NY Times writes: "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots isn't really my kind of game.
I play games because of the freedom they afford. In contrast to a book or a film or a theater performance, a game lets me decide what happens next, or at least lets me operate under the illusion that my actions matter - that within the bounds of the game system, my choices, conscious or not, will play the key role in determining the outcome of my entertainment.
Millions experience that freedom most fully in online games that involve other people. My favorite games provide a sort of social framework within which the players set their own storylines over weeks, months or years."