Excerpt: Well, the PSP is here. With the release of the PSP, of course, comes a slew of new titles and sequels targeted at the portable market. There are a few titles out there that are brand new or differ from the norm, but one in particular takes the cake: Metal Gear Acid.
Excerpt: I went through a few phases when I caught wind of this game. The first phase came when I initially heard about it—1 went crazy over the idea of a Metal Gear game on the PSP. The second phase was when I found out it was card based.
Excerpt: Let me get this out of the way: Metal Gear Ac!d is NOT a stealth action game. It's not a Hideo Kojima game that fits into the Solid series timeline. It is, though, an interestingly deep turn-based strategy title that uses a card-based means to provide some excellent action.
Pros: Looks great, Card-based strategy is a nice change in genre, Lots of cards to collect, Challenging, yet fun
Cons: Story and presentation is a bit odd at times, Card-based theme sure to turn some off
Excerpt: There’s a lot of reassuringly familiar names in the PSP launch line-up. And if you were to speculate that Metal Gear Acid had something to do with Hideo Kojima’s long-running sneak-‘em-up of a very similar name, you’d be on to something.
Excerpt: Some things just go great together. Chocolate and peanut butter. Football and cheerleaders. Britney Spears and your television’s mute button. And now, with Konami’s “Metal Gear Acid,” we have a new pairing for the ages: 3rd-person stealth action and strategy card games.
Excerpt: So, Snake is forced to leave retirement once again to help out America, but instead of heading directly into a battle of wits and stealth with the mercenaries that hold the island, Snake decides to head directly into a battle of wits and stealth with the mercenaries
Excerpt: Metal Gear is undoubtedly one of videogaming's best-known franchises. The series is popularly credited with starting the stealth genre with Metal Gear Solid , one of the original PlayStation's runaway hits. It was an unquestionable smash that did much to strengthen Sony's cred with gamers.
Excerpt: Genre: Strategy Publisher: Konami Developer: KCET Release Date: March 22, 2005 Buy 'METAL GEAR ACID': PSP Metal Gear Solid is widely considered to be the epitome of narrative gameplay, with its plethora of cinemas and long dialogue sequences, all of which was smoothly integrated into the gameplay.