Thursday, January 22, 2009
Solid snake + Gimp Snake = good times.
This is my review of one of the best games ever created that actually has a useful feature for physically limited players! (Explained in the control's rating.) Hideo Kojima has created another masterpiece in a long-running series. The game is developed and published by Konami. It can be found for $40 all the way up to $50 depending on where you shop. Now let's get to the review shall we?
Presentation: The game has some lengthy cut scenes that are just as good as a Hollywood movie , sometimes more so than others. The graphics are crisp and fitting to the setting. If you like good stories and interesting characters you will love this game. The tone of the game is set perfectly in the opening scenes. Even if you are not familiar with the other games it does a decent job although not perfectly of filling you in as you go. (9of9 tails. The game really gets you into it with its excellent cut scenes. )
Graphics: The graphics are excellent and top-notch, especially for a game of this caliber. It has good lighting effects, smoke affects and just about everything else you can think of. Nothing is ever too dark or too light (at least on my television.) Everything seems to be detailed and that's just how it should. I give this another perfect score because of just how nice the graphics look even outside of lovely cut scenes. (9of9 tails. It really doesn't get any better than this and really shows off the power of the PlayStation three.)
Sound: this game supports seven channel surround sound and sounds excellent when turned up really loud. It really sounds like a war zone and the people sound very lifelike and have excellent voice acting which is better than normal. The various vehicles and helicopters make use of my sound system to the point of being told to turn it down! (9of9 tails. Excellent use of the 7.1 surround sound and pleasant to the ears.)
Replayability: after you beat the game for the first time you can always go through it for more points and money for items to have fun with. one item in particular you will have to beat the game multiple times to obtain. You can approach the game differently the second time through an overall it's a lot of fun to play multiple times. (9of9 tails. You really get your money's worth with this game and metal gear online.)
Controls: this game has controls that are similar to a game like gears of war/resistance so has the general first-person shooter set up. The controls are fluid and not too difficult to work for me. The one feature I like that is good for the disabled is an auto aim feature that works 90% of the time and makes aiming much easier for people with limited mobility. I don't think this was intentional but it's beneficial to people with limitations. I wish they would include this feature in every game that requires aiming precisely. This feature can be turned on and off by pushing the square button. (9of9 Tails. Excellent control scheme that really is not overly complicated and also has an unintentional benefit to people with limited mobility.)
Closing comments: this is a wonderful game made by a wonderful game creator Hideo Kojima ! if you own a PlayStation three you definitely must check this masterpiece about. It is a wonderful game, with wonderful graphics and amazing sound. Everything about the game to me was close to perfection in an absolute joy to play. This game is only second to my love of final fantasy which will always be my favorite. This game is one of the best ever created and deserves to be in everybody's collection of games. (9of9 Tails. As close to perfection as any game could get!)