By Lou Kesten
It all comes full circle eventually, and like anything that has a beginning, it must have an end. We will be sad to see no more of Solid Snake, but you can rest assured that he goes out in classic Snake glory.
"Guns of the Patriots" (PS3; Konami; M, for Mature) is the final installment in the long history of "Metal Gear Solid," and while doors are left open for potential spin-off franchises, this was Konami's last chance to give gamers the full-on stealth experience that this series practically has a monopoly on.
But it's certainly the most stunning PS3 game released so far. The visuals are spot-on throughout, and if you can somehow make it through the seemingly endless cutscenes, you will appreciate the cinematic feel of the game. One thing you can know for sure is that there has never been a franchise like "Metal Gear Solid," and no other series has come to a close with such style.