poster for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Genre: Shooting

I've played the main story 1 time and given it an average score of 3 (out of 4).

2018-04-28 19h 12m First Time

This game is... something. Cinematic is probably the best word. It seems like gameplay take a back seat to storytelling, which isn't a inherently a bad thing. the core issue is that the story is confusing at best. There's some cool elements in there but it's very hard to follow. Sneaking is good but it feels like a collection of gameplay elements (magazines, knocking, sound, camo, weapons) that are pretty indepenant and also don't matter. The controls are pretty good, but can be overwhelming at times. There are also too many cutscenes and they run too long. Like, I get they're telling a story, but enough is enough. The final fight is very neat, especially if you've played other games in the series. Most of the gameplay time is watching.