I just came back from playing the MGS4 demo. I am not a fanatic about MGS because i find action too scarse. Also, i find MGS's speed too Toyota Prius against say, Battlefield Bad company's BMW M3, or Syphon Filter's Vovlvo S60R. (Little car talk for ya, dont ask) But after playing the MGS4 demo, i am impressed, but not enough for me to go out and rent it. (Besides, im too busy playing Midnight Club LA, more on that later)
Another reason why i also did not like MGS was because of it's story. You needed a PhD in order to understand every goddamn thing they refrence. But in the time i played the MGS4 demo, i found the story easy to understand.
The graphics were well done, and there are explodable enviroments, but not enough to match Bad Company's Frostbite engine in my opinion.
I found the soudn to be slightly above-average, but i found Otacon's voice too creepy (He sounds like a stalker) and Snake's WAAAAAAY too gruffy.
Of course, there is MGS well known sense of crude humour. (Remember the guy taking a crap in the barrel in the TGS '07 trailer? That was as funny as feck I found some in the demo. My fav was when Snake started petting some dazed fat guy, but i found out i was trying to drag him while crouching. :lol: My bad. :P
All in all, i found MGS4 very enjoyable, but after witnessing the fast pace of Bad Company and Syphon Filter's mix of action and stragey, i found MGS4 at some parts to be terribly slow.
As i said, i would talk about Midnight Club LA. Guess what? I am WHOLLY impressed, unlike MGS4. *points to MGS4* I found the car choise stellar, albeit very limited (Only 3 bikes and 4 luxury) the car customization fantastic, and online features very well done. (Rate my ride is one of my favs, you HAVE to check it out) MCLA is not only the killer app of the Midnight Club series, but it also shows that R* spent alot of time and quality into MCLA. Unlike GTA4, which was a dissipointing (To some people i know) fourth game, Midnight Club's fourth game (I dont count MC3 REMIX as a offcial game) is a home run.