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#1 Posted by Dayve86 (49 posts) -

Anyone know if there's any major differences in the game between 360 and PS3? I have both but I want to get it on 360 for a bit of a different experience as long as there's no major differences.

#2 Posted by Dscream (10 posts) -

Ps3 has transfarring.

#3 Posted by Masha2932 (1241 posts) -

The PS3 copy comes with a free download code for MGS 1 on PSN. Other than that as far as I know both versions are similar.

#4 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

These games are fairly old i can't imagine any issues on either platform. That said you should think about the PS3 version as you'll get a free copy of MGS1 on PSN.

#5 Posted by NME (46 posts) -

I intended to keep the entire series on one console, but once I bothered to pick up Twin Snakes, that went out the window. Since I play more games on 360, and since I have two copies of MGS 2 for PS2 already (and a third for Xbox OG, now that I think about it) and two copies of MGS, I got the HD collection for 360.

#6 Edited by NTM (7377 posts) -

PS3 version, only because MGS and all of those games started on the Playstation, but if you really enjoy playing the 360 more, then get it on 360, if you don't care, play it on PS3. It's like if in the future somehow they were to put out an updated version of Gears of War on both the next Playstation and Microsoft console, I would buy that on next Microsoft system unless reviews say otherwise. My vote goes to PS3.

#7 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11003 posts) -

TRANSFARRING!

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#8 Posted by Hameyadea (348 posts) -

@Masha2932 said:

The PS3 copy comes with a free download code for MGS 1 on PSN. Other than that as far as I know both versions are similar.

@Jadeskye said:

These games are fairly old i can't imagine any issues on either platform. That said you should think about the PS3 version as you'll get a free copy of MGS1 on PSN.

Are you sure? I think Konami said that only Japanese copies would include a download code for MGS1 instead of Peace Walker, because the PSP is more popular there than in any other region.

#9 Posted by Masha2932 (1241 posts) -
@Hameyadea: My bad. I thought the downloadable code was coming to the west as well. 
#10 Posted by Hameyadea (348 posts) -

@Masha2932: I don't know myself anymore because Konami also said that Transfarring would be exclusive to Japan, but it appears to be available in North American markets as well.

#11 Posted by Dayve86 (49 posts) -

Don't care for transfarring and I already own MGS like three times, so neither of those are deal breakers for me. As long as there's no presentation-type differences I'm going to get the 360 version. I've played plenty of MGS2/3 already so I'd like to get it for 360 just to make it somewhat fresh by using a different controller.

The only thing is I don't think the face buttons on 360 are pressure sensitive, so I'm not sure how some of the gameplay stuff will work without that.

#12 Posted by Bocam (3746 posts) -

@Dayve86: I find playing Peace Walker really weird on a 360 controller

#13 Posted by NewfieBullet (87 posts) -

Ya was wondering is their was any difference, couldn't find any info in reviews. Seems like both are top notch, will be getting it for 360 then... Yaaaaa

#14 Posted by Hameyadea (348 posts) -

I would recommend the PS3 version because the series is known for its pressure-sensitive actions, which to my knowledge the X360 controller doesn't have.

#15 Posted by mac_n_nina (272 posts) -

i would like to know the differences as well. i bought it on ps3 and the game does have transferring but it does not come with a code to download mgs1

#16 Posted by CounterShock (420 posts) -

360 version doesn't have pressure sensitive buttons so the controls are changed and only the Japanese version comes with a voucher for MGS.

#17 Edited by dankempster (2253 posts) -

Given that this hasn't yet been mentioned, I figured I'd throw it out there - doesn't the PS3 version of MGS3 feature the Snake vs Monkey game? It definitely wouldn't be in the 360 version, given that Ape Escape is Sony's thing, but I don't know for sure if it's survived in the PS3 release.

EDIT: A quick bit of research on my part reveals that Snake vs Monkey isn't in either version of the collection. Guess it's just the transfarring then. My bad.

#18 Posted by DocHaus (1331 posts) -

I'm going to get the 360 version, because I don't have the time or money to own both systems. I'm just glad they tossed us 360 owners this bone at all.

