Your allies and superiors speak to you via a cool, implanted radio, monitoring your progress, offering tips--but failing to give you the full story. The combination of a mysterious and engaging plot and high in-game tension makes this a thrilling ride. Campy humour also abounds as you rescue beautiful women, verbally spar with your allies and blow up enemies in the bathroom. A user-friendly control interface allows for sniping, hiding, crawling and running, and the graphics leave nothing to be desired. If you like espionage, spy movies, or just want to own and play a piece of gaming history, then this is a must-have. Metal Gear Solid is one of the all-time greats. Game tip: Secretly attach plastic explosives behind an enemy, sneak out of the room, and see what happens. --Allen Stewart
Even now Metal Gear Solid has it all - the perfect storyline, the perfect look, the perfect feel. When I say 'feel' I mean you, the player, are treated like the lead character - not some dull repetative option from a menu. Other game characters refer to you in your real life situation, for example Ocelot demanding you don't try use a quick-fire pad to cheat, or Mantis offering to confuse your memory cards.
Play MGS and you'll know what I'm talking about, you cannot class it in a league with any other game. It's really that good. After I got well into the game I got personally interested in the storyline - a play on real life tragic projects and what could happen to the world if ruled by such underground powers. I wouldn't hate to spoil the whole story in this one review for you but it's filled with twists and turns at the most unusual but appreciated points.
The game hides morals for us all, again, the storyline isn't comparable to anything else. Anyone who cannot relate to my words hasn't played the game to it's full intent, perhaps I haven't played it to it's full intent. Perhaps you should get your hands on a copy and see what I'm talking about! You'll be glad you did.
Now that was the bad things about Metal Gear Solid. The good things are just to many to point out here, try it yourselves. Some people think this game is like Doom or Quake, and they start running around shooting people. They are discovered by the enemy and they die. This happens over and over again. Bad game right? Or bad player. This game is something called Tactical Espionage Action. You are not supposed to be discovered. Think about it, you are all alone in the enemy territory, and you have nothing but a scope and a pack of cigarettes. You do not want the enemy to see you. That my friends, are the ingenious point of the game. Then of course you will get a heart attack every time you are discovered.
The story is great, and the entire game is made so that it feels kind of like a movie, and you are in it. "In China they say: "You have to cross the river before you tell the crocodile that he has bad breath."" Buy this game and find out what it means, you will not be disappointed.
if you do not own this game, please buy it.
thats all there is to be said.
The basic structure of the character of Solid Snake infiltrating a terrorist stronghold, fighting an array of weird and wonderful characters along the way and receiving help over the transmission device in his ear works so well that it has barely changed in any of the other metal gear games.
The graphics may look a little crude compared to the playstation 2 games, but are still impressive enough for a playstation game and do the job perfectly. I would recommend the game to anyone, even if they have played the later games. It will at least make the plot of metal gear solid 2 make a little more sense.