February 28, at the 2008 Destination PlayStation retailer event, Konami has opened up on more details about Metal Gear Solid 4. Announcing that this will be the last mission for Solid Snake, traveling across the globe in order to put an end to Liquid Ocelot. Driving him deep into enemy camps, like all the other Metal Gear games.
Now, it appears to me that Konami just wants to finish off Solid Snake, but keep the Metal Gear series running. Though I know most of you Metal Gear fans would argue the point that any other Metal Gear game wouldn’t be the same with out Snake. Well, what about Castlevania? Don’t tell me the best one was with Simon Belmont (NES version, the FIRST one) and every other one was not as good just because he wasn’t in it, but the series kept going. Yeah, exactly. How many years exactly passed since the last one and this? I’d be damn surprise if Snake didn’t go on a killing spree for not being in action for so long. Konami will have some sort of short story explaining how Snake has been tracking Liquid Ocelot for all those years. Yet no big adventures or events took place during that whole time? Give me break. I’m sure the game will be pants-changing-tastic, but to skip all those years seems a bit too much for me.
Also, those who pre-order the game will have the pleasure of owning the Metal Gear Saga 2.0 DVD. As for the online feature, that will come with the game itself, called Metal Gear Online Starter Pack. In which 16 players can battle each other via “hide-in-teh-box” technique, or camping. Which you know, camping happens a lot in almost every Shooting/FPS game. Players will have access to most, if not all, weapons from the single player game, and able to perform stealth techniques. Wait, stealth techniques? In a FPS? Wha? I honestly don’t see how that could benefit, or even replace the choice of a SNIPER RIFLE. Then again, it might be fun to do on those loud mouth n00bs, who like to run in a room while tossing a grenade at the same time, in the same direction.
It is expected for the game to hit stores Thursday, June 12, 2008.