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Old 27-07-2007, 16:13   #1
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Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3)

Loved the 2nd one, for some reason was utterly rubbish at 3, but anyway...

Not long ago released a 15 minute gameplay demo on GameTrailers. Think it looks amazing and could be a good reason for me to buy a ps3

Another good point is that it doesn't seem to have the politicising/ philosophising of the others.
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Old 27-07-2007, 17:21   #2
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Oh it will

This is the game im going to get a ps3 for. Prob going to play gta4 on the 360. Its the cheaper option. Am a late convert to Metal gear, but my wrod, what an amazing series of games
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Old 28-07-2007, 08:28   #3
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I watched the video footage of 4, and it looks visually and technically impressive - But, it also looked a bit dull

Parts 1 & 2 were very interesting to me, but part 3 lost me a little. I completed all 3 but don't remember much about part 3 even though it's the one i played most recently.

I will still get part 4 but I'm not that excited really.
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Can't believe there isn't a bigger thread for this as its the game thats gonna make me buy a PS3, just waiting for a decent package (been drooling over the Ltd Etd Gun Meatal Grey version but no hope of getting one of those)
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Old 15-04-2008, 18:03   #5
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Isn't the Beta of Metal Gear online starting soon?
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Old 15-04-2008, 18:04   #6
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It is indeed - Thursday.
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Old 15-04-2008, 18:12   #7
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is the gun metal grey ps3 definitely not being released in uk ? ?
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Old 15-04-2008, 18:54   #8
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is the gun metal grey ps3 definitely not being released in uk ? ?
I wish I knew the answer to this, too. I'd love an MGS4 bundle.. but with only 2 months left before the full game release, I feel it's too late in the schedule for Sony to give European fans some joy. Would love to be proved wrong, though!
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Old 15-04-2008, 19:09   #9
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Isn't the Beta of Metal Gear online starting soon?

You can download it from thursday though it doesn't go live until next monday.
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You can download it from thursday though it doesn't go live until next monday.
Doh - didn't realise that. Knew something was happening Thursday though
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is it an open or closed beta ?

Or is it just a 15 minute video then 3 minutes of gameplay (SORRY! )
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Old 15-04-2008, 20:13   #12
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is it an open or closed beta ?

Or is it just a 15 minute video then 3 minutes of gameplay (SORRY! )

Seems like it's going to be an open beta to anyone who downloads it from the PSN Store for free. There's certainly been no mention of exclusivity/access codes etc though if they announced that now I think they'd face a bit of a ****storm!
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Old 15-04-2008, 23:28   #13
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is the gun metal grey ps3 definitely not being released in uk ? ?
I think we may get lucky with some thing along these lines:

http://www.engadget.com/2008/04/15/p...order-in-sigh/

But the gun metal grey one is gonna be Japan/US only
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The latest issue of EDGE hypes this up nicely. Not too much. Not too little. But just right.
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MGS4 is going to be a rather expensive game for me too as I'm also planning on finally forking out for a ps3 just so I can play it. I hope it blows away the previous games in the series, even if I really enjoyed them anyway.
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Might get me buying a PS3 too
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I'm looking forward to this.

I loved 1 and 2, but never really played 3. Might have to go back and re-visit. What is the general concensus? Better than 2 or not?
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I really enjoy MGS but did anyone else think there was too many cut scenes? I knows its meant to be like an interactive game but i spent 90% watching a film then 10% playing, well it certainly seemed like that.

I'll still be getting this but i hope they have balanced it out alittle.

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I'm certain there will still be lots of cutscenes in this & several long ones too. They are at least skippable now which i don't recall they were in MGS2.
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Another good point is that it doesn't seem to have the politicising/ philosophising of the others.
That's not a good point. What gives the series it's soul is all that "politcising and philosophising" - as convoluted and confusing as it translates, that's part of the Metal Gear spirit. There's always been a strong sense of the futility of combat and the betrayal of governments on their soldiers, using soldiers as pawns for political aims that runs through the franchise, that is afterall who the genome soldiers are, Snake being one of them. I'd be dissapointed if it lost it's balls here and decided to fall in line with the current status quo of tactical FPS games, and be on the comparrible moral compass of a game like COD4, which for me is the glossier, more entertaining equivalent recruitment tool of America's Army.

For the cutscenes, that's what I consider part of the charm. My favourite adadge about the series is this: "I watched a movie and a game of Metal Gear broke out!". Because this is the last "Snake" Metal Gear game, I would hope that the cutscenes are mindblowing and we have some truely memorable set pieces.

But I expect MGS4 to build on the gameplay of Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistance, with the improvements 1st person view (you can now move in this view for MGS4) and offer some better next-gen AI (Koijima keeps referring to this is what next-gen should really do, graphics aside).

And let's not forget, there's also Metal Gear Online to look forward to on the disc as well. The "starter pack" with 5 maps and full features, with more to be added as DLC at a later date.
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