Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
Critic & User Reviews
Not the best MGS, but still great!
posted by Sleezebag (DELAWARE, OH) Mar 16, 2009
Member since Oct 2005
3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Classics never die
posted by TrulyGr8 (SEAFORD, DE) Nov 26, 2007
Member since Nov 2007
3 out of 6 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by theJman (ATHENS, GA) May 11, 2006
Member since Jan 2006
5 out of 16 gamers (31%) found this review helpful
I didn't play the normal part of substance because I already beat this game on the normal version that came out first, but here that are more secrets and glitches in this version of the normal game.
The best part of substance is it has VR missions. I've always thought Vr mission were fun. This game has alot of them, they are all challenging and alot of fun. The only VR mission I didn't like were the ones where they make Raiden naked. Why did they put that in? No guy wants to see another naked man's butt, holding his area, running around. But those are the only bad VR missions.
The skateboarding is kinda weird and a little lame. I mean you wouldn't expect to see Solid Snake on a skateboard, but it is still fun.
You should definitely rent this and not Sons of Liberty. This has the full Sons of liberty game( which has great game play but cheesy story and a loser new main character)and all the extras.
posted by rfrost81 (WEST MONROE, LA) Jul 10, 2010
Member since Apr 2009
Metal Gear Solid 2:Substance- My thoughts
posted by StingRay (TRAVERSE CITY, MI) Aug 30, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
This was THE game of all stealth games...for PS2
posted by DonTry2Hrd (EL MONTE, CA) Aug 22, 2009
Member since Jan 2008
Metal Gear 2 on PS2 has more or less to the same stealth action its predecessor had, but with many graphical, audio, and gameplay tweaks. These improvements could've made an awesome game. But when a game has the balls to gracefully utilize rendered cutscenes every other minute in the game, you'd think the story, good albeit tongue-in-cheek would grab on and give you a memorable ride. The sheer ridiculousness of the story, combined with bad translation created a first ever gaming faux pax, or game pax (read game-paw).
At certain points like describing the main villain of the game "the big boss" I could only shake my head in dismay. Cheesy and not in the good Troll 2 way. If you haven't seen the cult classic, you must!
This game tried to get all soap opera on me and I had to hit the power button, jam the DVD into the Gamefly enveleope as fast as I can, and throw the darn thing in the mail.
But I do have to admit, the gameplay is good, although the controls were at times very, very awkward and counter-intuitive. The camera has pros and cons in its "movie-esque" display. Sometimes it helps you see what the audience would see, but it also made it hard to pinpoint enemies (without going first person, which has slower aim and POV motion).
Overall, great graphics (for its time), terrific soundtrack, but mediocre controls, BAD voice acting and plot development. The story is pretty much best caught up through wikipedia. Skip to part 4 on current gen consoles, that's my rec.
PS2 Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
posted by Fuuton (YAKIMA, WA) Jul 31, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
The characters, the storyline, and the game play are all awesome. Cool weapons too. The camera is a little weird though. The controls are kinda different from many action games.
9.5 out of 10
posted by DKZ1OCK (SELINSGROVE, PA) May 25, 2009
Member since Jun 2008