MGS4 Reviewed 2 Years Later

Gamesthirst writes:

"I think if you own a PS3, and there are about 37 million units globally, you must own Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots. If you don’t, you’re truly missing out on the biggest, most epic title to ever land on any console. Kojima Productions proved once again why they’re the most reveared in the gaming industry, and I suspect the tradition of perfection will continue with MGS: Rising and that “Taboo” project.

Now, you could buy the game through here for dirt cheap, but remember, what you’re getting is high on the scale, the best of the best. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots is my game of the decade."

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Cloudberry2929d ago

The title is *SPOILERS*???

Joule2929d ago

4 years?! It came out in 2008.

Spydiggity2929d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

also, good timing on the article cuz i just decided to play through it again last night. Only made it through the first act so far though.

definitely a very entertaining game...but i think 10/10 is a li'l generous. I will say that it has some of the best production values of any game i've ever played.

don't agree with this part at all though: "Literally, I cried when Naomi died." I was yelling at the TV for that bitch to die already. Otacon too during that scene. That was so drawn out and annoying. Which is actually that games biggest flaw. everything is so bloated and over-dramatic. and how many main characters need to tell you the same story about the nano machines and the development of the war economy...
minor complaint..but still quite accurate.

Conloles2928d ago

10/10? Those graphics were good for the time but are by no means as good as pointed out in the review when compared to newer PS3 titles.

UltraNova2928d ago

Definitly agree with the guy.It is my game of the decade as well, if not all time.

As for reviewing a game 2 years after it got released you need to compare it with games at its time if you want to be fair.

Now the next game that could be compared with just got released. I m talking about SC conviction.

For me MGS4 undeniably deserves 10/10, for its flawless game-play, the most sophisticated story/plot ever seen in a game and perhaps a movie, by far the most advanced visuals at its time of course and last but not least that constant epic-ness factor that only 0.0001% of games have to this day. I own around 80 games on the PS3 and owned 25 on the 360, and I can tell you no game can even hope to hold a candle against MGS4.

PoSTedUP2928d ago

i mean cmon, they took brain scans of Mr. Kojimas brain after he created mgs4..... the game was THAT good. by far the deepest game with the deepest story i ever experienced in my LIFE. like mgs4's story is deeper then my life's story LOL.

yall are making me want to play again

Commander_TK2928d ago

And no game will ever match the perfection of MGS4 aka the best game of all time

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DelbertGrady2929d ago (Edited 2929d ago )

Another quality submission from Gamesthirst.

*edit* He still got it wrong lol!! We're in 2010, not 2011.

cobraagent2929d ago (Edited 2929d ago )

the game was released in 2008 The title says 2 years later. What's the problem?

No Way2928d ago

The problem is, you're posting 4 hours after Soda.
Obviously this article was edited between then, and now.

Cloudberry2929d ago

The title's already edited the *SPOILERS* part.

Blacktric2929d ago

I just loled when I see the title. I mean WTF?

UnSelf2929d ago

the game is actually very good. Prolly top 2

but its far from being the best game ever.

*pokes chest out and laughs dramatically at disagree bullets*

Crackdown is #1. no im not being sarcastic

ZeroBlitz2928d ago

First off, it's hilarious that you could actually rate Crackdown above MGS4 but whatever, it's your opinion so I'm not going to say anything else regarding that.

Second, 'prolly top 2' / 'far from being the best game ever' so there's a massive difference between 1st and 2nd place...?

SKUD2928d ago

Battletoads > Crackdown

Elvfam5112928d ago

Battletoads = hard as hell

UnSelf2928d ago

lmao @ responses.

nah 2 isnt far from 1, but theres a reason why 2 is 2 and 1 is 1.

i absolutely loved MGS4 and MGS2, 3 and 1 was cool too.

but almost no game in existence comes close to Crackdowns sheer fun.

Thats the only game where i created my own storyline and it fits so fkin wonderfully

Timesplitter142928d ago

I don't even... what?

First of all you say it's in your TOP 2 and then you say it's FAR from being the best game ever? How does that make any sense?

And then... Crackdown?

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Darkstorn2928d ago

MGS4 - best game this gen (so far...)

I'm playing through it again on Big Boss Extreme. Just began Act 4 last night.

blodulv2928d ago

Are you trying to go through it with the perfect completion? You know, not being detected once, not killing anyone etc...

I'm going to give it a shot here pretty soon but I'll definitely need the strategy guide to be able to pull this off I think.

Man In Black2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

And holy shit, the bike chase was fucking hard, having to use mainly smoke grenades and the V-Ring shotgun, all the while hoping I wouldn't get hit by a stray bullet. Talk about trial and error. Still, at least they got rid of the bullshit regulation from previous games, where you had to save under 25 times to get the best rank.

Getting the chicken emblem was a bit of a pain aswell, mainly due to the fact that you need over 30 hours completion time. Found myself leaving the console on overnight, with Snake lying on the ground :P

Also, getting the necessary amount of game overs was unintentionally hilarious. Just jump out of a window when you start the boss fight in Act 3.

Darkstorn2928d ago

I considered it for a while, but decided not to. That level of insanity is a bit too much for me, honestly...

morganfell2928d ago

The issue with getting the Emblem is no continues. One screw up and you are back to starting the game again. Of course it also is really trying when you get to the final act and start trying to avoid detection by Haven Troopers. Toughest thing I have ever been through in a game. I have Platinum Trophies that were easier.

Of course all of that and a time limit to boot. Son of a....

Scrooge2928d ago

I haven't played any MGS games cince the first one. Will I be lost if I pick this game up?

