Dr Cottle wrote:
I just hope MGS5 isn't as cut scene-o-riffic as MGS4 was
I've always thought 2 and 3 were really bad for the cutscene to gameplay ratio, I don't think I minded with 3 though.
I haven't played 4 yet, is it worse than the others?
I don't mind the cutscene business with MGS. If every game had them like this, it would be terrible, but I'm happy for the one series to do it. And the game bits in between are hardly lacking, so I'll let them off.
But yes, as someone pointed out, in MGS4 there's one bit just over halfway where you'll need about 45 minutes to spare. And at the point where you finish the game (there's one battle where it'll be fairly obvious that it's the culmination of everything), put aside another hour and 20 minutes. I finished MGS4 (i.e. reached the start of the cutscene) at 1am... on a worknight. Ooops
Happened to me with MGS2 first time I played through it. I believe it's the cutscene before the final boss battle. I was ready to turn off and go to bed as I had to be up six hours later. Colour me annoyed when the cutscene was a good 45-50 minutes long.
MGS4 was ridiculous at the end. I remember playing it on my mum n dads TV at the time cos I only had my SD set and like hell I was playing MGS on that. Sunday afternoon I finish it and tell my mum it'll probably be a long one but she can have her TV back soon.
She wasn't too pleased when I sat and watched what was essentially a very dialogue heavy movie.