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User Review : Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Ups
  • Gameplay is what you make it{Amazing Story and Cutscenes{Closes the series admirabily
Downs
  • No trophy support or major DLC still{Long Cutscenes{I haven't tried Metal Gear Online

Metal Gear Solid 4 a gaming masterpiece

First things first. Yes Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has a lot of cutscenes, a lot of very long cutscenes some over a hour long. But in the end it's all worth it. If you've been following the series from the beginning the MGS4 will tie almost EVERYTHING together for one big final encounter. If like me you have not then you will still be able to play as past event are told by characters who lived through them in flashbacks from the original games.

You play as Snake, er uh Old Snake as you try stop Liquid from taking over again. You start off in the middle east, and make your way back to a familiar location, until you finally board Liquid's Battleship. It's kind of hard talking about the game without giving away too many details, so I'll quickly move to another subject.

MGS4's gameplay is probably the most versatile game I've ever played. You can run through the game as a shooter, or you can sneak your way through the entire game without taking a life. You have an arsenal of weapons to choose from an aid you in battle, but the more weapons you carry the heavier you become meaning Snake moves slower. There is also a stress meter, and when Snake's nuder stress he begins to lose health, which adds another layer to the gameplay. The Octocamo is probably the coolest gadget ever in a game. It lets you blend in with you surroundings allowing guards to walk right pass you, aiding dearly to the stealth game. There is so much more you can do in MGS4 that's it's mind blowing that the game came out when it did.

Now Metal Gear Online. MGO comes with MGS4, however, I've still haven't played it so I can't say anything about it. Sorry I'll write a separate review for it later.

So from this review I would say you can't get a good read on where I'm going with this, so let me sum it up for you. Metal Gear Solid 4 is a game EVER PlayStation 3 owner should have. Everything about this game is absolutely amazing, yes it has incredibly long cutscenes, but you can skip them; however, you would be missing important details and information to the incredible story. The Gameplay is the best I've ever played. To me it's like openworld gameplay. I get to do whatever I want, rather than be stuck to a simple shot and kill everyone kind of game. Metal Gear Solid is a great achievement and one Kojima should be proud of, as it sits as one of the greatest games of all time to me.

Score
9.0
Graphics
One of the most versatile games ever created. A little slow paced.
9.5
Sound
One of the best look games on any platform to this day.
10.0
Gameplay
Everything sounds great music, sound effect, voice acting and all are well done.
10.0
Fun Factor
This one depends entirely upon you as always. I've only played one Metal Gear Solid before this one and I hated it. But this game hooked me from the Opening Act, and is now tied for my favorite game of all time.
Overall
9.4
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shazui1234152d ago

its really fun :) Killzone 2 was the only thing that pulled me away from it. Plus all thedownloadables you can get after you complete the game give it great replay value. Good score for one of the, if not the best game this gen

ABizzel14152d ago (Edited 4152d ago )

I'm kind of hard on games so this is a great score in my book. I've given out very few 9/10 and 9.4 is the highest rating I've ever given a game, so MGS4 has the honor of being the first. As I was honored being graced by it's greatness :D

TooTall194151d ago

This and Killzone 2 are the best games this gen, even tho they don't appeal to everyone. MGO is awesome.

-GametimeUK-4151d ago

Good review

But the game changed dramatically after the 2nd act. After the 2nd act I didnt find the game that much fun.

ABizzel14150d ago

@1.3

I loved ever part of the game, and could help but be drawn in. I watched every cutscene and even the flashbacks to find out everything that had happened since I didn't play the other games, because I couldn't get into them.

PS (Yes I said PS)

The score for MGS4 has just been topped. I reviewed the other game on my own time, but I realized after writing the review that I enjoyed it more than MGS4, so the highest rating I've given out is now a 9.5/10.

Oh and check more of my reviews and thank everyone for commenting.

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