Excerpt: To say Metal Gear 2 is highly anticipated by just about every PlayStation 2 owner would be a massive understatement. Never have I seen one game mentioned with such awe and respect in both the hardcore and casual gaming sects. So is it everything that it was hoped to be? Of course it is, although there are still a few snags that keep it from being the omnipotent game gamers claim it to be. Before you start flaming me, hear me out - okay? The visual package is phenomenal.
Excerpt: Own a PS2, and chances are you’ll have a copy of Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty as a highlight of your game library. Universally considered by most gamers to be a masterpiece, Konami’s action game set new standards, ones that have yet to be reached or surpassed. With fans of the venerable series eagerly awaiting the next chapter of Snake’s adventures, Hideo Kojima and his team have worked on providing two early holiday presents to gamers everywhere.
Excerpt: The return of Solid Snake? Say it isn’t so! One of the most intriguing games of the Playstation era has now come to the Playstation 2. Full of conspiracy and plot twists, Metal Gear Solid was the continuation of a long running series as a new, more storyline driven action adventure game. Metal Gear Solid 2 continues on this style and brings a whole new meaning to conspiracy theory. MGS2 is basically broken down into two separate episodes.
Excerpt: Naturally, an immediate concern that's lingered in the minds of gamers, notably in fans of the series, revolves around the latest installment's execution and production values. Quite understandable, since Metal Gear Solid was acknowledged for its excellence by taking the original 8-bit formula and raising it to a new level; complemented by an epic storyline, memorable characters, 3D cinematic sequences, and intuitive gameplay mechanics. Does Metal Gear Solid 2 deliver?
Excerpt: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, from Konami, for Sony PlayStation 2. Everything you've heard is true. If you need further detail, read on. The game's story is much too surprising and detailed to describe at length without ruining it for readers. Suffice to say, the bipedal tank known as Metal Gear has resurfaced in the weapons market, and it's up to covert super-soldier Solid Snake to uncover the plots and powers behind this nuclear threat.
Excerpt: Metal Gear Solid was a masterpiece back in 1998. It was so good, in fact, that I wanted it to be our choice for Game of the Year. Unfortunately, that honor went to, of all things, Heart of Darkness on the PC? What were all the readers smoking that year? Didn't they glance upon the visual execution that took the PS1 to its limits? What about the superb voice acting, arguably the best ever heard in a video game?
Excerpt: It is a rare game that can live up to some 2 year of hyped anticipation. Rarer still when such a game exceeds such enormous expectations, but such is the case with Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.