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NO MORE than 10 hours? WOOOOWWWW... what a rip-off then.
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NO MORE than 10 hours? WOOOOWWWW... what a rip-off then.
he obviously didn't even attempt to play MGO nor did he actually try to attempt to understand the game itself. I found this review sad and disapointing
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post #13 of 24
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NO MORE than 10 hours? WOOOOWWWW... what a rip-off then.
Well, maybe. Most players [skipping cutscenes] can finish it in probably right around 10hrs or so. It is indeed a let down of sorts.
    
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he obviously didn't even attempt to play MGO nor did he actually try to attempt to understand the game itself. I found this review sad and disapointing
MGO didn't offer much IMO, so I can't fault him for that. Clunky sneaking controls [which are fine for sneaking] used for fast-paced shooting... don't work all too well. And the story is crazy convoluted/over the top/what just happened? even for some fans, so [as he said] it will confuse a lot of people that haven't been die-hard fans following every storyline.
    
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Man, he cut the legs out from under hideo kojima.
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MGO didn't offer much IMO, so I can't fault him for that. Clunky sneaking controls [which are fine for sneaking] used for fast-paced shooting... don't work all too well. And the story is crazy convoluted/over the top/what just happened? even for some fans, so [as he said] it will confuse a lot of people that haven't been die-hard fans following every storyline.
I didn't have a problem with the controls. It's not different from almost every other thirdperson shooter including Gears of War. You hold down one shoulder button and then press the other to shoot if you want accuracy. Or you could go free run/gun. Or you could be a noob and use the auto-lock on.

The story was clear as day by the end of the game. I had a ton of difficulty understand MGS2 then I did MGS4.
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I didn't have a problem with the controls. It's not different from almost every other thirdperson shooter including Gears of War. You hold down one shoulder button and then press the other to shoot if you want accuracy. Or you could go free run/gun. Or you could be a noob and use the auto-lock on.
On paper I suppose that works, but for me it just felt sluggish and... not like a good shooter. Oh well.

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The story was clear as day by the end of the game. I had a ton of difficulty understand MGS2 then I did MGS4.
I wouldn't go so far as to say clear as day, because there are so many plot-twist and backtracks/retellings of the same material that it gets downright tedious at times. That said, I've always loved the stories and followed them just fine, but for the sake of argument most people that don't play every single game *will* get [probably] completely lost.

And so far as the difficulty understanding thing goes, I was the exact opposite; MGS4 made me go "Wait, what?" a few times whereas I easily followed MGS2.
    
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I didn't have a problem with the controls. It's not different from almost every other thirdperson shooter including Gears of War. You hold down one shoulder button and then press the other to shoot if you want accuracy. Or you could go free run/gun. Or you could be a noob and use the auto-lock on.

The story was clear as day by the end of the game. I had a ton of difficulty understand MGS2 then I did MGS4.
I agree. As a fan of the series. Everything came together in the end. I was like. What?! NO WAY!! lol
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I agree. As a fan of the series. Everything came together in the end. I was like. What?! NO WAY!! lol
Yeah, Act 3 put me through a loop when she revealed who the Patriots were.

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I wouldn't go so far as to say clear as day, because there are so many plot-twist and backtracks/retellings of the same material that it gets downright tedious at times. That said, I've always loved the stories and followed them just fine, but for the sake of argument most people that don't play every single game *will* get [probably] completely lost.

And so far as the difficulty understanding thing goes, I was the exact opposite; MGS4 made me go "Wait, what?" a few times whereas I easily followed MGS2.
It was clear as day for me. Shocker, but clear as day. If there was any confusion, my suggestion is to look at the back of the official game guide (if you have one) or go online and find synopsi.

Good stories almost always have plot twists. And every MGS game had plot twists.

I was fine understanding MGS2 up until Arsenal Gear.
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ooohhh CHRIST I CANT GO ON THIS SHI7 IS BANANAS
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