Games Radar: First things first - the game looks great, from Snake's scowl to the animation on soldiers' limbs. Two years ago MGS4 was an absolute jaw-dropper and it's somehow maintained that quality over time. There are some odd sections which look a little ropey, but by MGS4's release (which Sony and Konami still insist will be 'early 2008') it will have undergone the extensive polishing that marked its predecessors as some of the PS2's finest graphical achievements.
This was our first taste of combat, and it was shockingly quick - hold L1 to cock your weapon and R1 to fire. The enemy collapsed like a bag of potatoes after about two or three shots, but before we could celebrate our awesomeness the remaining troops began running towards their comrade.