Reviews and Problems with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Showing 1-10 of 242
Metal Gear Solid 4 (MGS4): Guns of the Patriots Review (PS3)
9 July 2013
Conclusion: There is no way to write about this game without providing spoilers at this point, so if you don't like that sort of thing, turn away now. Still here? Good, now I can openly gush about the game that reminded me how much fun this hobby can be. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a game that deserves applause. Not only were the expectations high, but it had a huge convoluted story to tie together.
Pros: If you were looking for a reason to buy a PS3, this is it, Perhaps one of the most clever games in recent years, Takes everything you loved about the series to the next level, Brilliant level design allows for stealth or gun play, Easily as moving as many films out there, If you were looking for a reason to buy a PS3, this is it, Perhaps one of the most clever games in recent years, Takes everything you loved about the series to the next level, Brilliant level design ...
Cons: Story might be over the top for folks new to the series, First person mode feels tacked on, only seems useful for sniping, Some may find the Big Boss Mode too easy, Cutscenes do run a bit long at times (especially in the end), If you are going to have this much kissing in a game, shouldn't it look less "robotic?", Story might be over the top for folks new to the series, First person mode feels tacked on, only seems useful for sniping, Some may find the Big Boss Mode t...
Conclusion: Writing about this most bi-polar of games has brought out my own extremist reactions and so I thank you, gentle reader, for my own spot of self-indulgence. Again I reiterate my recommendation to put this game in the collection. While playing, I think you will find it a superlative experience and while watching, you will bear witness to something… well something truly unique anyway. At last we gamers have our Ishtar! We have our Waterworld!
Conclusion: Despite being over a year old, the graphics are very good. The gritty, cursed world of Boletaria will truly come to life in front of any player brave enough to play this game. The overall art style is excellent. You really feel as if you’ve stepped into a medieval kingdom plagued by a dark demonic curse that is turning everything lifeless. The character models are all incredibly detailed, despite the not-so good look of the character's face in the creation menu.
Pros: A very though game, immense feeling of satisfaction after each battle won.
Cons: Slight physics bugs and very high difficulty that will frustrate most, but invigorate some.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PS3 Review
29 May 2010
Excerpt: I have got to admit that over the course of the Metal Gear Solid series I have grown fond of the recurring cast. The story has always been compelling enough to endure the long and fantastic cut-scenes, which have always been lengthy enough to bring about mixed feelings amongst gamers. Many of us will want to play the fourth and final chapter in the series, simply to find out the outcomes and revelations of each characters story.
Excerpt: Briefing In 1967, the great critic Kenneth Tynan wrote in The Times of London, describing The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band as “a decisive moment in the history of Western civilization.” The comment showed a remarkable prescience: 40 years later, Sgt. Pepper’s is widely hailed as the best album of all time.
Excerpt: Once again, Kojima and crew have "spared no expense" in making Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots one of the most visually stunning games available on the system. The character models are eerily life-like, right down to the subtlest of muscle twitches and body movements. While most of the early footage would lead you to believe the entire game takes place in dusty middle-eastern streets, that's only about a quarter of the game.
Excerpt: Metal Gear Solid is a big deal for a lot of people. Cinematic gaming probably wouldn't be where it is today if Hideo Kojima and his team hadn't brought us the original PlayStation game and for many the series stands way ahead of the pack. It's been far from a smooth ride though. Awkward controls and a convoluted, often overacted story made the PlayStation 2 games an acquired taste.