Is Peace Walker worth it for just single player?

#1 Posted by Rhaknar (5940 posts) -

I keep hearing that Peace Walker is best played with 4 people, but Ill never have 4 people to play it, I was wondering if anyone played (and especially finished it) just as a normal single player MGS game. Are there even cut scenes and whatnot like any MGS game, or is it more like a Monster Hunter type game?

#2 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1543 posts) -

Well, there are actual Monster Hunter missions in Peace Walker, and it's somewhat structured like MH. There's a story, but it's sectioned off into somewhat, bite-sized missions. But that's to be expected since it's made for an on-the-go type of experience. I played the HD collection version by myself and I enjoyed it. 60 FPS and the second analog stick probably helped make it a better experience than the PSP version as well.

#3 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -

yeah it's a full on metal gear game. Kojima even said it's the true MGS 5

#4 Posted by Rhaknar (5940 posts) -

@Shun_Akiyama said:

yeah it's a full on metal gear game. Kojima even said it's the true MGS 5

i know what Kojima said...Kojima says a lot of things >_>

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

Well, there are actual Monster Hunter missions in Peace Walker, and it's somewhat structured like MH. There's a story, but it's sectioned off into somewhat, bite-sized missions. But that's to be expected since it's made for an on-the-go type of experience. I played the HD collection version by myself and I enjoyed it. 60 FPS and the second analog stick probably helped make it a better experience than the PSP version as well.

thanks, this sounds more like what i expected...not sure what to think about this, but at least its not the most expensive psp game. Might give it a try

#5 Edited by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -
@Rhaknar: Hey it's not like he's Peter Molyneux, and peace walker actually has more in common with X-com then monster hunter.
#6 Posted by benspyda (1891 posts) -

I'm currently playing through MGS 3 in the HD collection. How do the controls compare to MGS 3, because I admit I'm struggling a bit with them.

#7 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1543 posts) -

@benspyda said:

I'm currently playing through MGS 3 in the HD collection. How do the controls compare to MGS 3, because I admit I'm struggling a bit with them.

It's much more "current." No D-pad sneaking, crouch walking, easy take downs. I think they let you fully-rebind the controller and/or choose from multiple control schemes as well. A lot easier to adjust to.

#8 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -
@WilltheMagicAsian said:

@benspyda said:

I'm currently playing through MGS 3 in the HD collection. How do the controls compare to MGS 3, because I admit I'm struggling a bit with them.

It's much more "current." No D-pad sneaking, crouch walking, easy take downs.

L1 aim R1 shoot
#9 Posted by Rhaknar (5940 posts) -

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

@benspyda said:

I'm currently playing through MGS 3 in the HD collection. How do the controls compare to MGS 3, because I admit I'm struggling a bit with them.

It's much more "current." No D-pad sneaking, crouch walking, easy take downs.

Will you seem to know the most about Peace Walker, Ive never played MGS3 (the only I didnt play of the main 4), will that make Peace Walker harder to enjoy, since its a direct sequel?

#10 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1543 posts) -

@Rhaknar said:

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

@benspyda said:

I'm currently playing through MGS 3 in the HD collection. How do the controls compare to MGS 3, because I admit I'm struggling a bit with them.

It's much more "current." No D-pad sneaking, crouch walking, easy take downs.

Will you seem to know the most about Peace Walker, Ive never played MGS3 (the only I didnt play of the main 4), will that make Peace Walker harder to enjoy, since its a direct sequel?

Not really, it's a pretty contained story. It gives you most of the back story to MGS3 as well for anything you need to know, like stuff that deals with The Boss.

#11 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -
@WilltheMagicAsian said:

@Rhaknar said:

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

@benspyda said:

I'm currently playing through MGS 3 in the HD collection. How do the controls compare to MGS 3, because I admit I'm struggling a bit with them.

It's much more "current." No D-pad sneaking, crouch walking, easy take downs.

Will you seem to know the most about Peace Walker, Ive never played MGS3 (the only I didnt play of the main 4), will that make Peace Walker harder to enjoy, since its a direct sequel?

Not really, it's a pretty contained story. It gives you most of the back story to MGS3 as well for anything you need to know, like stuff that deals with The Boss.

you sure there's some pretty pivotal things in MGS3
#12 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1543 posts) -

@Shun_Akiyama said:

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

@Rhaknar said:

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

@benspyda said:

I'm currently playing through MGS 3 in the HD collection. How do the controls compare to MGS 3, because I admit I'm struggling a bit with them.

It's much more "current." No D-pad sneaking, crouch walking, easy take downs.

