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MGS4 Completion thread

ragemaster68
06-16-2008, 02:11 AM
Since I just finished it, and theres quite a few on the board going through it I thought i'd start a thread to see what other people ended up with.

Difficulty: Liquid-Easy
Total Playtime: 15:08:36 (All cutscenes viewed)
Rank: 33/40 - Tarantula

Razor05
06-16-2008, 07:57 AM
rage, do you know the total amount of time used for cutscenes?

GLOW
06-16-2008, 09:05 AM
Difficulty: Liquid-Easy

Are you serious? I always figured you for a hardcore gamer, ragemaster. I thought I was the only person on this board who used the lowest difficulty level.

ragemaster68
06-16-2008, 11:13 AM
rage, do you know the total amount of time used for cutscenes?

Can't say for sure, but i lost a save in act 4 cause i was playing during a storm and the power went off and i forgot to save after a boss fight. Last save was about 2 hours previous, right at the beginning of the chapter. Skipping all the cutscenes i'd seen it took about maybe 20 minutes to get back to where i was. So that should give you some idea about how long they take. The briefing at the beginning of chapter 3 is a half hour long itself.

Are you serious? I always figured you for a hardcore gamer, ragemaster. I thought I was the only person on this board who used the lowest difficulty level.

Depends on if there's any incentive to play on the harder difficulties (i.e beat CoD4 on veteran for the achievements) I play through on the easiest difficulty in every game i play. Story is still the most important aspect of a game to me. I can sometimes forgive bad controls or camera work if I like the story (i.e. Genji).

Ntruder
06-16-2008, 08:39 PM
Please tell me Act III is not the last one!

kamspy
06-16-2008, 08:54 PM
Please tell me Act III is not the last one!

Nope. Not even close. I was worried too:lol: Thought he may have made it 3 acts like movie.

No, I'm on four and can already tell it's not the last act.

I'm expecting 6 to 8 just on how the story is going now.

ALOT happens at the end of ACT 3.

ragemaster68
06-16-2008, 09:05 PM
Please tell me Act III is not the last one!

5 is the last.

In digging up some info on how to get the Altair costume i found that there's one rank which requires you to beat the game in under 4:49:49. So if i beat it with all the cutscenes on easy in just over 15 hours that means theres approximately 10 hours of cutscenes and 5 hours of gameplay. :what:

kamspy
06-16-2008, 09:11 PM
5 is the last.

In digging up some info on how to get the Altair costume i found that there's one rank which requires you to beat the game in under 4:49:49. So if i beat it with all the cutscenes on easy in just over 15 hours that means theres approximately 10 hours of cutscenes and 5 hours of gameplay. :what:

You also have to do it without killing a single person.

ragemaster68
06-16-2008, 10:23 PM
You also have to do it without killing a single person.

And another without getting a single alert (for stealth camo (optical))

http://guides.ign.com/guides/714044/page_6.html

Ntruder
06-16-2008, 11:37 PM
Nope. Not even close. I was worried too:lol: Thought he may have made it 3 acts like movie.

No, I'm on four and can already tell it's not the last act.

I'm expecting 6 to 8 just on how the story is going now.

ALOT happens at the end of ACT 3.

Good deal. I just completed the first sequence in Act III

hockeyman68x
06-18-2008, 12:20 PM
Please tell me Act III is not the last one!

If it was, my overall opinion of the game would've been a lot gentler.

Ntruder
06-18-2008, 12:44 PM
If it was, my overall opinion of the game would've been a lot gentler.

Greeeeaaaatttt.... I haven't had the willpower to continue playing this game over the past few days... That information is going to make it even more difficult to avoid the urge to put this item on eBay for $57.95

II SAL II
06-18-2008, 01:00 PM
there is no way i can play through this game twice... i would rather have my colon(sp?) removed.

1 play through and then trade in at EB

hockeyman68x
06-18-2008, 01:24 PM
there is no way i can play through this game twice... i would rather have my colon(sp?) removed.

1 play through and then trade in at EB

That's what I'm trying to figure out at the moment. Should I play through again trying to collect emblems and attempt to adhere to a stealth only thing, or should I just sell it and put the proceeds toward Overlord: Raising Hell coming out next week?

Decisions, decisions.

hockeyman68x
06-18-2008, 01:28 PM
Greeeeaaaatttt.... I haven't had the willpower to continue playing this game over the past few days...

Dude, wait until Act V. I had to pause one of the longer cutscenes in the middle so I could take a hell's kitchen tv break, just to build my stamina back up! It's a long, hard, confusing road to travel.

Again, such a shame. Starts as a game, ends as a B movie.

railven
06-22-2008, 05:57 PM
Well I just beat it too.

On Normal-Solid, roughly 23hrs of gameplay, all cutscenes seen, and multiple hours spent searching areas for goodies (hehe)

I got ranked Bear 8/40, the description was something about good at CQC.

Great game, great story, great ending to a strong series, and I can't wait to try and get Big Boss rank.

EDIT: You guys should check out the MGS4 database with MGS4 beaten content, it unlocks a shit load of info.

Woot woot!

kamspy
06-22-2008, 07:06 PM
I beat it. It was good. Started a new game immediately on BB Extreme.

So far, about half way through the first act with no alerts and no lethal kills.

Tranq darts and CQC are your friend. The save feature is really your friend.

GLOW
06-23-2008, 06:06 AM
Beat it yesterday. Frog, ~17 hrs, Liquid Easy. Who else here thinks Raiden deserves his own series? Metal Gear Raiden? :D

railven
06-23-2008, 07:26 AM
Beat it yesterday. Frog, ~17 hrs, Liquid Easy. Who else here thinks Raiden deserves his own series? Metal Gear Raiden? :D

He was such a pussy in MGS2, glad to see Hideo matured his character into a hardcore killer.

My girlfriend did a 180 on Raiden, she hated him in MGS2 and cried for him in MGS4.

hockeyman68x
06-23-2008, 09:42 AM
Beat it yesterday. Frog, ~17 hrs, Liquid Easy. Who else here thinks Raiden deserves his own series? Metal Gear Raiden? :D

I think I read somewhere that Hideo Kojima is planning on "passing the torch" for the next metal gear game. Hopefully it'll revolve around The Boss's storyline and will stay away from the excessive cinematics

killio
06-30-2008, 02:22 AM
Have finnished it normal 20.5 hours but trying to be stealthy in act 5 was a bitch boss fights not that hard I will play it again on big boss mode though