First things first, this is my first Metal Gear experiance.
Visually this is the best game on the market, no arguments.
I do agree with many of the comments that the cut scenes are too long and can get frustrating, when you just want to get on with the game.
However, the cut scenes are there to tell a story and do they tell a story, it is like watching a movie (& the game is just as good.)
The stealth (for me) is a new experiance, it makes a refrehing change to the typical FPS where you tend to run around and kill or blow up everything.
The range of weapons is extensive, lot's to choose from, most of the normal weapons, but a few new inclusions, so should keep all happy.
On-line this game is amazing!!!!
I played COD4 to death on-line & I love it (it is a great game), but since I've played MGS 4 on-line I've sold COD4 because I just can't stop playing MGS4 and COD4 never came out the drawer.
MGS4 is more 'realistic', miles ahead visually and now the new maps are out, it gives that extra depth to play.
To summarise - BUY THIS GAME NOW!!
At £29.99 from Play you have an absolute bargain.
I'll see you on line, hopefully before you see me! ;-)