Its actually finally here…
I just got my call from Gamestop, telling me I could pick up my Limited Edition copy of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots tomorrow at midnight. A moment I have been dreaming of for years.
Knowing that this is the end of the of the “Solid Snake Story” gives me some mixed feelings. Of course I cannot wait to get my hands on this masterpiece, and I only have a great gaming experience to gain, but inside I feel a loss. A part of playstation, a part of gaming, and a part of my history will be gone. Never have I developed such a “relationship” with a game or its characters. Never have I enjoyed a franchise as much as I have Metal Gear Solid. Never have I wanted to play a game so badly.
Since the 2005 Tokyo Game Show, I have been dying to get a chance to play MGS4. Now that its here, of course those feelings haven’t disappeared, in fact I am sure they have increased. But I cant help but have a sense of “whats next”? I mean, this is THE game to me. There are many games that I am anticipating, but I don’t think anything will ever reach the level of anticipation that I have for MGS4. We are a point in the gaming industry where these “hardcore” games are getting fewer and fewer. “Casual” and “Social” gaming is the future. Amazing, single player, story driven games are a thing of the past. So what else is there for this “old dog of war“? I guess I will just have to remain optimistic, that and I will just have to bask in the glory that is Metal Gear Solid 4.
Even if MGS4 doesn’t make game of the year, for me this will be the game of my life.
How do you feel about MGS4, and the end of “Solid Snake’s Story”? Please comment below.
Also be sure to check out my article Old Snake… Meet Old Sev.