- Ryan Payton
, assistant producer at Kojima Productions, has said that they asked reviewers to avoid the following MGS4 topics, mainly because they may spoil the experience for some players: Install times, Length of cutscenes (the ending in particular), Number of environments, Opening "movie", Product placement, Plus a half dozen story-specific items.
Speaking of cut-scenes Payton says the game requires an eight minute install, as well as a number of two to three-minute installs between acts.
Tp quote: Believe it or not, I've been so busy working on a special surprise for MGS4 buyers (that not even those who have leaked copies of the game can spoil! Haha!), that I haven't had time to catch up on most of the pre-launch excitement.
Scanning the net today, I came across that 90-minute cutscene rumor, and a red-faced Adam Sessler, who was obviously very upset about the restrictions placed on MGS4 reviews.
Adam asks at the end of his Soapbox clip if he was rambling. On the contrary, I think he voiced some really important concerns about the restrictions placed on MGS4 reviewers.
In light of this, I took a look at the list of restrictions and found that some items are outdated and require more explanation.
We asked reviewers to avoid the following topics: