Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Review by Solid Snake 4Life

Solid Snake 4Life has won the forty-ninth round of Articles of Excellence with his review for Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. Describing it as a dream collection they discuss its value for both veterans and newcomers alike, providing a comprehensive experience of a great series.

 Metal Gear Solid HD Collection     Score: 5.0/5
 Genre: Action Shooter

 Unique from any other series in gaming, Metal Gear Solid truly is the pinnacle of the stealth genre.

quote Solid Snake 4Life
Move over The Orange Box, Konami has now released the best deal available to us gamers in the form of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. Containing Sons of Liberty, Snake Eater, and Peace Walker all for $40, this collection is a dream come true for fans of the series, and it's never been a better time for newcomers to find out just what all the hype surrounding Metal Gear is all about. Rather than covering the games chronologically I'm going run through them in the order that they were originally released.

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Snake Tales gives us some non canon stories to play through although they are basically here so that Snake can hang around the Big Shell and fight some of the games big baddies. These tales are told using text and; no disrespect intended, obviously were non penned by Kojima himself. Yet given the nature of the main game, this simpler approach to storytelling is actually a welcome change of pace, as it gives the fantastic gameplay more time to shine. With five missions and each mission lasting around an hour, these side tales actually end up lasting about as long as the main game if you were to take all the plot elements out. And besides for the codec and cut-scenes the Snake Tales share all the strengths and weaknesses of the original.
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