My friend got it and we were playing it and loving it. I love the cinema in the game and the graphics are real nice. Still confuse about the story tho but watever...
IGN said:Closing Comments
Is it possible to give a game an 11? If so, this would be the game that would merit that score. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a title that exceeds all of the hype that was attached to the title. Regardless of whether you've seen every trailer and screenshot, read every preview and heard every interview, you won't get a full sense of how phenomenal this title is unless you sit down and experience it for yourself.
Legends die hard and deserve a heroic story that lives on when they are gone. Metal Gear Solid 4 is such an ending for the legendary warrior Solid Snake. Not only does it sum up the full franchise of Metal Gear, its depth and its complexity, coupled with its technical prowess, make it one of the best games of the year and, indeed, one of the best games ever made. Get some well earned rest, Snake. You've earned it. We salute you.
IGN Ratings for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
A story worthy of a feature length film, with action that keeps you engaged from the second you hit the start button 'til the final credits roll.
Incredibly detailed and visually breathtaking, with amazing camera angles, MGS4 is one of the most beautiful titles ever made.
Haunting melodies, the re-introduction of classic themes via iPod, and perfect line delivery by actors -- this is an aural delight from start to finish.
Not only does MGS4 include new gameplay mechanics, it shatters the mold of what's expected from the series. Stealth, action, or balanced play: the choice is yours in how you explore this MGS world.
10 Lasting Appeal
There are dozens of secrets and Easter Eggs, along with tons of ways to approach any combat situation. Plus, when you're done with the single player, MGO will keep you engaged for weeks on end.
(out of 10 / not an average)
In Japan?:confusedBTW, it's rumored the game did 600K first day in Japan, which includes the Limited Edition PS3, and the Special and Regular editions. It does not, however, include the "Welcome Bundles", so it *could* be more, but who knows.
I was actually going to ask you about that... if I'm only through the first MGS, should I beat 2 and 3 before I move on to 4?Well, hopefully you'll enjoy it.
I can tell you, if you can get past the controls (I dont' think they are that bad, very easy to use, IMO) then you'll love the gameplay.
The other hurdle you'll have to jump is story, but the game does an AMAZING job of running through the story and retells it so you won't be too lost, I'm pretty surprised by that.
There will be *long* cutscenes though. Not 90 minutes long, but I'm not joking when I say they can clock in around 30 minutes, but the really long ones are spread pretty far apart.
Welp, hope you enjoy it, I know it's fucking blowing my socks off, going to run through it again on Big Boss Hard, then on The Boss Extreme.
*runs off to watch Resistance 2 footage*
I was actually going to ask you about that... if I'm only through the first MGS, should I beat 2 and 3 before I move on to 4?
Where are you at? Act 3?:confused I shed a single tear at the end of it.:cryHalf way through, for the second time. So far, 0 Continues, 0 Alerts, 0 Kills, 2 Recovery items used.
Stealth and Bandanna, here I come!