Metal Gear Solid as a series is famous for its lengthy and dramatic cutscenes with some of the best voice acting around, but how would you feel about a 90 minute cinematic?
Well, CVG is claiming that Metal Gear Solid 4 contains a cutscene that runs 90 minutes, putting it at an hour and a half, which makes it longer than most short films. While MGS2 did have a 45 minute sequence, 90 minutes might be pushing it just a bit too far. Apparently, the site heard about this directly from PSW magazine after they completed the game.
In a more recent development, however, GamePro is asserting that CVG has been horribly misinformed.
"I've completed the game twice, and am the author of the forthcoming [GamePro] review," says editor Sid Shuman
"Ninety-minute-long cinemas in MGS4 sounds like an exaggeration. Like the other MGS games, MGS4 definitely has a cinematic quality. And yes, some of the cut-scenes in the game are elaborate and occasionally lengthy. But not a one, to my recollection, even approaches 90 minutes."
The existence of a 90 minute cutscene is debatable, but both sites have confirmed that all cutscenes will be pausable and skippable. A convenient feature, no matter how long (or brief) the cinematics.
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