Excerpt: The original Portable Ops was welcome in the way that it was a proper Metal Gear game, well it was in comparison to the more outlandish Metal Gear Acid series anyway. Obviously those who enjoyed the original will be pleased with the release of this mere and sensibly priced expansion.
Excerpt: I was a big fan of the original release, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops . It was a bit of redemption after what seemed like a trend in the wrong direction with the MGS games on the big consoles. I mean, the original game was like my church for about a month. The graphics now look pretty primitive compared to what we can hold in our hands with the PSP. The gameplay in many ways hasn't changed, but that in itself isn't a bad thing.
Conclusion: Portable Ops Plus feels a lot like an expansion pack. Unfortunately, for an expansion pack to be worth the money there needs to be a lot of context for you to feel justified. While Portable Ops Plus doesn't offer an incredible amount of new things, it does do an exceptional job at recapturing the elements we loved in the first title.
Excerpt: I love Hideo Kojima and his Metal Gear series in the most heterosexual way possible. No other franchise has combined ridiculously intriguing story telling (pretentions as it may seem) with such fresh and bulletproof gameplay every time around. Hell, Metal Gear Solid 4 could be Snake and a monkey doing nothing but sitting in a tree, throwing their own excrement at each other and I would still be, at worst, third in line to pick it up.
Excerpt: Metal Gear Solid : The Twin Snakes, Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance, Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence... Depuis peu, Konami et a fortiori la plupart des développeurs et éditeurs de jeux vidéo ont compris, au même titre que les réalisateurs de cinéma et les majors, que plusieurs versions d'une oeuvre valent mieux qu'une. Version Collector, remixée ou, dans le cas présent, simplement ornée d'un "Plus", tout est bon pour que le fan sorte quelques roupies supplémentaires.