PS3 Informer: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Review

PS3 Informer writes: "The name Hideo Kojima has long been associated with greatness, and any self respecting gamer could pick Solid Snake out of a lineup. So with great anticipation, the multitudes have received Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, the supposed final chapter in Solid Snake's 10 year career.

Now don't get me wrong, I played the game from start to finish to give it a fair shot. I even took the time to set up Metal Gear Online for some additional feedback. And I feel that I am justified in my feelings concerning Metal Gear.

As a dedicated fan for most of my life, this finale was a critical point in my life as a gamer. It brought to a close a series of storyline arcs that had long been speculated and argued over. It put to rest all the theories and ideas that I had spent hours arguing with my peers about. And it put them all to rest in about 10 hours of cutscene."

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360degrees3725d ago (Edited 3725d ago )

This is a way more accurate review (4/5 essentially 90%) that I think we can all agree on for a highly commendable but imperfect and minorly flawed video game

EDIT @ Tmac....
Please I implore you, and more over challenge you to name ONE, and I do mean ONE thing In my above statement that shows any possible Bias? Its simply my opinion, so please do not use words like biased unless you truly understand their meanings

Tmac3725d ago

A 360 biased member of the community saying a lower score is more accurate? YOU DON'T SAY! Hey don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.

Whoooop3725d ago

we can agree that HALO is a 8 to 8.5 game with some rare 9's.


Expy3725d ago

Sorry, but 4/5 was never "essentially 90%", it is 80%... Classifying it with those games in that score range is just absurd.

360degrees3725d ago (Edited 3725d ago )

I stand corrected in that in fact its review score is ONLY 80% and not the high 90% I had previously said

The Lazy One3725d ago

And I can happily say that halo deserves around an average of a 9. It's not perfect, but it continued to add on gameplay that was good from the beginning (I think they strayed a little too far with 3 by adding TOO many weapons/options). It added online with 2, then forge and video with 3.

I think if they would have figured out a better way to get across some of the story elements in MGS4 through gameplay instead of so many cutscenes, it would have been a lot better (look at things like Gears or Splinter Cell for methods of in game story telling).

Now, as a writer, reader, and story lover, I can honestly say that MGS4's story is everything that's wrong with highschool creative writing classes. It tries to be everything instead of just being what it is, and in doing so loses everything it was great at when the story started. The story suffers from an incredible lack of subtlety, it's predictable, the characters are contradictory and melodramatic, and every question/plot twist revealed seems to suck some of the mystique and humanity out of the game.

Raiden alone gets stabbed repeatedly and mortally multiple times, gets crushed, gets his arm cut off, gets run over by a sub (after managing to stop it, which is ludicrous as it was able to crush through the ground he was standing on), gets his other arm cut off, and still manages to not only not die, but come out of it almost completely normal.

ikkokucrisis3725d ago

What happened? Your 360 RROD on you? No good games to play? You've got to be the biggest PS3 troll to ever lurk these forums.

SL1M DADDY3725d ago

"Please I implore you, and more over challenge you to name ONE, and I do mean ONE thing In my above statement that shows any possible Bias? Its simply my opinion, so please do not use words like biased unless you truly understand their meanings "

I can point one thing out that proves your bias...

Spell it out with me:

3...6...0...d..e..g..r..e..e. .s..

And the Xbox moniker seems to add to your fanboy bias. Not to mention the plethora of posts you have made recently that seem to be overly critical of the PS3 and its games...

Go troll the open zone.

boodybandit3725d ago (Edited 3725d ago )

**EDIT @ Tmac....
Please I implore you, and more over challenge you to name ONE, and I do mean ONE thing In my above statement that shows any possible Bias? Its simply my opinion, so please do not use words like biased unless you truly understand their meanings**

You just signed up yesterday and have already posted under dozens of articles. All of which is either taking a smug shot at Sony and their games or jumping to the defense of the 360 and their games. It really is a shame that N4G allows for such behavior just because of the wording trolls like this use in their digs.

You are here to start nonsense and nothing more. You must be sitting on your PC / Laptop around the clock waiting for new articles to spring up just so you can be the first to respond and start more nonsense.

