What If Gaming: Metal Gear Solid 4 Review - 'A True Masterpiece'

What If Gaming writes: "War has changed. Very commonly are rebels born, but very rarely are they heroes. As time shifts, these heroes rise up and change the world as we know it today and become legends. Kojima Productions has introduced a warrior literally twenty years ago arising from the shoddy lighting of the scenery that the world is. This time, Solid Snake is embarking on his last and final mission with all his strength. Old age isn't stopping him. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a livid spot of stealth beauty and emotive action adventure full of the current best graphics on any system, and over encompassing factors that are nothing short of revolutionary in the classic realm, becoming a true masterpiece from creator Hideo Kojima."

If, I want to play the best stealth and action adventure game to date
...want to witness a masterpiece the metal gear series


If, I don't like old people on the battlefield, and feel it's weird...


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aggh im on fire3874d ago

I agree its a classic of this generation, good story and good production all round. Wouldn't say its the best graphics though, there very good but not the best ive seen. But still one of the best games.

n4gzz3874d ago

What a game !!! Don't compare this game with any other game if you are true gamer. It is outstanding. Story is killer, made me cry.

FreeMonk3874d ago (Edited 3874d ago )

MGS4 is a truly outstanding game!

Graphics are amazing, voice acting is superb, musical soundtrack is top notch and gameplay is fantasic.

Does it deserve 10 out of 10?? For me nope. The reason why I say this, and I know people are going to disagree the crap out of me on this one......loading screens.

I know that MGS4 is a huge game, but I hate the fact that I have to wait 3 minutes every time you finish an Act.

I don't mind waiting for 8-9 minutes before the game starts, but when I'm drawn into the game, watched 2-3 hrs of cutscenes, sneaked and killed tons of then have to wait 3 minutes to continue playing, it gets on my goat.

I know, it's a big game, but it takes me out of the game each time. I'd rather have the option to install everything and wait 30 minutes at the beginning of the game than wait 3 minutes everytime, and that's why I don't think it deserves 10/10.

It'd give it 9.5 out of 10.

I thought GTA4 would be branded Game of the Year in most magazines and internet sites, but it think MGS4 will take it!!

n4gzz3874d ago (Edited 3874d ago )

I don't think you have played game otherwise you would appreciate that 2 or 3 minutes install time in between game after getting stressed with boss battle and other. I really enjoyed installed time otherwise, i would have big headache getting so immersed and not taking break 'coz when you play this game, you don't just play with fingers you use your brain alot.

edit : MGS4 is not good because of sharp looking graphic or gameplay or story. Its combination of all element makes this game outstanding.

FreeMonk3874d ago

Trust me n4gzz, I'm playing MGS4. I've just finished Act 2, and started Act 3. I don't want to spoil the game for anyone, but let's say I am currently using a signal tracker for Act 3. I've just started it, so I know that I've played it!! I bought my PS3 from my sister-in-law just for this one game.

For me though, boss fights and such don't get me stressed. I love the challenge and it really gets me pumping, hence why I hate the loading times. It's grids everything to a halt.

Like I said, I wish you had the option to install everything at the beginning instead of in-between load times.

It's only a small niggle, but one that should of been taken into consideration in all the reviews. Reviews of other games have been downgraded because of load times, this should of as well.

Loving MGS4 though....I wish it didn't have to end!!

Armyless3874d ago

And a very small gripe in an otherwise game-centered forum, right?

I've seen people complain about ANY installs...
And many, many more when a game is limited to a stream-centered tech...

I guess we have to forgive the medium sometimes, in order to really experience the art.

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achira3874d ago

truely a masterpiece! this game is outstanding in any way!

PimpHandHappy3874d ago (Edited 3874d ago )

for cut scenes ever! Zoom in on the eyes and face!

as far as in game graphics you would be hard pressed to find a game better! Atleast on my 1080p TV i would say its the best in game i have seen. The only other game i can compare this with is Uncharted.

LTC3874d ago

I agree in 1080p the graphics are amazing

supahbad3874d ago

*semi-spooiler* i would say the uncharted character models are close, but do not compare with mgs4. and i thought the chase scenes in uncharted were unbeatable, until i played mgs4, i was stunned fer reaalz

tweaker3874d ago

It's a masterpiece no doubt. A new benchmark for stealth and action games.


What happened to the surprise Ryan Payton mentioned?

"Believe it or not, I've been so busy working on a special surprise for MGS4 buyers (that not even those who have leaked copies of the game can spoil! Haha!), that I haven't had time to catch up on most of the pre-launch excitement."

butterfinger3874d ago

Good point! I was beginning to wonder if the surprise was the new theme released on the store this week:P

Muj913874d ago

once you complete the game if you go on extras on the main menu theres something that requires a password. Maybe thats the surprise. i was trying to get in but didnt know the password. I was thinking it might be that password u get given in the game but cant remember what that was.

supahbad3874d ago

is it numbers? bcuz sunny was saying numbers in the beggining cooking eggs, i wonder if thats it? i need to check it

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