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Cyberpunk Review » Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty
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Comments

August 5, 2006

SFAM said:

Hi DannyV, nice review - looks like I really need to get into this series.

February 22, 2008

Marc Mac said:

Thanks SFAM, for spotlighting this game (and Solid 1).

I love the hell out of this game. I know that some like to bash it for numerous flaws, but it is such an incredible gameplaying experience. I remember showing my friend the game on his large-screen TV (it had to be a 50-incher, at least!) and it felt like we were playing–and watching–an action film.

Kojima and his crew (including ace artist Yoji Shinkawa)–what else can be said except that they are amazing game creators, second to none?

The best version of the game is the “Substance” version, with loads of extras. And there is also “The Document of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty” which is a special DVD that gives you EVERYTHING you need to know about the making of the game (including a couple of playable levels). It’s a little hard to find, but it is worth it.

One more thing…I have the X-Box version of MGS2, and while there is some slowdown (at the beginning, in the rain), it isn’t all that bad! The game itself pretty much rules.

July 2, 2008

Tyger said:

A very fair and unbiased review of the game! I’m actually very surprised at this. In the past I have heard countless fans of the first game bash the second game for so many reasons: The story’s too confusing; It’s the same game as the first one; Snake’s not the main character; Bawwwwwww, etc.

What bothers me most about the fans’ reactions is honestly the way people view Raiden. I understand that the reason Kojima came up with the character Raiden was mostly because they conducted a poll of underage females and they were putoff by a scary old man as the main character (Solid Snake), so they deemed Raiden a friendlier and less masculine protagonist. I have to say, no kudos go to the reasons for Raiden being created, but they managed to take something as gratuitous as marketing and actually turn him into a character with an amazing amount of depth and backstory, a fact that people ignore all too easily.

The fact is, Metal Gear Solid 2, while confusing at times (and seemingly convoluted, admittedly) had a wonderful story and was a wonderful game. It is my favorite part of my favorite series, and I am just happy to see someone actually give a rational opinion of what is an extremely under rated (maybe sometimes overrated?) video game!

September 26, 2008

aselas said:

any one help i get plack screen when istart to play

March 12, 2009

kobra said:

I saw this post 3 days ago, and thanks to it i bought it. It’s one of the most detailed, dynamic, puzzling, fantastic, original and innovative games i’ve ever played. Oh, and IT’S NOT OVERRATED, Tyger, it’s as great as it seems. XD

PS: Is there a review of MGS4?

November 17, 2009

Skrýmir said:

Looks like i’m alittle over a year too late for my response but, I completely disagree with this and Tyger’s comment. While this game had Cyberpunk ideas Kojima is an arrogant psuedo-intellectual and This game shows that. His writing style is utter crap in this game, not because the plot is confusing, it’s because he decided to explore so many ideas and not mold them together properly, making the plot incoherant. The gameplay was dated as was proven by a miriad of stealth games that had come out just before it. Raiden was the Japanese answer their emasculated Techy/Emopop culture that they’ve embraced. While Snake was still a great character, and I liked Raiden’s backstory being the little wimp he was, I still can’t agree with a 9, maybe a 7. I’d give torturing Emma a 10 though.

December 31, 2009

horde guide said:

I got a black screen too. Back to powerleveling my rogue untill can figure out what I am doing wrong. I would love to rate this game, but first I must get it working.

Chris

January 18, 2010

rouge leveling guide said:

Chris I thought I had the same problem; tried it again and it worked.

Andy

Sorry Chris, I hit the return key to early. Try a re-install and you should be good to go.

Andy

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