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Dgc1808 said:
What blows my mind is that you complain about MGS3's cutsense but MGS4 is your favorite in the story. I still can't rap my head around it...

Cutsense?

MGS4 allowed me to play practically every cutscene moment. I felt it was an amazing experience for me that blended gameplay with cinematics that till this day is only rivaled by Uncharted.

 

As for the story,
I was introduced to MGS with MGS4. So in order to fully understand it, I digged deep. So deep that perhaps I feel every single MGS game is actually MGS4 XD. To me it feels like MGS4 covered MGS3 but thats probably because I researched it. Although yeah.. I mean in MGS4 they tell you so much about MGS3 especially after credits. It felt like I was robbed of MGS3's story and I've emphasized this for the 3rd time now in this topic.

 

All I wanted to know is if aside from the Story, there was something that made this game extra-ordinary after 6-7 years.

 

Ive made up a list with moments of the game that truly amazed me.
1)The intro (Jesus christ XD)
2)The ladder (Because it reminded me of the amazing intro.. SNAYK EAATAAAAH)
3)The End (Such a fucking brilliant boss, wow.)
4)The Sorrow (Amazing, reflecting on how many lives you've taken. Pure brilliance.)

..Or actually add a 0)When Big Boss saultes over The Boss' grave with that tear in his eye.

Those are the moments I felt something epic. I guess an honourable mention would be Ocelot and Snake on the ship that Eva is driving. That fight.. although I didn't get to play it made me a tad upset. (You only got to pick a gun and pull the trigger). Im sure this must have been insane back in 2004 but after 2008, the immersion I got from MGS4 blew me the fuck away and I thought MGS3 (being better and all) was going to rival that aswell and not just the story. Lawl I get its funny that I say "Just" the story because the Story is fucking essiental, ESPECIALLY in MGS. I can understand MGS3 having an amazing plot and storyline, I really can and I am not robbing it off that. Im sad I didn't get to experience the story but like I said.. I simply wanted to know what else.

 

The soundtrack by the way is my favourite in any MGS.


The gameplay.. not so much but I believe every MGS might feel a tad outdated like someone mentioned above. It's very unique ofcourse but god I love melee in games and with a game that has this whole "CQC" aspect, I would LOVE for MGS3 to have had some deep stuff there. Even MGS4 being newer offers too little in that. It had this survival aspect... I guess I did not fancy Operation Snake Eater -> Naked Snake so much. Perhaps I am not that hardcore xP.


The lasting appeal.. the game has tons of different ways to approach things. Ofcourse nothing short of a true MGS game there.


The graphics.. I cannot comment. I found it to be bland but I am a graphic whore. Look at the games I play now. The only game that wow'd me playing a HD Remastered version is Shadow of the Colossus and that wasn't its graphics per se, it was the fact that I was blown away by the fact that you were able to do this in PS2 ..and I missed out on it XD. Once again I think it's because I am being spoiled right now, so badly that I can't appreciate things in the past which once again blows for me.


The story, said it already. Won't ever experience it in the way you other guys did. It feels like I got the entire MGS plot through MGS4. That game fucked me up so hard I was mindblown by how insane that story was. Turns out quite much was divided in the past games (Duuuh XD). I still didn't feel robbed of MGS1 and MGS2's story. I still struggle with MGS2's but the whole Solidus - Raiden thing was quite cool and I totally didn't read much into the Tanker incident along with the AI controlling Raiden and not the Colonel. I did know that the AI GW was gonna be destroyed from MGS4 but that was it. The focus I put into researching went largely into Liquid, Snake, Big Boss and Zero. I think I expected way too little from MGS1 as it's a PS1 game but I loved playing that game. I honestly rank it as high as MGS4 because my expectations were low even after MGS4 xD.

 

MGS3.. my expectations were just fucking crazy. I was like: Yeah, this is the game that'll blow MGS4 out of the water in pretty much every single aspect, hands "fucking" down. I love cinematic in games and I love cinematic games in general xD. MGS3 didn't offer what MGS4 and for instance UC3 does. I expected to be wow'd in the wrong way. Its all my fault entirely obviously.

