Remember three years ago? I don’t, but I was still in university so I was, in all likelihood, drunk. At the very least I was probably so stressed I’ve tried to block out a good chunk of it. For those of you who do remember that time in the far flung past (look, I know it’s not that far flung, but let me have a little artistic license here) you might well remember Konami released a little game called Metal Gear Solid 4 (I’m also aware it wasn’t that little, just let it go).
Pointless mental meandering out of the way (it’s late alright? Just leave me be) lets look back through TSA’s archives and dig out what we thought of the game. This was very nearly our highest rated game of all time, with a concerted effort being made to score the game at infinity/10. Sadly that would be impossible, and also really screw up our grading system, so we had to settle on a 10/10. Were there words to go along with that score? There sure were:
Reviews like this are reserved for ordinary games. To review such a game as Metal Gear Solid 4 is like commissioning a blind man to share his opinion on a beautiful oil painting painted by a true artist, it just wouldn’t work. The nature of Metal Gear Solid 4 lifts it above such conventional ways of judgement. But alas, the nature of the industry makes it necessary for even such a game to be subjected to such an insulting judicial process. For you see, this game is available for purchase to all, even the lowest forms of humanity who should deservedly combust and be reduced to ashes in the divine presence of it.
Any game which has the phrase “divine presence” used in to describe its very existence is probably at least a little bit good, but we might have completely gone wide of the mark. If we have, now’s the time to let us know. Just head over to the forums and leave us your thoughts on the game. Whilst I’m not going to discount longer reviews, please remember that the aim is for short, snappy opinions. More than that I simply don’t have the time to wade through longer reviews, so if you want to have your opinion included in the verdict post try to keep it short.
Once you’ve written your review make sure you give it a score on the Buy It, Bargain Bin It, Rent It, Avoid It scale. Remember, if you want your score and opinion included in Monday’s verdict post you need to have it done by Sunday afternoon, otherwise I’ll have written it and you’ll be left out in the cold.