MGS runs in sub 720p,has flat lo-res textures galore and has a wildly unstable framerate.
Obvious fanboy, its native 720p. I dont think I had any framerate issues with it and ever review I read said the same thing so not sure why you are bringing bogus facts to bash a game. Either way they both look great with different styles so style is more of a preference then true graphics unless your a blatant fanboy.
Gears 2 runs at a higher native resolution then MGS 4 (1280x720 vs. 1024x768.