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Do you?

No 30 22.56%
 
Yes 103 77.44%
 
Total:133

I love them ">.<"



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Hiku said:

When you lay down in tall grass, you're not supposed to see anything. That's part of what makes it nerve wrecking when an enemy approaches.

Having your view restricted by lying down in tall grass is one thing, standing in an empty room with 5 enemies and having to look at a radar instead of your actual environment to confirm they are standing 10 feet across from you (firing at you) is something completely different.  That's not a specific example, as I haven't played the game in years to be able to draw on an exact for instance, but it's a general description of something I remember being frustrated by when playing it back then. 

Taken from a review of Metal Gear Solid 2:

"limited because of the game's camera. It's not fun to chase and shoot at enemies off screen, but often that ends up being an effective method. Unless you're up against a wall, the camera is locked in an overhead view, so enemies that would be easily visible in reality are completely out of view here."



The first MGS is one the best games I've ever played.
It was truely next gen, with great innovations. Grafix, gameplay, artstyle, music and sound, characters, boss battles, voices, perfect.

About the rooms looking the same, its not a platformer or rpg where you travel through many regions and towns and dungeons.
Resident Evil is also a great classic and is played in one house.. and a garden.



''Hadouken!''

Baryonyx said:

1: The controls and the camera angles are bad at first, but when you get used to it, it's actually quite useful controller schemes.
2: The games are one of the best games i've played ( a lot of XB gamer's probably will say as usual: Noob, you haven't played enough games if you feel so )
3: I can't get enough of MGS, probably the only franchise i've played like 50 times in an amazing marathon!

Other than the xbox comment I completely agree. This franchise is just perfect the way it is and there isn't a thing I would change about the mechanics or storyline of the game. Theres literally nothing like it.



I enjoyed the first game immensely, but after the 2nd game I've continued to lose interest with each new one released :/

5 could definitely change my opinion though.



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When I picked up Metal Gear Solid 2 like ten years ago, I'd ask the same question as you. I could never get into the story for the life of me until a few years later. I didn't have many problems with the controls. Even as primitive as they are, I can still play properly with them most of the time because I familiarized with them. As others have mentioned, you're not supposed to see much while lying down on tall grass. The point of the game is to use your surroundings to your advantage and adapt to it.

I believe it's just that the genre evolved and going back to the archaic camera and controls is just so annoying. But they're not as bad as other games, so I try to make the most of it.



Mandalore76 said:
Hiku said:

When you lay down in tall grass, you're not supposed to see anything. That's part of what makes it nerve wrecking when an enemy approaches.

Having your view restricted by lying down in tall grass is one thing, standing in an empty room with 5 enemies and having to look at a radar instead of your actual environment to confirm they are standing 10 feet across from you (firing at you) is something completely different.  That's not a specific example, as I haven't played the game in years to be able to draw on an exact for instance, but it's a general description of something I remember being frustrated by when playing it back then. 

Taken from a review of Metal Gear Solid 2:

"limited because of the game's camera. It's not fun to chase and shoot at enemies off screen, but often that ends up being an effective method. Unless you're up against a wall, the camera is locked in an overhead view, so enemies that would be easily visible in reality are completely out of view here."

The radar has been more toned down starting from MGS3 and up compared to the first few games probably due to the camera being better. No longer being able to see the enemies field of view, or radar going out due to battery running out, etc.
You're not completely dependant on it any more.



Lol no



Lol no



I enjoyed all of them but I first played them when they first came out. I played through MGS1 a couple of years ago and completed it without having any trouble. Out of all the MGS games I would say MGS1 or MGS3 is my favorite, so maybe you should start with one of those. I would recommend starting with MGS1 since it has the worst graphics/controls and if you can trick yourself into believing you're still in the 90s then you may be able to find a way to enjoy the PS2 MGS games.