Got the game on the 12th. It was the limited edition, with the game, BD documentary disc and OST CD packed in. I also picked up the Limited Edition hardcover guide as well. Didn’t use the guide until after I beat the game.
I started the game on Thursday and beat it this Sunday. I can’t remember the last time I’ve beaten a game so quickly after first purchase. My impression of the game: I think I can retire from gaming. If I had to pick a time to quit playing games, for the rest of my life without buying another game, this would be the game I would pick for my swan song. Its polished to perfection, production values are just ridiculous. And everything in MGS comes to a perfect man-child fantasy end for me. It’s over the top, like a Sergio Leone film but with Mechs and Ninjas and all that anime jazz.
Now I’m just hoping the rest of the Malden will finish the game, because I want to talk about this sucker without holding anything back. Get to it, I don’t care if you’re just renting a PS3 to play it, JUST PLAY IT.