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

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

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