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Metal Gear Solid 2 versus Battlefield 4 Graphics - The 12 year difference

A look at the difference 12 years can make in terms of expectations of graphics and how far developers have come with what they can and can’t include within our beloved video games. (Battlefield 4, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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sigfredod  +   687d ago
Really, a FPS compared to MGS??? lol
Hellsvacancy  +   687d ago
It's comparing graphics not gameplay

I would of thought of a couple of better games though. MGS2 didn't look that pretty 12 years ago

Killzone 1 vs Killzone SF
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yellowgerbil  +   687d ago
what are you talking about, MGS 2 looked magnificent when it came out.
Hellsvacancy  +   687d ago
Compared to the HD collection (which he's playing in the video) it didn't
mochachino  +   687d ago
MGS 2 looked absolutely incredible when it came out. The rain on the coat alone was amazing.

Did you play MGS 2 several years after it came out?

MGS 2 was a huge leap in graphics. It was the welcome to the next-gen moment. Especially considering MGS1 graphics....
MysticStrummer  +   687d ago
"It's comparing graphics not gameplay"

Graphics are tied to gameplay in certain ways. It's easier to make a 3rd person stealth game with little destructibility look great than to make a FPS with large destructible levels and long line of sight look great.

"MGS2 didn't look that pretty 12 years ago"

You can't be serious.

EDIT - Ah I see that you mean he's playing the HD collection version, but that just makes the comparison even more meaningless.
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ape007  +   687d ago
"MGS2 didn't look that pretty 12 years ago"

hahahahahah MGS 2 was mindbogglingly extraordinary when it came out

the moment when u first play that demo (that came with ZoE2) will never be forgotten
MrCrimson  +   687d ago
MGS2 holds up even today man.
Inception  +   687d ago
"MGS2 didn't look that pretty 12 years ago"

Lol, if you said that 12 years ago, i'm sure a lot of people will reccomend you to check your eyes to the doctor.
Hellsvacancy  +   687d ago
Wow, talk about misunderstood, 12 years we didn't have HDTVs, MGS2 didn't look as good then as it does now in HD, that's what I was pointing out
Triella  +   686d ago

I could argue that it's easier to push good graphics in a FPS or any first person perspective game than it is with a third person perspective game because it doesn't require complex animations of your caracter, and there's no need to implement a manual or automated camera-control scheme.
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Bdub2000  +   686d ago
I remember MGS2, back when I didn't pay much attention to graphics and it was all about great game play and an original story. Miss those days a bit...
Eamon  +   686d ago
Hellsvacancy, I don't think you played MGS2 when it first came out 12 years ago.

The graphics were phenomenal and miles ahead of most of its competition.

I would even say it was better than some early 360/PS3 games.
mp1289  +   686d ago
even twin snakes that came out three years later looked great, it advertised mgs2 graphics. I could argue mgs2 (2001) had the best graphics ever for its time.

EDIT: nvm, i don't wanna argue anything, but i was also highly impressed by:
-Resident Evil Remake (2002)
-Gears of War (2006)
-Uncharted (2007),Crysis (2007)
-MGS4 (2008)
-Uncharted 2 (2009), Killzone 2 a few months earlier
-Battlefield 3 (2011)
-Uncharted 4??? (2014/5?)
-Lets not forget ps1 and n64 had mgs1 and goldeneye
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Deadpoolio  +   686d ago
It looked good back in the day....MGS 2 hasn't aged well at all, hell it doesn't even look that good in the HD collection
grimmweisse  +   686d ago
I take it you are 12 years old!
kevnb  +   686d ago
the hd version is just rendered at higher res, its the same beautiful game. Ill admit the ps2 resolution was pretty damn low, but it was good for the time and the hardware.
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Murad  +   686d ago
You must have been blind 12 years ago, and that's not being offensive, that's telling you the truth. MGS 2 and 3 were nominated for breaking the Ps2's graphical fidelity, same as GoW.
cell989  +   686d ago
obviously you didnt migrated from PS1 to PS2 or you would have been floored by MGS2 graphics at the time. noob
SilentNegotiator  +   686d ago
I'll take those MGS2 graphics any day. I hate those unnatural looking lens flare effects and the dirty lens effects; design for function, developers.
Hellsvacancy  +   686d ago
Wow, sooo many stupid replies, it's pointless trying to explain myself

I didn't say MGS2 looked bad, I said the standard def version (from 12 years ago) does compared to the HD version that was released a while ago

I played MGS2 in my bedroom on a portable 19' standard def tv, played MGSHD Collection on my 42'hdtv
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raWfodog  +   686d ago
Yeah, I would have thought that MGS2 and MGS Ground Zeroes/Phantom Pain provided a far more relevant comparison.

