Summary: I don't know what more to say. Okay, maybe I do: This game is horrible. HOWEVER - you don't realize how horrible it is until you finish it. Then you look back and realize that all the muck you just sat/played through wasn't worth the egregiously ambiguous ending. Now, about "Raiden." Maybe I wouldn't have been so angry had I expected him to take over most of the game. But I didn't. I had no idea Raiden EXISTED until I had the game in my hands.
Summary: Do you remember that Jerry Bruckheimer film from a few years back that had a hero constantly bickering with his girlfriend, fighting ,at one point nude, a transexual vampire and a fat demolitions expert on roller skates,finally ended with a sword fight over New York, was overly hyped and made millions? No? That might be because it wasn't a movie it was Metal Gear Solid 2.
Summary: I apologize for the length of this review. I want to make sure everyone who purchases this game knows what they are in for ahead of time. Skip to the end for an abbreviated opinion of the disappointment that was MGSII. Let me start by saying the this game looks INCREDIBLE. The much hyped "emotion engine" of the PS2 is put through its paces by the developers at Konami.
Summary: After playing through it once youll be blown away by the huge step between PS1 and PS2 graphics that allows for all of the visual imperfections of the original hit to be put right. But 10 minutes later and after all the pre-release hype youl realise that this games is a huge anti-climax.
Summary: Blah! I know I'll end up with a 0/955 helpful ranking, but I just have to comment. I'm sorry, but I don't understand why this game was/is such a hit. Sure, it has great graphics and music (which is why it gets the extra star), but other than that... The storyline is very complex. Apparently you have to get some metal gear pictures before the russians come or something. These cutscenes, as stated in previous reviews, take FOREVER.
Mr. Benjamin C. Dodds "Sir Doddsalot", amazon.co.uk
5 July 2002
Summary: I won't say much. I'll admit to being blown away while playing this game, but the game is far too short, has FAR too much pointless dialogue and cut-scenes and not enough actual playing, it's like a movie that lets you take part in a few small areas. Some of the graphics are outstanding, and to play it is really good fun, but I traded mine in, once you've finished it twice, you won't want to go back to it, it is vastly over-rated.
Summary: OK so I'll probably get lynched for this but I really did not enjoy "playing" MGS2. It's not that I think it's a bad game......yes the graphics are superb and the attention to detail within the playable sections of the game is admirable but if you like your action games to actually contain a decent amount of action and large levels to fight/explore your way through then quite simply MGS2 is not the game for you.