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Neocrisis : Metal Gear Solid 4 Review

Neocrisis writes "Before I even start with this review I'm going to state this clearly. Metal Gear Solid 4 is easily one of if not the best game of all time. Metal Gear Solid 4 is everything Kojima-san promised it would be and proves to be a fantastic ending to one of the most memorable saga's in gaming history.

There is no hiding that Metal Gear Solid 4 is the best looking game of all time. The graphics really must be seen to be believed. There are many times throughout the game in both game play and in cut scenes where the game looks photo realistic. In fact there are many occasions in which the HUD pops up as a cut scene is coming to an end and looks out of place because it looks like you are watching a CGI movie." (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3) 10/10

Satanas  +   2502d ago
Well they certainly took their sweet time with this review.
Nathan Drake  +   2502d ago
Nonsense,the Cell processor has the unique ability to halt time and all human life,therefore,the authors review is EARLY
WANNA GET HIGH  +   2502d ago
WTF....Well i guess the cutscence was just too long that it took them over months to do a review :D

JUST JOKING b4 u ps3 fan boys take it personal.....
TheFreak  +   2502d ago
Love the cutscenes besides the cutscenes with sunny they are a bit booooring. OMG watching her fry an egg that she even cant do properly is kinda boring. Besides that the game is freaking awesome!!
sonarus  +   2502d ago
I was one of the very few people that really really enjoyed MGO so MGS4 lived far beyond my expectations
andyo13  +   2502d ago
Am i the only one
That thought MGS3 was better? (in terms of its release) i just found it much more appealing and engaging especially the fact that big boss has the biggest balls ever.
chaosatom  +   2502d ago
Cutscenes after each Act were long and boring.
I can't argue with that.

I wanted to skip but i couldn't because they do have story there.
Sarcasm  +   2502d ago
Better late than never. At least even after there is no "hype" they still gave it a 10/10. Well deserved.

Now bring on Killzone 2.
sonarus  +   2502d ago
Remember in Kill Bill when they say you can't compare two hatari hanso swords since they are the best swords ever made. I sort of see the MGS series that way. You don't compare two MGS games you compare it to every other game. MGS3 was great and all but so was MGS4 and MGS1 and damn even MGS2
chaosatom  +   2502d ago
I thought MGS2 > MGS3 and MGS4, maybe because I was little.
The Graphics and Gameplay were amazing at that time, and I wasn't into watching reviews or previews or anything related to the game before hand.

MGS3 was good too, but they took out the second person camera view. They added that later, but I didn't buy that game Again.
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meepmoopmeep  +   2502d ago
lmao @ Nathan Drake


of course!
BELIEVE in Teh Power of Teh Cell.

anyway, i hope KP comes around with a trophy patch
there are only 2 games i love and care for trophies
MGS4 and Valkyria Chronicles.
PotNoodle  +   2502d ago
I played through MGS2 again last week and the graphics still are amazing.

I think MGS4 > all the rest in terms of gameplay and acessibility (Even though it was sad to see that there were more parts that required more shooting than sneaking, but you could sneak your way through the entire game if you wanted to.

(which i, for the first few hours thought i HAD to due to the older games being like they were when you were caught)

It would be hard for me to say which was the best, because each game in the main series are like my children, i can't have a favourite - they all have their own merits over each other, which is strange for a game series.

The MGS series is my favourite of all time, so i do agree with the score of the review - i have not read much of the actual review though.
jammy_70  +   2502d ago
people will still be reviewing this game in 2015 and it'll still get 10's :)
Ashton  +   2502d ago
awesome game
loved it
badz149  +   2502d ago
loved it?
..and not anymore? hehe...just joking, but even with all the games which came out at the end of the year, MGS4 still stands as the best game of 2008! GTAIV's success was totally overshadowed by the overwhelming MGS4 and I honestly say that it's an experience like no other! but a review after over 7 months is somewhat a 'WTF' moment but it's true that MGS4 is a masterpiece! I think I'm gonna play it again before KZ2 come out!
modest-genius  +   2502d ago
Why did they write a review for a game that came out in June last year?
bassturd  +   2502d ago
cuz they finally beat it and found out it is one of the best games ever made? least they didn't give it a bad score. Now let the haters keep calling it a movie while the rest of us know how great the gameplay is in between the cutscenes (which are great themselves anyway).
MegaMohsi  +   2502d ago
The graphics are one of the best but nowhere near photo realistic. Crysis was the closest to photo realism so far.
Timesplitter14  +   2502d ago
I have to agree on that
PotNoodle  +   2502d ago
Actually i disagree
Neither of them games are PHOTOREALISTIC, yes they look insanely good but photorealisim, in my opinion goes to GT5:P

However, i'm not saying it looks the best - just for photorealism, i think that goes to GT5, at least in terms of the cars.

