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The idea was taken from the webpage Sushimonster85, after they themselves ranked from worst to best the Metal Gear games.

So I'd say, why not? Considering Phantom Pain is among us, let's do the same. I'm curious about how you guys put the games!

 

From worst to best:

(I won't mention Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, Ac!d, Ghost Babel and Portable Ops games because I haven't played them)

 

PEACE WALKER:

 

Unfortunately, the worst Metal Gear Solid game, for me. It was crowded with too many forced distractions that eventually hurted the main game. I'm not fond of having to do the same mission seven times in order to make the story progress, but hey.

On the side note, it has tight gameplay and some amazing sequences.

 

· METAL GEAR SOLID 5: GROUND ZEROES

 

Not much to say here. Interesting prologue cut short way too quick. I like the gameplay, though the "reflex" thingy makes everything 1000% easier (thank god you can deactivate it).
It is a taste of the good things that'll come.

 

METAL GEAR SOLID 4:

 

Metal Gear Solid 4 is an amazing game. For me, one of the best PS3 games to date, and what's more, probably one of the most beautiful console games to date, too. My problem with MGS4 comes from the fact that I consider it to be both the best and worst game on the franchise: it excells on the good, "solid" (heh) things of what the franchise does right, but then takes the worst things of the franchise to another level.

Chapter three is a waste, which is a shame. But chapter four was really memorable.

 

· METAL GEAR SOLID 3:

 

Ahhh, such a great game. It has some truly remarkable boss fights. The story was nice, even though I don't really like Big Boss much, but it's always good to know about the past of one of the biggest antagonists in the franchise, especially in what I think it's the longest game of the franchise, Peace Walker aside.

Having to change camo every now and then made me rage, though. It break the flow, at times, way too much.

 

· METAL GEAR SOLID

 

A timeless classic. 3D Solid Snake. Mind-reading fuckers. Sniper Wolf. Fistfight on top of a Metal Gear. Soundtrack. Choices.

This is one hell of a gem. Amazing game.

 

 

· METAL GEAR SOLID 2:

 

The pinnacle of the franchise for me. A superb, complex plot with some meta-philosophies behind it. Interesting evolution of the gameplay precedents set by Metal Gear Solid 1, which makes everything bigger and better. Again, the soundtrack. The absurd amount of tiny details that can be seen everywhere.  Some memorable bosses (others...not so much).

It might lack that "fresh" appeal that Metal Gear Solid 1 has, and it's a shame that some content wast lost in translation, but for me, one of my favourite games ever.



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For me personally:

1) MGS4
2) Peace Walker
3) MGS3
4) MGS2
5) Portable Ops
6) MGS2

I'm not going to rate GZ, and if I was speaking objectively from a pure gameplay perspective it would be Peace Walker as #1. Otherwise for me MGS4 is my MVP. Just so damn good....



Prediction for console Lifetime sales:

Wii:100-120 million, PS3:80-110 million, 360:70-100 million

[Prediction Made 11/5/2009]

3DS: 65m, PSV: 22m, Wii U: 18-22m, PS4: 80-120m, X1: 35-55m

I gauruntee the PS5 comes out after only 5-6 years after the launch of the PS4.

[Prediction Made 6/18/2014]

I don't understand why people like MGS2 so much.

Also, where is the review thread?



 

                          

 

iceboy151 said:
I don't understand why people like MGS2 so much


Why not?



Well, I'll rank the mainline Solid games as they were the ones I've played.

1. Metal Gear Solid 3
2. Metal Gear Solid
3. Metal Gear Solid 4
4. Metal Gear Solid 2

While 3 is definitely my favorite and 2 is definitely the "less good" game ('cause it's not bad, won't call it worse XP), 1 and 4 put quite a fight between each other, with 4 even having stuff from 1, and actually a piece of that game, both were also great games for their time but I think 1 has such a great amount of thought put in everything that it deserves to be over 4.

Just to get a somewhat better idea it would be kinda like this:

3 >> 1 > 4 >>> 2



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#8: Portable Ops. Absolutely insipid plot, not letting the Boss rest as a story element, and pretty boring game design.

#7: Peace Walker. Basically the above, with a slightly less insipid story. Base building mechanic was cool though.

#6: MGS4. There's a lot in MGS4 that's done well, but it's undermined by some unforgivably long cutscenes and some really bland gameplay sections.

#5: Ground Zeroes. More of a demo than anything, I suppose, but the gameplay is by far the series' best. Price tag's a bit of a sticking point. Buy digital for last gen and it's all right.

#4: MGS1: A very good game at its time of release that has aged pretty poorly.

#3: MGS2: A very good game at its time of release that has aged pretty poorly, but also has some cool sub themes explored in the background.

#2: Revengeance: Possibly the only Metal Gear game that hasn't let its story get in the way of its gameplay. Rising is fun, intense, and incredibly silly. Wish it would allow for on the fly weapon switching, though.

#1: MGS3: Arguably one of the best endings of all time. I do wish someone would remake it and fix a few of my quibbles, such as having to pause the game to change camo/heal yourself, but meh. As it stands, it's the only game I can look to in the series that's managed to keep a fairly serious story together well while still mostly holding up to this day in the gameplay department.



Here are mine, from worst to best:

6. MGS Ground Zeroes
5. MGS2 Sons of Liberty
4. MGS4 Guns of the Patriots
3. MGS Peace Walker
2. MGS
1.  MGS3 Snake Eater

I really cannot rank this list to set which one I dislike the most, since I like them all.



Seems like MGS 5 PP will be ranking high in our lists soon enough



I'll never understand how anyone can rank mgs2 so high, it may not be the worst but it is far, far from the best. Its story is contrived, convoluted bullshit even for a mgs game, bringing in the most egregious plot points in the series' lore--which is saying a whole fucking lot--and it introduces the worst character in mgs with raiden, yes, even worse than dirty duck and his dumbass boomerangs.

That's not to say it was all bad, everything on the tanker was perfect, I enjoyed collecting all the dog tags and the gameplay was still top notch with some of the better boss fights in mgs, but the overall package is lacking.



(best to worse)
MGS3
MGS4
MGS1
MGS2
PW
GZ