Is "Metal Gear Solid 4" a game or an experience? The answer is unclear in the latest installment of this epic franchise. Both masterful and bloated, "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots" is less about interactivity and more about storytelling.
Does that say 3/4. I smell contreversy already. Heh heh heh :)
But seriously, I've played MGS4 and it deserves WAY more than a 7.5/10 (3/4). 9.5/10! :)
Fox News Gamers Weekly gave the game a proper review. I suggest watching their video review. Its good. They call it "our favorite video game of all time." http://www.foxnews.com/scit...
Who gives a damn about a FoxNews VIDEOGAME review? Aren't these the same people who thought a side Boob in Mass Effect would be the end of the world?
wow... who the hell uses a scale of 4... fox are for noobs.
1.2@ "Who gives a damn about a FoxNews VIDEOGAME review? " Well the same people that post 5 mgs4 reviews in a day, even freaking blog reviews
Every big game that comes out gets all of these reviews. GTA4 Halo 3 had tones of reviews and stories for about 2-3 weeks after it eventually dies off
WOW... another fine example of a steaming pile o' horse pucky. I don't think you can even say that it's anything remotely close to "journalism" that spews outta that societal anal-wart called FOX.
...sorry... just hatin' on Fox News 8D
rates games out of 4. 3/4 = 7.3/10
I wish FoxNews would Just FoxDie.... lol, see what I did there? ... I think I'm gonna go get a cookie :)
these are the same idiots that have Bill O'Riely as they're star talk host. i can't imagine anyone takes what they say seriously.
disagree with hatin' on Fox News.
It's funny how nobody cares about what Foxnews has to about mgs4 yet there are 90 comments on their review.
How can they say it's their favorite game of all time and give it a 3/4... What are they reserving 4/4 for?
what is it with ps3 fanboys and mgs4.every time a review comes out and it doesn't get a perfect score they tell the reviewer to stfu and call them bias and other names.
they all need to growup and get a damn life and stop acting like mgs4 is the greatest game in the world.they act as if it's a fact and it deserve a perfect score.
the same people here were the same ones that called reviewers bias,said they didn't know what they were talking about and told them to stfu when they gave halo 3 a perfect score,but the same reviewer gave mgs4 a perfect score so now they know what they are talking about.where i'm from we call them hypercrits and they have them on both sides.
ps3 fanboys(not fans,they are fair)also said that halo 3 deserve no more then a 5 or 6 out of 10 and any review above that is bias but claims that every reviewer in the world should give mgs4 a perfect score and the ones that don't are bias and need to stfu.
the truth is that if halo 3 was a ps3 exclusive,the same people that claim that it doesn't deserve more then a 5 or 6 out of 10 would claim that it deserves a perfect score and the reviewer that didn't give it a perfect score is bias and need to stfu.the same thing with mgs4,if it was a 360 exclusive,the same people that claiming it deserve a perfect score would be saying that it doesn't deserve more then a 5 or 6 out of 10 and this is a fact and they all know it.
the truth is that not every one like mgs4,just like every one doesn't like halo 3.every game has some flaws in it and not one game is perfect,not even mgs4 like ps3 fanboys are trying to claim.
the same ps3 fanboys that claim that they like all the cut scenes in mgs4 and they don't mind watching them was the same people that was saying that blue dragon has to many cut scenes and they wouldn't buy it because of it and it wasn't even close to an hr 1/2 like mgs4.
i read a post written by a ps3 fanboy when oblivian first came out and it was supose to be a 360 exclusive.he said that he doesn't have a 360 he has a ps3 but he played it on his cousin 360 and the game suxed and it was over rated and he wouldn't buy it if he had a 360.well when it was released on the ps3,the same ps3 fanboy said that it was a great game and every one should buy it.
fanboys from both sides act the same way.ps3 fanboys think that all the games on the 360 sux and all the ones on the ps3 are better.360 fanboys think that all the games on the ps3 sux and all the games on the 360 are better.
all ps3 fanboys would love for certain 360 exclusives to be on the ps3 and vice versa but none of them will admit it because they act childish.
i have a 360 and i would love for killzone 2 to be on the 360 if it is like they claim and if it is it should win game of the year.
what i'm trying to say is that just because you think a certain game deseve a perfect score that doesn't mean it does,that's your opinion.
the truth is that fanboys from both sides will say a game sux if it's on the other system.360 fanboys claim that halo 3 deserve a perfect score but if it was a ps3 exclusive they would say it sux.ps3 fanboys claim mgs4 deserve a perfect score but if it was a 360 exclusive they would say it sux and this is a fact,all you have to do is read fanboys posts and the way they talk about the other system and the games on it and it's just childish and i would be ashamed if i was them.
they're waiting for HOW TO SELL PROPAGANDA TO SHEEP simulator for that 4 outta 4 :)
well i guess everyone gets there say, but i dont think they are familiar with the whole mgs4 background, the whole thing with this game was to seal the games story, to tie it altogether and answer those questions everyone wants to know, while i agree that the cutscenes are long, its all worth while when you see how masterfully the graphics come together with the story and give ps3 owners the best looking game thus far.
