I’ll admit, I was skeptical the first time I saw the trailer for Metal Gear Solid 4. Sure, it looked great, but hadn’t we been through all this with the launch of the PS2? Same series, same hype, different number – Metal Gear Solid 2. And yes, it was terrific, until the big bait and switch (which, by the way, was and still is overblown).
One year later, I’m ready to change my tune. Metal Gear Solid 4 is incredible. Truly, you can’t really understand why this game is great until you finally get your hands on it. Yeah, it’s generally the same MGS with a lot of cosmetic improvements, but it’s never looked or played this good. It’s obvious that Hideo Kojima has pulled out all the stops in what he says is his final (this time for real) Metal Gear Solid game, and we’re richer for it.
Konami too has gone the extra yard in presenting it. Showgoers were A