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Submitted by awesomeoutof 1046d ago | article

Rewind: Metal Gear Solid 2

Metal Gear Solid 2 is notorious among Metal Gear fans, alternately loved and loathed. Yet it’s arguably one of the most influential games in the series. It lay the building blocks for future gameplay. Of course, that means it was a big departure in many ways from the rigid 2D formula followed even by the PSOne game. After the glorious survival based MGS3 and the technically proficient MGS4, how has the founder held up all of these years?

In Metal Gear Solid 2, you play as the legendary agent, Solid Snake, as he tries to- well… not really. You see, the game is actually broken up into two chapters, Tanker and Plant. During the Tanker chapter you play as Snake and are backed up by tech genius, Otacon. Other than graphical improvements, engine changes and more complex sneaking, the feel of the Tanker chapter is almost indistinguishable from the original Metal Gear Solid. It feels like a “proper” sequel and serves as a prologue which can be beaten in under an hour. Much of the real ga... (Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, Retro)

Batzi  +   1046d ago
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"Agree" if you are playing this on the Vita.
pr0digyZA  +   1046d ago
Agree loving it on vita (never played 2 or 3 as my first MG game was number 4 and then peace walker on PSP) Sorry cant actually agree on you it seems I get an error.

Edit: looks like error is because of firefox so I clicked agree :P
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NukaCola  +   1046d ago
@pr0digyZA

Wow doing MGS Tarantino style? ...lol. I know a lot of people who played MGS4 first and didn't gt it. Once you play the first three you will notice the hundreds of Easter Eggs that Kojima put in MGS4. You ought to play it again after you play 1-3.
cpayne93  +   1046d ago
Man you need to play mgs 1 if you haven't. The BEST in terms of script, storyline, and voice acting imo. Not to mention the gameplay is still awesome. Its actually my favorite game of all time, I only first played it a year or two ago.
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pr0digyZA  +   1046d ago
Lol ye It took me two playthroughs to know what was going on, especially when they have names like big boss etc... after I am done with 2 and 3 ill try get number one and then play number four again.
Knushwood Butt  +   1046d ago
My Vita copy arrives next weekend..
ANIALATOR136  +   1046d ago
Will be as soon as it comes out here for the UK :)
Son_Lee  +   1046d ago
I think it's the best Metal Gear.
TrueGaming  +   1046d ago
IMO, I love the MGS series!!! I personally think this is the king of Sony's exclusives atm but that's only because I played MGS 1 on PS1 and found out Kojimas genius(honestly I was hooked after the trailer for MGS).. For those 1st trying MGS , I agree with what my other peers are saying, that if you want to play any of the later titles, play from 1 & up so that you can experience the WHOLE story & play some of the best games EVER made... BTW MGS collection out now for like $30 and believe me, you WILL get your moneys worth. LONG LIVE GAMING!!!!
Fyflin  +   1046d ago
I've been waiting what feels like forever for this to be released on the Vita in the UK!

I remember just before the PS2 launched, MGS2 felt like the biggest thing on the entire planet at the time. The hype was just incredible.

It's crazy though, there was more interactivity in MGS2 (shooting the bucket of ice in the bar on the tanker for example - it even slowly melted!) than in most modern games now.
Dazel  +   1046d ago
While it's undoubtedly dated now, I still have a soft spot for MGS2. The hype before launch, playing the demo from the zone of enders game (nicked the disc out of the rental box) over and over to being late for work because I wanted to see the start screen return blue after the (soooo long) end credits. Always will be my favorite game, EVER!
123_321  +   1046d ago
I don't remember Snake being that small. :-)
darkvenom  +   1046d ago
I...
hate that i can't play it,i had just bought my copy,then the next day my vita gets stolen with the game inside! : (
franwex  +   1046d ago
We are still talking about Metal Gear Solid 2??
Gotta admit love it or hate it (I'm sort of in the middle leaning more towards the hate side); there's no denying that it has caused an impact on people. And wasn't that Kojima's purpose in the first place?
Smokingunz  +   1046d ago
Yeah... Mgs2 was a big deal back in the days' I remember the game being really hard! It also had great music! It's actually one of my favorite metal gears but it was far from the best one! I also couldn't stand fighting the fat man! He was hard! At least to me.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1046d ago
I always thought Metal Gear Solid 2 had the best enemy A.I in the series. The future titles made them better at detecting the player's whereabouts but not as aggressive.

Room Clearing on the Soliton Radar was heart pumping to say the least......
Outlaw1986  +   1046d ago
I started with mgs3 on the vita cause I heard it was prologue just started it this weekend cause I played gravity rush first. Was I right it was a prologue?

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