Submitted by TheWickedOne 2215d ago | review

Kotaku: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Review

Metal Gear Solid 4 is a fascinating specimen, equal parts video game and interactive digital cinema. It is both aided and hampered by Kojima's predilection for extensive dialogue and exposition. It's so thematically layered, so steeped in Metal Gear lore that it might be intimidating to new players. (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3) -

Sev  +   2215d ago
Even Kotaku, couldnt bash this game.

MGS4 is the best game ever released to consoles.
Jim Crowslaw  +   2215d ago
it is very very good. This is the 1st time ive played a game and am actually happy becuz im stuck at a boss ****. (those who are up to it or passed it should kno who the boss is jusging by the number of stars i put.... i would hate to spoil it for anyone). Ima giv it 2 more days to try to beat him if not, im PMing one of ya for help.
morganfell  +   2215d ago
Oh they tried. That screw head Brian Ashcraft, the chief Sony hater on the planet Earth, has done everything in his power as night editor to downplay and out right defame the title including supporting negative gossip with headlines. Gossip that has been proven to be false.

Whether they damn the game or praise I could care less. Of all sites that claimed to be center of the road, they are the largest group of Sony hypocrites around. If you look at some of the articles they have published, and Ashcraft was the chief spin doctoring architect several times, they offer up negativity that you cannot find paralleled in any 360 or Wii report. People can say otherwise but facts, as a president once remarked, are stubborn things.

Ashcraft has been away on a trip for 4 days and just got back last night. No doubt he was holed up in some suicide prevention center as he contemplated taking his own miserable life to coincide with the launch of MGS4. I only wish he had the guts to do it.
TheExecutive  +   2215d ago
I am really starting to agree with that statement sev. its rising and keeps on coming up!
ThanatosDMC  +   2215d ago
@ Jim Crowslaw
Are you talking about the hardest boss fight in the game? With Liquid?

Just press select and familiarize yourself with the new control. GREATEST BOSS FIGHT EVER!!!

The beasts were actually easy... i was sad how easy it was. I played on Solid Normal first too. Im on Big Boss difficulty now...
morganfell  +   2215d ago
Jim, I know the boss. If you have issues let me know. I took both of the boss's ...er...weapons you might say and used them against that boss. Pretty easy fight. PM me if you need help.
yanikins111  +   2215d ago
Dont forget to check in with Otacon for hints on how to defeat bosses.

Finished it last night.

Totally. Epic.

Time to go play some MGO.

For some reason i just couldnt figure out BB3. It was pure fluke that i beat it. Nice gun. 1 shot Gecko kills. My new bff :D
BLuKhaos  +   2215d ago
@Jim Crowslaw
you mean Vamp?
CrashSharc  +   2215d ago
@ 1.3

... that's what she said...

xionpunk  +   2215d ago
Finished it last night. Holy $hit...what an amazing game.Loved the final scene. Time for The Boss difficulty!
Jim Crowslaw  +   2215d ago
so wth is the review score Kotaku?

EDIT: how can someone disagree wit a question? i swear some of the ppl on this site are bonkers smh. Dont disagree morons....answer me at least.
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gambare  +   2215d ago
I didn't disagree neither agree if you ask

on topic: Kotaku more than scores they expose their point of view
Jim Crowslaw  +   2215d ago
thank you for ur insight. thats all i wanted to kno, at least i kno u dont fall into the aforementioned catergory.
TheIneffableBob  +   2215d ago
People use the Agree/Disagree system as a Vote Up/Down system (e.g., Digg's thumbs up/down system). N4G decided to be different and use the words Agree and Disagree for whatever reason. As far as I know, nobody uses it the way it's intended.
AlterEgo  +   2215d ago
Kotaku doesn't give a numerical score...just plusses and minuses of the games.

Better system if you ask me.
mushypeas  +   2215d ago
I prefer Kotaku
over Joystiq...the comment boards there are packed with 13 year Wii and 360 fanboys. Mention one positive thing about the PS3 and you're labled "Sony Defense Force". Its sad.
Isaac  +   2215d ago
How the hell did the Meta score go down
From 9.6 to 9.4 in one day after tons of reviews had already come out? Some hater or what?
deeznuts  +   2215d ago
I dunno, but when the N4G meta score was still at 9.6 I went to meta and the score was already 9.4 a few days ago. Just n4g catching up or something.
Bonsai1214  +   2215d ago
only way i can think of it is that the n/a counts as a zero.. because nothing low has been added.

and i would prefer n4g's meta because it accounts for every review posted on the site. rather than metascore or gamerankings which selectively put up reviews. while this might let some fanboy sites go through, its better than censoring whats put up.
juuken  +   2215d ago
I have all four games. Fun times for me during the summer. ^o^
...Crap, now the theme music is stuck in my head. ._.
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xodee48  +   2215d ago
Its good to see the game get the praise it deserves.

The microwave part was one of the best gaming moments ever imo, the moment when snake reaches the end exhausted and me exhausted from the rapid tapping was a surreal experience.*
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Sev  +   2215d ago
I agree
Bubbles for you.

Only thing I have to say....

Is type *** SPOILERS ***

Then Skip a few lines.... So people cant see what you wrote while reading the word spoilers.

EDIT: Nevermind. I skipped a bunch of lines between ***SPOILERS*** and Then...
But as you can see, there is only one line in between.
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ice_prophecy  +   2215d ago

OH man I thought It was GG start again for me in that scene. You shave so close to choking lol :D
mattnz  +   2215d ago
Yeah that was an awesome moment, a great way to illustrate the pain being felt and how it was just your will driving Snake on.
ThanatosDMC  +   2215d ago
They were all going to die too... heck, it still messes me up of how much Kojima loved Raiden... i swear, he just wouldnt DIE!!!

I guess, he redeemed himself... though he became somewhat of an emo later on...


We praised Kojima and his team for this game... i mean, i sure did!
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PoSTedUP  +   2215d ago
at the end of act 4 my total playing time is 28:37:56 and thats only on solid normal! i cant wait to play it on hard!
G1TR4P3D  +   2215d ago
and 3 hours of that has been gameplay.
PoSTedUP  +   2215d ago
AHHHHHHHHgagagagagagaga <--------- Popeye laugh.
G1TR4P3D  +   2215d ago
Syronicus  +   2215d ago
This isn't about consoles...
This is about a great game. And even Kotaku can't argue that MGS4 is one of the BEST games ever made.

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