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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Vita Review
14 September 2012
Summary: Make no mistake the " Metal Gear Solid HD Collection " brings together two classic titles in a single package. They look better than ever, control well and remain some of the most intriguing and iconic stories in gaming. They have dated, and if you have played both before their value is dependent on your own nostalgia, but for younger gamers they are a fine addition to their Vita library.
Review: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (Sony PlayStation Vita)
26 July 2012
Summary: With so few actual Vita titles currently out for the system, this should be hard to pass up. As a nice HD collection of two of the better games from the PS2 era, it’s even harder to pass up. If you’re a Metal Gear Solid fan and have a Vita, you should already own this. The ports to the Vita are handled extremely well, the touch screen controls don’t feel added on or like an afterthought, and help make up for the lack of the second shoulder buttons, and visually I think...
Excerpt: Released earlier this year on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the Metal Gear Solid HD collection on the home consoles remains the one to get, though Armature Studio's PS Vita version will still have plenty of value for handheld fans. What you're losing by opting for the Vita version, essentially, is resolution and a rock-solid 60fps framerate - this port of the game heads far closer to 30fps on many occasions.
Excerpt: The Metal Gear Solid franchise is among the most revered in all of gaming. Hideo Kojima’s sprawling opus of espionage, nuclear weapons, and betrayal commands a considerable amount of attention and is always a hot topic of conversation among gamers. Having yet to play any game in the series I naturally felt left out and thought it was finally time to find out what all the fuss is about.
Excerpt: Konami has gone to great lengths to ensure that no man or woman misses the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear series, reviving classic entries on every current platform with the exception of PCs. Its latest nostalgic stroke is Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for the PlayStation Vita, formulated to the handheld's unique qualities. There are small issues with the new control schemes, but they are minor in the grand scheme of things.
Pros: Remastered graphics shine on the Vita's bright, high-density display., Impressive amount of content., Every game in the collection is high caliber., Transfarring option extends the value of the product.
Cons: Vita-specific controls lack refinement., No Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
Conclusion: Concept: Several old Metal Gear games with a new coat of paint
Graphics: Great visuals and a smooth framerate have these titles looking better than ever
Sound: I hope you like codec conversations, because you’re going to hear a lot of them. Thankfully, the voice acting is top-notch
Playability: The controls don’t age particularly well on the PS2 entries.
Conclusion: While I am a big fan of starting a series way back at its roots for story and history reasons, whether to visit the games for the first time or to rekindle the love you once had for them, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection on the Vita is a superb package and an easy recommendation.
Pros: It's two great Metal Gear Solid games on the Vita.
Cons: The lack of Peace Walker. Must buy it twice to 'transfar'.