Now I'll go read the article...

Edit: After watching I see that he was comparing the similar environments such as the interior of the ships and the underwater sequences but I still feel it was a pointless comparison.
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geddesmond  +   686d ago
Lol and hes also comparing graphics from 12 years ago even though he's playing the HD version of MGS2 lol. This is just a stupid thing to do.
Walker  +   686d ago
MGS is FPS too, if you know what i mean !
ThePope  +   686d ago
Cool comparison
Septic  +   687d ago
Up next; Vib Ribbon vs Killzone: Shadowfall.
Lord_Sloth  +   686d ago
You sir have made me laugh. Thank you, I needed it.
GentlemenRUs  +   686d ago
That game needs to be remade and put as a PSN title! I could get back into that game again!
jackanderson1985  +   687d ago
why not compare it to battlefield 1942 that's 12 years old
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   687d ago
Because that would make sense.

We can't be having no sense round' deese parts.
MysticStrummer  +   687d ago
guitarded77  +   687d ago
My initial thought... right after thinking that this is the dumbest comparison ever.
Murad  +   686d ago
I was thinking the same, or even games like IDK, GoW? I mean, MGS 2 did reach a new graphical fidelity within gaming, but so did games like Persona 3, and many others.
tigertron  +   687d ago
Wouldn't it have been better to have compared MGS2 to MGSV?
RaidensRising  +   687d ago
It's not a bad comparison if you actually watch the video and get over the fact they are different genres.
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ziggurcat  +   687d ago
... and different POVs...

it's a lousy comparison.
Kiddcarter  +   687d ago
exactly what ziggurcat said POV is very important when you compare graphics, so just because both games have water and corridors in them doesn't make this a good comparison. whats next crash bandicoot vs next gen nba 2k, just because they both have jumping in them?
MysticStrummer  +   687d ago
It's a meaningless comparison.
curtis92  +   687d ago
MGS 2 has aged well for 12 years. That game blew me away when I first saw it. Everyone has their one big moment of wow from graphics, MGS 2 was mine.
pacosanchez88  +   686d ago
ya im surprised how good it looks even today. i realize its the HD collection but it was very well designed.

on a side note, lens flares in battlefield are so obnoxious. uhhg.
e-p-ayeaH  +   686d ago
That scene with solid snake jumping with stealth camo was the start of PS2 era for me.
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Murad  +   686d ago
If you think that looks good, play the final mission within MGS and Peace Walker, and you'll be stupefied by how amazing it looks on a 40 inch hdtv.
DVAcme  +   687d ago
Um, wouldn't it make more sense to compare Battlefield 4 to Battlefield 1942, which came out at almost the same time as MGS2 and is, you know, IN THE SAME SERIES?

And the graphical impact that MGS2 made back when it came out is LEAPS AND BOUNDS over the one Battlefield 4 is making today. Battlefield 4 is just a prettier extension over the previous game. MGS2 was a "holy crap!" moment in both graphical quality and its ability to tell a story. Hell, every MGS game has been a major graphical leap from game to game compared to Battlefield. There is a significant jump in quality from MGS1 to 2 to 3 to 4 to 5.
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ape007  +   687d ago
" And the graphical impact that MGS2 made back when it came out is LEAPS AND BOUNDS over the one Battlefield 4 is making today. Battlefield 4 is just a prettier extension over the previous game. MGS2 was a "holy crap!" moment in both graphical quality and its ability to tell a story. Hell, every MGS game has been a major graphical leap from game to game compared to Battlefield. There is a significant jump in quality from MGS1 to 2 to 3 to 4 to 5"

100% agree
Good-Smurf  +   687d ago
Yep BF4 in many areas gives you too much Dejavu.
MGS2 was like one of the first game to really pushed PS2 hardware and it looked fucking amazing.
e-p-ayeaH  +   686d ago
it still does :D
ape007  +   687d ago
Dat MGS 2 Nostalgia
HmongAmerican  +   687d ago
Wow, turn out the water in MGS2 is looking better then BF4.
CrossingEden  +   687d ago
Wow I hope you're being sarcastic, there's lying to yourself, and then there's just straight up delusional logic.
Geobros  +   687d ago
MGS 2 was a great game!!!
MasterCornholio  +   687d ago
With roller skating obese mad bombers to boot and naked Raiden.

Errrr let's forget about naked Raiden for a minute......
BlackTar187  +   686d ago

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whybag  +   686d ago
For a minute or forever?
Soldierone  +   687d ago
In terms of being a video game, MGS2 is still miles better than BF4. Case and point of graphics not meaning everything.
Inception  +   687d ago
Agreed. When looking at BF4 i just only think about 'cool graphics'. But when looking at MGS2, my brains only tell me one thing 'what a legendary game!'.
ZodTheRipper  +   687d ago
I hope we reach a point this gen where graphics reach a "good enough" point so that developers worry more about gameplay and story again.
kingduqc  +   686d ago
I would rather play bf4 then mgs, case in point people have different taste and I don't think you get the point of this video: comparing how did video game evolved on how they look.

