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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)
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.