid, but now they're BS because they gave MGS4 something less then a 10? There is something wrong with you people.

So what if Halo 3 got a better score then GTA IV. It's there opinion!
fox02  +   2630d ago
btw, you can't really compare these games; it's just like saying mario is better than soul calibur...
assasshin  +   2630d ago
I love ps3 fanboys, they make me want to hate my ps3
So a reviewer's credibility is based on how high they rate ps3 games now. As long as they rate MGS4 higher than Halo 3 its a credible site. I personally just rented MGS4 as im not really a fan of the series. Just finished ACT 2 and so far the only thing that impressed me is how good those eggs look in the beginning of the game. Love the weapons, Hate the physics (at least how the enemies respond to punches or the roll), Cut scenes interesting but their length eventually got to me and ive skipped a few of them.
Syronicus  +   2629d ago
It's just their opinions...

Halo 3 was a 8 hour game shooting aliens with little depth to the story. It had a good online component and came bundled with a swag bag (for reviewers only).

MGS4 is a 21 hour game watching amazing cutscenes and shooting PMC troopers along with boss battles and geckoes along with the a-typical MGS villains. It has a story that spans 21 years of gaming goodness and comes with a good online component but sadly enough, was not bundled with any swag bag (for reviewers only).

I can see why anybody might be a bit sceptical of review sites that would give Halo 3 a higher score than MGS4 but to each their own right?
xxBATTLECATxx  +   2630d ago
im glad its been getting so many aqmazing reviews. best ps3 game to date best mgs game to date and once i finish it it might just be the best game ive played.........to date. now while we have THIS, all the pathetic sites posting bash-mgs-articles can go ahead and hate, ill be playing one of the most stellar games ever and they can go ahead and keep on hating, they arent fooling anyone

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