Many folks were disappointed with Metal Gear Solid 4. With the overblown cut-scenes, the strange detours, the stupid, stupid ending — but I wasn’t one of those people. I still say Metal Gear Solid 4 is one of the greatest games of this generation. This is why I’m a teensy bit disappointed that this ‘Anniversary Edition’ of Guns of the Patriots features so little.
This new Edition of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is part of Konami’s celebration of the 25th anniversary, but it literally provides fans with a double sided Metal Gear poster and that’s… it. No documentary, not even the brilliant DVD that came with special editions of the original. The game has new box art — to be expected — and comes with out of the box trophy support, but that’s literally it.
I understand it’s a little difficult with MGS4 — there was no DLC for the game, which makes for an easy out with re-releases — but this game deserves better than a poster? Think of Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence! That may be the greatest re-release of all time. Would have liked to have seen a little more from this.
The re-release hits Australian stores on December 18.