#19 Posted by RobertOrri (1130 posts) -

@Hameyadea said:

I would recommend the PS3 version because the series is known for its pressure-sensitive actions, which to my knowledge the X360 controller doesn't have.

The Xbox 360 controls are just plain weird, they made some strange decisions to get around the analog button issue.

#20 Posted by zurichazure (60 posts) -

RE4 HD remake had issues with its sound and was a port of a port. How does MGS HD Collection stack up? I'm leaning towards PS3 because of legacy control setup.

#21 Posted by LibraryDues (342 posts) -

@zurichazure said:

RE4 HD remake had issues with its sound and was a port of a port. How does MGS HD Collection stack up? I'm leaning towards PS3 because of legacy control setup.

Don't worry, these are not hack jobs at all. Fantastic ports and the collection as a whole is put together way better than any other of these repackagings I've played. Not having to quit to the system menu to change games is great.

Only real issue I've noticed is that the lip synching on the dialogue seems to have suffered, but I would guess that this is due to the higher resolution making it clear when they were fudging it a bit in he original releases.

#22 Posted by LiquidSaiyan3 (461 posts) -

@LibraryDues said:

Not having to quit to the system menu to change games is great.

What? How do you do it?

I only got my copy today for PS3 and messed around a bit in MGS 2, but once I was in game I couldn't figure out how to switch to a different game.

#23 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1915 posts) -

@LiquidSaiyan3: Only works for MGS2 and MGS3 as far as I can tell, but you have to exit to the main menu, then choose "return to game select" or something along those lines.

#24 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1766 posts) -

Just out of the curiosity, how are the pressure sensitive controls handled?

#25 Edited by Dolphin_Butter (1915 posts) -

@SoldierG654342: On the 360, you click in the left stick to lower your weapon in MGS2. Since the L3 button is used in Snake Eater, I'm assuming you just have to unequip your weapon if you're prepping for a shot you aren't intending to make.

EDIT: Scratch that, it works the same for both games not just MGS2. The L3 button on the PS3 version is only used for interrogations in MGS3, which require you to have an enemy in a hold.

#26 Posted by SpaceRunaway (865 posts) -
@SoldierG654342 said:

Just out of the curiosity, how are the pressure sensitive controls handled?

I too would like to know this, specifically in how CQC is handled for 3.  I kind of forgot about the release date, panicked when I saw that Amazon had already sold out of PS3 LEs, and just ordered one for the 360.  It will be kind of weird playing these games with a new controller, but I want the art book more than anything else.  Well, besides Peace Walker in HD.  It is kind of disturbing how many times I have paid money for the same Metal Gear.
#27 Posted by TepidShark (1059 posts) -

Plus, as shown in the Quick Look, the 360 version is on two discs, while IGN used the PS3 version for their video review and that was all on one disc.

#28 Edited by bybeach (4826 posts) -

I have only Played MGS2 on PC of the HD collection. My reasoning was, the prior experience on the part of the dev, and the MGS1 code I keep hearing about but haven't looked for yet. However and so important I have the 360 scheduled for the Halo HD collection, of which I have only played Combat Evolved on PC.

Playing the MGS HD collection will be concurrent to when I play MGS HD. I do not see how this could go wrong for me, and I absolutely mean it. No irony need apply.

#29 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1573 posts) -

It's a very minor point, but I'm going to guess here and say that MGS Peace Walker is on the same disc as MGS2 and 3 for the PS3 version, while Peace Walker is on a 2nd disc for 360.

#30 Posted by Kandycane2029 (511 posts) -

@Hameyadea said:

I would recommend the PS3 version because the series is known for its pressure-sensitive actions, which to my knowledge the X360 controller doesn't have.

Pretty much this, even though I own the 360 version. The workaround for lowering your weapon isn't bad if you're using pistols, but if you're trying to aim an automatic weapon, it's a nightmare.

#31 Posted by JasonR86 (9703 posts) -

A bit of an aside but what is meant by 'pressure-sensitive actions'?

#32 Posted by Vextroid (1399 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

A bit of an aside but what is meant by 'pressure-sensitive actions'?

