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Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2008-02-04 07:40:11

Sorry For the Late Post

I've been running on four hours sleep a night for some time now, and I took the day off and simply crashed for over twelve :)

Anticipation for Metal Gear Solid 4 is steadily ramping up. Pundits and fans alike are tracking its progress like magi staring at the horizon looking for a star to follow. I have little doubt that it'll be the best selling PlayStation 3 game to date, but the series is seriously overrated. The control scheme is unnecessarily obtuse, the story is an amateurish junior high writing project (if you're a fanboy, don't even start with those delusions of allegorical grandeur), and the overwrought cutscenes are a crime against cinema and gameplay. Metal Gear Solid 3 had over three hours of that garbage - you'd be far better off watching the third Matrix film. And up until the "special edition" Subsistence edition of Metal Gear Solid 3, the static camera kept the series stuck in an ancient, clumsy, decades old, essentially 2-D view.

I am interested in the advancements Hideo Kojima is making in the series, and I will be buying a copy of Metal Gear Solid 4. But it's still Metal Gear Solid which means that it'll still be full of the Metal Gear Solid bullshit. That doesn't ruin the games, which are still fun, but once again, the series is totally overrated.

PlayStation 3 owners should instead be whipping up into a frenzy over Resistance 2. In addition to single player campaign and multiplayer adversarial modes, Resistance 2 will feature a full separate 8 player cooperative mode, designed to force each participant to tackle distinct objectives in order for the group to advance through.

Xbox Live buddies should note that I recently changed my gamertag to "Vawce".

Now Playing - Call of Duty 4 (360)

Xbox Live/PSN Gamertag - Vawce

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