Why do you think there is no Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops in the HD collection?
Why no Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops?
The story stuff in Portable Ops was kinda neat (especially the art done for the motion comic style cutscenes), but gameplay wise that game isn't very good. Well, it's certainly not bad, but compared to the other games, it doesn't really hold up. And it's not a looker either (well, when it was released it was a looker for a PSP game, but not compared to Peace Walker). And Peace Walker already looks a lot less good than the other two games in that HD collection.
Basically, what I'm saying is that it's not really that big of a loss. At least not when the story (despite being kinda neat) doesn't actually add anything to the overarching story of the MGS series. Seriously, if I remember correctly, it ends with the situation being largely the same as when it started.
Because it was bad.
Well OK, thats a bit harsh but there's no denying that Peace Walker essentially 'replaces' it as the first major portable MGS. No offence to Ghost Babel.
Ghost Babel was pretty rad, but at least it was SOOOO obvious from the start that it was non-canon. It was definitely one the best Game Boy Color games.
Honestly still why no MGS1 in this collection. The lack of Twin Snakes is obvious and it really makes Konami's deal with Nintendo and Silicon Knights seem like a really bad idea that it essentially cannot be rereleased unless on the Wii U. But come on, MGS1 is already there, its already playable on PS3 with no issues. At there very least a download code as some sort of online pass would have been appreciated.
I hate how Kojima and Konami try and forget that Portable Ops even exist, it was my favourite PSP game. I spent 80+ hours on the online, it was also my first online experience too so that could be why. But when Old Snake came to the game along with Raiden it got super awesome.
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