In MGS 3 To CQC you had to lightly hold the Circle button to grab them. If you pushed it firmly. you would slit their throat. Also in both if you hold down the weapon button for say a pistol you aim and release it to shoot, but if you slowly release the button you just put it down. For Assault rifles you light press the button to aim it, press firmly to fire it.

#33 Posted by SweetJ (11 posts) -

The ps3 version has more trophies than the 360 version has achievements. On ps3 its 46 trophies for each mgs 2 and 3 (so 92 total). On 360 its 50 achievements for both games total. Peace Walker is same for both (50).

#34 Posted by RoyaleWifCheese (550 posts) -

@SweetJ said:

The ps3 version has more trophies than the 360 version has achievements. On ps3 its 46 trophies for each mgs 2 and 3 (so 92 total). On 360 its 50 achievements for both games total. Peace Walker is same for both (50).

The Xbox version actually counts Peace Walker as a separate game, so the first fifty achievements are for MGS2 and MGS3. Peace Walker gets a separate fifty.

#35 Posted by VictoryBlixt (119 posts) -

@LibraryDues: actually the lip synching issue is due to the fact that the characters are lip synched for japanese dialogue not english, this was true for the original release as well

#36 Posted by Marz (5651 posts) -

From the quicklook seemed like the Xbox version had some long loading times with the codecs....   is it the same way on the PS3?

#37 Posted by VictoryBlixt (119 posts) -

@Marz: i can't say empirically but as far as qualitatively I didn't notice long load time for codec when i played through MGS2

#38 Posted by Cheesebob (1236 posts) -

How is CQC handled in the 360 version?

#39 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

WHAT THE FUCK IS TRANSFARRING?

#40 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -
@GetEveryone said:

WHAT THE FUCK IS TRANSFARRING?

magic
#41 Edited by BoOzak (919 posts) -

I'm curious as to how the online works with peace walker. Is it made any easier with party chat etc.(havent played peace walker) Because i'd like to have the entire franchise on one console.(I already own MGS1 on PSN) But since co-op is apparently a core feature of PW I'm tempted to get the xbox version just because more of my friends own one, and xbl is(arguably) a better service than PSN.

#42 Edited by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

@kingzetta said:

@GetEveryone said:

WHAT THE FUCK IS TRANSFARRING?

magic

Understood, Captain.

@BoOzak said:

XBL is, objectively, a better service than PSN.

Fixed that for you.

#43 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

@Dayve86: PS3 version is just one disc and it comes with a voucher for the first Metal Gear Solid(PS version)

Other than that, I heard there's really not much difference.

If you really care about getting the first MGS, and disc swapping is annoying, then go get PS3 version.

The thing is that Peace Walker is on the second disc for 360, which means you would probably never play that game unless you are really convinced to play.

#44 Posted by Vinny_Says (5707 posts) -

I swear I heard that Transfarring was only available in Japan. Did I dream that?

#45 Posted by bybeach (4826 posts) -

Another transfarerer here!

Plus to me these feel like 'PS' games. probably poppycock.

#46 Posted by CounterShock (420 posts) -

THERE IS NO VOUCHER IN THE PS3 VERSION OF THE GAME, ya fucks.

#47 Posted by Demoskinos (14824 posts) -

@Masha2932 said:

The PS3 copy comes with a free download code for MGS 1 on PSN. Other than that as far as I know both versions are similar.

I don't think it does. I bought a brand new copy and no code at all in the box.

#48 Edited by GeneralMojo_786 (219 posts) -

not much of a diffrence
- Transfarring
- ps3 comes with MGS1
- larger community on ps3 (peace walker)
- pressure sensitive buttons on ps3 enabled 
- would feel more right on the ps3? 
- PS3 Version all on one bluRay disk
- a better port of ps3?

#49 Posted by BBQBram (2236 posts) -

Man, I was going for the 360 version, but the point about pressure-sensitive buttons is making me second-guess myself...

#50 Posted by wemibelec90 (1660 posts) -

@BBQBram: It ends up working fine. You have to click the left stick to put your gun down instead of letting off the button and use the right stick for pressure with the Coolant. Takes some getting used to but it works.

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