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  • Summary: Offering gameplay based on strategy and sharp decision-making skills, Metal Gear Acid is a turn-based, tactical espionage game requiring players to collect cards and strategically construct their own decks to complete various missions and objectives. Metal Gear Acid takes place in 2016 on Lobito Island, located in the fictitious Tejan Republic of South Africa. Players once again take the role of Solid Snake, the famed top-secret agent, who has been called out of his retirement when a plane is hijacked over U.S. airspace. Tasked with infiltrating an unknown terrorist organization holding passengers hostage thousands of feet in the air, players must diffuse the situation to save hundreds of innocent lives. While playing through the game, Solid Snake encounters numerous dynamic characters, including a new playable female heroine. Players will have the ability to strategically control both Solid Snake and the new female character to defeat their enemies. [Konami] Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. The play mechanics are well realized and thankfully add something new the to genre. If you're a Metal Gear fan, the card collection aspect alone will make it worth you time for nostalgia's sake.
  2. Easily one of the best turn-based strategy games to come along in years. It offers a deep and flexible system of deck building and card playing, and, better still, it contains everything that has made the Metal Gear franchise so popular over the years.
  3. A rewarding experience that rewards the player for how well they play in a stage, and with an intruguing storyline.
  4. Card gameplay has some good moments but eventually just becomes monotonous.
  5. Don’t get me wrong, I’d choose real-time play over card battles any day, but that doesn’t change the fact that Acid is a unique, strategic approach to the Metal Gear universe, with enough depth to keep you coming back for more.
  6. The card battle experiment was a novel one, but the result is an unbalanced, unforgiving mess that will test your patience while you try to piece through a convoluted story. Strategy fans may dig it, but everyone else will do well to stay away.
  7. Metal Gear Acid is a decent tactical card battling game, but it is not a true Metal Gear title, and for me I expect no less.

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  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 13 out of 42
  1. Dec 9, 2011
    If you love turn based games this is a must have for the PSP. As Turn Based is a dying genre I'm glad they created Metal Gear Acid (and part 2). Storyline is good (8/10), graphics are quite good for a handheld (8/10) and gameplay is where this game shines (10/10). Winning cards and completing a good deck makes the game with a high replayability value. Custom missions with 'kill all enemies' takes a complete different deck then 'stay undetected'. Glad to have found the origional game in the stores today cause it really makes my collection of games for the PSP complete. Collapse

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