I still don't get why bf4 look so ugly, is it console gameplay or?
Soldierone  +   686d ago
I get the point, but my point is they focus on visuals and that doesn't mean everything. I rather play a game with a story and have fun than have a photo realistic game that I get bored with every 5 minutes. (not saying BF4 is that game, its just an example)
Donnywho  +   687d ago
Agent_hitman  +   687d ago
Compare Angry birds to Crysis 3 lolz
FlyingFoxy  +   687d ago
MGS 2 was the first MGS game i ever played, ironically on Xbox.. But i found it a great game and much more enjoyable than Halo.

I got stuck at the end (i'm guessing) on MGS 2, i forgot most of what happened but there were drone things you had to shoot out of the sky with a sniper rifle while somebody was escaping and for some reason i tried multiple times and never finished it.. always at a certain point too.
DoctorJones  +   687d ago
I had MGS 2 when it first came out and didn't complete it, I just got fed up with it for whatever reason.

But I've recently gone through it on the MGS collection and really enjoyed it this time, that section you are talking about wasn't too hard really.

I recommend playing through it again if you can, it's well worth doing so. Great game.
Dazel  +   687d ago
MGS2,still one of my favourite games of all time.
MasterCornholio  +   687d ago
What a stupid comparison. I don't want to be a part of this.

-gets in cardboard box and sneaks away-
ShockUltraslash  +   687d ago
The upgrade in graphics from MGS2 to BF4 is equal to the degrade in gameplay and content from BF4 to MGS2.
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CapsLocke  +   687d ago
I never played MGS, but this game despite it age look pretty challenging compared to BF4.
Cernunnos  +   687d ago
It is an absoloute masterpiece with incredible depth. Every time I play it I uncover a little more between the lines.
specialguest  +   686d ago
Sigh... I had many chances to play it, and I know it's a good game, but I haven't played it either. It was released during my "party" era. A gap in my video gaming history.
DCfan  +   687d ago
MGS2 is still a better game.
quaneylfc  +   686d ago
you should have compared it to ryse, bf4 is bot the best example to have. killzone would have been good if it wasn't an fps
jmtstan  +   686d ago
why not comparing MGS2 & MGS5, instead of BF4.... if you wanna compare BF4 compare it with BF1 or BF2
Murad  +   686d ago
Cuz MGS 5 would blow over most if not all the current games that are coming out. I mean did you look at it? The rain and everything look realistic and that was during real time, think about how good the cinematic will be.
Mister_Dawg  +   686d ago
Who came up with the idea for this dump article?
Onenyte  +   686d ago
Wtf, this proves nothing.

Dont Click plllleeeeeeease dont click
RVanner_  +   686d ago
I still think the underwater in MGS2 is pretty good! And I remember thinking so 12 years ago as well.

Replayed the game a while back in the HD collection, still awesome
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kB0  +   686d ago
I don't understand the would make more sense to compare games (even graphically) to a game in it's genre and cinematic styles....maybe Uncharted 1/2/3 would be a better option...I mean they both are targeting a very movie like approach to story.

I honestly would have prefered MGS4 vs MGS2 or 3...I mean we see no graphical evolution here, we merely see that new engines of course evolve...

I mean even now we could compare engines in current gen and see one being much prettier than the other... so yeah.

I have to agree that this site was looking for hits.

This type of article writing is what hits the people...I mean at this rate you could say...Doom 1 vs BF4 20 years, first person shooters evolution/graphics.

Except that^ would make much more sense.

To also jot in myself, MGS 2 looked amazing for it's time. It blew my mind, much like Shenmue 1 blue my mind when I played it in 1999.
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e-p-ayeaH  +   686d ago
Shenmue still looks pretty damm amazing the character models and the detailed world around it is trully impressive.
PS3and4_HAS_GAMES  +   686d ago
Damn watching that brought back some good memories from when I first played this on ps2. I remember not being in to the series and my friend gave me this ge and told me im going to love it and he was so right. Instant classic
Meltic  +   686d ago
Still MGS2 great graphic for being 12 y old.
BG11579  +   686d ago
Hell, Metalgear 2 was ahead of its time.
DCfan  +   686d ago
In almost everything. From gameplay to story to the quirks and weird stuff.
dillhole  +   686d ago that the PS3 or 360 version of BF4? Or just lots of video compression?
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Bloodshedder  +   686d ago
Kojima ripped off battlefield 4!
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