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Metal Gear Solid HD - Collection (PS3)

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The updated FPS and controls make it a much more competent game, and really show what it was envisioned to be. The words "Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater" are now legible on Naked Snake's helmet during the opening cutscene of Metal Gear Solid 3. It was supposed to be a PS3 exclusive and was to include all the content and features of the regular version, plus a steelbook, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, a product code for downloading the Game Archives version of the original Metal Gear Solid and five art cards. Today, the controls feel stiff, and the awkward, prescribed camera angles make for jarring transitions to first-person. a compilation of various Metal Gear titles that includes all games from the HD Collection, except Peace Walker.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is probably the best reason to own this collection, being the game the fewest people have probably played. The button mashing sequence atop Arsenal Gear at the end of Metal Gear Solid 2 is notably shorter and easier than its original version, particularly on the higher difficulty settings. saying, "Konami definitely has a checkered history with HD releases over the past year, and MGS: HD Collection continues that trend. It's a collection of some old classics, brushed up in HD and put on one disc (two on the Xbox 360), not much more nor less really. In one of the rooms on the second floor of the Graniny Gorki Lab in Metal Gear Solid 3, a magazine can be found on a desk advertising the HD remake of Metal Gear Solid 3 in Dutch.Bluepoint Games was responsible for porting MGS2 and MGS3, and Genki worked on the Peace Walker port. Overall, this is a solid (pun intended) package, but these games are not perfect and they never were. Readapting to the button layout in MGS 2 and 3 took me a while; I understand the desire to keep these titles true to their original forms, but the option to use alternate control schemes would have helped them wear their age better. In 2012, Sean Eyestone explained that the reason why Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes wasn't included in the HD Collection was due to the fact that the game was developed by Silicon Knights and the collection contained games that were directly developed by Kojima Productions and Hideo Kojima himself. Being able to look ahead and peek around corners without leaning against a wall is a giant shift for the series, and a hugely convenient one at that.

However, the visual upgrade only goes so far in hiding the fact that these titles don't belong to this era or platform. It often feels like Raiden and Rose are mere kids playing make believe, and one can't help but wonder how tongue-in-cheek it's meant to be. This site makes no claim to Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection, its characters, screenshots, artwork, music, or any intellectual property contained within. MGS 3 follows Naked Snake, the man who would eventually become the major Metal Gear character Big Boss, as he deals with the betrayal of his mentor and mother figure (and all around incredibly strong female video game character), The Boss, on a mission to sneak through the jungle to stop a Russian Colonel from developing the Shagohod, a kind of precursor to the Metal Gear system around which the series plot revolves.More esoteric and cerebral than the pro-war action movies from which they draw so heavily, Metal Gear Solid games are equal parts melodrama, political thriller, science-fiction, whimsical meta-humour and surreal theatrics. Not quite as memorable or surprising as its console counterparts, Peace Walker is nevertheless a welcome change of pace that complements its console brethren well. Performance improves somewhat when using classic Overhead Camera due to limiting render distance in these instances.

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