Submitted by Harry190 2630d ago | review

Gamervision reviews Metal Gear Solid 4

Gamervision reports:

''I feel like I need to preface this review with an explanation of my utter hatred for the previous Metal Gear Solid games. Back when it was first released, I picked up Metal Gear Solid: the Twin Snakes for the Gamecube. As someone who has never played the series, I anxiously awaited a remake of the original PlayStation version so that I could finally understand why everyone loved the games so much. I am not a gamer who has some sort of fear of long cut scenes, and convoluted storylines never bothered me too much, so many of the complaints from Metal Gear Solid haters went past me. After about an hour of playing the previous game, however, I became frustrated with the horrible controls, wonky camera angles and unrealistic and boring stealth mechanics and stopped playing. These events were repeated when I picked up Metal Gear Solid 2 and eventually Metal Gear Solid 3, each time hoping that my original problems with the series would be resolved and I would be able to enjoy the games as most others did. Early trailers for Metal Gear Solid 4 did very little to alleviate my fears for the game, but I still kept a sliver of hope that they would have fixed what ten years and three games worth of damage had done.'' (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3) 9/10

TheExecutive  +   2630d ago
I agree the fixed camera was a huge hinderance to the series and the controls were a little confounded.

All have been fixed.
sonarus  +   2630d ago
I really didn't have complaints about controls but after playing splinter cell, it became hard to play the game with no camera control. MGS 3 subsistence fixed that big time
Wildarmsjecht  +   2630d ago
Sucks that he started off with the Twin Snakes game..but he did find some of the love fans of the game thoroughly enjoy.
yanikins111  +   2630d ago
Personally i found that the fixed camera angles and the old radar system did allow for better avoidance of enemies as the set up always showed what your enemies were doing, either visually or on radar. The user controlled camera and the lack of a "where are they looking" function on the solid eye, whilst generally better for gameplay and realism, did make it hard sometimes to navigate levels without being seen.
PimpHandHappy  +   2630d ago
im happy
they dont use a vision cone anymore! That made it 2easy to avoid being seen!

this game is great
meepmoopmeep  +   2630d ago
good review, right from the start
kingme71  +   2630d ago
Let me tell you from the start that I utterly can't stand chocolate chip cookies. I have hated them for 10 years which is why CookieVision chose me to review Tollhouses newest cookies, even though the cookie monster sits in the cubicle next to me.

Hey, guess what, these cookies aren't bad.
Keyser  +   2630d ago
I was thinking the same thing...
yet not in so colorful of terms.

Bubbles to you for the laugh.
SmokeyMcBear  +   2630d ago
oh man.. that was freaking hilarious, seriously busted out laughing, trying to contain myself so my coworkers dont hear me... thanks
kingme71  +   2630d ago
Thanks guys! You got to wonder how they choose their reviewers sometimes.

Bubbles back at ya... :)
Enigma_2099  +   2630d ago
Oh what the hell...
... here's another bubble...

.. and they actually let the Code Monkeys do real game reviews?
tatotiburon  +   2630d ago
mmmm another review...so the metascore works that way? when a game came out hundreds of fanboys post every single review they can find so the metascore push up, all this reviews counts?? or just especific sites?
SmokeyMcBear  +   2630d ago
nope if you are talking about metacritic, they have specific site and reviews that are counted. There were a bunch of uncharted reviews that got 9s and 10s that were never counted, go figure.
LJWooly  +   2630d ago
I don't think you understand fully. The metacores that "matter" are Metacritic and Gamerankings. They only count sites that they think are credible, so they don't count blogs and lesser-known sites like this one.

The N4G Metascore however, counts every web review for that game, regardless of how "credible" the source is. To be honest, I think it's a far better system than Metacritic. It counts a far wider range of review opinions, and since gaming journalism is a joke nowadays, the opinions of bloggers seem to be of equal professional value to those of, say, Gamespot, or Eurogamer.
xplosneer  +   2630d ago
oh and by the way
A 9/10 on a game that ALREADY has a 96(or so) average is NOT pushing the average UP. :/
juuken  +   2630d ago
...What do you have against this game? I don't understand why there's so much hate against this game. You don't think it deserves these scores? I don't know about you but this game is near perfect. You're making it seem as if it's cheating if this game got excellent scores.

Chill out. Please.
tatotiburon  +   2630d ago
ok i get it now, so the only "meta" that matter is from metacritic, the "meta" of n4g it's a joke then.

I don't hate the game, i love it, but 5 review in a day is getting annoying.
Enigma_2099  +   2630d ago
You say this like MGS4 is the ONLY game guilty of it....
... and that makes you look not-so-smart.
PSWe60  +   2630d ago
I just finished
the game this morning around 3 A.M.


What an ending, playing it again this weekend
Blademask  +   2630d ago
same.. but
I was too tired, so i slept through the ending.. I woke up after the credits and was like "wow omg I cant believe its..." then went to sleep again.

They are right about playing the game tired:\
Pornlord  +   2630d ago
It's a fair review. It made him a fan of the series, that's nice.

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