Metal Gear Solid 4 – ps3

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Metal Gear Solid 4 is set five years after the Big Shell incident, in 2014. The world economy relies on continuous war, fought by PMCs, which outnumber government military forces. PMC soldiers are outfitted with nanomachines to enhance their abilities and control the battle field.
GenreAction Adventure
Platforms
ps3


DEVELOPER Kojima Productions | PUBLISHER Codemasters | RELEASE DATE


Metal Gear Solid 4 Reviews ps3


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gamespot.com review
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ign.com review
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thunderboltgames.com review
It’s rather rare that I have absolutely no complaints about a game, but this is one of these particular cases. Nothing stands out as hindering it whatsoever. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will surely set the bar for this generations in terms of quality, and should be the benchmark for a truly great game. It’s sad to see the series finally end, but on the other hand I’ve never seen a series end so superbly. It truly is the end of an era, with a series that has spanned all three PlayStation generations.
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acegamez.co.uk review
It’s hard to introduce somebody to Metal Gear these days. I’ve tried, and if you’re restrained to any time span under ten minutes then you’re going to struggle. Not many games date back to the NES, and those that do rarely have an ongoing storyline that’s more complex than most films. Metal Gear Solid has always been, on the surface, about saving the world without going in guns blazing. However, beneath that exterior is an insanely complex and arguably convoluted plot that twists and turns without mercy. If you can keep up with it then on you’re in for the greatest storyline in videogame history to date, and if you fall off, well, you’ll at least get to watch some incredible choreography and experience some excellent gameplay. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots looks to end one of videogaming’s greatest sagas with a bang – and it delivers more than ever before.
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level7.nu review
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thesixthaxis.com review
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gamesaktuell.de review
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eurogamer.pt review
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variety.com review
Each installment of the series provides new spy paraphernalia, and “Metal Gear 4’s” OctoCamo tops them all. The full-body stealth suit actually changes its color, texture and pattern to match whatever surface Snake is touching after only a moment’s pause. Factors like shadow, noise on the battlefield and whether or not the enemy has been alerted to an intrusion also affect the likelihood of detection, forcing players to be as careful on their couch as they would be on the battlefield.
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gamechronicles.com review
Really though, the best part of the MGS4 gameplay is that the game can be played however the gamer sees fit – there is seldom a single solution to getting from point to point. Some gamers might want to go in with guns ablaze, while other might take the stealth route. You can decide to fight alongside the rebels (by simply supporting them in battle) or take a “shoot ‘em all and let God sort ‘em out” approach. It is all up to you – and that makes the game priceless. If you thought Deus Ex was cool in its day, you’ll definitely dig MGS4.
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ztgamedomain.com review
The sound is equally impressive with a stellar soundtrack chock full of memorable tunes and a few surprises from the past that fans will absolutely love. The real stars of the audio though are the sound effects and voice work. As you know everyone loves the voice of Solid Snake and David Hayter once again reprises his role as the hesitant hero. The rest of the cast is absolutely phenomenal especially the mixture of two vocals for each of the BB corps. The sound effects are also incredible. Playing with a set of 5.1 headphones is by far the best outlet, but a solid surround system will also do the trick. The way the audio engulfs the player really makes you feel like you are right there on the battlefield and it does an amazing job of reinforcing the idea of being in the middle of a war.
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gamernode.com review
On the “making of” disc included with the limited edition version only available at GameStop and with the Gun Metal PS3, series creator Hideo Kojima says, “There are certain things you need to pass on in life but the theme of this game is ‘sense,’ or that which you can’t pass on. A person’s will and way of life is symbolized by Snake continuing to fight despite his old age, and also myself retuning to direct the game.”
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megamers.com review
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gamearena.com.au review
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giantbomb.com review
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gaming-age.com review
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is far more than the sum of its parts (graphics, audio, gameplay, story, characters). It’s a saga that’s been 20 years in the making and draws heavily from all six critically acclaimed games in the series. MGS4 captures the essence (the will, so to speak) of those titles and mixes it together to form something so familiar, yet ultimately different; something magnified…purer…conclusive. It’s not possible to experience something like this with a completely passive narrative; MGS4 is proof that you just can’t relate to a passive medium in the same way as an interactive one. Kojima wrapped everything up in a nice little bow and gave it to us as a parting gift. Your questions get answered, your heartstrings get pulled, your mind gets blown, and you finally get the closure you’ve spent the last two decades earning. You’ve had a hard life; it’s time for a much deserved rest.
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gamerevolution.com review
The included Metal Gear Online starter pack takes some finagling to get up and running. The sign up process is unnecessarily complex, but luckily—as Bill said to Hillary—you only have to do it once. Since it’s technically a “starter pack”, the online game promises more than it delivers. What’s there is fun, though: Up to 16 players over 5 well-designed maps playing solid—if predictable—game types; but what really sells it is that Konami will obviously be following up on this initial bit with a fuller game in the future.

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gametrailers.com review
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videogamer.com review
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gamedaily.com review
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jolt.co.uk review
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play.tm review
When it comes to videogame reviewing, critics should exercise a degree of professional subjectivity by not appraising games for the sake of peer conformity; nor should they review games while focusing only on appeasing the demands of hardcore franchise fanatics. However, by that token, reviewers should also resist the temptation to unfairly kneecap a high-profile release just for the sake of standing out from the critical crowd.
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gamecritics.com review
MGS4 is undoubtedly the culmination of everything Hideo Kojima ever dreamed his series could be. It is a technical triumph, finally realizing the longtime goal of “Toy Story In Real Time.” Having been at the Sony E3 press conference in 2005 when the PS3 was first unveiled, I didn’t believe that any developer could achieve the level of polish shown in the technical demonstration. MGS4 has it in spades. Even the initial installation has the most stunning model of Old Snake—our protagonist—looking very gruff, smoking and standing around in extreme close up. His gloves are webbed, his sneaking suit is composed of different materials, his skin is pale and spotted. Audio-wise, the score is probably the best that the series has ever produced, and the soundscapes are engrossing. Snake’s enhanced moveset and controls are tight and precise. New gameplay mechanics like improved camouflage, radar and context-sensitive areas make the experience feel both familiar and fresh. The bosses in MGS4 are a blissful experience. Each one is a force to be reckoned with, and utterly unforgettable.
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totalvideogames.com review
Mesmerising throughout, a handful of gameplay sections are nothing short of digital perfection. We won’t mention which ones (you’ll know when you see them), but had to mention this aspect of the game, there’s one particular scene (briefly mentioned previously) that is so powerful it’s worth the price alone! Of course if you don’t share the anticipation and won’t appreciate the clever touches such as playing the opening level of Metal Gear Solid (with blocky PSone visuals) as Snake dreams about a momentous return to Shadow Moses, then this will mean very little to you and leave Guns of the Patriots biggest quality lying with the pretty cut-scenes.
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wired.com review
The previous Metal Gear Solid games, on PlayStation 1 and 2, have each spun an intense, dramatic story, and the games’ creator, Hideo Kojima, has been rightly praised for pushing videogame narratives forward with each new release. Even if no one is quite sure exactly what’s going on in any of the games. Although each begins with Snake being sent on a secret ops mission to achieve some military objective, a web of secrets never fails to unravel into all sorts of conspiracy theories. Most of them have involved the Patriots, an Illuminati-style group of puppet masters controlling America’s government from the shadows.
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eurogamer.net review
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