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: One thing that I saw that I noticed in the game that really bothered me that Konami should of put as a option to disable was the rear touch screen because every time Snakes got his Knife you accidentally touch the rear screen you alert the enemy....not good on Konami part....just a quick fix there....
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.
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: Despite the initially awkward controls for “MGS 2” and “MGS 3,” the “Metal Gear Solid HD Collection” is a mind blowing value of entertainment that serves as a testament to the quality of game design of generations past. While not as graphically competitive as top tier games of this generation, it still puts a good portion of this generation to shame.
Excerpt: It will be easy for readers to dismiss the above statement as fanboy rattle. After all, how can a series of titles based on the adventures of a gravel-throated, governmentally controlled sociopath be anything but silly, temporary diversions? Only a few games deserve to live beyond the generation in which they were released, and fewer titles still that deserve immortality.
Excerpt: Only a few games deserve to live beyond the generation in which they were released, and fewer titles still that deserve immortality. Although critics like Roger Ebert can blather on and on about how video games are not art, all one needs to do is sample the few titles that fit into this latter category to understand, much like a film historian understands, how important it is to preserve these experiences for later generations.