Originally Posted by HeadRusch
I think Xbot is a great label, and thanks to its adhesive backing its also easy to apply. I think I'm just not as easily impressed as some of the people in this forum seem to be, since everything and anything that comes out on the PS3 that is exclusive seems automatically pegged to be "The greatest thing ever".....just, perhaps, not to me.
Don't bite, man. As soon as you start saying the words "xbot" or "fanboy," all is lost.
But back on topic, I do disagree with your point. As much as I prefer my PS3 to my 360, I have yet to feel this way about a PS3 game. Even more, I had lost serious interest in the MGS series. We're obviously all entitled to our opinions, but this is by far the best PS3 game yet. I'd even go so far as to say this is one of the best stealth games yet (and I've played them all).
." This is one of the best features ever to appear in a game. Prices fluctuate based on the conflict level. Amazing idea. It also prevents you from just charging your way from one check-point to another.Combat environments
. The idea that conflict is happening around you is exhilarating. Even better, you can influence the degree of conflict without yourself being caught up in it. This is what Assassin's Creed was trying to do, but wasn't quite able to pull off.Octocamo.
Solves the clunky problem in MGS3 of having to constantly go to the menu to change your camo. And it looks cool. And it works to just the right degree.Gunplay.
Every weapon has its ideal purpose. Using over-the-shoulder and first-person each has its own best situation and ideal weapon.Weapon customization.
Better than anything I've ever seen. Obviously influenced by RE4 and Crysis (which I haven't played), but makes it very playable and functional. Love it. Feels like a really good inventory management system in an RPG.Mk. II.
I love this little guy. Reminiscent of some of the gadgets in the classic N64 title Perfect Dark. Great functionality.Multiple methods of approach.
Better than Assassin's Creed, Deus Ex, Thief, Splinter Cell, or Crackdown at offering a wide variety of approaches and strategies. Over, under, around, and through. I can't wait to play through this game again and find some other ways to get through these areas.
Those are some of my favorite new features. But there are many more. I'm very impressed by this game. I'm a huge fan of stealth action, and MGS4 pushes the genre into radically new directions in ways I didn't expect. Assassin's Creed is still my favorite (yes, it's true), but MGS4 is not far behind.
I don't think I'm exaggerating or falling for any sort of hype. If I was easily susceptible to hype, I would have been drooling all over Heavenly Sword and GTA4, neither of which did I enjoy all that much. I also didn't like MGS2 or 3 much at all. So I don't think I'm just blindly falling for the MGS craziness. MGS4 is just plain stunningly and surprisingly good.