Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings
Mar 7, 2015I'll explain my perspective first. I played Metal Gear Solid [PS game] back in the day and loved it. Until recently I hadn't played any of theI'll explain my perspective first. I played Metal Gear Solid [PS game] back in the day and loved it. Until recently I hadn't played any of the other games due to the consoles I owned. I then got the HD collection for Xbox 360 and I'm currently playing through that in preparation for the upcoming MGS:5 release. I've completed Snake Eater prior to playing this.
If you read my review on Snake Eater you'll see I rated that game quite low simply because I found it's gameplay to be extremely lacking mainly due to poor controls. This game does not have this problem as not only does it allow you a choice of control schemes, but they're also customisable.
I appreciate that it was originally a handheld game and so I expect a certain degree of watering down. But to it's credit I think they actually made a really solid (no pun intended) game here. The only aspect of watering down that doesn't sit right with me is the way boss fights are handled. Without spoiling it - you don't need to prepare for boss fights in any way.
I also expect some people to kick off with regards to things that aren't present such as crawling and moving whilst against walls. At first it was a bit of a shock to me but after a while I realised that it isn't a problem. I actually like the use of lying flat in this - you do it just to hide, and not to crawl through the entire area to the exit. The ability to move between cover whilst crouched is a must, something that Snake Eater failed at. That's not to say you should spend the entire game crouched. That said, I did find the walk/run sensitivity quite fiddly which led to me using crouch more than I would normally.
I won't go too much into the story but I do think it was somewhat weaker in this compared to Snake Eater.
I somewhat moaned about fan service in Snake Eater and I realise that it's part of MGS. This game wasn't anywhere near as bad as Snake Eater for it and I wouldn't even mention it if it wasn't for the two things; firstly who is Cécile? And secondly, the other observation, if you can call it that, was Extra Ops 67. I'll be honest, it made me feel uncomfortable. I'm sure a bunch of people reading this are laughing at me, but whatever your stance is on the subject, Snake is pushing 40 and Paz is 16. Maybe it's me, maybe I should think that's normal but I don't. I don't object to this being in computer games altogether, just don't put it in MGS games.
This is already far too long now so in essence, I really enjoyed the game and I think that by itself it's pretty decent - it just felt a bit too casual for me and the story wasn't great. It's a good game but not a great one.… Full Review »
Dec 14, 2014The game has a **** ton of content, an amazing storyline, the base building system is fun and has kept me going for days, I'm already wellThe game has a **** ton of content, an amazing storyline, the base building system is fun and has kept me going for days, I'm already well over 100 hours into this. This is what it feels like to run a PMC. This is outer heaven.… Full Review »
Dec 11, 2013This MGS is probably the one with the most variety of Locales, enemies, activities, sidequests, and sidesystems that's ever existed. The bossThis MGS is probably the one with the most variety of Locales, enemies, activities, sidequests, and sidesystems that's ever existed. The boss fights are epic in scale, and the Character of Big Boss is finally explored as the Legendary Leader that created a Military Organization that could throw off the balance of the World.
Story wise, it's very satisfying. Gameplay wise, it's fun. Graphic wise, it's a solid PS2 Game blown up to HD resolution. The fact that one can finally play this grand game without having to buy an overpriced Sony Handheld is just exactly what I needed.
Play this game, it's probably the best Metal Gear game to date.… Full Review »