Reviews and Problems with Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
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Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
19 February 2013
Excerpt: Konami and Kojima Productions announced the development of Metal Gear Rising way back in 2009. The game was revealed as a hack and slash action title that placed a heavy emphasis on the slicing and dicing of enemies environment and watermelons, however, production quickly stalled on the game and the game was later placed in the hands of a more experienced action genre developer with Bayonetta developer PlatinumGames.
Excerpt: Much like record companies in the late-’80s, game publishers have realized that they can mine their back catalogs by sprucing up a couple classics and putting them out in a single package. While some of these are obvious cash grabs, even those are often worth it for people who missed the included games the first time around.
Pros: Playing them on a big screen, Has better controls for Peace Walker, Snake’s Liberty missions included
Cons: Liberty’s dated camera, No competitive online modes, Peace still lacks checkpoints
Excerpt: For a series that preaches the virtues of silence and stealth, the Metal Gear series desperately wants to be heard. Kojima Productions has always been adamant that its games should contain some kind of jumbled ideology, even when the studio isn't sure what virtues it's actually trying to extol.
Conclusion: Unfortunately it also has a very steep learning curve which leaves you needing a lot of patience to get to grips with the complex resource management systems. It just seems like they could have done a lot more in converting this for Xbox 360 users and I fear it will end up being the least played game in the HD Metal Gear Collection.
Excerpt: Sons of Liberty , Snake Eater , Peace Walker - these three Metal Gear Solid games represent everything the franchise is about. By this point, you've probably already figured out whether you enjoy these games and are just looking for a good collection that is playable on your favorite console. Honestly, I feel kind of spoiled just looking at this set: it's like I asked for a pony and got a flying unicorn instead.
Summary: Technically the " Metal Gear Solid HD Collection " cannot be called the definitive collection as so many games from the series have been omitted and it has proven an interesting choice to pick the three games included.
Conclusion: What more can be said about the Metal Gear Solid series? It is well known for an intricate overreaching plot that spans the series with twists and turns at every corner that connects the games together somehow, and characters that convey such strong emotions that you feel for them. It featured in game graphics that pushed both the PS2 and the PSP to their limits. Hideo Kojima didn’t just set out to make great games, but to also make cinematic experiences.
Excerpt: This Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is pure awesome, with three excellent games, complete with a fresh HD coat of paint. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker are all included in this release, making it quite a remarkable collection. Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater are of course stealth focused experiences and still hold up as top level games in that genre.
Summary: Slowly but surely, any reason to hang onto your old PS2 has been disappearing. For PS3 owners, HD collections have seen “God of War” and “God of War 2” ported to the console as well as the PSP offerings, with greatly enhanced graphics. For me a few games still had me clutching my treasured fat-model PS2, and now thanks to these glorious, value priced collections, PS2 and remaining games have been passed on.