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Won't Be Around Much

Hey guys and gals,

I just wanted to say that I won't be very active on gamespot much more because I created an account over at giantbomb.com and am planning on spending most of my time over there. If any of you guys have accounts over there, please feel free to send me a friend request. My account name is TheWorstPlayerEver. Alright, talk to you later.

Suzukigsxr

A Sad Day Indeed

So my Playstation 3 broke unexpectedly the other day and I just ordered a box to send it off to repair. As if that wasn't bad enough, I was out of warranty because I did not have my proof of purchase so it cost me 150 bucks to get it replaced and on top of that, I am unable to hold onto my Hard Drive so all of my data will be erased. Man does that suck.

I guess on a positive note, that means I have an excuse to go back and replay all of my old games now.

My Top 5 Games Of All Time!

Okay guys and gals, here it is, my list for my top 5 favorite games of all time. These are in no particular order.

  1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Playstation 3)
  2. Kingdom Hearts II (Playstation 2)
  3. The Legend of Dragoon (Playstation)
  4. Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (Playstation 2)
  5. Killzone (Playstation 2)

So there you have it. Post a comment and tell me what your favorite games of all time are. It can be from any system, any genre, whatever.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Review

Alright guys, here we go with my review of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

Let me just start off by saying that this is probably one of the best games I have ever played. I have always been a fan of the franchise ever since the original Metal Gear Solid was released on the Playstation 1 system. Ever since then, I have followed the series through every iteration and have found myself to be emotionally attached to the characters. The fourth iteration in the series takes place in the not to far future of 2014 where there is a war going on between the Militia and the PMC. I believe that Snake says it best in that "war has changed". The soldiers are controlled by nanomachines that have been implemented in their bodies. All of the guns have ID locks on them so that only the soldier assigned to that gun can use it. In classic Metal Gear fashion, some stuff goes down and its up to Solid Snake or "Old Snake" as he is known in this game to save the day.

Also in classic Metal Gear fashion, the story is completely crazy and filled with imaginative boss fights and very over the top cinematic cutscenes that will probably take up half of your total play time through the game. As for the parts of the game that you actually control Old Snake, the controls are very good and crisp, a welcome addition since the controls in previous games; while playable have not been the greatest. The shooting mechanics in this game greatly oust the previous titles. The new over the shoulder camera works wonderful and really helps to make the shooting a little easier and accessable. The first person mode is the same as its previous iterations so not much to say there. Lets not kid ourselves though, this is Metal Gear. Its still all about the stealth. Sneaking up on unsuspecting troops and slicing their throat is still as satisfying as ever and is a necessity because just running around guns blazing will get you killed real quick, especially on the higher difficulties.

Given the legacy the the Metal Gear franchise has had over the years as a technically impressive and complex plotted story of intrigue but not a deeply satisfying action game, it was a great suprise to me to discover that MGS 4 is not only the most playable game in the series but possibly the most graphically intensive and downright thrilling action game ever made. In terms of visuals, this is with out a doubt in my mind one of the best looking games I've ever seen. It rivals the Killzone 2 trailer from a couple of years ago at E3. The cutscenes use the ingame engine and the transitions from cutscene to gameplay are so seamless that I found myself a couple of times just stareing at Old Snake waiting for him to move not even realizing that the cutscene has ended and that I am actually playing the game. One particular part in the game that I can remember this happening was a motorcycle scene through the streets of Europe.

The new camo system "Octocamo" is a brilliant addition to the series and is a pretty amazing technical feat for it to pick up what type of texture you are pressed up against mimic it perfectly. There are a couple of other new toys to play with like the Metal Gear Mk. II which is a small robot that you can control. You can activate its cloak feature, sneak up on a troop and give him a good electric shock knocking him unconscious. There is literally and endless amount of positive things that I can say about this game but there are a couple of negatives that I feel I must touch on for just a second.