Kos-Mos2928d ago

@ Scrooge

No you won`t. You`ll love it.

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kingdavid2928d ago

I enjoyed the game, in fact its one of my favourite games this gen.

But its so full of crap, its ridiculous. One of the most retarded stories going around along with ninja Gaiden.

TEFL0N_D0N_812928d ago

I agree with you there. But my favorites for PS3 this gen so far is Uncharted 1 & 2. As for the story in MGS series, honestly that shit lost me a while back. The whole octagon and clones of clones and big mama and all that weird bullshit. It was like some shitty soap opera. However, the game play and graphics were always bad ass.

Kos-Mos2928d ago

Kids, I mean you sound like kids.
If you can`t follow or understand a deep story, you should stick to less story/adult driven games like unchartered, gears, cod, god of war.
This game is also made by Japanese so you should know there are some differences between deep adult stories and hollywood action stories.

I`m getting sick of people that says story is awful when they don`t understand it.

edhe2928d ago

Just because you like the story doesn't mean it's good.

It's a crock of weird, don't have to like it.

kingdavid2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

Yeah just what I was expecting. Poor argument Kos Mos assuming that we are "kids".

I understood it well enough,it's really not that hard but the incoherent rambling is just completely unnecessary. You are going to tell me that you fully understood WTF Big Boss was saying to Old Snake the whole time at the end? You could not have sat there the whole time thinking "Oh that makes perfect sense" with every phrase he said. The story is just all over the place and poorly told. Because a story can emit a little bit of emotion (such as the ending and naomi dying), that means the overall story is good does it?

The fact that the game was made for Japanese has little relevance to what I feel about it. Why should I take that into consideration and give it a free pass just because its Japanese?

Heavy Rain is a great example of a story done right. Pacing, level of interest and easy to understand. And those devs are French FFS.

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Kain812929d ago

=)(/%"$(=/$$ "SPOILER ALLERT "§$§%&/()/) (&//

hesido2928d ago

The review -obviously- is aimed at people who haven't tried it, but it contains massive spoilers. Yes, now it may have a warning, but then it is pointless as the warning covers the entire review! Very illogical and unprofessional.

Snakefist302929d ago

I Really Cried Alot When Naiomi Died.

BlackCountryBob2929d ago

I will admit I got a lump in my throat in Sunny's closing scene.

Darkstorn2928d ago

I actually didn't weep for Naomi. I did, however, shed a tear when Snake was about the end.

Man In Black2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

Bitch tried to trick Snake into killing himself. He would have if not for Big Boss.

I remember hearing a while back that originally, Snake and Otacon were going to hand themselves in to be executed as war criminals. Probably would've been a much more impactful ending.

DaTruth2928d ago

That guy cries like a b!tch in every Metal Gear. I just played MGS2 again last month when his sister dies and I realized Otacon ends up crying in every one.

I half expected Huey to end up weeping in PW, but the game isn't completely finished yet there's still time for an Otacon/Huey breakdown. Guess Strangelove is on her way out at some point!

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Hacker2929d ago

lol cried........its a game not REAL hahahahaha hahahahahaha cried.

PirateThom2929d ago

Neither are movies or TV shows, but people cry at them. It's about illiciting an emotion response and that IS real.

MysticStrummer2928d ago

You'll have to excuse Hacker. There's nothing like it on the 360 so he knows not what he talks about... again.

BABY-JEDI2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

I missed the young heroic Snake. But old snake was still a champ even though he had a smokers cought. God dammit. I missed the young Snake!

No Way2928d ago

Really? You had to turn it into a console thing?

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PrimordialSoupBase2929d ago

A game is its mechanics, not its characters.

The only thing MGS4 illicits is boredom.

doctorspakles2929d ago

Just wanted it to be over. And the Tekken-esque finale. Was that supposed to be epic?

likedamaster2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

Unfortunately, I have to agree here. If nothing else, it was an achievement in art design and look(in most parts).

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Rocket Sauce2928d ago

I wouldn't have minded the 4 hours of cutscenes if they weren't so goddamn stupid.

No Way2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

Exactly the response I'd expect from a troll. See what I did there?
Not everyone is going to like the same game. Or even game type.
So, why does this hafta be a console thing? I'd like pew pew pew you.

Grow up.

PrimordialSoupBase2928d ago

No. I'll go back to Deus Ex; a game that knows the strength of the medium and doesn't poorly piggyback cinema.

IHateYouFanboys2928d ago

4 hours of cutscenes? it was actually 10.5 hours of cutscenes overall!

the only thing that wouldve almost made me cry in MGS4 was its horrible storyline and acting. the storyline is so convoluted and full of itself its not funny. not to mention how often it retreads the same ground, saying exactly the same thing about PMCs etc over and over and over and over.

i wish i hadnt played MGS4 as it completely ruined my good memories of the series.

Joe Bomb2928d ago

Wow. I played through this "movie" once and thank Christ its over. 6 hours of cut scenes AND 40 total minutes of install time was torture.

One of the most overated games EVER. Besides the split screen battle at the end I don't care to see anything about this game ever again.

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Obama2928d ago

Hacker then you should cry for being a fat mofo.

bjornbear2928d ago

too immature or too stupid to understand emotions through stories. pathetic.

Kos-Mos2928d ago

@No way

It`s very easy to turn it into a console thing.
We all know that there are more western games on xbox than PS3.
And we all should know that western developers are very unoriginal/bad at creating characters, character emotions, charismatic characters.

One example:
Mortal Kombat characters vs. Soul Calibur`s.


Marcus fenix vs. Solid Snake.


That god awful white dressed woman in mass effect 2 vs. Chu-cha in Monster Hunter Tri.


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