MGS4 Limited Edition in the House!

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Ah yes! The day I’ve been waiting for years to come has finally arrived. Metal Gear Solid 4 has launched at long last and, as you can see, I’m now back from the nearest GameStop where I picked up my pre-ordered Limited Edition copy. Well actually, I picked it up about four or five hours ago, but I certainly wasn’t going to waste any time blogging about it when I first got home. I had to pop it in and start playing immediately, of course. But after about a four-hour play session, I’ve come up for air before diving back in for another hour or two. A review will be coming soon (hopefully next week), but all’s I’m going to tell you for now is that the game thus far is living up to all the hype.

I would like to take this time to share some quick impressions of the Limited Edition contents, though. While I haven’t watched the bonus Blu-ray disc or popped in the soundtrack quite yet, from the packaging alone I can say without question this is one of the best collector’s edition game packages I’ve ever seen. The outer shell is a very sturdy cardboard-like material, and it’s got a cool angle-cut lid providing access to the two standard Blu-ray cases inside. I’m also pleasantly surprised by the quality of the art book I got with the purchase. Normally pre-order art books are measly little pamphlets or booklets, but this sucker is a full-sized book with beautiful glossy pages, a stunning collection of artwork and a lot of historical info on the series. Very impressive stuff. Only problem is the super-glossy cover, it’s a frickin’ fingerprint magnet!

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Matt Litten is the full-time editor and owner of VGBlogger.com. He is responsible for maintaining the day to day operation of the site, editing all staff content before it is published, and contributing regular news, reviews, previews and other articles. Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website BonusStage.com. After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found VGBlogger.com. After a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez, Matt assumed full ownership over VGBlogger, and to this day he is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary!