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."