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* A brilliant mixture of storytelling and gameplay
* Mind-blowing audiovisual presentation
* Tight and compelling shooting mechanics
* Gratifying stealth mechanics
* Lots of cool gadgets and weapons that you can tailor to your own style of play.
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# Storytelling is heavy-handed
# The single-player experience end
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Metal Gear Solid 4 is an awe-inspiring synthesis of dramatic storytelling and entertaining gameplay.

10/10
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the most technically stunning video game ever made. It's also a fine example of storytelling prowess within its medium, combining gameplay and narrative so slickly and beautifully that it's impossible to extricate one from the other. It's likely you will emerge awestruck from your first play-through, wishing the experience would continue yet nonetheless satisfied with its conclusion. It's difficult not to sound hyperbolic when discussing MGS4 because every part of its design seemingly fulfills its vision, without compromise. There is no halfway.
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thats what i expected
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PC port would be nice!
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played it ... completed it ... i would recommened it over and over, do agree though that the ending is a little ... well ... poo .. but bar that great game, a high barrier for others to try and reach

@mtbiker033: they wont port, to much of the game is console specific, plus there are some nice references to the console during the game ... no spoilers
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Odd rating system...how do you list two "Bad" items but still give it a 10/10? If there are bad things, then it can't deserve a 10. And if they really aren't that bad and he was just nitpicking, then just don't list them at all...don't list them just to list them.
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yeah, the only game i've seen get a 10 that deserved a 10 was Ocarina of Time, imo

but the perfect score doesn't make or break a game, a 9.0+ game is usually a must-buy
    
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Odd rating system...how do you list two "Bad" items but still give it a 10/10? If there are bad things, then it can't deserve a 10. And if they really aren't that bad and he was just nitpicking, then just don't list them at all...don't list them just to list them.
Yeah, but it's gamespy. That's why I don't go there anymore. Hits for gamespy is like hits for IGN is like hits for review sites that give reviews heavily influenced by game developers. I've seen some real pieces of **** get great reviews at both those sites.
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but the perfect score doesn't make or break a game, a 9.0+ game is usually a must-buy
Yep, agree. Which is why I really wish they would reserve the 10s for the truly, absolutely perfect games. If it scores a 9 or higher, people will buy it like crazy. Anything below an 8 raises my suspicions, but I'll probably still buy a 7-7.5 if it's something I'm a fan of.

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Yeah, but it's gamespy. That's why I don't go there anymore.
GameSpot, actually. And I have always trusted their reviews, I've been relying on them for years. But I was not a fan of their switch to the simpler rating system, and the way they dumped their review editor a few months ago puts their credibility in doubt.

Anyway, I guess I don't know why I'm belaboring this. I've hijacked a thread about a game I have no intention of buying, I've not been a MG fan since the original NES game. We now return you to our original programming...
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Odd rating system...how do you list two "Bad" items but still give it a 10/10? If there are bad things, then it can't deserve a 10. And if they really aren't that bad and he was just nitpicking, then just don't list them at all...don't list them just to list them.
there isn't any bad things. "It ends" isn't a bad thing. And every video game has at least 1 thing wrong with it, there is no such thing as a PERFECT video game.

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Yeah, but it's gamespy. That's why I don't go there anymore. Hits for gamespy is like hits for IGN is like hits for review sites that give reviews heavily influenced by game developers. I've seen some real pieces of **** get great reviews at both those sites.
Gamespy? This is Gamespot, not gamespy LOL
Can you at least READ the article please?
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Odd rating system...how do you list two "Bad" items but still give it a 10/10? If there are bad things, then it can't deserve a 10. And if they really aren't that bad and he was just nitpicking, then just don't list them at all...don't list them just to list them.
but its gamespot, they nitpick all the time, the single play ending? thats not a real complaint, of coarse it ends.
look at crysis review, 9.5, the bad * The single-player story ends
* Will laugh at every CPU and GPU thrown at it
* No team deathmatch.


and as for story telling, that is evident in all MGS games, most fans knew it was going to happen and are looking forward to it, i love the long cinematics with the story that draws you in.
in my eyes i have yet to find something wrong with the game, controls are flawless, story is brilliant, graphics are astounding, soundtrack is great and it has kojimas' humor
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