Taken from the review:
There aren't that many games that I anticipate and for the most part when I do I always wind up being mildly disappointed. There are a few noticeable exceptions to this rule and they are Resident Evil 4, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy X, GoldenEye 007,The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, Shadow of the Colosus, ChronoCross, Legend of the Dragoon and some others that I can't think of right now, and this list is still growing as I play more games that I missedout on in the past. I now have a new game to add this list.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is one of those rare games that delivers on all fronts. I have been waiting for this game since I finished MGS3: Snake Eater about four years ago. Perhaps by anticipating it for so long I was setting the game up for failure or making it's goal so lofty,that not being somewhat disappointed was impossible. But after loading the game up and witnessing the first mission and everything that flowed afterwards I can safely say that I am impressed. I must personally say that the press spent far too much time showcasing the first mission because it doesn't feel fresh or new, but everything afterwards gets better the deeper you get into it.
MGS4 not only raises the bar, but takes it and proceeds to mercilessly beat every game that came out before it this year to death with it. It's what games from now on will be compared to. If you dare call yourself a PS3 exclusive you will be compared to MGS 4. It is one of those games that every gamer should sacrifice lesser games to in order to appease it. It should have its own religion created in its honor. In fact I now call myself a "Kojimaist" because I can now say that Hideo Kojima is a gaming God that can now safely be put within the same ranks as Hironobu Sakaguchi, Shigeru Miyamoto, Yu Suzuki, Shinji Mikami and many more.
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