- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Piggyback Interactive (June 12, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0761559698
- ISBN-13: 978-0761559696
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #783,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Tactical Espionage Action, The Complete Official Guide Paperback – June 12, 2008
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The guide begins with a heartfelt foreward from Kojima himself, ensuring that the guide will help any gamer to understand the game better and to make sure the gamer enjoys the game for himself. The collaborative effort you get in the end shows that Kojima and Piggyback Interactive, kept their word.
After the foreward there's an exhaustive "How to Play" section which will showcase some of the tactics you can perform. Not only that, but it gives you a complete overhaul of the game basics. Complete with clear screenshots, diagrams and some fantastic explanations. Whether you're a Metal Gear Solid veteran or a newcomer, this guide will help you adjust to Metal Gear Solid 4.
After that, the guide wastes no time jumping into the walkthrough and this is where the guide becomes your best friend. It's very well organized and easy to use. The walkthrough is divided into the five acts of the game. When you dive in there's a distinct format used for the guide. On the even pages (the left handed pages) you'll see the map with call outs and captions. This is all the basic stuff that's needed for those who want to go through the game with as little interruption as possible.Read more ›
- The Collector's Edition is hardcover.
- Collector's Edition includes an additional chapter detailing some of the great Metal Gear artwork.
- Collector's Edition includes a numbered lithograph by Yoji Shinkawa.
Either product will be worth the money to anyone that wants to get the most out of the game. I purchased this guide after I had completed the game once already, and I'd recommend this to anyone interested in the guide. Don't use the guide on your first time through, or it may inadvertently ruin some of the surprises and fun bits that pop up throughout.
The thought that the maps are too hard to read, as mentioned in another review, seems ridiculous to me. The maps have been of great help when determining shortest routes, or finding items that you may need. Granted, it may sometimes take a minute of staring at the map to determine your current position, but I don't think they could have done much better than they did.
You will get a TON of advice every step of the way. It will tell you the best way to get through the each map normally, as well as how that strategy must change if you're trying a no-kill playthrough. It will also give you adjustments that you may need to make based on the difficulty setting that you're playing on.Read more ›
MGS4 is my first experience with the entire Metal Gear 'saga.' Since MG has such a complicated storyline, my first playthrough involved a whole lot of listening to the cut scenes.
However, despite all that, I was still a bit lost.
Not only does this guide cover 99%* of the game, but it also contains a very readable synopsis of the entire story. (WARNING: Be careful if you read it before you've finished MGS4. You can get away with reading a lot, but ...) This is what really made this book worth it, to me.
Of course, the rest of the book helped a great deal as well, and is what I'll be consulting during my future runs through the game (one of which started the day after I completed MGS4).
*: This guide doesn't cover the passwords that Konami hasn't released yet. Oh well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is most well-written, spoiler-free guide you can get for this game. Thorough and detailed.Published 5 months ago by John B.
The book was exactly as advertised. It arrived quickly and without delay. Well worth the money spent. A MUST HAVE for any serious fan of the series.Published 6 months ago by razia
Trying to play the game without this was a little hard, so this will really help out for any MGS fan.Published 12 months ago by larry
I need the guide for more support to finished the game! CharlesPublished 12 months ago by Charles Smith