METAL GEAR SOLID 4 : GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS
Its the 2nd anniversary what many gamers consider the BEST GAME OF ALL TIME...our beloved Metal Gear Solid 4!
It launched on June 12th 2008 two years ago and straight away became PS3's top exclusive title and has for me maintained that achievement to this day filled with a migraine in my head.
It came out on the day my GCSE (major exams in UK) exams ended, it was an amazing coincidence and one never to be forgotten. Its launch was met with 10/10 from IGN and Gamespot. I was nervous while opening it as I had faced the biggest disappointment of my gaming life in the form of GTA4 just a month before, if this game disappointed my reasons to get a PS3 would have been nullified till GT5/FF13 hit which wasn't to be for years.
Did MGS4 live up to its legacy, hype and reviews -- Yes it did and more.
Its an experience that had me gripped throughout, taking me to a variety of different environments with fantastic atmosphere, meeting old/new MGS characters, seeing how they developed. From the fantastic opening, to the stealth needed in the europe level, to act 3's final cut scene, the metal gear fight with liquid down to the microwave room the game left me amazed. But survive it he did of course. Most of all Seeing our hero snake old and always throughout the whole game having this fear that snake may not survive his final mission, he did survive of course.
2 years later when I look back I do still see MGS4 as my favorite game but I also see some of its weaknesses, plot holes, coherency, but as soon as I pick it up and play it again, I just get reminded why I love it so much and its flaws start to disappear.
Basically share your memories about this game, your excitement while opening the annoying plastic packaging on the case, your anticipation while watching snake smoke on the installations screens, your experience as you saw one of the greatest stories to be told unfold in front of your very eyes
And of course your thoughts on the game 2 years later!!
These are some moments we will never forget in life, RELIVE them today!
All hail the KING, Andrespetmonkey