I've kinda completed most of my games on my PS3, but I still wanted some gun fighty nonsense going on so I thought i'd revisit one of the best games of the gen and one of my personal favourites. The first thing that strikes me again is just how... unique the game is. It's a slow, deliberate game which is entirely against what devs are doing now which is to just set the pace to 100 and keep going. It's kinda nice to be able to have a chance to take everything in again.
So far I've just done the opening and all of Act 1. The biggest thing so far? Just how great the game looks. I mean there are a few things here and there that show the games age, but thats mostly stylistic stuff like motion blur and particle effects, stuff which wasn't as utilised a few years ago as it is now, but still, the models, textures and animation are nearly second to none. It's insane how just... pitch perfect every movement is. It's just so polished. Then you have the entire game looking great, no dodgy random textures here and there like you get these days. It's also worth noting that somewhere along the line, they removed the frame rate limit and the resolution cap, so now the game runs natively at what ever resolution you want, mine being a nice 1080p so everything looks clean and crisp too. Some occasional slow down and some odd bits when you get a burst of 60fps but despite that, it all just feels amazing. The game still looks jaw dropping.
Then there's the sound, which is so pure and the surround sound is so well used. All the actors are top of the line too and the writing is still as sharp (or silly) as ever.
Basically, the game has gotten better with age. If you want some more war in your games but want to take it all in, just pop MGS4 back into your PS3 and just get something different going.