Upon buying a PlayStation 3 console, I decided to try out the Metal Gear series with Metal Gear Solid 4. I had heard great thhings about the series, so I decided to introduce myself into the classic series through its latest installment. Immediately when I started up the game I was hyped up to play. Graphics were amazing, the best I've seen in a game yet, other than the Final Fantasy series and maybe Modern Warfare 2. Since I haven't played any of the past games I didn't quite understand what was going on in some parts of the story. I suggest you play some of the older games before you play Metal Gear Solid 4, or you could download the library add on that refers to every name, term, and event in the series. Metal Gear Solid 4 was really a good game and I know I'm going to have a lot of fun playing the previous installments as well.
If your not into story-driven games then chances are you will not like the Metal Gear series as there's more than 90 minutes of cut scenes in this game (don't worry, you can pause them or skip them). Metal Gear Solid 4 is like a interactive movie, however there's a lot of gameplay to enjoy. The stealth system is awesome, but isn't required to play with throughout the entire game. You could shoot your way through the entire game if you'd like, but it's much harder to do and requires more skill. Because of this, it almost seems like there's no use to use the stealth system in the game. You can customize your weapons rather than character which will be available early on in the game with add ons. Customization is rather weak, but the wide variety of weapons is great.
I'm not going to ruin the storyline for Metal Gear Solid 4 for you but I will say this if you are a fan of RPGs and/or story driven video games then you will most likely without a doubt love Metal Gear Solid 4. The music in this game was really awe-inspiring and is even better than some of the staggering music used for RPGs today. Graphics (like I said earlier) are probably the best for a console yet, especially in high definition. This game's gameplay isn't the best I've seen but it's still very enjoyable and I had a lot of fun playing it.
I absolutely love this game. I'm very happy that I bought a PlayStation 3 and not a Xbox 360. This is, without a doubt, one of the best games of the seventh generation of video gaming.