Sorry but you are pathetic and one of the biggest reasons I rarely post or read replies on this board. Open vs Gaming zone my back side. Guys like you get around the guidelines and do nothing but cause trouble for the moderators but they deserve it for not simply getting rid of people like you from jump.

It would be a so nice if N4G would add to their rules that you can't have names like yours in the gaming zone. Anyone with names like BrandXSUXORS or BrandXFTW type names on here usually end up being a waste of space. You are only here to start trouble and nothing more. Grow up.

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chaosatom3725d ago

talk about


Hell, even Gears have its flaws. Does it mean that it doesn't deserve 5/5 or 10/10.

stop kidding yourself.

360degrees3725d ago (Edited 3725d ago )

what exactly does the word PERFECT mean to you...if someone told you they wanted a work report, or their tax returns filed PERFECTLY would you take that to mean that it is ok to have flaws and imperfections in them?? NO it means absolutely unflawed... ..which is why i say MGS4 is not even close to perfect....

and this is to all of you guys...have you EVER heard me say that either GTA4 or HALO are perfect?? not once...they are extremely close, but also not perfect

SpecialSauce3725d ago

it is filled with glitches and didn't work on many ps and xbox consoles. and halo gets boring the same afternoon u pick it up from the store. halo 3's SP mode was by faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar the worst SP i have ever played from a game that has claimed to be a AAA title. i will say however that MP mode has it's fair share of moments. but also not that good.

LastDance3725d ago

perfection is a point of view.......if you like simple shooting and an easy to follow storyline with interesting characters and full of may consider uncharted to be absolutely PERFECT. But if you were looking for a more intricate plot with lots of hard thinking puzzles and riddles and lots of stealth its not so perfect any more.

There are so many variables in EVERYTHING, that having something that is perfect in everyones eyes is almost impossible.

Something can be easily perfect in one persons eyes. People need to stop telling others what is perfect and what isnt.

Durffen3725d ago

360degrees never said that Halo 3 was perfect, and GTA IV was also on the PS3, so why do people always use GTA IV as a 360 example?

I've played through MGS4, it's not perfect. Boom, those 3 words just got me 15 disagrees and minus 3 bubbles right?

It's an opinion. MGS4 was an incredible game, but it wasn't perfect. No game is perfect, because every game needs something better in certain aspects.

I will say this right now, no game is perfect. Not MGS4, not Gears of War, not Halo 3, not Super Mario Galaxy, not GTA IV, not anything. They are all incredible games, but not perfect.

But once again, a "perfect game" is all in ones opinion. I don't think those games are perfect, but some people might.

360degrees3725d ago

FINALLY somebody understands my point that I am trying to get across....Its like almost a SIN in many of these "Gamers" eyes to give MGS4 anything less than perfection...I believe the only games ever to deserve a perfect score would be PACMAN, and TETRIS (but its their simplicity that negates any other possible ruling than perfection lol)

ikkokucrisis3725d ago

Games scored 10/10 and 5/5 stars by review sites are not flawless games. This has been pointed out by many sites like Gamespot and the like. So give it a rest on what your definition of perfection and there's is ok?!

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Pedobear3725d ago

This is a ps3 site. Give the game a 5 like the rest.

wizerd3725d ago

Can you just go away lately you have been throwing your opinions around on all ps3 news i respect you got something to say but why are you trying so hard to get other people to believe you in my eyes mgs4 is a 10 and theres nothing you can say to change that so please go back on the 360 news were your opinion means something.

ThatCanadianGuy3725d ago (Edited 3725d ago )

Obviously this guy isnt a REAL MG/MGS fan or he would gladly welcome the cut-scenes

And as i keep telling these 360 whackjobs who go on about the length of the game..

Hideo kojima himself said there's only 8 hours of cinematics
I'd say it's even less then that.

It took me 25 hours to beat the game on my first try.
19 hours on my second try.

so right there.Clearly,there's more gameplay then cut-scenes.
Im really getting sick of hearing about these f*ckin bullsh!t excuse's to try and bash MGS4.

Matt Damon3725d ago

because clearly Canadians dont count, therefore your opinion means nothing lol

juuken3725d ago

You're whaling on him because he's Canadian?
Hi, you're a racist prick.

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