Gamernode writes: "Metal Gear Solid 4 (MGS4) is a highly detailed game truly best viewed as a whole. While it's necessary to nitpick the convoluted story and over-dramatic voice acting in order to progress the medium, doing so for too long may significantly and unnecessarily detract from the overall, and in this case, highly polished product.
On the "making of" disc included with the limited edition version only available at GameStop and with the Gun Metal PS3, series creator Hideo Kojima says, "There are certain things you need to pass on in life but the theme of this game is 'sense,' or that which you can't pass on. A person's will and way of life is symbolized by Snake continuing to fight despite his old age, and also myself retuning to direct the game."
Regardless, right now it's one of the best-looking, engaging, and emotionally driven experiences, with the gameplay to match, on the PS3 or any console."