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Metal Gear Solid 4 – Disappointing

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Yes I know I have something wrong with my head. This can be the only reason why I seem to be the only person on the internet who is disappointed with the MGS4 gameplay video.

Lets start with the positives… The graphics are awesome and the camouflage is brilliant. I just love the part where Snake becomes a statue… The crawling and rolling ability is going to add some new gameplay to the franchise and the explosions looks cool.

However unless they fix some serious flaws I fear this game is going to be a huge disappointment.

1. The A.I
The artificial intelligence looks terrible. Not bad, absolutely awful. He gets in a metal drum and rolls up behind the bad guys making a huge racket the entire time. They don’t hear him at all? Come on… Seriously…

At about 5 minutes in he shoots someone with an unsilenced sniper and no one notices? You would think the other soldiers may have moved or something at least?

He camouflages himself like the floor and the guy doesn’t notice? The statue is believable but I think I would look twice at a huge lump on the floor that looked like the floor!

2. The movement
Seriously now, in the beginning I thought it was just Snake that was moving like an idiot, but later in the game you see the soldiers moving around just as badly. It doesn’t look natural at all. I think Konami need to rent out Rainbow 6 to see how to make people move naturally. Just terrible.

3. His stealth kills
What is Snake doing 3 minutes into the above video? That is possibly the worst stealth kill ever scripted. Not to mention it is already receiving honourary mentions for it’s sexual nature.

In short I am really hoping Konami still  have a lot of work to do, especially in the A.I department which is terrible.

Last Updated: July 26, 2007


  1. Mel

    July 26, 2007 at 14:40

    lol someones not a MGS fan. hava cry


  2. Me

    July 26, 2007 at 14:51

    1. ITS IN THE MIDDLE OF A WAR! The AI would be use to bullets going off and barrels tipping over…….. the camo – he’d be invisible to enemy but the player can still see his body to know where he is and doing!

    2. Legs arms muscles move quit your whinging

    3. Sure it looks like his humping the guy so what – you think its gay DONT USE THAT MOVE!

    You /failed life.


  3. LazySAGamer

    July 26, 2007 at 14:54

    1. Did you even watch the trailer. The soldiers are walking when the barrel hits them and the other soldier is about 5 meters away from the guy who gets sniped. The camo does not make him invisible, otherwise he wouldn’t have to act like a statue!

    2. It’s not next gen. it’s crappy body movements….

    3. It’s a stupid looking take down that’s what, you won’t see anything resembling that in real life.

    Seriously this is not a dig at anything but this game and this is how you defend it? Try bring a bit more intellect next time….


  4. ocelot

    July 26, 2007 at 14:56

    Someone obviously has never played MGS before.


  5. LazySAGamer

    July 26, 2007 at 15:16

    sigh, maybe I just expected a lot more from a game that has been in development for so long with all that hardware power available to them.


  6. ocelot

    July 26, 2007 at 15:37

    Don’t you understand? MGS is not a game that is meant to be realistic. If you ever played one you would know. Go play Splinter Cell if you want a realistic stealth game. Play MGS if you want to witness some of the best moments in gaming ever.


  7. Read this!

    July 26, 2007 at 15:41

    The reason they dont hear him is because they Play the game on Very easy !! Duuh!?! it will ofc not happand in normal or harder


  8. koldFU5iON

    July 26, 2007 at 15:52

    lol, I watched the video, and to be honest I was impressed the game looks very impressive! with very neat area’s including pulling out a magazine and being able to read it, and page through it.

    although I have to agree with lazy, there are some important things that are missing from the game, even in splinter cell if you’re in the pitch blackness and an enemy get’s close enough he’ll spot you (although the little green light is a wierd thing :S ) the sniper bullet shocked me as well I would have thought that would have caught their attention any soldier in a warzone would notice/hear a bullet being fired near them.

    I didn’t find the body movements to bad infact I was impressed with Snakes movements when lying on the floor. what does bug me tho is all these details that they’ve included in the game down to the magazine and camo, and to pick up a weapon you walk over it? come-on, I don’t know of any game other than arcade games that do that… the other thing that bothered me (although I didn’t pay to much attention to it) is his personal laboratory of weapons he keeps in his back pocket. In my opinion gone are the days where you can carry what ever you found, we’re in the new age where game is becoming more “real” you take what you can carry and I think this should’ve been added to the game.

    When I first saw the barrel I thought cool he has a holographic projection, then they spoke about the armour of the barrel… and I was like woah? where’d he get that? the barrel is as big as he is!

    to me it just doesn’t fit!?! you’ve got such a beautifully realistic game flawed with small details that take you away and out of that “realism”

    either way when I do finally get a PS3 I’ll definitly get this game, it looks awesome!


