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Omgmetalgear: Metal Gear Solid 4: The Anti-Hype Review

Dylan of Gamepro Writes: "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was released on June 12th, a little over three months ago. Within a week of its release, reviews flooded the net. Now that it's been out for a quarter of a year and the initial hype has died down, we bring you the official OMG Metal Gear review."

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HighDefinition2839d ago

"As a whole, Metal Gear Solid 4 is nothing short of remarkable. You've heard people call it the best Metal Gear Solid game yet and the best game on the Playstation 3, and these are both true."

gaffyh2838d ago

You are made of Truth^

potenquatro2838d ago

it is the best mgs. Maybe the best sp ps3 games, but mgo sucks compared to warhawck or cod4 or ut3 imho.

Downtown boogey2838d ago

Looks like the reviewer only played the game once or twice and just posted this review later than all the others just to stand out. It would make more sense if he had played it like five or more times (I played it through seven times; best BB run clocking at 2:34:02 ;) ) and then give his opinion with emphasize on the lasting value of the title.

Stubacca2838d ago (Edited 2838d ago )

Seriously guys, I just can't get over how good Metal Gear Solid 4 is. I find myself not buying the same volume of games since I jumped into it the night it came out. I never honestly expected so much. It was a welcome counter to the disappointment I felt with GTAIV's clear limitations.

Metal Gear Online is still up there with Warhawk, COD4 and UT3 (I only play UT3 for the funky mods). It completes the package and makes the game not only a masterpeice, but also the greatest game currently available for next gen consoles!

Will anything surpass it..?

arika2838d ago (Edited 2838d ago )

when i played mgs4 on my first playthrough.... i just can't put the d-pad down i just can't stop as if my life depended on it. i didn't want to do anything else, i even got some days off just to finish the game. when i finally did, i felt sad because i don't want it to end.
not because the ending was sad but because it is probably the best gaming experience i have ever had and i don't want to be parted from it and i told myself can there be a game that would surpass mgs4?
then the answer to my question was revealed when they showed a gameplay of heavy rain, white knight story and of resistance 2 and now i got my interest back.
at this time it's impossible to surpass what mgs4 have accomplished, but to be just on the same level of quality and excellence would be enough, until mgs5 comes out...

vickers5002838d ago

Best MGS game, but not best game on the ps3.

Megatron082838d ago

a review that tries to act like its unbaised by posting it months later. yet its being writen by a HUGE fanboy. Anyone that isnt a fanboy can easily see the game for the trash that it is.

Overr8ed2838d ago

No doubt the best SP game I played. But the MP could have been a lot better if they used the PSN's system.

zeisscollector2838d ago

The first thing I did after finishing the game (and watching the 2 some hours of documentary that came with the LE **worth every red cent BTW**) was pop the disk back in and play it again. I have never done that with any game.

ape0072838d ago (Edited 2838d ago )

was one of the best games this gen,but in my honest opinion

as a whole package,mgs 3 was better

my problems with mgs 4 is after act1 and 2(awesome,awesome acts) act 3,4 and 5,truly guys was like watching and listening to codec more than playing

act 3,you got to follow the resistance member,which is very nice but I expected much better,and then find big mama after that,the amazing chase scenes,the boos fight after was solid but no way mgs standards,after that 50 minute cutscene that connected to another 40 minutes mission briefing,THE ACT ENDS?? WTF I WATCHED 3 HOURS CUTSCENES AND ONLY PLAYED FOR 50 MINUTES,DAMN

act4,the return to shadow mosses was awesome....the first 5 minutes (wow amazing graphics and snow effects)and then it was a disappointment,sm feels empty and has some stupid and annoying little things,then head for the north door....wait big codec talk,then head to the elevator..you just walk a little to hal's office and....cutscene where you enter that code,and then a gekko appears in front of you,then return to the north door,wait for mk2 to open it,another cool gekko fight,after that,the crying wolf fight,which is a BIG disappointment,it was like a chore finding her,it was just awful imo,vamp's fight was a BIG let down too,it feels like fighting an enemy,you just inject hhim and that's it,and then raiden comes and fight vamp as you shoot like 25 gekkos to stop them from being exploded and it was dumb,,the ending when ride metal gear rex and escape/fight ocelot was fantastic,the cutscenes follows was one of the best cutscenes I've ever seen

