The Armchair Empire writes: "Metal Gear Solid 4 represents a first for me. It was the first time while playing a video game that I actually dozed off. My slumber wasn't encouraged by the action, which can be very intense, but by the longest cutscenes I've ever seen. How long? Really long.
Because this is the "concluding" chapter of the Metal Gear franchise, at least with Snake as the main protagonist, it should be expected that all the loose ends - four games and many years worth - get tied up in a neat bow. As a result the exposition can be very lengthy."