Date: 07-27-2009 02:55
Reviewer: Heartbreak

Type: PSone
Genre: Stealth action
Developer: Konami

Metal Gear Solid, for the PS1. The game that really defined the Stealth Action genre. It released in 1998, 11 years ago. It was a commercial success shipping over 6 million copies worldwide.

Gameplay: Perspective is in Bird's Eye view, unlike later Metal Gear Solid games. You try to complete your objective, trying not to be seen. You can be seen, but it just makes the game a lot harder. You can equip guns, goggles, rations which heal you, mine detectors, etc. There's just a whole arsenal of "stuff" you can equip. The boss-battles are epic as well.
Cutscenes are great, the graphics are just top-notch for this generation of video games. The voice acting is also perfect as well. As you move on, you will recieve CODEC(Radio) calls from your allies, these are some what like cutscenes, but they do not feature acting, just excellent voice work.

The story is very well done. The "bad" guys (I won't spoil the name for you") are trying to launch Metal Gear (Nuclear Robot, sort-of), and you're trying to destroy it, and save the world. Seen it a lot of times already in video games haven't you. Well, no you haven't. While your ultimate goal is trying to destroy Metal Gear, you'll face a lot of problems throughout the game.

There's also VR Missions. VR Missions is like a training ground, you try to get to the checkpoint without being seen. As you level up to harder levels, it gets more complicated. Some you gotta do it with a gun, some you don't. Some you can even walk fast because the ground is hard. But it's time consuming, and addicting to some people like me.

Like I said before, the graphics and voice actings is top-notch. Even some games in the current generation, won't feature voice workings like these.

Last words: You just gotta get this game, for $9.99 on the PS Store, it's a great package. It took me +20 hours to beat this game, and it's not even an RPG. That's just amazing, and a great deal. I actually don't have ANY complaints with this game, it's just an outstanding package!

Presentation: 10
Graphics: 9.5
Sound: 10
Gameplay: 10
Lifespan: 10
Overall: 9.7
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