So... how was/is it?

#1 Posted by NTM (7549 posts) -


#2 Posted by NTM (7549 posts) -

Hopefully the choices above are varied and you don't think some could be the same. I didn't have to make the poll, but I did anyways. Alright, so I love Metal Gear Solid; I haven't played this though unfortunately from the lack of money and the amount of games that have been out and games that are coming out. I just wanted to know how every person that had played it, thought of it.

Although there are new titles coming out, and Metal Gear Solid isn't a new thing by now, I'd still consider this one of those things I'd like to get above others first. I really want to know what you thought about Peace Walker for those that had waited until this version, and not for the PSP, although those that have played it on PSP can chive in. I never chose to play it since I don't like the PSP controls. While the PSP controls are doable, I just dislike them to the extent it turns me off.

#3 Posted by sub_o (913 posts) -

The MGS HD Collection is one of the good deals out there, 3 games for $40.

MGS PeaceWalker, although has less polygon count, is actually very fun, and once considered as MGS 5. The ability to play co-op, the rpg-ish element of it, and the lesser cut-scenes, made PeaceWalker a fun game.

Snake Eater, in my opinion, still has the best stories among the MGS games. The game is now mostly in 60 FPS, so it's quite a smooth gameplay.

MGS 2 is the weakest link here for me, but it's still a fun game.

The main issue is that the controls for MGS 2 and MGS 3 are not updated, so it feels weird to wrestle 3 - 4 buttons just to aim and shoot.

#4 Edited by Ao2Nitecrawler (1 posts) -

It is insane !

#5 Posted by StrikeALight (1114 posts) -

Not played PW yet, but the MGS2 & MGS3 HD updates are bloody fantastic.

#6 Posted by mscupcakes (612 posts) -

Peace Walker works incredibly well on consoles and really benefits from a proper online co-op experience and the new control scheme.

#7 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1247 posts) -

Having only played MGS1 before picking this up, I must say I was quite impressed with this package of games. The controls were a little funky to get used to, but other than that, it was awesome.

#8 Posted by Redbullet685 (6090 posts) -

Its really good. Knocked out MGS 2 and 3 both for the first time in like a week in the HD Collection, but I've yet to finish MGS: PW. PW is a lot of fun, but I just don't fell too compelled by it. I'll finish it eventually, but I don't think that'll be anytime soon.

#9 Posted by sickVisionz (1268 posts) -

MGS4 was the first MGS game I played and I loved it. I jumped into this collection and started with MGS2 to make my way through it.

MGS2... this game is unplayable for me. The controls and camera are god awful. I got about 2 hours deep and then quit.

MGS3... the controls in this one are more in line with things that got worked out and perfected back in the N64 days so it's playable. I got about 10 hours deep but I haven't felt compelled to dive back into it yet. I enjoyed what I did play of it though.

MGSPW... I haven't played this one yet.

I voted for the meh option.

#10 Posted by VoshiNova (1758 posts) -

This particular HD collection made me realize how inappropriate these HD collections are for me.

That being said, I found every last droplet of MGS awesome-ness in this bundle absolutely fantastic!

#11 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

If your a fan of the series I say this is a must buy, Peace Walker works great with the extra analogue stick.

#12 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

It's a lot of game for the money. I really liked Peace Walker, both in this collection and on the PSP. It's different, for sure, but I enjoyed it immensely. It's like Pokemon meets MGS.

#13 Posted by Sackmanjones (4762 posts) -

It was my first time playing any of those mgs games and I had a ton of fun with em.  They look great (peace walker looks meh though) and still play pretty good, I had some trouble with mgs2 and not having right stick and camera control.  Overall, it was awesome

#14 Posted by laserbolts (5371 posts) -

Just finished playing it and I really enjoyed it. Excpet for Peace Walker. I just couldn't get into it at all.

#15 Posted by NTM (7549 posts) -

@sickVisionz said:

MGS4 was the first MGS game I played and I loved it. I jumped into this collection and started with MGS2 to make my way through it.

MGS2... this game is unplayable for me. The controls and camera are god awful. I got about 2 hours deep and then quit.

MGS3... the controls in this one are more in line with things that got worked out and perfected back in the N64 days so it's playable. I got about 10 hours deep but I haven't felt compelled to dive back into it yet. I enjoyed what I did play of it though.

