Hooked Gamers writes: "I finished MGS4 tonight. No spoilers, I promise. All I'd like to say is that there is no other game out there that has been so emotionally satisfying on every level, that puts every kind of emotion imaginable in your head. It is, like the title says, only the second game that has ever made me cry.
The first? Final Fantasy 7 which I played a long long time ago when I first experienced the storytelling techniques of videogames. The death of Aeris was so shocking and so out of nowhere that I didn't know what to think. Then the reactions of the characters, the music, and the burial seen brought the tears to my eyes and, for the first time ever, I felt emotionally connected to a game beyond excitement."