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About 40% through, our notepad was scarred with breathless superlatives like 'Genius', 'Amazing' and 'Wow!!!' but by the game's conclusion, they'd given way to considered criticism and stark cries of '***?'. Will you enjoy it? Yes, definitely, but while most hardcore fans will adore it, a tiny minority may be left slightly deflated by the weight of their expectations, despite the game's unarguable quality.

As MGS's biggest fans, if we owe the series anything, it's unburdening it from the weight of expectation and our own hype. Nothing, nothing, would make us happier than being told we're wrong - in fact, we're resenting our gut reaction as we type, and keen to finish it again despite all our minor grievances - but either way, it's a journey we implore every gamer to take, regardless of their feelings for the series - because while the destination won't be to everyone's taste, the route is paved with gold. Damn. Now we're sad.
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At least they didn't give it a 10 which makes me glad cuz nothing is perfect not even Hideo - God of Epicness.
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I don't want to read it, just in case. But good to see it is living up to the hype, without publications giving it undeserved 10s. *cough*GTA4*cough*
    
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I don't want to read it, just in case. But good to see it is living up to the hype, without publications giving it undeserved 10s. *cough*GTA4*cough*
No problem reading it, no spoilers or such.
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I don't want to read it, just in case. But good to see it is living up to the hype, without publications giving it undeserved 10s. *cough*GTA4*cough*
Exactly
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man.. i got this game this morning and have been playing it as much as I can (after work). I now remember why metal gear solid was my favourite game for such a long time. I cant remember the last time i played a game that was so well made. so polished. there are absolutely no glitches, and everything runs so smoothly even though there are a thousand processes going on everywhere. All the little cinematics, the technological illustrations,the acting, the AI. Its just amazing and it puts almost every game I can think of to shame (bar the odd few that rank along side it). I cant believe I let money get in the way of buying this game on release. Its fantastic. And although i had to spend an hour or so catching up and remembering what has happened leading up to MGS4 in the story its just one of those games that is worth double its price tag. Great gameplay and great experience. Im only on the second act!!
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man.. i got this game this morning and have been playing it as much as I can (after work). I now remember why metal gear solid was my favourite game for such a long time. I cant remember the last time i played a game that was so well made. so polished. there are absolutely no glitches, and everything runs so smoothly even though there are a thousand processes going on everywhere. All the little cinematics, the technological illustrations,the acting, the AI. Its just amazing and it puts almost every game I can think of to shame (bar the odd few that rank along side it). I cant believe I let money get in the way of buying this game on release. Its fantastic. And although i had to spend an hour or so catching up and remembering what has happened leading up to MGS4 in the story its just one of those games that is worth double its price tag. Great gameplay and great experience. Im only on the second act!!
I'm with you on this one. Metal Gear: Solid was one of my favorite games back then and one of the the very few that I played through a few times. I sorta skipped MGS3 (lack of PS2) so am I going to be totally lost?
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hehe i still havnt even opened my copy yet.

currently playing through MGS1 on PC and then i'll move to MGS2 on PS2. never played MGS before. i wanna try get a grip on the story.
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People either love this game or hate it, it seems. It's gotten some rotten reviews but some superior ones too.
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When we're talking about a game that even MY DAD heard about and said it looks good (he absolutely hate video games and barely know what a PS3 is even if I own one), then we're talking about a quality game indeed.
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