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.

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sigfredod922d ago

Really, a FPS compared to MGS??? lol

Hellsvacancy922d ago (Edited 922d 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

yellowgerbil922d ago

what are you talking about, MGS 2 looked magnificent when it came out.

Hellsvacancy922d ago

Compared to the HD collection (which he's playing in the video) it didn't

mochachino922d 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....

MysticStrummer922d ago (Edited 922d 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.

ape007922d 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

MrCrimson921d ago

MGS2 holds up even today man.

Inception921d 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.

Hellsvacancy921d 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

Triella921d ago (Edited 921d 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.

Bdub2000921d 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...

Eamon921d 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.

mp1289921d ago (Edited 921d 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

Deadpoolio921d 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

grimmweisse921d ago

I take it you are 12 years old!

kevnb921d ago (Edited 921d 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.

Murad921d 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.

cell989921d ago

obviously you didnt migrated from PS1 to PS2 or you would have been floored by MGS2 graphics at the time. noob

SilentNegotiator921d 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.

Hellsvacancy920d ago (Edited 920d 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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raWfodog921d ago (Edited 921d 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.

geddesmond921d 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.

Septic922d ago

Up next; Vib Ribbon vs Killzone: Shadowfall.

Lord_Sloth921d ago

You sir have made me laugh. Thank you, I needed it.

GentlemenRUs921d ago

That game needs to be remade and put as a PSN title! I could get back into that game again!

jackanderson1985922d ago

why not compare it to battlefield 1942 that's 12 years old

ThatCanadianGuy514922d ago

Because that would make sense.

We can't be having no sense round' deese parts.

guitarded77922d ago

My initial thought... right after thinking that this is the dumbest comparison ever.

Murad921d 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.

tigertron922d ago

Wouldn't it have been better to have compared MGS2 to MGSV?

RaidensRising922d ago (Edited 922d ago )

It's not a bad comparison if you actually watch the video and get over the fact they are different genres.

ziggurcat922d ago

... and different POVs...

it's a lousy comparison.

Kiddcarter922d 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?

MysticStrummer922d ago

It's a meaningless comparison.