"Before I give out my final score, I'll say this: I am well-aware that I'm in the minority by being critical of the Metal Gear games. Like Halo, Final Fantasy and even GTA, there are people out there who like these games so much that they would scratch your eyes out rather than listen to any criticism of their favorite series… and good for them. Metal Gear Solid, to me, isn't a perfect series; it has problems, mainly with the cutscenes outweighing the actual gameplay and play mechanics that seem interesting at first, but fall flat in practice. The original Solid was nothing short of a masterpiece, though the PS2-era sequels sullied the series' good name. Now, on the PS3, Metal Gear has regained some, not all, of its former glory. But weak, reused bosses, a broken online game and the gameplay to video ratio keep it from the lofty standards that Metal Gear Solid set up so many years ago."