Edge goes in depth with Hideo Kojima and Metal Gear Solid 4 at the world's first advance playthrough of the PS3's biggest game of the year. But do the last days of Solid Snake really spell the future of PlayStation 3?
I'm going to be extra big on the PlayStation 3!
Where either you love or hate it. Reading the interview this games sounds like it is not going to be a system seller, instead, it sounds Deus Ex like. I am a little concern that perhaps it is going to try to please everyone and in the end please no one but it is possible to make a game that satisfies a number of people with different playing styles. However, often the truly great games have a limited appeal because they are too hard core for most. The graphics sound like they are not going to be great - just good. So I predict it does not do as much for Sony as many people think it is going to do. Or, to put it another way, even if it ends up being a great game it will not appeal to much outside of the hard-core audience. P.S. Before I get a lot of disagrees - I loved Deus Ex and like stealth games. I just suspect this game is not going to be as well received as it perhaps deserves.
Are you claiming that MGS4 is not a system seller?? The beta just got postponed due to un anticipated demand. Pre orders for MGS4 go back over a yr. MGS4 is a system seller whether you want to believe it or not. Its the single most coveted ps3 game every body wants some MGS4 but not everyone can have it.
That title should be adjusted to: "MGS4 - Inside the Biggest Game of '08" "I am a little concern that perhaps it is going to try to please everyone and in the end please no one but it is possible to make a game that satisfies a number of people with different playing styles" If this is the end of Solid Snake I hope that it doesn't take the Halo 3 approach to an ending, one that satisfies absolutely no one.
ONLY on PS3!!! ;-P
This title bears a tag that can only be attached to a few games in a lifetime - epic.
Not just the biggest game of the year, it's the biggest game of the decade! And it's only on the Beast in Black 'n' Blu- the PerfectionStation 3! 52 days until Judgment Day, Nazisoft! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
Hello my dear friend;) We have missed your brillant comments;) Biggest game EVER!!! ;-P I hope Snake doesn't die :-( He shouldn't do...He's nowhere near a xBox 360!!! ;-D FIRE!FIRE!!! SNAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!! ;-D
how can kojima be dissatisfied with those graphics? there truly next-gen and have definately raised the bar such as titles like gears and uncharted i think kojima needs to make a metal gear film thats the only way he will ever be truly satisfied
Kojima has never been happy with any of his games. He's one of those people. No matter how good it is, it could be better.
Yeah, but this guy is a major perfectionist.
If you read what he says it sounds more like the environment was what he was disappointed by, he wanted it to be bigger and have more options of where to go. Saying graphics was a misinterpretation, at least from my understanding after reading Previous article (I could be wrong). What were your thoughts?
... A Brilliant Game for a Brilliant Console ;-P
This will no doubt be a blockbuster! I wonder how it's sales will do compared to GTA4 and the upcoming RFoM2 and Killzone 2. What ever the case may be, this game will be well recieved and be a sure fire hit from day one!!
i hope mgs4 will sell very because mgs3 is a llttle bit disappointing in terms of sale compared to mgs2..
TBH i don't care how many it sell's i just want it to be the best MGS yet, and im sure it will be
But MGS3 wasn't disappointing in terms of gameplay. And that is what matters.
that mgs3 has been the most epic of them all. and it was the best in the series so far.
Wait, this is the biggest game of '08?
at the moment, yeah...it IS the biggest game of 2008 for PS3 considering GTAIV is a multiplat and resistance 2 is another half a year later, so yes, MGS4 is the biggest title this year!
"MGS4 - Inside the Biggest PS3 Game of '08" Read the title carefully. Biggest game on PS3.
wow this was a good read damn i have never been more excited about a video game
MGS4 will rock every ps3 owner to date. This game is gonna rock. Specially after they spend so much time simplifying the controls. About Kojima's comments, well he is a perfectionist and if he is satisfied by his creation, then he won't be a perfectionist. I am pretty sure Kojima's next game will be no doubt of better quality then MGS4 in terms of graphics and gameplay.
I am simply looking forward to the boss fights more than anything else, if their is one thing Metal gear has taught the world it is how to make an epic boss fights and MGS4 will be no different.
MGS3 where to difficult for the casual gamer. The hole camouflage and eating concept got to complicated, so I think that it scared some of the casual gamers away.. But the people who liked the challenge where awarded.. MGS4 will reach alot of people because it can be played "like it should" but also run & gun - if thats preferred..
Metal Gears fans are going to love it, Kojima made it especially for them....not to over-analyze but it seems like a very personal conversation between Kojima and his fans. I don't think it will sell a ton of systems though...that's GTA's job.
come on show me you CQC skills
Has actually made me decide to switch my preorder over to special edition (i was pinching pennies before by getting going with the standard). I can't wait for MGS4 to hit. Also it CONFIRMED Kojima next game will NOT be Wii-fit.
