Monday, July 14, 2008

Metal Gear Solid 4

I've just finished playing Metal Gear Solid 4 and I have to say this game is one of the most cinematic experiences I've had with a game.

I've never been a huge fan of stealth games, but MGS4 finally managed to convert me. The production values and attention to detail in this game are through the roof.

Here's what I saw and dug:
  • Again, incredible attention to detail.
  • Fantastic character designs (and art direction for that matter). Just to name a few were the bipedal "Gekko" tanks, the "Beauty and the Beast" Boss characters, the Octo-Cam technology, and of course Raiden, the super-ninja.
  • Some of the absolute best cinematics I've seen in a game. I felt a lot of this had to do with the great camera work.
  • Characters that I cared for. Several scenes in the game even managed to choke me up a bit. (Shhh...)
  • Finally, as epic and cinematic as this game was, the dev team wasn't afraid to inject off-the-wall humor and practical jokes through-out.


Here's an old trailer for those who haven't seen it yet. It's quite long, but make sure you check out Snake's encounter with the bipedal "Gekko" tanks (near the middle). I love the design of those machines, esp. the way they traversed the uneven terrain. Also, check out how Raiden takes them down single-handedly (near the end).


Ian said...

MGS 4 looks amazing. I'm waiting for the edition that has the first three compatable with the PS3 so I can play them all from start to finish.

Oh yeah, and RE5 is coming out!!!

Did I mention I was excited about it's release?

TJ Phan said...

Man, I can't wait for RE5!!