Metal Gear Solid on the Xbox 360 is a Step in the Right Direction

Gameplay Today: "First of all, Konami's idealogy is too confusing for any single being to comprehend. Silent Hill is also getting an HD collection, but only on the PS3; odd, given Silent Hill 2 & 4 appeared on the original Xbox. This goes for other companies like Ubisoft releasing the Prince of Persia HD trilogy exclusively on the PS3. On the contrary, Zone of the Enders has never been on a Microsoft platform. Even weirder is that Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker was a notable Playstation Portable exclusive. Though the original Metal Gear Solid is missing from the HD Collection it's rumored it will be getting it's own treatment; leaving Guns of the Patriots the only MGS title missing from the 360's lineup."

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vgn242487d ago

It's sad to see classics go multiplatform, but for the better if we're being honest with ourselves.

VG_Releaser2487d ago

I can't name a lot of good multiplatform games that I didn't think would be better if they were done on a single platform. MGS4 was stellar because it was focused on the PS3. Same for the Halo titles.

dedicatedtogamers2487d ago

If you truly want to play MGS, just buy the system it's on instead of crying for everything to be on your system. No one is whining and crying for Gears or Halo or Forza to jump ship off the 360.

The day that all major console games are multiplatform is the day that consoles stop being consoles and start being crappy PCs.

darthv722487d ago

Point is there are plenty of people that would like to play gears or halo or forza and only have a ps3. Same goes for 360 owners that would like killzone, uncharted or GT.

Multiplatform in the idea is not a bad thing. What is bad about it is the lack of individual polish that should be applied to each platform its on.

The snes and genesis days had very distinct and noticeable differences in their hardware. That didnt stop devs from bringing their best efforts to each platform when it came to a game being released on both. We could look at mortal kombat or street fighter as examples but those are very high profile games and are the obvious ones to look at.

There were plenty of not so obvious games that got the right treatment for the platforms they released on. The hard thing to accept is the similarities the 360/ps3 have. Both are strong in areas the other is weaker at. The games are not taking advantage of those areas and are being left in a middle ground. THAT is what is bad with multiplatform gaming today.

And like your last part..I wouldnt say they would be crappy pc's but more like everyday dvd/blu players. The brands are different but they all play the same movie. People base their choice on buying from different perspectives. Personal preference and experience with the brand as well as price.

Maybe gaming will turn into that sort of thing but for now....

Minato-Namikaze2487d ago

@Darth I have yet to see a 360 exclusive look as good as uncharted killzone or God of War. So when a game is not exclusive I don't feel the PS3 is being fully utilized. I always buy exclusives over multi.

KeiserSosay47882487d ago

what if I said the same thing about PS getting MGS instead of it staying exclusive to MSX or SNES?

Hicken2487d ago

Then I would have to ask you why they wouldn't want to move to a console that could bring out the best in their game. I hate to sound fanboyish, but MGS4 on the 360 would have been a 4-disc fiasco.

KeiserSosay47882487d ago


It seems as though MGS4 may have fared better with multiple disks considering having to watch snake smoke...was like 4 times!

bebojet2487d ago

There is no 3rd party exclusives anymore and with a franchise like MGS profits will be greater. I only hope that the quality of the game won't suffer just to keep it on par with other systems.

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CrimsonSaber2487d ago

metal gear solid maybe but not metal gear..
see initialy metal gear was a multiplatform title.. hell it even was a dual relationship between microsoft and sony.
metal gear solid 2 i think was on xbox and this will be on xbox again. idc tho..ill never pick it up. never played more that 5 mins of the first one

firelogic2487d ago

lol, God of War being published by Sony isn't really the major roadblock. GoW is DEVELOPED by Sony Santa Monica.

Simon_Brezhnev2487d ago

I know right GOW will never be on 360. I mean seriously if you want to play GOW get a ps2, psp, or a ps3. Like the previous post you dont see ps3 owners begging for 360 exclusives.

dorron2487d ago

My only concern is if they drop quality...

charlescox42487d ago

That's a logical concern, but I doubt the quality of a PSone remake can drop.

Godmars2902487d ago (Edited 2487d ago )

Then what about the fact that Rising seems to have stalled? That the project largely happened because of pressure from MS and that by and large the MGS4 engine has just been sitting around.

Call it what you want, but a lot of the issues of this console generation happened because it was rushed into and one console maker tried to apply undue influence on the market.

Regardless of weather or not its actually delayed, it should at least be fairly obvious at the very least that Rising was shown off too early.

vgn242487d ago (Edited 2487d ago )

I don't believe 3rd hand information about who is stalling what. It's always a finger pointing game by fans more often than any legit source.

Bnet3432487d ago

That has nothing to do with the consoles, it's the developers. I can name alot of multiplatform games that have higher quality than exclusives. It's just one of those things fanboys love to complain about. Seriously, shut up and play your games why is that hard?

Godmars2902487d ago

Because the games in question either aren't particularly good, or more importantly something I'm personally not interested in.

I'm not that much of a shooter fan, and yet I've had to deal with the rise in popularity of shooters this gen. More and more casual, shallow gameplay.

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