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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Developer: Kojima Productions Publisher: Konami
12 June 2008
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In the near future, the nations of the world rely upon private military companies to fight their battles for them. When renegade super-soldier Liquid Ocelot emerges as the head of a potent coalition of mercenary powers, an aging Solid Snake returns to save the world one last time.
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“Why should we invent insanities? We can never compete with the daily newspaper.” Louis Aragon on the demise of Surrealism.
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O gameplay apresenta claras evoluções em relação aos antecessores e é uma experiência unicamente cinematográfica entre jogos.

Mas a cada dois bons momentos, tem uma tosqueira. Aquela cena da Meryl e do Johnny perto do fim é puro suco de Kojima, no pior sentido.
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As always, level design and gameplay are top notch, seriously, absolutely incredible.
story is most confusing it's ever been, unfortunately too much at this point.
boss fights are also not as good as previous games, although still fine and the last one, while more cinematic, is an amazing experience after playing through the series. in general this one is a lot more cinematic than previous ones, even having hour long cutscenes, i actually enjoyed them, despite not always understanding the story the characters are always entertaining and it's a joy to watch everything play out.
again, despite not being exactly up to par with the other ones, it's still an absolutely amazing experience, worthy of as much praise as most other games in the genre get.
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snooppigg 2021-07-02T09:28:29Z
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mgs4 has a very very unique atmosphere compared to the rest of mgs. that 2008 launch-era of ps3 was a really refreshing take, and mgs4 emphasized it well. for a game from 2008, aesthetically and graphically it holds up well.

from a story perspective, this was a mistake. mgs2 was supposed to be the finale of the solid snake era, and was supposed to leave the future of the cast as a mystery. the patriots were never supposed to be revealed, rose was never supposed to be concretely explained as 'real' or not, raiden's future was supposed to be vague on purpose, etc etc. mgs4 wrapped up loose ends that were purposely loose ends. mgs3 was fine because it was a prequel, only meant to explain what happened before 1995 (outer heaven uprising). but the fact this game goes out of its way to bring back Big Boss from the dead, retcon Sigint as the DARPA agent, and cast the Para-medic as one of the founders of the Patriots (why???????) is just asinine. i genuinely wish sometimes that this game was not canon, because the mgs2 ending was satisfying as it was. i'm even fine with the nostalgia pandering like in act 4. but it got to be too much when you watch a 90 minute cutscene of the reconstructed body of BIg Boss wrapping up loose end after loose end to Solid Snake in the graveyard where the Boss is buried at. by far the worst ending in any of the games.

i will not ever understand how this one is considered the 'mechanical peak' of the series though. the first two chapters there's a lot to experiment with and ways to go about progressing, but even this doesn't compare to the depth of something like mgs3. 2 and 3 is some of the tighest and deepest gameplay you'll find for the ps2 era - especially mgs2. it has almost all the mechanics from mgs3, but only a few are updated to be better. its still fun though, and the whole game besides Act 3 is really enjoyable.

if you can deal with the retcons, mgs4 is only decent - it dosen't allow the player a moment to breathe or even experiment with its new mechanics with the comical amount of cutscenes and lore being dumped at every moment. there are only 2 true sandbox areas where one can mess about and then its all set pieces. MGS4 could have been so much more, but by this point its too clear Kojima was starting to lose his touch
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cryo 2018-12-21T18:50:39Z
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embellished why kojima
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I remember playing this game not long after it first came out. Funny story is it was my first Metal Gear Solid game, I mean I think I played a little bit of 3 before but never got past the first few hours of that one. So going into this was a lot to take in, but as a teen in high school, all I could really think was holy shit, this game is epic. But at the same time, I really had no clue what was going on, I didn't know who half the characters were, and I felt the game had an abnormal ratio of cutscene to actual gameplay. MGS 4 is pretty much the continuation of the story after MGS 2, and it was the first on PS3. It had high expectations because at the time we all thought it was going to be the final Metal Gear Solid game, and it looked like it was going to take full advantage of the PS3's power.

Well its a solid stealth game that has a lot of ambitious ideas, but at the end of the day, its one of the weaker Metal Gear games, and dare I say, its my least favorite in the main franchise, I even think 5 and 2 are better than this. That's not to say its not good, but there are some huge flaws and it is a bit overly ambitious. I mean I don't know if I should start with the silly and over convoluted plots (sure the other games had silly moments and convoluted moments, but this just feels more amped up), the fact that this is hardly a game and more an interactive movie, the fact that cutscenes drag out with redundant dialog, the fact that the locations in this game aren't as memorable, or that this game doesn't exactly feel like it improved much from the past game. Now don't get me wrong, the game does have a decent story if you can piece everything together and it gives Solid Snake a cool send off, Ocelot is pretty badass in this, even if he does get a bit comic book villain over the top at times, and the gameplay is pretty solid. But I just felt like the game was set up to be this huge epic stealth game with large varied locations, and half the game is just cutscene, and the gameplay portions are over before you have even began them. Not to mention there are a few annoying forced combat moments where you are pretty much forced to fight the enemy head on. Its just after playing every other MGS game after this, I realize how much I no longer care for this.
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jweber14 2017-07-21T20:11:24Z
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Guns of the Patriots is a necessary work for videogames. It's a portrait of the slave-laboury Kojima, forced to finish the story of a series that did not intend to be a series, but I appreciate that it did go on because we had another 2 good games, just not as good as the first one.
We need more development troubled, psychologic messes of games so the industry can wander and go through all this 'are videogames art?' bullshit. We need more frustrated authors, more problems.
But the game is shit.
Fuck the B&B Corps and fuck Konami.
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jdgbustillo 2017-07-28T23:06:51Z
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mozuynuk Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 2022-09-14T14:09:04Z
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ElPancho Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 2022-09-14T13:05:49Z
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  • FarioMerreira 2022-01-18 05:59:44.357822+00
    LIQUIIIIIIIIIIIIID
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  • konatafootfetish 2022-01-24 02:46:18.076081+00
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    The B&B Unit is the most insultingly stupid and bad thing in the whole series. Duhh yeah she lived in the third world so she got tortured and her arms were chopped off and fed to her now she's Chewing Bitch. What a deep, interactive storytelling experience. Oh and I can take sexy pics of her too? Thanks Kojima, very postmodern and epic! Pissss.
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  • MisterFeik 2022-03-07 20:16:27.45118+00
    In retrospective, the final boss is kinda underwhelming. The fact that they retconned Ocelot being possessed by Liquid lessens the impact of the fight. Did Solid Snake and Ocelot even have a rivalry, beyond their first encounter? The series never delved into their relationship.
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    • lno579 2022-03-18 17:49:04.208169+00
      this doesnt bother me seeing how it's got this franchise-wide reckoning thing to it and how, effectively, ocelot just becomes liquid? lol. it also gets cooler when you take in v's ending
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  • Bakkus 2022-07-07 01:53:50.069772+00
    Lol, my "5" lines up perfectly with the other 5s under...
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  • jordku 2022-07-07 10:00:46.875979+00
    absolutely god tier
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  • Fowlawneeshafow 2022-07-14 08:28:19.744228+00
    Incredibly ambitious for its time, and so many incredible moments and cutscenes. I do think though this feels the least stealthy of all the MGS titles, the mechanics aren't bad but it definitely feels more like an action game than the earlier games in the series and even MGSV. Still fantastic.
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