Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Metal Gear Solid 4

Developer: Kojima Productions
Publisher: Konami
Release Date:June 12, 2008
System: PS3
ESRB Rating: M
Official Web site

In a nutshell: War has changed. Now, it's really confusing...

0:00 I loved the first Metal Gear Solid, struggled to understand the second, and stopped a few hours into the third. That trend is not encouraging.

0:00.5 Just to be clear, I fully expect to be watching cut scenes for the entirety of this first hour.

0:01 The game at least has the decency to tell me that the mandatory installation will take roughly eight minutes. A highly realistic Snake smokes in the background. "Avoid playing when you are tired," says an on-screen warnings. Because the plot will make even less sense?

0:02 More warnings: Use an ashtray, take 15 minute breaks every hour, stop playing if you feel ill. I can't tell if they're going for over-the-top funny or deadpan serious with these things.

0:04 Further warnings talk about proper handling of the game disc. Looks like "deadpan serious" wins the battle. Installation is 35-percent complete.

0:05 The enemies will use "sight, sound and smell" to detect me. Smell? Really? Does Snake needs a portable shower?

Read the full review at Crispy Gamer

1 comment:

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