posted by stringbeam1 (MOUNT PROSPECT, IL) Jul 26, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
Don't get me wrong, I am a MGS fan. It is just that not all of them are great. I'll break it up into three reviews:
This game is the best of the bunch. It introduces hunting and survival as Snake endures the jungle awaiting ahead. By far this is one of my favorite MGS games, with MGS1 and MGS4 on my list. The only thing that draws it back from being a 10 is the controls which take time getting used to. Other than that, this game is challenging with diverse boss battles.
MGS PeaceWalker- 7/10
This game was clearly meant for the psp. At the time it came out, it was a blast to play on my psp. Now that it has transitioned over to the PS3, it just isn't the same anymore. The graphics are descent and the illustrated cutscenes just don't amaze me anymore as it once did. Ultimately, it feels easier playing it on the PS3 with the support of the second analog stick. Furthermore, the online portion of this game is dead and the boss battles are more tedious than fun.
I highly recommend skipping this one. Instead, play MGS1 because it is 10 times better. The layout is the same as MGS1 but this time the graphics are somewhat better and the main character is Raiden. Instead of liking Raiden, you will develop a hatred for him. It is Konami's way of putting the average gamer in the game. In other words, it mocks you. Thus, this game offers nothing innovative and simply forces you to play as someone other than Snake, who you barely play as in the beginning. However, the theme song of the game is awesome but don't get fooled, you will simply waste your time with this one.
Overall, this collection is more of a rent than a must have. Someday it will end up in the PSN store where hopefully you can buy each game separately. In the end, if you are looking for MGS games that are different in a good way from each other, I recommend getting MGS1, MGS4, and MGS3.
Metal Gear Solid HD collection is the king of HD collections.
It contains two PS2 games and one PSP game.
The best of these three, in my opinion, is Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
All of these games ported great from their original hardware, in terms of gameplay, graphics, and sound.
Peace Walker, though a great game, looks a little chalky at moments.
Snake Eater looks the best, being the newest title.
And Sons of Liberty's graphics are somewhat in between the two.
Peace Walker and Snake Eater have almost exactly the same controls, since both are newer titles.
Sons of Liberty was a little challenging for me, due to the fact that you cannot move the camera and there is no objective map. Though, it is perfect for gamers wanting a bit of a challenge.
This game is completely worth a buy, and definetly a rent if you're a little tight on money.
In conclusion, this is the best HD collection out there.