Released June 12, 2008- Metal Gear Solid 4
The fourth entry in the Metal Gear Solid series released on this day in 2008. Via a simultaneous worldwide release.
The world’s economy has relied on civil wars fought by the world’s Private Armies, who outnumber the government forces. Injected with nanomachines and connected to a network known as “Sons of the Patriots”, the PMC’s have great power, that Liquid intends to exploit to take over the world. This will be Snakes final mission, to finally assassinate his brother, Liquid Snake and save the world once again.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Accolades and Accomplishment
MGS4 dominated. Getting perfect scores of 10 from many outlets and received game of the year for 2008. The game, in my opinion, deserved it, as it offers plenty of replay value. Later, many users complained that the game was more like a movie as the cutscenes were extraordinarily long. Nonetheless, MGS4 made its cutscenes interactive and interesting. As players could control the MK II robot built by Otacon to explore around levels and pick up items while some cutscenes were playing. Moreover, cutscenes were often skippable. The game is also the first PlayStation 3 game to ever use “Dual Layer Blu-Ray Technology” allowing for the developers to utilize twice as much space as a traditional blu-ray.
Metal Gear Solid 4 was meant to be the last and final entry in the series. However, several more games were released due to fan demand. Including Peace Walker and the most recent Metal Gear Solid 5.