Metal Gear Solid HD Collection review (PlayStation Vita)
15 June 2012
Excerpt: Let’s just get the bad news out of the way right now. If you’re purchasing Metal Gear Solid HD Collection on the PlayStation Vita expecting the exact same amount of content you got out of the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 version, you’re going to notice something’s missing right off the bat.
Summary: Metal Gear Solid is very much a love it/hate it series. Those that become absorbed in its shifting narrative, stealthy gameplay and unapologetically eccentric nature become obsessed, while those who find the series convoluted and confusing will likely never regard it with anything more than...
Excerpt: The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is one title I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. The Blu-ray contains five of the seven main Metal Gear games released so far: Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear...
Excerpt: For a series that preaches the virtues of silence and stealth, the Metal Gear series desperately wants to be heard. Kojima Productions has always been adamant that its games should contain some kind of jumbled ideology, even when the studio isn't sure what virtues it's actually trying to extol.
Excerpt: Until Metal Gear Solid came along, sneaking about was hardly commonplace in gaming. The release of the game back in 1998 was very highly anticipated, and the game proved to be something very different with its sneaky gameplay and detailed storyline.
Excerpt: I was amazed when I had the opportunity to review this title for impulsegamer! Being a long term reviewer and co founder for the site, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was an early title that I looked after and one of the first games that I unreservedly gave a perfect 12/10.
Conclusion: Metal Gear Solid is not for everyone, and those people who tried to enjoy the series and never could won't find much has changed here. The HD upgrade is exactly that, an upgrade, and doesn't fundamentally change anything about any of the 3 games.
Excerpt: HD Collections have always been an enjoyable surprise, giving players the ability to reminisce over previous releases from years' past (such as God Of War: Origins) that many have enjoyed; the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is no different.