Surprise, surprise. The biggest PS3 game yet may require a 4.6GB installation. So says the back of the placeholder box snapped by Flickr user David-Heffernan. Frankly, this is one game we don't mind making room for on our HDD. Are we over it, now? Good, let's move on.

Writers of the UK magazine PSW have played the full game (their review can be found in the latest issue, which hit newstands today) and soon told their mates CVG that Metal Gear Solid 4 includes cut-scenes that approach the 90-minute mark. That's not a total, that's the length of at least one of the cutscenes, individually. We hope you've got a kitchen stocked full of eats, because there's going to be a lot of watching to be done. Of course, all the cutscenes are skippable and pausable.

With individual story sequences the length of most full-length movies, MSG4's narrative promises to be truly epic. PSW states that it's "the videogame equivalent of all three Godfather movies on one disc." As if we weren't hyped for this game enough already ...

This article was originally published on Joystiq.