I can’t wait to get my hands on this game. After having finished GTA IV several times over, I need a new game to keep my gaming self busy. Hopefully, I can have my copy of MSG4 in a week’s time. Until then, I cannot say anything about it out of personal experience BUT there are a lot of things being said about the latest in this franchise. I particularly liked the article written by Joe Juba of the Game Informer Magazine. He writes:
After years of playing “Metal Gear” games, I thought I knew the drill: Infiltrate the base, rescue someone, destroy “Metal Gear” and fight the last boss. This time-tested approach has won the hearts of gamers and earned “Metal Gear Solid” a spot on the industry’s short list of premier franchises.
But for a game as ambitious and groundbreaking as the new “Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots,” sticking to the formula simply isn’t good enough.
As the crowning achievement of the series’ 20-year history, Hideo Kojima’s final “Metal Gear Solid” title might not be what you expect, but it is everything you could hope for in a video game.
Is that good or bad? If you continue reading his article, you’d find that is GOOD:
This series has always showcased amazing depth, but “MGS4” accommodates a breed of player choices unlike anything I have ever seen, providing you with the tools to overcome obstacles in any way you choose. Many titles claim to have this feature, but its implementation in “MGS4” is truly remarkable. There is no longer just “stealth” or “not stealth” — you devise your own solutions.
Now that’s what I am talking about. I can just imagine wracking my brains while playing this game. Anyone out there who has played MSG4? Your thoughts?