 

To D2lewis or whoever feels like I am dead to them beacuse of this, let me fix that XD:
MGS3 is amazing but I didn't get to experience it. I am sad and devastated but even here I can acknowledge that the Story must have been crazy and ultimately I play MGS for the story (yeah well mostly). Can you remove the dagger from my back now? xD

 

ALSO, I feel like I hold MGS on a pedastole and that had to come back and kick me in the face eventually. I love the series so much that I am being overly critical. I had it coming x(



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Aldro said:
Dgc1808 said:
What blows my mind is that you complain about MGS3's cutsense but MGS4 is your favorite in the story. I still can't rap my head around it...

Cutsense?

MGS4 allowed me to play practically every cutscene moment. I felt it was an amazing experience for me that blended gameplay with cinematics that till this day is only rivaled by Uncharted.

Did you even play MGS4? 



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non-gravity said:
Aldro said:
Dgc1808 said:
What blows my mind is that you complain about MGS3's cutsense but MGS4 is your favorite in the story. I still can't rap my head around it...

Cutsense?

MGS4 allowed me to play practically every cutscene moment. I felt it was an amazing experience for me that blended gameplay with cinematics that till this day is only rivaled by Uncharted.

Did you even play MGS4? 

Did you?



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non-gravity said:
Aldro said:
Dgc1808 said:
What blows my mind is that you complain about MGS3's cutsense but MGS4 is your favorite in the story. I still can't rap my head around it...

Cutsense?

MGS4 allowed me to play practically every cutscene moment. I felt it was an amazing experience for me that blended gameplay with cinematics that till this day is only rivaled by Uncharted.

Did you even play MGS4? 

Yeah, except for the mission briefings I don't think there were many cutscenes that were "playable". You pretty much sat through the majority of MGS4, which isn't a bad thing because the cutscenes are amazing, but I get a feeling Aldro is over-exaggerating.



Aldro said:
non-gravity said:
Aldro said:
Dgc1808 said:
What blows my mind is that you complain about MGS3's cutsense but MGS4 is your favorite in the story. I still can't rap my head around it...

Cutsense?

MGS4 allowed me to play practically every cutscene moment. I felt it was an amazing experience for me that blended gameplay with cinematics that till this day is only rivaled by Uncharted.

Did you even play MGS4? 

Did you?


I don't know about you guys, but I went form the beginning to the end and I was only playing for about ten minutes.



Cirio said:
non-gravity said:
Aldro said:
Dgc1808 said:
What blows my mind is that you complain about MGS3's cutsense but MGS4 is your favorite in the story. I still can't rap my head around it...

Cutsense?

MGS4 allowed me to play practically every cutscene moment. I felt it was an amazing experience for me that blended gameplay with cinematics that till this day is only rivaled by Uncharted.

Did you even play MGS4? 

Yeah, except for the mission briefings I don't think there were many cutscenes that were "playable". You pretty much sat through the majority of MGS4, which isn't a bad thing because the cutscenes are amazing, but I get a feeling Aldro is over-exaggerating.

Well you could move around with the Mark 2 on those briefings xD

What I was refering to is that whenever something awesome happend, the cutscene blended and made you play it afterwards like eg. bike scene, rex, rex vs ray, microwave, ocelot vs snake, ontop of derbins ride and so on. MGS3 only had the shagohod battle and Volgin was such a bad villain in my opinion.



My question is how the hell did you get to fully appreciate MGS4 without MGS3



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ShadowSoldier said:
My question is how the hell did you get to fully appreciate MGS4 without MGS3

I both did and didn't. It appears I managed to grasp the story by reading about it both before and afterwards. I simply loved the emotional attachement I felt towards Snake that I had to understand it all. I guess in order to fully understand it, I read mostly about Big Boss and lalala; but I wasn't sure what exactly MGS3 would cover. Obviously it was everything I read. Going into it, I expected more but I had spoiled it while not knowing so x(. It was a sad day. Keep playing and saying: Oh I know this.. yeah I know this.

 

At the end of the credits, Ocelot speaks saying how nobody knew he was Adam. I kept going on and on about how he's Adam to my friend and I was like wtf they didn't even reveal it? I read about it somewhere I'm sure! He was like tripple crossing.. and bam credits. Oh yeah.. right. Damn I really ruined the story and plot for myself.

 

Whyyyyyyyy xD