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Faceoff: Gears of War vs Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Select/Start Games: "I admit that I wasn't sure how to approach this weeks edition of Faceoff. For the most part, I conceived this feature as a way to bring back fun debate between our favorite games. In the current gaming climate, however, it's hard to have such discussions when everything can be construed as a flamebait for the increasingly frustrating and annoying console war. Fanboys fuel it, but even the gaming media itself have become party to feeding the ravaging fanboys that thirst for the blood of their hated console.

I'm not going to pretend that I don't know that Gears of War and Metal Gear Solid 4 are practically poster children for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 respectively. Of course they are. They are two shining examples of what those machines are capable of. This comparison, however, is not about the Xbox 360 vs the Playstation 3, but of two 3rd person shooters with very distinct takes on the genre, with both influencing the other in some ways. With that said, I hope that this article/opinion piece brings more positive, fun discussion, instead of brutal hatred and vitriol. Now, let Faceoff begin!"

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lociefer3598d ago

mgs4 should only be compared to sex, geow2 should be compared to another unreal engine game

Figboy3598d ago

well, in THEORY. it's supposed to be fun.

i remember debating endlessly with friends about games like Mario vs Sonic, Ninja Gaiden vs Shinobi, Final Fantasy vs Phantasy Star, etc, and we'd have a ball.

it'd no different than Spider-Man vs Batman. both are great heroes, but everyone has their preference.

i may not be a huge Gears of War fan, but i'd be a lying fool if i said the game series wasn't quality, with some great stuff in it.

i happen to prefer Metal Gear Solid 4, but then again, i've been playing the series since the NES days, and feel that MGS4 really nails everything that makes a video game special, while also being a showpiece for the console it's on. Kojima Productions have a knack for that (see, MGS1 on the PS1, MGS2 and 3, and Zone of the Enders 1 and 2 on the PS2 - just realized Kojima Productions made FOUR Playstation 2 games last gen! holy crap! hopefully they'll release just as many on the PS3, if not more).

The_Zeitgeist3598d ago

This is just stupid. Two way different games. It's like comparing Final Fantasy 7 with Harvest Moon.

Jack-Pyro3598d ago

They are very different, this is true, however they are both over the shoulder third person shooters!

It's less like comparing Harvest Moon and Final Fantasy and more comparing Infamous and Crackdown (very similar yet totally different)

...that aside, was there ever any doubt that MGS4 would beat the pants off of Gears of War, it just seems like a no brainer!

The_Zeitgeist3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

I just can't agree with that at all. If I am in the mood for some blood spilling I would pick Gears over MGS4 any day. But if I am in the mood for some stealth action then I would go with MGS4. They are just way too different. I understand Infamous vs Crackdown. But these two games? Come on!

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