Welcome back to another great game in the 100 reviews in 100 days brought to you by The Ultimate Gamer in conjunction with the list masters over at pwnRank.com. We’re closing off this week with spot 81. If I do say so my self this game gives me tingles in my tummy, and it’s a great way to end the week!
Sneaking into 81…
Oh yes, that’s right. You should have expected some games from the illustrious Metal Gear Solid series to hit the list. It places 15 on the overall PS3 metacritic for highest score, with an average of 94. The lowest score it received was a few 80′s. However, they merely complained about one thing, the same thing, that even I will complain a little about.
It’s not really about one game…
Metal Gear Solid 4(MGS4) is a capstone to an amazing saga. Hideo Kojima is famous for one thing; immersive and detailed story. Even though the story he tells through video games may be broken into differing sequels and prequels, it captures us every damn time. With that being said, it would be almost unfair to judge MGS4 as a standalone game, because it isn’t. Metal Gear Solid 4 was made for the fans. It was made to finish the story of Solid Snake, that started decades ago. While the story line is amazing, it can get pretty confusing. Unfortunately the only way to figure it out is a lot of reading after playing the game to figure it out.
Besides the story, however, the game play is amazing. Controls are tight, and Kojima Productions have mastered the art of sneaking in video games that just can’t be imitated. The game is also incredibly beautiful. The graphics rival even today’s PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The cut scenes are phenomenal and will keep you at the edge of your seat. MGS4 really is a video game masterpiece.
You can’t sneak out of problems…
When a game gets such great reviews, a lot of the time it is hard to find something wrong with it. With Metal Gear Solid 4 though, it isn’t too hard. While there are countless things that are amazing, one aspect stands out that may ruin the game for some. Cut scenes probably take up 75% of the game (Yes, that’s a random percentage). Many people will joke and laugh about how you’re watching a movie rather than playing a game. So from here on out, this game is now going to be referred to as a ‘Interactive Cinematic Adventure’. It may only be a negative point though if you just really want to play.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a game worthy of Kojima Productions. Virtually flawless execution when there is gameplay and an incredibly immersive story. The simple point is, if you can handle the long cutscenes and the comparatively little gameplay, you need to play MGS4. in fact. play them all. no matter if you already have or not. And then play The Phantom Pain to learn about Big Bosses story that is coming out early next year for PS4/X1. 5 out of 5.