Yesterday I was replaying Metal Gear Solid 4, appreciating the superb gameplay (ando not so superb story), and then I realized that despite my blogger alias, I don't talk much about metal gear here, so now's the time, right?
Well, you know you're getting old when games you played as a teenager are "old" today, that's the case of PSOne's Metal Gear Solid, this wonderful jewel of dramatic story, great characters and awesome voice acting. But that's not the game I'll talk about today. I'll talk about the beggining of everything: Metal Gear for MSX2!
Ok, first I must confess that I not played Metal Gear at the time it was released (1987), I only played it some good 20 years after, in the PS2 port (with Metal Gear 3 Subsistence) and later in a MSX2 emulator. One can think that playing an ancient game today can be a frustrating, but truth is, Metal Gear is awesome, even today!
Considered the "father" of stealth games, the gameplay had all essencial characteristics we saw in today's sequels: require strategy, tactic and smart thinking, creative use of itens, such as the signature cardboard box... it's everything there for the "new" fans.
"I FEEL ASLEEP (sic)"
Another thing worth saying: its a hard game. along the mission infiltrating Outer Heaven, you'll die plenty and in lots of different ways, and the more you get close to the end, your faithful mentor Big Boss will start to have certains... slips of memory, codec-guiding the rookie agent Solid Snake to traps such as electrified floors (sound familiar?) and enemy ambushes.
So, you'll have to make maximum use of the various weapons and itens found along the way to sucessful infiltrate Outer heaven, avoiding enemy sentries, surveillance cameras, claymore mines... it's all there. So the game is highly reccomended, for fans or whatnot. But if you can, find a complete fan translation, or play the MGS3 susbsistence version, because the original english version has a very incomplete and sloppy translation, with errors and omissions.
Big Boss rapes the 4th wall
Before Metal Gear Solid, there's still two alternative sequels. MSX2'S Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (the "official" one) and NES's Metal Gear 2: Snake's Revenge (devloped by a konami team without the participation of Hideo Kojima).
So, anyone of you played the old Metal gear Games? What's your opinion about them? comment!