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Submitted by clintos59 2788d ago | review

The Citizen Review's Metal Gear Solid 4

By David Wilcox

"Gorgeously next-generation graphics and a score of epic scale - highlighted by Snake's poignant stringed theme - polish off the overall package of "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots." "Metal Gear Online" extends the game's endurance with its robust shooting play. As arguably the first major exclusive title for the PlayStation 3, "Patriots" provides the mightiest of anchors and should weigh heavily on the minds of any prospective system buyers. Kojima's brilliant design and direction ensures that Solid Snake doesn't merely sneak into video game history, he passes on with all the glory befitting his iconic place in that history. His exit is the one change in "Patriots" players may not be quick to embrace." (Industry, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3) 98/100

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Euphrate  +   2788d ago
If you don't give this game a 10
You do not have a Soul.

I understand, everyone's rights to love or hate a game.

But, this game deserves even higher then a 10.

But, you must have played all of it, to understand what I mean. :(
Mc Fadge  +   2788d ago
I love the game, but nothing deserves a 10. I'll comment on the categories were it doesn't deserve a 10, and state why. Disagrees are probably unavoidable, but please think first :/

Bare in mind, 10 = perfect

Graphics: Some blurry textures and it could have used AA

Sound: Repeated enemy and boss noises

Gameplay: Sometimes the controls felt clunky (triangle actions and notably the fighting system at the end)

Story: Very good, can't really state any flaws except maybe confusing for new players to the franchise

So yes, amazing, but not perfect :3
meepmoopmeep  +   2788d ago

i agree, i use to think any game shouldn't get 10/10, but we have to change our mindsets and follow suit with the current review system. 10 doesn't mean a "perfect" game anymore. I don't know how this whole 10/10 epidemic came about but it's a sad reality and we have to learn to understand it doesn't mean "perfect"
Torch  +   2788d ago
@Mc Fadge
You couldn't be more right by insinuating that there's no such thing as "perfect", but I think meepmoopmeep summed it best.

If we're to compare apples-to-apples - in an industry where a great-but-glitchy-as-Hell game like GTA4 can receive an onslaught of perfect scores...not to mention a handful of other questionable titles I'd rather remain nameless - then Metal Gear Solid, with it's unprecedented quality - equally deserves tens by any stretch of the imagination.

Again, I'm strictly talking apples-to-apples. In the real world, NOTHING deserves a perfect score, as anything which may be perceived as a quality characteristic can easily be perceived as a flaw simply by means of one's perspective.

But game reviews are obviously not the real world. And until the industry remedies this flawed and questionable review system, Metal Gear Solid shall rightfully be deemed a perfect ten by the masses.
highdro  +   2788d ago
i did not play mgs3 but i played the mgs1 and mgs2, .... this game is an epic ending, while playing this game i had flash back of my child hood because i can rember me beign like 8-12 years old playing mgs1 on ps1 in my neighboors house, i know that is a young age to play a mgs game but his big brother had the game and when we went into his room and saw that cd we did not know what it was until we put it in, and i will never regret that moment =D if only i still had my ps1 so i can play the game again just to see the low pixels on snakes
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Silogon  +   2788d ago
No game is perfect. No movie is perfect and only Dave Genn w/ Matthew good make perfection in music.

Truth is, Shadow of the colossus was/is probably my favorite game ever but it isn't perfect. I'd give it a 9.5. I say this because you really want more after it was all said and done and then you see the cut Colossi and you think, man that would've been better than the Buffalo one. You know? So even SOTC isn't perfect.

MGS4 is far from perfect, the graphics are good, but not great. I like a great deal of the way it looks but flat textures and lack of bump mapping does hurt it when comparing it to Uncharted or Gears of War.

Add to this it was very short Gameplay wise. MGS4 might be the perfect metal gear but game it is not.

Shadow of the colossus
Legend of Zelda
Super Mario bros
Suikoden 2
R&C going commando

are all more fun to me than MGS4 and all score higher than MGS4 to me.
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LTC  +   2787d ago
Graphics are good but not great?
You must be playing in standard def. I have a 1080p tv and the graphics are the best Ive seen so far. Also comparing it To Geow is an insult it cant touch MGS4. I dont think u have played this game and I dont think you have a PS3.
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Pp p  +   2788d ago
One word CRAP
Sir_Ken_Kutaragi  +   2787d ago
Three words...
Surfman  +   2787d ago
Cmon dude, go somewhere else to say your craps, we dont want them here. If MGS4 is crap, what is Halo? MGS4 is a master piece and you know you want to play but you can't afford a PS3. Loser.
juuken  +   2787d ago
Two words
PoSTedUP  +   2787d ago
yo ken the man SOn!
Mr Fancy Pants  +   2787d ago
MGS4 it's crap but you're proud of Forza 3? lol pathetic.
wizerd  +   2787d ago
i thought so
@ pp

so i see you now realized you should of bought a ps3 by your comment because obviously you mean one word crap i should have bought a ps3 for this epic game.
meepmoopmeep  +   2787d ago
"crap i should have bought a ps3 for this epic game"
he pp'd in his pants when he realized it.
Panthers  +   2787d ago
I would love to know the difference between a 98 and a 97. These rating systems are so dumb. Just use a 5 point system.
cr33ping_death  +   2787d ago
shouldnt that meta score be higher by this point?
heyheyhey  +   2787d ago

once you get hundreds of reviews, each review raises the score by miniscule amounts

plus there was the fox review yesterday which sucked ass
cr33ping_death  +   2787d ago
what the hell is fox doing game reviews for and since when.
Silogon  +   2787d ago
however my opinion of this game is These % sites and the way they calculate is bias and unfair to other games. Case and point

Uncharted got a 88% overall from 65 reviews.
R&CFTOD got an 89% overall from 70 reviews.

How the hell can this consistency be used? how can it be deemed redeemable and legitimate when they hold no barring on how many tangible reviews a game gets.

What if a game only gets 20 reviews? Is that fair? 5 reviews at 9's and 9.5 and 10's would've bumped Uncharted into 90% plus. this is why Metacritic, Gamerankings, VGcharts and anything other than your own opinion is not applicable. Sorry.

Gears of War had 94% overall and was reviewed 88 times to obtain that. In theory, Uncharte was 20 reviews + off from even trying to compete % wise with tha game. It is highly unfair and by this Token and looking at the reviews the % shows Uncharted as the better game per rating ratio.

Edit to below:

No, a 10 is perfect. It's been instilled in us since Bo Derkek stepped out of the pool. A 10 means flawless and to say a 10 doesn't mean a 10 "THIS" generation is absurd at best.

how about we have no score at all anymore cause the people in charge of handing them out are all incompetent jerk spurts? That's my take on things. More over, I actually enjoyed Conan and thought it was a pretty decent experience. Maybe not worth 60 bucks but do we not factor price into our games now? Or is that off limits too? Conan had 6 hours of solid gameplay It wasn't a masterpiece but it was fun. It kept me playing all the way thru in one sitting until I beat it. I can't say the same for MGS4. Does that mean Conan is better than MGS4? Nope, it just means that scoring games is stupid.
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Surfman  +   2787d ago
People who say that a 10 is impossible for a game.. just play MGS4. 10 doe'snt mean perfect in game-reviews. It means Masterful, a must buy, epic and probably the best game of his generation. If reviewers can't give a 10 because perfection don't exist.. so why then they scores a game on 10 if they can't use the 10?

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