Well, it’s official. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots is the best game I’ve ever played. I enjoy games for many reasons and until recently, GTA IV was one of my top overall game because of many different categories, but it doesn’t even compare on the scale that is Metal Gear Solid 4. The game is so detailed that I’m almost done (last act) and I still haven’t quite mastered all of the moves. It’s probably why I’m already planning how I’m going to play earlier sections of the game my second time through.
Yes, there are many things to strive for in this game. Now I’m just trying to get through. Then there will be an all stealth attempt, no kills, and to get all of the secret statues. But maybe I’ve said too much. Yes, there are secret weapons, items, badges, Easter eggs and more. The cut scenes are fantastic too with the best graphics I can ever remember. Some are incredibly long, but only once was I ever really kind of bored. The humor all through is excellent. There is one moment late in the game when Otacon asks you to put in Disk 2. I won’t spoil the moment for you, but let’s just say that it’s priceless.
The boss battles are so well done with tension and drama that I’ve actually ejoyed every one completely and never once dreaded one coming up and worried “how will I beat it” like I have in games past. There are just so many clues, hints, and other great stuff that it is it’s own world. No doubt about it.
The rest of the time I was totally glued to the story. No…I take that back. I was IN the story. Hideo Kojima has made the game that he can proudly call a masterpiece. It’s visually stunning and every movement and all of the technical elements of the game are spot on. I don’t know what it takes, but this has to be Game of the Year for sure. If you have a PS3 then this games is a must own. If you don’t have a PS3, then this game is worth getting one. It’s just that good.
Rating: Should be a 10 out of 5.
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