Even if you’ve played all the games over twenty times there’s still a lot of fun to be had in the MGS HD Collection. We may still not have an instance in which a developer gives us their definitive edition of a game with new content to boot, but the MGS HD Collection simply provides gamers with three games which have all been restored in HD with stunning visuals and with absolutely no compromises to how the games play. There may a be an odd moment or two in the MGS HD Collection merely because of how the games control, but that isn’t a determent to how great everything is in the end.
+ All of the games look stunning and run as smooth as possible.
+ Each game controls perfectly given their control schemes.
+ The Metal Gear Solid gameplay formula is still fun to this day as MGS2, MGS3 and Peace Walker are indicative of that.
+ Retaining certain bonus elements like the online play in Peace Walker or the inclusion of the old Metal Gear games in MGS3 was a nice touch.
- No Snake vs. Monkey in MGS3 makes Ian a sad boy.
- It would’ve been nice if something could’ve been done to make the cutscenes in MGS3 flow better instead of still being broken up at times.
There are some video game franchises out there that need no introduction at all. Whether you’ve been gaming for fifteen years or only jumped into gaming in the last five years chances are you know of the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Stretching back to the days of the MSX2, Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear franchise has been one of the cornerstones of the video game industry as it’s been one of those rare titles that just like Super Mario Bros., Zelda, and even Halo has changed the way gamers have played games and more importantly changed what they expect out of the industry.