It's just a matter of trying to live the next couple months patiently and not go into shock waiting. I can almost say at this moment, I NEED to play this game. It's getting to where I cannot stop thinking about playing this game... I know, it's sad but hey, it's MGS and this time we will get to see what happens to Snake.
What an excellent and well informed article. Its rare to read insightful journalism of this kind about any subject these days, and that's especially true of gaming. No surprises then, that its an Edge article. Though dour in overall tone, and not the kind of fawning homage that fanboys seem to desire, it gives an excellent insight into the games undoubted strengths and where it stands with regards to its history. I don't always agree with Edge conclusions, but the read is always worthwhile. If only all journalism was this way...
the biggest game of 08? i cannot wait the 54 days 4 hours 9 minutes and 40 seconds
"Biggest game of 08" = GTA4, not MGS4. Sorry kids.
You, get the hell out of here. GTAIV is going to be big but it won't be anything compared to this monstrous title.
WILL be good, it will be awesome. i will not doubt that. it is a very good contender for game of 08.. however this game, mgs4, is the conclusion to one of the most beloved and criticly acclaimed game series of all time. it is ending a story line 20 years in the making.. the sheer epic quality of the story of mgs4, i believe will win it its game of the year awards.... however GTAIV will win a bunch, mostly from xbox exclusive sites, thats not fanboyism, thats the truth. of these two amazing games though, mgs4 has my vote.
Think they're saying ps3 exclusive goty
The sales charts and metacritic will tell the tale, you don't have to listen to me. Now go write some crap MGS fan fiction since Konami has RUINED the online beta experience for all of you. Seeing so many angry MGS fans is about the most funny forum experience I've had in years.
sleepbox, you are an imbecilic moron. The beta was NOT ruined. The servers went down at Konami because they underestimated the popularity of the series. I, for one is a huge fan of that series and I can't wait to get the game in June. If you're going to use that as a pathetic attempt to bash the PS3, then I feel very sorry for you. Even more so, I feel bad for you xboys because your system might go down the minute you start playing GTAIV. Boo-hoo.
loool you really make me lough go! sir ken :)
Use that brilliant mind and PERFECT ZOE3 on the PS3. Bring that out PLEASE, ZOE series FTMFW!!!!!!!!
right foot will step on marcus face and his left foot will step on marcus DlCK
purposely being overly critical for the benefit of us and the game. Giving MGS4 some "perspective" is a great way to avoid the pitfalls that this level of popularity bring. What I mean is people are touting Metal Gear as the second coming of Jesus. How do you make good on the delivery of GOD? Lucas has been burned by this same effect with Star Wars, and now you see him doing this same thing, making despairaging comments about Raiders 4, trying to convince fans this is a movie not the answer to life.
I agree with you im not saying Lucas is in the same league as Kojima, just the level of popularity of there work.
Yeah but Lucas made bad films full stop, this hasn't happened to Kojima yet, anyone remember Jar Jar Binks
lmao @ "biggest" game of the year..... the last MGS did 3.5 million that's not near biggest game of the year sales, GTA IV and Gears of War 2 will both beat it in sales.
maybe they will...maybe they wont....ps3 owners really dont care about sales....it s about experiencing , individually, the finale of our most cherished franchise which brings memories to the groundbreaking 1998 mgs....the fact that xbox owners like you wont be getting a chance to play mgs4 (oow i know you want to!!) is just an added bonus....the proverbial cherry on the cake...biatch!
And you can get the hell out as well. If there's such a HUGE demand for Metal Gear Online, then what makes YOU think that MGS4 won't be just as huge? Ignorance...plain ignorance.
Noone has interst in MGS4 or MGO......... but for some mysterious reason we obliterated thier servers, and thats only the people who have access to the beta hmmmmm? You're in deial if you think this game won't sell.
GOTY! FTW! im so hyped for this. this aint going to be some DMC4, random-o storyline-o jumble-o. The last page of Solid Snake's Legacy. The closure of the Les Enfants Terribles Project. The death of the remaining sons of Big Boss. The fall of the Patriots. The final chapter in Kojima's Master-piece. The finale of Metal Gear. This is ....The End ".METAL GEAR SOLID 4: Guns of the Patriots."
"Inside the biggest FLOP of '08"
If you would play it then you would see why it is such a master-peice. But i know you will never, why? You, sir, are a crazed X360 Fanboy, who spends all day saying crap at the competion. Ive played Halo, i thought it was nice, not greatest game ever. but i do respect it. It is uber popular. and I knew it wouldnt flop.
hey Dark, you don't have to get all excited. All I stated was an opinion as well, if it bothers you that much, don't respond to it. Simple as that. I live in a free country, and if I feel like exercising and voicing my opinion, I will.
srry, im getting to randomoed. too huch MGS4 hype... I just dont like people saying MGS will flop. ive been spending too much time in the Ps3 forums. Its down for some reason. so all ive got is N4G. very diffrent atmosphere. EDIT: have a bubble for appoliges. EDIT2: who dissagreed on the 3 above posts. and this one as well? me no get?
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