Will you seem to know the most about Peace Walker, Ive never played MGS3 (the only I didnt play of the main 4), will that make Peace Walker harder to enjoy, since its a direct sequel?

Not really, it's a pretty contained story. It gives you most of the back story to MGS3 as well for anything you need to know, like stuff that deals with The Boss.

you sure there's some pretty pivotal things in MGS3

I haven't played Peace Walker in a while, but I can't really remember anything from the story that would require you to play MGS3 that they didn't explain to some extent. My memory was already pretty hazy when it came to MGS3 and I didn't feel like I couldn't understand what was happening in the game. Really, the majority of the references are about The Boss and they go through most of the key cutscenes from MGS3 in Peace Walker.

#13 Edited by bibamatt (1086 posts) -

@Rhaknar: @Shun_Akiyama: I played Peace Walker recently and had never played Snake Eater. I LOVED IT. The story is fine. It explains everything as you go along. I didn't feel like I'd missed anything.

Also yeah, it's great in single player. I ignored the multiplayer for the most part.

#14 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -
@WilltheMagicAsian said:

@Shun_Akiyama said:

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

@Rhaknar said:

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

@benspyda said:

I'm currently playing through MGS 3 in the HD collection. How do the controls compare to MGS 3, because I admit I'm struggling a bit with them.

It's much more "current." No D-pad sneaking, crouch walking, easy take downs.

Will you seem to know the most about Peace Walker, Ive never played MGS3 (the only I didnt play of the main 4), will that make Peace Walker harder to enjoy, since its a direct sequel?

Not really, it's a pretty contained story. It gives you most of the back story to MGS3 as well for anything you need to know, like stuff that deals with The Boss.

you sure there's some pretty pivotal things in MGS3

I haven't played Peace Walker in a while, but I can't really remember anything from the story that would require you to play MGS3 that they didn't explain to some extent. My memory was already pretty hazy when it came to MGS3 and I didn't feel like I couldn't understand what was happening in the game. Really, the majority of the references are about The Boss and they go through most of the key cutscenes from MGS3 in Peace Walker.

I suppose but it would be a much richer experience, if you did play mgs3 and actually do what you do to The Boss.
#15 Posted by benspyda (1891 posts) -

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

@benspyda said:

I'm currently playing through MGS 3 in the HD collection. How do the controls compare to MGS 3, because I admit I'm struggling a bit with them.

It's much more "current." No D-pad sneaking, crouch walking, easy take downs. I think they let you fully-rebind the controller and/or choose from multiple control schemes as well. A lot easier to adjust to.

That sounds great. I don't remember struggling with the controls when it first came out but every time I tried to play it again I couldn't get past the controls, maybe I had more patience back then. I think I should just have put it on easy for MGS3, because it's not the gameplay that made MGS3 one of my favorite experiences of all time. But knowing Peace Walker's controls sound more similar to MGS4, I'm looking forward to playing it a lot more now.

#16 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8060 posts) -

I played through every mission and extra-ops by myself and I thoroughly enjoyed it.....I did play it cooperatively a few times with random people and found it less enjoyable....I guess it would be more enjoyable if you played with 3 other people you knew but playing it by yourself is perfectly fine.

#17 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@Rhaknar: Peace Walker is totally enjoyable playing offline, but the online mode can be very very useful.

For instance if you are stuck on a boss fight and don't know how to approach it, let a random dude join your game and they may know what to do.

#18 Posted by danieljm41 (17 posts) -

I would recommend this game to anyone. It's incredible. As a matter of fact, I just call my PSP my PEACEWALKER machine now, here's a screen to illustrate my point.

#19 Posted by MightyDuck (1434 posts) -

I definitely was enjoying Peace Walker when I picked up the MGS HD collection back during Christmas. However, I got stuck at the first major boss battle. I'm sort of at a stand still. I do want to get back into the game though.

#20 Posted by Chris2KLee (2308 posts) -

I played the game totally solo, and while there is a few occasions where you might have to go back and grind a little for equipment, nothing in the game requires you have 4 people. I think I only played with another person once. If you love MGS lore, you really should play through since it reveals a lot about why the Boss becomes who he is later.

#21 Posted by Marz (5608 posts) -

I only played the PSP game solo, bosses took awhile but coop is definately not needed.

#22 Posted by AuthenticM (3671 posts) -

I'm currently playing through it. I'm nearing the ending. So far... I find it pretty lackluster. This is most certainly not MGS5.

#23 Posted by cbarnes86 (529 posts) -

I played it alone and played for at least 60 hours. There is so much to do in that game. Multiplayer is a a lot of fun, but never played too much (played on PSP).

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