MGSPW... I haven't played this one yet.

I voted for the meh option.

Yeah, but would you agree that this is probably the reason you should have played them either when they had come out, or at least before four? I think it may have made those games a better experience.

#16 Posted by sickVisionz (1268 posts) -

@NTM: I still wouldn't have liked two any more than I did. It just would have been a game with game breakingly bad controls and camera, like when I played RE1 when it first came out. If I played MGS2 before 4 that would have been really bad because I would never try the series again and I'd miss out on 4. My experience with RE1 made me avoid the series in its entirety until a friend told me that RE5 was nothing like the old ones and convinced me to at least rent it.

#17 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

Best thing i bought all year tbh. This thing is so worth the money. Im playing through it again, just beat MGS2. The game is still beautiful, which is quite suprising. About to start MG3 (arguably the best game on disc) cant fucking wait

#18 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3251 posts) -

Sooo good. Peace Walker looked great too.

#19 Edited by FLStyle (4926 posts) -

I noticed a few weird moments where current Kojima Productions staff have re-recorded some lines over the original voice actors, other than that they're the same games as before which I have no problem with.

#20 Posted by Protome (349 posts) -

This HD collection helped remind me how much of a disappointment MGS4 was. How can you make a masterpiece like MGS3 Subsistence and then go on to make something as tragically designed as MGS4? :(

But yeah, fantastic collection and a great bargain.

#21 Posted by JellyFish_Gsus (769 posts) -

I thought it was brilliantly done. Loved playing through 2 and 3 again; not a fan of peace walker though.

#22 Posted by Hunkulese (2875 posts) -

Playing through2 again made it my favorite in the series.

#23 Posted by dropabombonit (1492 posts) -

MGS3 mad the collection worth it alone, looks amazing. Close to a modern game. MGS2 is still fantastic and MGS: PW is still worth playing but I found the short missions and graphic novel cutsences suited the PSP but felt out of place on PS3

#24 Edited by Nights (619 posts) -

Being a pretty big MGS fan (one of my favorite video game series of all time), I was extremely excited to play Peace Walker on the 360. A lot of people were saying it's their favorite MGS. I have a PSP, but I haven't dusted it off in years. Then I realized it's rated T for teen. Really? No blood, can't snap necks or slit throats, can't crawl, can't smoke, can't drag bodies (alive or dead), can't wall shimmy. You can shoot people in the face, but heaven forbid you break someone's neck or smoke a cigar! No knife? This is a sequel to Snake Eater, is it not? I was reading Kojima wanted Peace Walker to be rated E for everyone? Right, because children want to sit through cut-scenes and have the mental capacity to dissect your convoluted stories. They'll certainly understand your anti-war sentiment! Oh well, still curious to play it, but my excitement has certainly diminished.

Did these omissions irk anyone else or does the game handle fine that way it is? I realize with the Fulton Extraction System (chute out!) dragging bodies becomes a bit redundant.

#25 Posted by Demoskinos (15185 posts) -

I dunno I couldn't get into it. The MGS games are among my favorites but I just dont think they have aged well or at the very least I just can't deal with how they control anymore especially MGS2

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#26 Posted by TwelveFootFour (154 posts) -

LoL. IT SUCKED! 0%

#27 Posted by jasonefmonk (346 posts) -

Just finished MGS2, the first Metal Gear Solid game I played. I liked it quite a bit more than my first time through, the controls are challenging but rewarding. That soap opera between Jack and Rose is pretty hokey haha. Tons of VR training and other things.

Don't forget that you get Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake within the MGS3 part of the game. I already love MGS3 so I'm sure the updated controls and resolution will be great. Haven't played Peace Walker yet but i'm interested. Although the "T" rating issues that @HumanoidTyphoon listed are concerning.

I'd highly recommend fans of the stealth genre, and MGS4 is only $15 or so and an incredible game.

#28 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

Hmmmm, this poll encourages me to try it...

#29 Posted by obcdexter (658 posts) -

Loved it. Platinumed both Snake Eater and Peace Walker (my "secret" favorite of the series, I guess.) Had tons of fun playing the Extra Ops online. They did such a great job porting these games to HD. Get it.

#30 Edited by NTM (7549 posts) -

I got it yesterday, I love it.

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