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Brilliant gameplay, too many cut scenes,
This review is from: Metal Gear Solid 4 - Guns Of The Patriots Platinum (PS3) (Video Game)
I'd say that this is a pretty good experience. The graphics have improved and so has the gameplay. I had hours of fun on this. Unfortunately, the too frequent, tedious cut-scenes can make it boring. The creators wanted to make this like a movie. Well it's not its a game. We buy it to play on it not to watch. Thats why games are usually more expensive, because you can get hours more fun out of them.
I'm glad that this game attempted to make a story as well. It does contain some humorous dialogue, also. The story is extremely wierd, but thats what Metal Gear is supposed to be. The giant robotic frogs that go "moo" were a perticular strange addition. The story is pretty hard to follow and extremely farfetched but you probably could like it if you did follow it.
The game play is amazing. You have a whole new range of modern weapons. You also have your own Q like person who gives you your gadgets. There is a range of scenery from the middle-east to South America. There are hours of fun you can have with this game, because, within a limit, you can chose your own path. You can kill who you want to. Save who you want to. Question who you want to.
I don't think this game should be a 15, either. A 12+ would be more appropriate. It does contain a small amount of red fog when someone dies, but thats just realistic. The language is also only mild. Nothing more than a few S-words.
My conclusion is that this is an experience for all types of action gamers. You can be stealthy or just go on a rampage. As long as you skip the cut-scenes which aren't essesntial to the plot (like quite a lot of them) you will have hours of fun. Thats if you like espionge stuff.
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Initial post: 17 Nov 2010 15:59:25 GMT
I agree with this review, and especially the point about the makers designing a film when what the buyer really wants is a game.
Too many set-pieces almost reduce the gameplay in MGS4 to a series of short vignettetes interrupting a film - and a pretty poor film at that; rubbish dialogue, nonsensical storyline...who cares? Get on with the game! How frustrating is it when you sit through a 20 minute set-piece to then move Snake for 30 seconds into another 20 minute set-piece!?!?
That said i enjoyed the game, though for me it isn't as good as MGS 1 & 2 - yes it looks better, but as far as i'm concerned it just isn't as good a game - and that's mainly down to the film/game criticism. Less patient gamers will give up on it i feel.
I would also recommend avoiding the 'easy' setting on the game - it's just far too easy.
I would give it 3 stars out of 5.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2011 09:36:22 GMT
H. R. Thomas says:
Have tried MGS3 on PS2? That's my faivourite, the graphics are superb, the gameplay is really fun, the story is good and the ratio is right between cut-scenes and gameplay.
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