GameCritics Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Second Opinion

GameCritics writes: "Metal Gear Solid 4 is nothing if not a difficult, frustrating, and absolutely strange experience. A vanguard in some ways but a throwback in most, this latest work fits Hideo Kojima's canon in that the final shape of the creation isn't quite what was expected, yet the shocking unevenness at its core sets it apart. Guns of the Patriots lacks the dynamic energy of the master at his craft so typical of his greatest works... Missing the mad genius, the bravado and boldness that has always defined a Kojima game, Guns of the Patriots is not the finale that Solid Snake deserves.

For an exclusive title that currently represents the primary reason to own a PlayStation 3, Metal Gear Solid 4's structural framework is surprisingly archaic underneath the absurdly refined sheen and stunning layers of graphical excellence. However, though the game looks leaps and bounds ahead of the competition (and it really does), it doesn't play that way."

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Rick Astley3820d ago

Hey GameCritics.

If you aren't going to give a score then shut it, especially when every other reviewer disagrees with you.

Condoleezza Rice3819d ago

Add in the 50 or so omitted 10s,and you can see why,Mr Astley and I,feel GameCritics shouldn't waste gamers time.

hay3819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

They don't rate games, right?
So how they gave MGS4 80 on metacritic?

js_mac3819d ago

Although they hide it (I'm assuming for people who don't agree with numerical ratings). The score is written right at the end of the piece, but can only be seen if you drag the cursor over it, highlighting it.

AlterEgo3820d ago

And we're supposed to take this into account why?

1) It's far too late to even be worth reading.
2) It sounds like they're trying not to enjoy the game.
3) Anybody who wanted the game has bought and beat it, or is planning to in the future and I doubt this article will sway anyone's opinion one way or another...if the other almost 200 reviews haven't.

Nice try though.

Satanas3820d ago (Edited 3820d ago )

"Difficult, frustrating"

Clearly the reviewer here sucked horribly, because Liquid Easy is one of the easier game settings for any action game.

Pizza The Hut3820d ago (Edited 3820d ago )

Was that MGS4 edition PS3 actually made out of gunmetal? or did it end up just being the color gunmetal? and did anyone end up buying that MGS4 headset? it looked a little pricey the last time I checked lol

morganfell3819d ago

No it isn't just a coat of paint, yes I bought the headset.

Ninja-Sama3820d ago

Wow how do these noobs get to review big titles like MGS4, I'll never know. Too late for this review to bear ne significance neway.

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