  9. Read this! Again

    July 26, 2007 at 15:58

    I say again The game was on Very Easy . they cant hear you before you get 4 feets close to them!!


  10. LazySAGamer

    July 26, 2007 at 16:02

    Read this…. do you have something to backup that claim?

    Ocelot “MGS is not a game that is meant to be realistic.”…. I am not only talking about realism but about things we take for granted now that they have missed….. It doesn’t need to a be perfect stealth game but it should be better..

    kold put it nicely so just read his comments


  11. Read this! Again

    July 26, 2007 at 16:24

    well ocelot have a point but still . the game was played on very easy . its plenty of evidance like he shit that guard with one shot with the sleep gun. and kojima`S assistant told everyone that this game will be playing at very easy so !!!


  12. stunic

    July 26, 2007 at 17:45

    Like someone said, MGS has never been about the super realism. I just want to play a game and have fun. I really don’t care if he pulls a barrel out of nowhere. What would you prefer: a) pulling a barrel from nowhere, having a laugh as u roll over some people, and have a fun gameplay mechanic, using it as camo or b) having to either carry it around with you as the only thing you can carry, or not having it at all? Its just funny, come on. Its not like you have to use it. Thats whats cool about MGS, you can play it like a stealth game, stunning people or you can kill everyone, or you can have fun with the AI by dropping dirty mags and rolling over people in a barrel. You guys should just lighten up and maybe examine what you want in a videogame. Clearly it isn’t an MGS game… personally I will buy a PS3 just for this game.


  13. Ruslan

    July 26, 2007 at 19:40

    Oh darn I missed all the fun. MGS was always about its different style of gameplay, ironically it cannot be compared to Splinter Cell coz MGS die hard fans will whine about a Western created character vs a Japanese creation which has a weird, twisted confusing storyline which looks more like a Quentin Tarantino interactive movie. Its sweet for some and sour for others. I would get MGS for the simple sake of finding out what Konami has done to thicken and complicate the plot even further and also to watch the awesome CGI video scenes which pop up every 5 minutes as in every MGS game. ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Tan365

    July 26, 2007 at 21:01

    all games are CGI bruv… however some games use FMV’s [them pre-rendered video cutscenes].

    BUT MGS saga is known for only using its realtime generated graphics engine whether ingame or in its scripted cutscenes. Kojima even explained @ E3 ’07 that the we would play the game at the same quality as the E3 trailer. The only FMV’s in the MGS saga is the footage of real life events (ie. Missile silos,past world events, soldier training camps)

    Guns of the Patriots looks epic


  15. scotty777

    July 27, 2007 at 12:47

    It looks nice though, And remember, they got a lot of time to fix the bugs in it, And that there’s a Funky, “old” Japanese dude playing, so it must be on very easy


  16. Ruslan

    July 27, 2007 at 13:44

    Now if this game were to have COOP elements it would really be something extra to appeal to the gamers!


  17. scotty777

    July 27, 2007 at 15:13

    Hmmm… I think the floor thing is a bit stupid, BUT i know where they coming from, IF he completely blended into the ground, YOU won’t see him, But, In there eyes he’s completely blended in.
    As for the rifle thing, the other soldiers won’t heard anything coz, well, it’s war, and that they won’t really act any different if they heard a gun shot from like 500 yards.

    The barrel though, that was a bit of a stuff up, coz if i heard a barrel rolling down the hill, I would look to see if it’s gonna hit me.

    But Every thing else looks set to make it a monster game, and will rank up may sales.

    But alas I HATE these games coz they to slow and get boring just sneaking around.
    I mean sure, It’s fun sneaking around, and killing people but that does get boring, and as soon as boredom sets in, I just feel like going ape shyte and killing everything.

    Well, I think it’s a good view of what the game can do, and as a result, Next year will be tough for xbox to compete for a title like this.


  18. Ruslan

    July 27, 2007 at 20:17

    I think the PS3’s lineup for next year looks strong. But I wont even mention this year’s X360 lineup coz it might crash IE. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Next year expect quite a few UE3 powered games to get even better as developers get to grips with the engine. Alan Wake is a very hot X360 title for the 1st quarter of 2008 but alas, us gamers will benefit quite greatly from all of this tough competition. ๐Ÿ™‚


  19. Lupus

    July 28, 2007 at 15:28

    Well it seems it’s like all the othe MGS where you can happily walk by a guard while being in a box, hmmm wonder what’s in the box?? Also the story line of MGS is so hippified oh my….


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