Reviews and Problems with Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
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26 February 2014
Summary: Playing Raiden in MGS2 when you wanted to play really the whole game as Snake, seriously devs! The short tanker section was great but the big shell was fubar as hell without Snake as the main protagonist. So a love hate relationship with this game, but mostly hate.
Summary: If you're looking to import this for the original Japanese voiceovers, get Sons of Liberty. Both MGS2: Substance JPN and the Konami Palace MGS2: Substance JPN have the American dubs, only the selection of ENG/JPN subtitles for captions and such. Other than that, awesome game. My favorite PS2 game, actually.
Summary: Metal Gear Solid 1 blew my mind. It was beyond great. This is the sequel we got that was a bit different. Not in the usual way that sequels differ from there predecessors though. This game has excellent gameplay that is completely derived from MGS1, but makes massive amounts of improvements all around. The story is just as riveting as the first game's, if not more riveting.
Summary: An explicit reminder of how poor some playstation 2 ports to pc actually were. Even after gamepad support was added, it is unconfigurable, and 3rd party software is ESSENTIAL to play the game enjoyably. A pity to say the least, as pc users who did not experience this epic title on the playstation 2 are really missing out... It recieves a 1 simply because the game itself is so great, not that this port of it is particularly enjoyable.
Summary: This game is similar to Sons of Liberty but with extras. The difference between Substance and Sons of Liberty is Duel Mode, Skateboarding, extra playable characters and VR missions. It is very rare on the Play Station 2.