Metal Gear Solid User Reviews

6.5

Ain't What She Used to be

Summary:





It’s inevitable as the decades roll on that our expectations for games will continue to increase. It’s never fair to remove a game from its historical context when judging how good or bad it was, but with publishers suddenly cottoning on to the popularity of ‘retro’ gaming it’s interesting to see how re-releases or remakes hold up against modern standards. I’m well aware ...

10

A Spectacular Example of Perfection.

The good:

  • At the time, these graphics were the best you could ask for. It rivals many, many games on the PSX.
  • The story is absoultely gripping, interesting from the first CODEC call to the last. Humor, Love, Tragedy and Drama are rolled up into one huge <i>cinema</i>.
  • Characters are richly diverse, each carries his or her own unique personality, faults, trademarks, talents in battle, whether it be a boss or a comrade.
  • Speaking of the Bosses, you face FOX-HOUND units in this game, in some of the best boss battles I have ever experienced in my life. Your confrontations against Sniper Wolf, Metal Gear Rex, Vulcan Raven and Liquid Snake among the notables will leave pleasure in your heart forver.
  • The music is extremely gripping, each song suits it's environment. Low, depressing music for Mantis's tragic plight, high-paced for most of the boss battles. A musical triumph!
  • Endings are excellent.

    The bad:

  • NO FPS! I am writing this in 2005, over 7 years after the game was first released, but I don't care! The lack of FPS make this a truly difficult game if you're not dedicated enough to see it through completion! If you have a GameCube, get Twin Snakes, you'll thank yourself later. If you have a PS2 only, such as I, then tough it out! You'll get there eventually!
  • Mei Ling can be annoying at times, with those stupid chinest proverbs.

    Summary:

    The nuclear weapons disposal facility on Shadow Moses island in Alaska's Fox Archipelago is attacked and captured by Next Generation Special Forces led by members of FOX-HOUND. The terrorists have secured hundreds of nuclear warheads and they're demanding that the government turn over the remains of Big Boss. They warn that is their demands are not met within 24 hours, they'll launch a nuclear weapon. Solid Snake is once again called back to duty in a top-secret mission to deal with the greatest terrorists threat the world has ever seen. First, he must single-handedly infiltrate the nuclea...

  • 10

    Solid Vs. Liquid - The Start of the MGS Sequal

    The good:

    Storyline
    Snake himself
    Ocelot
    The FoxDie thing

    The bad:

    Graphics (although it is PSX)
    Torture
    Running back and forth

    Summary:

    This is my all-time favourate game for the Playstation. I have completed it over 20 times and I'm still not bored of it.
    The game's challenging, funny, tense, and many other things.
    The boss fights are good.

    The only thing I didn't really like was the pal code input part at the end, running back and forth making the card be at certain room temperatures.

    Torture was also annoying, you have to have a certain control pad which has auto buttons on it.
    I only survived torture once without using one of those and that time I broke BiGbHaArLoKzMoN's O button on his control.

    The story was really, really g...

    9.6

    MGS first one!

    Summary:

    Introduction

    The nuclear weapons disposal facility on Shadow Moses island in Alaska's Fox Archipelago is attacked and captured by Next Generation Special Forces led by members of FOX-HOUND.

    The terrorists have secured hundreds of nuclear warheads and they're demanding that the government turn over the remains of Big Boss. They warn that is their demands are not met within 24 hours, they'll launch a nuclear weapon.

    Solid Snake is once again called back to duty in a top-secret mission to deal with the greatest terrorists threat the world has ever seen.

    First, he must single-handedly infiltrat...

    9.6

    A look back

    The good:

    Awsome sound(and the voice-overs),good graphics for its time, controls are amazing,gameplay is very fun,a lot of replay value,this game has more cheats than a scam-artist!

    The bad:

    Well the only bad thing is that some of the voices can get a bit annoying(Mei-Ling im talking about you)

    Summary:

    Hey!! I still have my Playstation hooked up and Im playin' MGS. I know what youre saying " But Freak 2345 nobody plays MGS for the PSX anymore". TOO BAD FOR YOU!! is what I say. This game really delivers what it tries to do:stealth action. It had very good graphics for its time and the controles are very easy. I don't know about you but Im a sucker for these games. So get a copy and play it on youre PSX or youre PS2's.

    Freak 2345

    I did this review retro style,man!!!

    10

    No Matter How Old... Metal Gear Solid Is The Best!

    Summary:

    METAL GEAR SOLID
    PLAYSTATION:

    Imagine being undercover and you're trying to find and destroy a
    gruesome machine. You're a cold blooded murderer and you must do
    whatever is needed. Well, Metal Gear Solid does all of this.

    GAMEPLAY:
    5/5
    Well, Metal Gear Solid is no 'walk in the park' as they say. It isn't
    'easy as pie' as some say. Metal Gear Solid's gameplay is a marvelous
    thing, it seems as you are acctually looking for the DARPA Chief! You
    are Snake, the maine character, crawling in a Ventalation Shaft and
    you are trying not to bum your head in the narrow passage. You hear a
    "beep"; it's your ...

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