Posted on May 25, 2008,

90-Minute Cutscenes in MGS4 Might be a Tad Exaggerated


It seemed downright silly that Metal Gear Solid 4 was going to have a cutscene which lasted 90 minutes. I mean, that’s ninety-fricken-minutes, as in an hour and a half. That’s absurd. I’m as interested in the Metal Gear storyline as the next person, but I don’t really feel like taking a 90-minute break in the middle of gameplay, even if I can choose to pause or skip it.

As it turns out, there might not be any cutscene that lasts 90 minutes. At least, that’s what GamePro‘s Sid Shuman is saying. He’s played through the game twice now and says, “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.”

Of course, an hour-long cutscene wouldn’t fit the definition of “approaching 90 minutes,” to me, at least, so there’s still hope for those of you out there who are craving a feature length movie in the middle of MGS4.

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7 Comments on 90-Minute Cutscenes in MGS4 Might be a Tad Exaggerated


On May 25, 2008 at 4:11 pm

Couldn’t they have meant 90 minutes of total cut-scene:?:


On May 25, 2008 at 5:48 pm

That’s a bit much .. Way too much actually. Nobody is gonna purchase a game and then sit for an hour and a half just to watch a cutscene.. Not gonna happen.


On May 25, 2008 at 6:07 pm

90 minutes total cutscenes for a game as lengthy, and with as many cutscenes as MGS is impossible.


On May 25, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Sam, the claim was that a single cutscene lasted roughly 90 minutes, not that there were 90 minutes in total.


On May 25, 2008 at 11:00 pm


bounce is wrong

On May 26, 2008 at 12:57 pm

u bounce.
yes people will buy this game.


On May 29, 2008 at 2:40 pm

No I dont think theirs a 90. But 90 total is not right either. When PSM editor “or whatever” played it threw once. He said 1/3rd was story. So thats still about 10 to 9 hours of cut, or codec also. But who knows for sure. We almost certain thow that single 90 is not true thow. But a tun of 15 and whatever add up to way more than 90. Also a 90 minute could of been a intro or something that consisted of coded and cut, and codec and cut, added into one.