Twenty years since the release of the Japanese espionage classic, the original game’s legacy has been obscured by its sequels. Time to bring ‘Metal Gear’ Solid back into the light.
Metal Gear Solid is definitely Kojima's Magnum Opus, and was very much a coming-of-age moment for him. It was ground breaking and ingenius on so many different levels. It was a game that blew my mind because of it's literally outside-of-the-box gameplay; needless to say it completely revolutionised my preference in games.
I'd consider snake eater his magnum opus but yeah, this game was nearly as important as ffvii in terms of what it did for ps1.
This game is just one of "them" moments. The right game, at the right time, with the right ideas, and the right tech. It all came together and is a moment that will always have a place in gaming history. For me, none of Kojima's games are anywhere near the level of the first MGS.
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