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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.