We know the Metal Gear Solid series is
famous for its long cut-scenes, but this tops everything! Metal Gear
Solid 4, the latest instalment in Hideo Kojima's seminal stealth
series, has cut-scenes (note the plural) that approach the 90 minutes mark.
For those troubled with time keeping, that's the length of a feature film.
The news comes from PSW magazine, who's been and finished MGS4, and
then promptly whispered in our ears about the shocking 90-minute
cut-scenes. The latest issue hits newsstands today, by the way.
We were expecting long story sequences (MGS2 approached the 45 minute
mark in one) but an hour and a half of cinematics was unexpected.
The good news is that you can now skip or pause the scenes. Hands up
though, how many of you are actually going to sit through the full 90
"MGS4's story is massive. The videogame equivalent of all three Godfather movies on one disc," says the mag.
"As you'd expect, you'll spend a lot
of time watching cut-scenes, so if you found previous games' story
exposition laborious, then you'd better find yourself a nice cushion
and plenty of teabags in readiness for MGS4's.
"They can be
skipped, but you'll be missing out on some of the finally crafted
examples of FMV footage anywhere in gaming," the article boldly