Reviews and Problems with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
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Ok now that is too many cut scenes.
EZ E, Amazon
21 January 2013
Summary: I was thoroughly disappointed in this chapter of the Metal Gear Solid games. The endless cut scenes did not rub me the right way at all. The melodrama has always been high in this franchise but it is taken to new heights in the overblown story line. I could not even stand to watch any more cut scenes about half way through the game. The game play was also not at all what I have come to like. Sneaking can be done, but it seems very different.
Summary: The game play is mostly pretty good. Still, it's one of those games that has everything, but you character still can't jump. That makes no sense. The game is completely linear. So, the structure of the areas the character moves in add nothing to the plot. There is no creativity or thought whatsoever. With all the power console systems have now, you would hope that would make for really great really clever games. Instead, this thing is pretty much garbage.
Summary: I've been a fan of the series all along (you can view some of my previous reviews), so keep in mind this review is someone who has been a fan of the series all along. I have played every canon metal gear game up to the point of this one's release (ie every MSX/playstation/PSP release except the acid series), and even some that weren't. It's hard for me to say this....but this game is not that good. GRAPHICS Nothing wrong here.
Summary: this game may have been 'ground breaking' in 2008. in 2012, however, it's a complete and utter bore. i'm not quite sure why so many people seem to love it. as others have adequately stated, this isn't really a game. it's a series movies occasionally interrupted by three minuntes of run-and-cover. and geez, some of those cut scenes are obnoxiously long. we're talking 15-20 minutes long.
Summary: I am a big fan of the MGS series, played MGS, MGS2, MGS3, MGS Portable Ops, MGS Portable Ops+, and Metal Gear Acid, so I was really looking forward MGS4, which was a rather a big disappointment. To be fair, the gaming controls have been improved a lot, and real one on one combat with bosses became a much more entertaining experience.
Summary: This is not a game. This is a torture on a disk. I paid $9 for this game, used. I could have a nice lunch instead. First time you put the disk in, make sure to have much time, as there is about 25 minutes worth of installation and cutscenes that are boring, over the top and plain silly. After that, you will spend couple of hours learning the ridiculous control system, that is, if you have enough patience. But you will not play, no. You will watch further cutscenes.
Summary: I picked up this game when it first came out in the ps3 bundle, because I was a big mgs fan. I really dug the first play through, but hated the ending. Then I immediately played through it again, and the second time was nothing but disappointed in the lack of actual substance the game had. I didn't like most of the changes it made to the formula, because they took the game away from the entire style that made it metal gear solid in the first place.
Summary: What can I say about Metal Gear Solid 4, everything that could go wrong went wrong. Let's start with the gameplay, the controls doesn't feel smooth at all. You have to press triangle to lean against the wall? I prefer the old controls just by using the D-pad to lean against the wall. Where is the first person view? That's so important when trying to find scout the enemies. Of course you can use the MkII but that's just a hassle.
Summary: Without getting into spoilers this was the worst Metal Gear Solid game I've ever played, and among the most trite and tedious titles that I had the misfortune of playing this generation. The writing is poor, and the dialog is awful. The plot of the story is so bad that it's almost offensive. It's incredibly convoluted, and the overly melodramatic moments will make you cringe.
Summary: I played the original Metal Gear, the good old 8-bit version on the NES, and found it groundbreaking and incredible. To this day, it remains a unique and brilliant classic. I skipped the Solid line, for the most part, for the same reason I skipped the Final Fantasy series (my favorite series in video game history) until well after the first PlayStation titles - too much focus on cinema and graphics, and not enough on gameplay, does not make for an interesting game, in my...