Games are becoming more cinematic than ever, but how much is too much?
Upcoming and expected PlayStation 3 blockbuster Metal Gear Solid 4 is about to help us find out.
Reportedly, Hideo Kojima’s highly anticipated epic contains cut scenes that approach the 90 minute mark.
Let that sink in for a bit.
Ninety minutes — the length of some feature films — and that’s cut sceneS, as in plural.
“MGS4’s story is massive. The videogame equivalent of all three Godfather movies on one disc,” reports PSW magazine. “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.”
While these cut-scenes can be skipped, the magazine doesn’t recommend it, proclaiming that some of the later scenes contain what they call “some of the most finely crafted examples of FMV footage anywhere in gaming.”
Metal Gear Solid 4 is scheduled to hit store shelves on June 12.