Art style, however i think goes to MGS4.
bassturd  +   2502d ago
racing game going for realism


TPS going for it's own style in a realistic setting


FPS going for realism

Why compare? They all did good with what they have to work with.
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tharealest  +   2502d ago
Well Deserved
Counter_ACT  +   2502d ago
As reliable as ever, this site is half a year late with their review!
poindat  +   2502d ago
Ha, a bit late is it not? But they must have been playing it the right way; taking time to enjoy the beauty and intricacies of it.
LordMe  +   2502d ago
This is so late. Half a year just to review the game. quite slow at they're job eh?
Snake Raiser  +   2502d ago
Well,what did you expect?
flakko  +   2502d ago
i dont know if it was THAT perfect but it IS the best game i have ever played since i started in 1990
Information Minister  +   2502d ago
MGS4 is so great that you'll need 6 months of playtime to be able to review it. That's just how awesome the game is!
mrkeith  +   2502d ago
didnt this game come out a long a$s time ago?
LeGenDx  +   2502d ago
u guys complain about a game
that has long cut scenes but u guys dont complain about games dont little or no cut scenes at all. This game is trying to tell a story, kojima wanted mgs 4 to end with a bang and if u played mgs 3,1,2 then i mean THEN you can truely appericate the mgs serius for what it is. A master piece
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Timesplitter14  +   2502d ago
''There is no hiding that Metal Gear Solid 4 is the best looking game of all time.''

That's kinda... well... they could've at least said ''one of the best looking console games'', but THE best looking? I think Crysis is that game for now and Killzone 2 soon.

Anyway I agree entirely with everything else he said
ToastyMcNibbles  +   2502d ago
this is the way i see it...for the people who get offended when a fanboy calls metal gear solid a movie and not a game i say to you...AGREE with them...because to me personally thats the best compliment any game can get...if games can go the distance to where they are compared to movies i think thats the best compliment a game can as an older gamer i prefer story driven games and fully support single player not these guys thats all "multiplayer this" and "coop that" if a game can deliver an amazing single player experience thats all i would need...its kinda why i also prefer my ps3...there are so many great single player story driven games...stuff like uncharted, metal gear, ratchet and clank, heavenly sword...before all this multiplayer stuff happened what were we all playing games for? we sure as hell werent playing any multiplayer...we were enjoying the single player experience...but back on what i was saying..i am damn proud to be the owner of a video game that transcends the basic "video game" format and goes beyond becomes an "experience" and thats what metal gear solid 4 is...not a video game but an "experience" that is so good that its story telling is compared to guys dont be offended when mgs4 is called a movie...simply agree
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PotNoodle  +   2502d ago
The cutscene complaints and the heavy story telling complaints are silly in my opinion.

They were calling MGS1 an interactive movie, they were calling MGS2 an interactive movie, they were calling MGS3 an interactive movie. It is what the series is about, merging two of the biggest forms of entertainment together.

The story development in MGS is just as important as the gameplay imo, i know it may sound silly but there is not one single series game that i love as much as Metal Gear Solid, and that says alot for an "interactive movie".
sweetlewfor3  +   2502d ago
A little late to the party. But its never to late to recognize epic.
specialguest  +   2502d ago
I don't know about you guys, but I'm preordering mine!
pixelsword  +   2502d ago
another old review...
... again, I don't blame the poster, because it's recent news, but the key word in news is "new".

Revewing a game that's been out for six months isn't new, and what they have to say isn't news.
YeOldeGamer  +   2502d ago
SEVEN months. ;)
Homicide  +   2502d ago
Well be glad I didn't review the game XD.

Yeah the story and storytelling sucked. Using hours upon hours of cutscenes is not a good way to tell a story.
Chug  +   2502d ago
...Perhaps they should've made us read a book instead >_<
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Graphics Whore  +   2502d ago
I'm not really 'glad' since I know no one would actually physically let you write a review for MGS4 other than for your own personal endeavor.
40cal  +   2502d ago
Metal Gear Solid 4
I am STILL playing this game, picked it up on launch. Just beat it for the 3rd time a few days ago. There are so many different ways to play, so many weapons to unlock and badges to get. And the online is awesome.

I just wish that the badges where trophies. Anyway I am about to start another game on HARD. Wish me luck. And the Big Boss Badge, WTF beat the game with 0 alert fazes. Wow.
40cal  +   2502d ago
&quot;Before I even start with this review I'm going to state this clearly. Metal Gear Solid 4 is easily one of if not the best game of all time.
I agree 110%.
JHUX  +   2502d ago
Better late than never I guess. I am actually in the middle of playing through it again and I must agree it is an amazing game.
Xbots  +   2502d ago
B-b-b-b-but it's just a movie...
Mavole  +   2502d ago
B-b-b-b-but it is.
TheColbertinator  +   2502d ago

Then why are Video Games sites reviewing it?

TheBlackSmoke  +   2502d ago
buh buh..youve never played it.
TheExecutive  +   2502d ago
HELLO June 2008...
smurfie4  +   2502d ago
gad d@m u people are late with this review!
Mr Tretton  +   2502d ago
Did I just step into a time warp?
YeOldeGamer  +   2502d ago
This reviewer obviously watched ALL of the cutscenes..
...since it took him so long to get to the review. :p
smokeymicpot  +   2502d ago
Why is this review up now. This game came out in june. 7 months they either suck at playing this game or they had to copy and paste this review from a different site.
rockleex  +   2502d ago
Copy and pasting a review takes SEVEN MONTHS... -_-"

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