The first is the Online mode. While in concept the thought of being to play Metal Gear online sneaking around with other human players and stealthfully taking out you opponent sounds good, when it is put into practice, it just doesn't fulfill the expectations that I had for it, plus the sign up process is needlessly bizantine requiring you to create two, count them two ID's just to log in. The only other downer I can think of is the load times. It stops a little to frequently to load and it suffers from an initial 8 minute install and subsequent 3 minute installs before each act. Even with these minor blemishes, they still do not detract from the overall enjoyment and perfection that is Metal Gear Solid 4.

Overall, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns and the Patriots is a fantastic action game, that has a fantastic story and fantastic characters to create an atmosphere that few games have been able to match. This is definately the best game in the series and the best reason to own a PS3. You owe it to yourself to play this game.

  • Graphics - 10/10
  • Sound - 10/10
  • Gameplay - 10/10

Overall - 10/10, 5/5, Smiley Face, Gold Star, Two thumbs Up, However else you can say perfect.

So....MGS 4 Is probably one of the best games I've ever played

Alright so lets just get this out of the way right now. MGS 4 is probably one of the best games I have ever played. Ever. The graphics are amazing. The gameplay is tight and crisp. The story is engaging (if you have been following the series) and I have never felt more emotion towards video game characters than I have in MGS 4 and the MGS series in general. There are so many positive things that I can say about this game its astounding! Im still so blown away that I am having a hard time collecting my thoughts about it into a comprehensable post. Expect a full review coming in the next couple of days but let me just say that it is getting a 10 or some form of a perfect score.

On a quick side note.... If you have not already, please visit www.giantbomb.com and support that site. It is still in its infancy and is currently in the state of being just blog posts but it will be a fully fledged gaming site at somepoint this summer and is headed up by former gamespot employee's Jeff Gerstmann, Ryan Davis, and now Vinny Caravella and Brad (shoepod) Shoemaker

Everybody Loves Sequels

okay so I haven't posted any blogs for a long time so I figured I would start by seeing what everyone else was thinking about. There are so many great games out there that whose life was cut short either by lack of sales, time, etc. but there are so many of those games that I would love to see a sequel of. So I am just wondering what games you guys would love to see sequels of in the near future.

Here is my list:

  • The Legend Of Dragoon 2
  • Zone of the Enders 3
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Skate. 2 (pretty sure its coming at some point)
  • Chrono Trigger 2 (not chrono cross even though that game was cool)
  • Crackdown 2

thats all I can think of off the top of my head. So yeah, what's your list look like?

My Personal GOTY Awards

These are my personal Game of the Year nominees and winners.

XBox 360

Nominees:

  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Halo 3
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Mass Effect
  • The Orange Box

Winner

  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

PS3

Nominees:

  • Heavenly Sword
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma
  • Warhawk
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
  • Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Winner

  • Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Wii

Nominees:

  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
  • Super Paper Mario

Winner

  • Super Mario Galaxy

PC

Nominees:

  • Crysis
  • World In Conflict
  • Gears of War
  • Unreal Tournament 3
  • The Orange Box

Winner

  • World In Conflict

What are your thought on my list and what are your own personal Game of the Year Winners?

Mass Effect is Bad A$$ but I find it pretty tough

Alright, so if any of you guys/gals out there have Mass Effect, then you know that it is a pretty Bad Ass game but I personally find it to be fairly challenging. I find either myself or both of my teammates dying constantly. Is anybody else having trouble with the game in this area or are my tactics and skills just not up to snuff? Any input is appreciated.

Friends

Hey guys. Anybody that is on my Gamespot.com friends list that has an XBL account, a PSN account or a Wii, please feel free to add me to your friends list. Im always down for some gaming and for those of you that are already on my friends list, we need to play some games together so send me a game invite whenever your up for getting your butt handed to you.

in case you need them here are my account names:

  • Xbox Live: WorstPlayerEvr
  • Playstation Network: WorstPlayerEvr
  • Wii Friend Code: 1147 6404 0739 1832

thanks a lot guys/gals and I hope to see you online