As much as I don't care abotu Uncharted, it's certainly better lookign than MGS4, as much as I love MGS4.
Since when was FoxNews a credible source for anything at all?
Never, but even a dog licks his own asshole somtimes! HAHAHahhA owned.
well around 50 other reviewers says other wise! MGS4 perfect reviews from! 10/10 from kombo 10/10 from gamespot 10/10 from IGN 10/10 from Playstation Official Magazine UK 10/10 from GamePro 10/10 from Playstation: The Official Magazine (US) 10/10 from Game Informer 10/10 from Gameplayer 10/10 from Console Monster 10/10 from PSX Extreme 10/10 from AceGamez 10/10 from Famitsu 10/10 from MeriStation (Spain) 10/10 from PlayStation Beyond 10/10 from Empire Online 10/10 from neocrisis 10/10 from Rise of Games 10/10 from pocket-lint 10/10 from gamespot(UK) 10/10 from JeuxVideo.FR 10/10 from bingegamer(BG) 10/10 from PSU 10/10 from Dubious (104%) 10/10 from 411 10/10 from X-Play 10/10 from PlayStationLifeStyle.net 10/10 from Eurogamer Portugal 10/10 from Loot Ninja 10/10 from PST (www.psturkiye.org) 10/10 from ME (megamers.com) 10/10 from 360-Entertainment 10/10 from jv.org 10/10 from Level 26 10/10 from PSM (Italy) 10/10 from Playr (bravo uk) 10/10 from ReelGamers 10/10 from Sl!ceGaming 10/10 from Sci Fi 10/10 from Giant Bomb 10/10 from Maxim Online 10/10 from Thunderbolt Games 10/10 from TheSixthAxis 10/10 from Lawrence 10/10 from Digital Chumps 10/10 from get2sammyb.co.uk 10/10 from Hooked Gamers 10/10 from GamingAge 10/10 from QJ.Net 10/10 from G4 TV 10/10 from Geekscribe 10/10 from SCRAWL (scrawlfx.com) 10/10 from LoadingReality.com 10/10 from Lazygamer 10/10 from Consolenauts 10/10 from Gamesdog 10/10 from ztgamedomain.com foxnews is hardcore 360 fanboys!! Mass effect was a half flop and they tried to draw attention by saying the sexual stuff in it is bad and bla bla bla!
Mark as Spam.
FOXNEWS: Less SLACKING OFF, and more IMPORTANT NEWS. What are you guys doing reviewing games? Morons.
dude i totally agree
Yes its a great game and all but that not there job to review it. Since when does fox news review games? This is the first i heard.
i bet ya they just more people going to there site or something.
dont they have more pressing issues like britneys bagingo
It's the Associated Press. Foxnews is just relaying the AP feed.
Ok, before anyone comes in here talking about "Why is it that whenever it gets less than a 9, it's a bias reviewer or a dumb one and blah blah blah" Please look at the "reviewer"
Yea. Fox news. The supposed World Wide leader for fair and unbiased news casting.
Im gonna let the irony float alittle more while I chuckle. heh..amazing.
like i care
Idiots. In the end, who gives one about what Foxnews think?
I don't care if the president of the starfleet federation reviews this game and brings out a law that says everyone will accept that MGS4 is a 1/100. It would make no difference. I would make no difference to anyone who has played it.
I just completed it. I know what I think of it. I know MY score, and that's all that matters.
Not only do they have no clue how to review games but wtf is up with the out of four format?
3/4 let me get this straight so MGS4 is 75% game. Ok there goes their credibility. Don't quit your day job, even though they suck sh*t there also!
I don't think the question should be whether "Metal Gear Solid 4" a game or an experience?"
It should be is "Fox News a news site or a game review site?"
The answer is very obvious!! NEITHER!
why do they review out of 4?
They can't count higher.
Because Their readers only know how to think along Movie review parameters.
like Kojima said, MSG is for fans.
Couldn't have said it better. I don't understand why everybody is getting upset here. This review is a reflection of what the more casual gamer is likely to get out of MGS4. This game is more for the hardcore gamers who are more familiar with the series. The casual gamer is not going to spooge in their pants over this game like the existing fans are. Just because a non-MGS fan doesn't "get it" like the hardcore fans do, it doesn't mean that his/her opinion of the game is any less valid. It merely means that his/her opinion reflects the viewpoint of a more casual gamer.
like a local tv station knows games,lmao!!MGS4 a 10.5/10.PLAY B3YOND!!
Foxnews is a bunch of conservatives, they know it all. lol.
its the first review i have ever seen with Foxnews.com!
