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Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Ultimate Story-Line Based Game: Metal Gear Solid 4

No one, and I mean NO ONE, could sit and tell me that there is any game in the market today that comes close to even scratching the surface of the epicness that this game brings to the table. Take your favorite movie of all time, and now make that movie completely playable from start to finish and it's 5x better. Even once you do that, you still haven't begun to realize that what your playing isn't metal gear solid 4, so it's still not even good enough! I could sit here all day and rant about how amazing this game is, but that'd just be stupid. Right?
MGS4 is the final game in the long lasting saga which brings the protagonists journey, Snake, to an end. Throughout the plot, you must fight old friends, make new ones, and cope with all of the past information form th other games all coming together in one giant can of amazingness. You think you know what's going to happen next, and then all of a sudden some random event that you would never see coming smacks you in the face. Snake is the ultimate badass of any video game I have played, the guys body is falling apart; he feels like he is over 70 years old, and yet he still pushes himself in order to fight for peace. The long war with machines must come to an end, so must Snakes brothers rule over the system.
Overall, the fact that this game also supports online is a giant kick up the scale as if it wasn't going to get a 10/10 anyways. But of all the games I have played, (and trust me I have played A LOT), MGS4 takes the cake as the most amazing game to ever reach the shelves.

The ultimate OG online title: SOCOM 2!!!

Yes, I'm sure many of you are thinking, "how is he about to make a ultimate gaming blog and start covering a game that was made in 2006?" Well the truth is, this isn't just any old game people, this is Socom2; a game that imo revolutionized online gaming. If you have not played it, I am honestly truely sorry for this inconvenience in your life, and to be honest, it's too late to go and pick it up now. The community was great (still kind of is), and the game play to go along with it was absolutely spectacular! Minus the 20 shots to the chest every now and then that a player could take, or lately, the Code9 issue which allowed players to do God-like maneuvers across the sky and shoot satchels out their ass with unlimited health. But honestly, when you got passed the health and other minor issues before the time of the glitchers, the game undoubtedly makes a life-long impression on you... FOREVER

Overall, Socom2 scored a 9.8/10 for me in 2006-2008. Currently in 2011 the score would now be dropped to a deserving 7/10 because of Code9 and lack of current players.

The Quest 4 Papers

 One of the best, if not THE best, Socom2 fan made mini-movies.