Be wary of faux-new copies in circulation for this item.
4 May 2014
Summary: I have tried to order this new 3 times from 3 different sellers on the Amazon marketplace, and have received a resealed used copy each time (twice Y-fold sealed, so that's no guarantee either). It's been pretty obvious each time as well, due to stickers beneath the plastic wrap, visible dirt, and/or significantly worn manuals.
Summary: The game came in working condition and it didn't have any hindering damage, but there were some issues. I was expecting it to be "like new" as advertised, but the case was somehow damaged to a point where it wouldn't hold the UMD safely and any game placed in it just falls out. The disc works, but there are some scratches, and maybe that won't bother you, but I'm just pretty meticulous about stuff like that.
Summary: A great sequel to Metal Gear Acid. The 3D goggles are a nice touch, but its not the most comfortable way to play the game. The story, graphics, and sound are on par if not better than the original, and every complaint I had with the original Acid has now been fixed in this game, you no longer have to end your turn in front of a door to open it, or on top of an object to pick it up, movement has been made much faster, fluid, and simple.
Summary: This game has quite a steep learning curve, and at first it may be off-putting. But if you stick with it and learn how to use the different cards then this game is very enjoyable. Just don't get this game expecting a straight PS2 port (yet...
Summary: Great game. And it should go without saying, if you can't read Japanese, don't buy the Japanese version! Of course it is going to be difficult to understand. That said, the card system is really good, I'm pretty impressed with the new style of gameplay. It's not like MG on a PS2, but then why should it be?