Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Interview

While the gaming world has its sights set on Kojima Productions' stunning Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots on PS3, real Metal Gear fans are keeping their PSPs close at hand for an entirely different game, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, the first "real" Metal Gear game on Sony's handheld.

In an early attempt to unlock some of the mysteries surrounding this episode -- which bridges the gap between the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence with the original MSX/NES Metal Gear -- 1up.com sat down with MPO (shorthand for Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops) producer Noriaki Okamura and discussed the innovative new multiplayer functionality of the game, whether these features are practical in the States, and the game's focus on sound as the determining stealth factor.

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Metal Gear Solid's David Hayter Reflects on the Legacy of Snake

David Hayter, the original voice of the legendary Solid Snake, opens up on the Metal Gear series, discovering the character's iconic voice, and why Snake is still so meaningful to people.

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The Metal Gear Saga is Complete, But Where Do I Start?

So you want to get into Hideo Kojima’s magnum opus of storytelling before being dragged into his newest trip featuring Norman Reedus and a fetus? There’s no other story-driven video game out there like the Metal Gear series and what better way to prepare for Death Stranding then by playing the games that skyrocketed Kojima to fame.

However, though he might be a master of storytelling in video games, understanding Kojima’s complete vision can be overwhelming.

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AnnaDea1780d ago

Play the in the order they were released...?

Gridknac1780d ago

Skip the whole thing entirely. There are better things to waste your life on.

Foxhound9221780d ago

I hope that you don't drive or reproduce because that's a scary thought. Telling other people they can't enjoy something because you don't find it enjoyable is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard.

Gridknac1779d ago

Foxhound922, telling other people they can't have an opinion just because it doesn't align with yours is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard! At least we don't have to worry about you reproducing, you'll never get a woman down in your moms basement. (Well not legally anyways)

goldwyncq1780d ago

It's not meant to be played chronologically. If you start with 3 you'll miss a lot of references.

Stanjara1780d ago

You can say the same thing about the reference if you start with 1st.

NapalmSanctuary1780d ago (Edited 1780d ago )

You left out Metal Gear 1&2. The proper chronology is MGS3, MGS5, MG1, MG2, MGS, MGS2, MGS4.

Lilrizky1780d ago

Yeah play the order they were released.

Some people suggest chronologically, but the way certain reveals happen in certain games the narrative was purposely written in a way that it makes most sense to play them in release order. There are certain callbacks or references in MGSV to the first metal gear solid for example. So if you played them in chronological order you will have no idea what those references in V are referring to

MTVBG1780d ago

Order of release, no question.

CorndogBurglar1780d ago

Start with Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 from NES. Then play the Metal Solid series in the order they released.

Tross1780d ago

You can actually access the proper versions of Metal Gear 1 and 2 if you have MGS3 in some form on your device, and those are the canon games. I would recommend playing those first, yes, although MGS1 isn’t a bad jumping on point either. However, the NES games are an interesting curiosity, for sure.

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pietro12121793d ago

Without Kojima and Murita handling the writing what's the point?

343_Guilty_Spark1793d ago (Edited 1793d ago )

Maybe it wouldn't be a convoluted mess

pietro12121793d ago

Ahhhhhh it's the guy Kojima hurt. *show me on the doll where he touched you

Enigma_20991792d ago

What, Metal Gear: Survive not doing it for you?