posted by bigboy145 (HILLSBOROUGH, NC) Nov 13, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
i never played any other mgs game expect mgs 4 and mgs 1 but 2 3 and peace walker took me on a overboard adventure that puzzles and exites you i beaten mgs 1 and 2 but not peace walker and snake eater but all are good but i really dislike snake eater because it takes away alot of new tech cause ur in cold war times and where 2 go and directions suck horribly in snake eater i prefer sons of liberty where u play as snake and radien its long hard and actions good but snake eater does have a better story cause it tells of snake having 2 kill his mentor big boss thats the only reason why im pressing onward with snake eater i really dislike snake eater but i just gotta now what happens if you never played the mgs series pass 1 like me mgs collection is a must have controls are excatly the same as the ps2 mgs so no worrys there but they added new missions in mgs 2 that fill in gaps of the mgs 2 story sll in alll they all need 2 be played and beaten
posted by the_wizard (COLLINSVILLE, CT) Jan 16, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
gamers (33%) found this review helpful
It's always nice to get releases of revamped old titles, especially when they come and release not just one, but three old titles in HD.
For people who don't have a PS3, the Peace Walker is a good added bonus.
These games are not the same quality as other titles graphically. They are in their old form in terms of graphics, only formatted so they can work with HD, so don't get upset when you decide to rent or buy the HD Collection just to find out none of these games are graphically up to date.
Peace Walker is the title I will be focusing on, simply because it's new to the platform of consoles. It's definitely fun, but is a lot different than other Metal Gear games.
Peace Walker, unlike the series, doesn't use cutscenes. It uses animated sketches of Metal Gear artwork. Sounds weird? It is.
The game also throws a new concept into Metal Gear, as one of the focuses is managing a base of soldiers. You can do quite a bit - you can assign soldiers jobs, send them in "battles" which are computer simulated. You can also put together a Metal Gear and send on these battles too.
The gameplay is sub par. A lot of the missions you do in Peace Walker are repetitive. The missions are also very short, and are just a filter before you get to the boss battles, which can be fun. The game itself is also a lot easier than other games from the series.
MGS2 and Snake Eater are good additions, and play exactly as their old counter parts, focusing on the mix of stealth gameplay and action, while relying heavily on cut scenes to tell a story.
It's a solid purchase and rental, and definitely worth the price if you want to buy the collection if you never played one of the games. But, if you only want to get it just to play Peace Walker, you might be better off just sticking to a rental. My rating of a 7 justifies that it's good. It isn't bad, or excellent, but good because it is simply a re-release of Metal Gear classic titles with the bonus of Peace Walker.