So you own a next generation console, well its time to play - in my opinion - the first truely next generation game!
Hideo Kojima has always been pushing the bundaries not only in gaming, but also in storytelling and this is absolutely no exception. Anyone who has played MGS 1 -3 will know that as well as an incredibly detailed gameplay experience each game has be accompanied by a very gripping and compelling storyline, that challenges topics of modern debate from genetic experimentation to conspiracies that control our governments and economy.
Not only is it business as usual in this the 4th installment, Kojima also has the monumental task of tying in all of the previous games' stories. And without giving anything away all I can say is he does this beautifully, with enough plot twists to put even the makes of Lost to shame!
Anyone new to the series will find the story to be almost endless, I actually look at this as a "cinematic game", basically your playing a bit of a movie. it might be worth your time playing a bit of the old ones, trust me it'll make this game much more enjoyable. It managed to take me back to the days of playing my Playstation 10 years ago!
However if you enjoy playing games that allow you to apply a whole host of different tactics that require some thought as well as a good - or in this case truely epic - storyline, then this is for you.
As for the gameplay itself you will be blown away! Don't believe me read anyone of the other 400+ reviews for MGS4 on this site alone.
Snake is back, in this the biggest game of the series and with a whole host of new and customizable weapons, familure faces and the odd location that you might just recognise.
Be prepared to experience the new benchmark in gaming.