Since when did they review video games? And on a 4 rating scale? Jeez they might as well have a skip it, rent it, or buy it rating.
I think the Faux part went over peoples heads look it up people it's french for phony or fake
whats next Sports Illistrated reveiw of MGS4?
Note to FoxNews: STFU
more action? any more action and my mine will explode! the story was incredible. i beat it last night.........and im speechless. truly the game of the year.
who the hell says that about a tactical espionage game? MGS4 at that and this is the first review i seen that gave it a 3...Yes I know its on a 1-4 scale(wtf that scale is for movies) but a 3 is always to low for MGS4 unless its on a 1-3 scale.... im not even sure that scale even exist 0.o. Also didn't the other foxnews site give this game a 10/10
i didn't even bother reading the review, just the header was enough "mgs4 needs more action, less story". sure i understand some ppl don't "get" metal gear, still i thank kojima that he never listened to them and just persisted with his vision.
For Fukc sake, it's a video game not a crappy reality show.
Fox has no business in news let alone gaming
We're talking about games here [email protected]
Fox news also stands up for Bush, attacks barrack obabma, and builds up McCain... they're the Joke of the news industry. Ignore them. Jon Stewart said he couldn't put the game down. :)
What the, now news people are reviewing it? Fox news are going to get a lot of haters for their shows.
but doesn't this seem completely on par with their war coverage? less story more fighting? less detail more fighting? less intelligence, more confrontation? f*ck fox news
Just let that sink in for a moment...Foxnews...reviewing MGS4. You don't have to comment back, just think about it.
haven't Fox News already proven to us that whenever they talk about games we should tell them to STFU? i think they have, STFU FOX!!!
Because you realize that FoxNews is just giving MGS4 a 3/4 for a publicity stunt. I mean, how many other times have you actually heard of a review by FoxNews? I ASK YOU, GOOD PEOPLE OF N4G!
I don't care about the MGS rating that's their opinion, but if there ever was a horribly uneven news agency it would be FOX , and there BS
Don't count out CNN - Clinton News Network
if you watch their video review, they mention almost nothing bad, sound like another 5/5 to me.
Okay guys, come on. Seriously.
This is a fair score. They're reviewing this game for the public, the people who watch Fox News, not the fanboys.
Yes, I've played the game. I haven't finished it yet, I think I'm about halfway through Act 4. Yes, it is a very good game.
When you're actually playing it.
No one (but fanboys and EXTREME fans) can totally just wave off the fact that there's more time spent watching cutscenes in this game than there is playing it. To be honest, that's really the only thing wrong with the game, but it's still a pretty disruptive element for anyone that's not completely and totally engrossed in the story.
Stop getting all your panties in a bunch because someone doesn't treat this game like it's the greatest thing ever to grace the earth. A couple of 8/10 reviews and you all go nuts. It's rediculous. It's why so many people, including me, are reluctant to visit this site.
What the hell is up with rating something out of 4 though? That's just stupid.
...no one is complaining about the score here...just that this review is from a very weird source that never rates games and consistently thinks that games are the end of the world. And yet, everyone who complains about the complaints thinks that we are complaining about the score they gave the game only. Why is it that some people are believing that the people critical of some of these reviews AREN'T complaining about the score itself? There ARE other things in a review (or ways that people GET to that score if you want to bring in the Chris Buffa BS) that may draw a red flag.
The long cutscenes are the best thing about the game. My dad came in while i was paying and just sat in awe, and he never plays computer games.
its true. id say about the 20 hours it took me to beat it , about 5-8 hours were cutscenes
let's get bill'o reilly, sean hannity and michele malkin to tell us which games we should play! you guys remember: while 30% 360s were RRODing like crazy, they got some teenage xbots on the show to reveal the massive untold sony conspiracy of "DUSTY PS3s". http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News... I think m$ + 360 + xbots + foxnews go real good together: A stinkin buncha XCOXUCKAS LOL!
its funny and ironic that people complain about the length of non-interactivity in MGS4. i'm on Act 5, and so far i've had more non-cutscene gameplay time in MGS4 than i had in both GOW and Uncharted combined. its not the game's fault that it has a story thats about 5 times more interesting than anything currently available.
lol amen to that. Average gameplay time on Solid Normal would be about 17 hours. In "the making of" blu-ray, they stated that there were about 8 hours of cutscenes. So you -8 hours, you get 9 hours of gameplay worth. That's 3-4 more hours than Gears of war, 3-4 more hours than Heavenly Sword, or just about the same length as Uncharted. Which not to mention minusing the cutscenes in those games.
A right wing OPINION channel ,not a news channel. FOX news sucks balls, just like everything else Murdoch (scumbag) owns. It's just another evil tool of his to proffer right wing, pro-war, pro rich policies, to keep the world enslaved by the money grabbers and money lenders. The only