Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Buy it now!!!
This is an amazing game. The Metal Gear Solid is a series that I've always loved so seeing Konami let the series come over to Xbox 360 is an amazing thing. On to the individual games. Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty made a lot of changes from the original. It introduced hanging from rails, going into first-person and more. It does have problems though specifically the story. I won't go into much but by the end of the game don't be surprised if you find yourself confused. Also Raiden, who is often hated on, isn't that bad of a character. Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater is probably the best of the trio. It introduced amazing camouflage techniques and both a great story and a good sense of humor. Not only that but it comes with the original 2 Metal Gear games from the MSX! The last of all the games is Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker. Peace Walker is a very unique game for the series. It essentially takes away the linear gameplay and let's you do the main story's missions whenever you want. There are also sidequests where you can play as other characters that you recruit from another feature in the game. You also have to take care of a staff hiring soldiers, cooks, medics, and more. The cutscenes are animated like a living comic book which is very unique. Overall a couple things have been cut from the original games like snake vs. monkey, the secret theater, and portable ops but this is still a great game. Even if you have played all of these before it is great to see these all in stunning HD. This is definitely worth the money.
An odd, and illogical bundle.
The thing on most people's mind is probably that they aren't including the biggest, most influential title of the franchise into an HD remastered collection (seeing as the PS1 and Gamecube rendition could use a graphical update.) MGS1 was released on the "Essentials" collection alongside MGS2 and 3, but they weren't remastered (Being a PS2 exclusive)... and no one wants to buy MGS2 and 3 a second time to play Peace Walker.
I'm sure Xbox 360 owners are also frustrated that there's no MGS4, but instead Peace Walker in this box set, because we still don't have the ability to play the series' conclusion. (Anyone who argues against 360 releases is a diluted, selfish fanboy.)
Releasing peace walker on a console isn't necessarily a bad thing however. This is definitely a step in the right direction for the series fans who don't own a PSP. Although, I can't help but wonder if I'll ever get the chance to play the other PSP installments (Portable Ops, Acid, etc.) They could have released just the PSP installments in a set of their own.
What I've been getting at this whole time is simply the need for a logical box set, that is multi-platform. The mix of games in this collection leaves us scratching our heads when we think about how we're going to acquire the series on one console, without buying the same game multiple times.
A MGS collection fit for MGS fans
i personally loved the MGS games growing up on the PS1 and 2 and now i can finally play them on the 360 AMAZING. Personally my favorite out the collection would have to be MGS 3 Snake Eater, because I loved the layout of each level and trying to figure out how bet to approach each enemy encounter, not to mention how awsome the boss battles were..albeit they were pretty easy once you found a particular boss's weakness it is still my favorite out of the collection. On a side note, while I can certainly agree w/ everyone that not having MGS 1 in the pack is a bit annoying, all you have to do is download the DLC for 10 bucks and problem solved. Your already getting a great collection, so what's an extra ten bucks to complete it? BOTTOM LINE : if you were ever a fan of the MGS series GET THIS COLLECTION!!! and tell em' the JoeFada sent ya CAPEICH now get outta here you got games to play.
More bang for your buck
With all the other games coming out this fall, this is the one I'm most excited about, especially because I haven't played Peace Walker. But to be honest, I wasn't interested in playing Peace Walker on the psp because of the camera control being X, triangle, square, and O. Nevertheless, I'm really excited being able to finally complete all of the games.
Kojima productions announced that MGS2 and MGS3 are the additional content versions. Yes people, you will also be able to play Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake on MGS3: Subsistence. So really you're getting 5 games for $50. Not being able to play MGS1 in HD is a shame, but I believe Peace Walker makes up for it.
Being able to play a PSP game that you could now play on a console is great, but it would've been nice if they just released it console in the first place on the MGS4 engine.
I've also heard from other sources that there will be some game play changes, such as camera control on MGS2, but we'll see.
WOW! Just WOW!
I have to say that Konami did an excellent job at remaking these games. I have been a fan of Metal Gear Solid since it first came out. This is a great buy, and I loved the graphical fixes and the infamous 60 frames per second. It makes a difference I can definitely could tell from the PS2 versions. This is AMAZING! Buy This If you are a fan!!!
Cardboard Box Ahoy!
I'm really excited that they are bringing this over to the xbox. I grew up on Metal Gear Solid. This is sort of an odd collection, but it's a great way to break into the series if you have never played before. Plus it's a great HD throwback to those who played the games. The original Metal Gear Solid is a great game and while I wish it was in the seires, I'm sure it'll be ported sometime or another. Anyway, I reccomend this game to anyone who loves good games!
I can finally throw away that old PS2 that i only use for Metal gear solid 2&3
I'm really pumped to get this set of games. I dont know why people are complaining about how there isnt 1 or 4, seeing as 4 doesnt need to be remastered and 1 would take too long to convert to hd. Im just glad there doing something for the fans that are waiting for the next game. Tomorrow will be a good day :D
I love this series and have played them all from the beginning which is missing from the bundle, put all the games together one one or two bundles in order, or in the order of the story line the first metal gear needs to be re-released in HD as well even if by itself its a must..
I just can't wait!!
From the first time I played Metal Gear on PS1, I've been hooked on the gameplay ever since! Sneaking behind enemy lines, assassination style kills, and at the time the graphics were stunning! I can honestly say that I'm a little mad that it wasn't given the full 60$ $ price, but I won't complain. I can honestly say this is a game worth being excited for, not to mention that it's a full 3 games for not even the price of one new game!