act 5 was full emotion,passion and cutscenes,more than actually playing,in the beginning,you kill those guards and gekkos to enter the door safely ,after that you have to do that unnecessary fight before the boos,the sico mantis like boss fight was a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT you just have to shoot the doll and just use it ONCE,I thought you'll have to use it 4 times,in each time,the boss change his psychic attacks....whatever

after that you play for just 3 minutes(when snake enter those damn microwaves)and watch for 1.5 hour

the final boss battle was AMAZING,one of the best endings in videogames history

what I like more about mgs3,that it's much longer,has much better cutscene/gameplay ratio and the boss fights in mgs3 are MUCH better than mgs4,you remember THE END..

for me mgs 4 was like 9.5..9.6 but no way a 10.

likedamaster2838d ago

..but only on the PS3. Don't bring it to the xbox, it will not be the best. If any game rode the hype train it was MGS4! Wow, what slow dialogue and sooo many cutscenes! Sad really because I like stealth/action shooters. Won't be looking forward to any more MGS games. Where's Sam Fisher when you need him?!!

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dro2839d ago

http://uk.youtube.com/watch...

;D

one of the best boss fights ever, i never tought this is how i was gonna finish him!!!!!

thor2839d ago

Best bit in the game. That's what made the game for me. LMAO

Blackmoses2839d ago

that 7:25 mark did it for me! When I heard that solo guitar playing...I was through....
Best Game ever, point blank period!!!

-Black

Halochampian2838d ago

uhh... Guitar solo?!? Yea... if you would like to call it that.

But really that wasn't much of a solo at all.

DaTruth2838d ago

When that came on I tripped. Still haven't unlocked that. I have no words to describe this game.

Ozzyb2838d ago

But yea, I think I actually lost the first time on that fight subconsciously. I KNEW it was the end and if I beat him, it would be all over.. I just couldn't give it my all.. I actually forced myself to try the second time. Easily the best game ever.. with the best story ever.. with the best ending ever. If they never made another MGS (which part of me hopes they do and part of me hopes they don't) I would be happy with this masterpiece. I just don't know how they would top it, and depending on Kojima's involvement, they may never surpass MGS4.

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Fishy Fingers2839d ago

3 months... how time flies, I remember the seemingly never ending wait.

Such an amazing game though (first play through especially) haven't played it for a while though, have to get back on that (trophies please?), but all in all completed it about 15 times I think, that's got to show something specials in there.

shelbygt332838d ago

I haven't beat it yet - only a little bit into the second Act. It is a game i keep coming back to, though. That's more than I can say for a lot of other games I own.

TheColbertinator2839d ago

I'm still playing Metal Gear Online.They finally fixed the host problems and its my favorite ultra realistic tactical shooter this gen along with GRAW 2.Great fun and the MGO shop is neat as well.

TheColbertinator2839d ago

Some disagreed with my opinion? I don't believe I said anything wrong

Final_Rpg2839d ago

I like it a lot, but the problem is I bought a copy outside my region so I lag worse than anything and it ruins the experience for me.

Freezingduck2838d ago

Average Xbox360 games this year: flop

Stubacca2838d ago

Still waiting for something better to come along. Doubt anything will. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is simply the best game out there to buy.

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Daver2839d ago

I never followed the Metal gear solid serie (i only play a little on ps1)
but i must say that MGS4 is one of the best game i have ever played.
Everything was great, the story is amazing even it can be a little complicated, i understood it i think, maybe not the same way as someone who followed all the games but i had a good comprehension of it and it was awesome