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Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel (PSP)
Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel (PSP)

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars They changed too much, 28 Sept. 2006
For me Metal Gear Solid is the best game ever made. I understand that they needed to cut some of the parts that were made for the game and not for the comic, but they changed the dialogue too. Snake appears as a different person, and that is bad. They didn't manage to capture the Shadow Moses feeling either.

On MGS games you always use the cicle as enter button and x as cancel button. When even that has changed it tells me that the crew that makes the real games didn't work much on this one. Hideo Kojima has showed many times that he is not able to say no. He should protect his baby better.

Anyway I just have to recommend everybody to play the original PS1 game. You can play it on a PS2, but you need a PS1 memory-card. The original story is amazing. If you still want to try this one and never played the original, keep in mind that you might be a Metal Gear Solid junkie even if you don't like this one.

There is some really nice looking artwork in there though.

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GameCube)
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GameCube)

4 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh, please!, 13 Aug. 2006
This could have been amazing. The original is the best game I've played so far. The story is the same in almost every way. There is just a few words that has been changed (and even here the original is better).

The big problem with this game is that the director (not Hideo Kojima) of the motion capture team wanted a wire-trick feel about everything. Snake is flying around doing backflips at every chance he gets. In the original he would just hide behind a corner, here he does a split jump and sticks to the roof!

The location of the enemies are almost identical. But what was perfect in the original does not work here because you have more options (first person shooting, hanging and dropping and such) so it becomes way to easy. Acetually the whole game (everything) becomes to easy.

So if you play on the hardest difficulty and skip all the freaky movies (you will miss the story, but if you played the original you know what is happening) you will have a little bit of fun with it. But it bears the name Metal Gear Solid, and that usually mean quality.

My advice is to play the original again. The dogtags and the graphics is not worth the pain of watching these cut scenes.

As a fan of Metal Gear Solid I am deeply offended by this game. But at least it is not quite as bad as Snakes Revenge though.

Command & Conquer: The First Decade (PC DVD)
Command & Conquer: The First Decade (PC DVD)
Offered by My Bay Hospice
Price: £41.53

27 of 47 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great games, bad version!, 15 Feb. 2006
It was a dream of mine to have the Command & Conquer games in a version that plays on my new computer (with Windows XP). This dream was crushed to pieces this week when I discovered that it had been made, but it was terrible. They haven't even taken the time to put the movie sequences for the Soviet campaign on the Red Alert game on the disc! I am telling you it is missing! When I read on the back of the box there was no mentioning that the games were not complete. Where is the rest of the game then?
I feel cheated since the entire point with buying this game was playing these games again.
So if you are interessted in Command & Conquer you have to buy the old games, format your hard drive and install DOS. That is what it takes. This collection box is not the way. Unless of course you are not interested in what you are doing on all the missions, and don't care if all the movies are missing.
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Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (Xbox)
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (Xbox)

4 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The xbox cant take it, 7 Nov. 2005
The game looks good, but it is "polluted" by slowdowns in certain areas. The video discs you collect during game play can not be played either. Every 5 seconds or so it jumps. It is not by far as scary as the original. It seems rather short as well, and there are very few pda's with voice messages. And if you find any, the only message will be "Oh! I'm so scared..." and then you can hear the person getting killed.
I retract one star for the lack of scariness, and I should probably retract two stars for the xbox not being able to play it. I dont think it is good acceptable that the game slows down on a console. If you play it on a PC it's of course your own fault; "Buy a faster computer!" On xbox you are stuck with it no matter what. Anyway, it's an id game and they should probably never let Microsofts greedy fingers touch it. I leave it three stars...
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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Offered by APE-GAMES
Price: £11.99

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Metal Gear Boss, 14 Jun. 2005
The previous Metal Gear games you were playing as Solid Snake in a near future environment. This time you are the original Snake which is the father of the clones. The setting is the hottest part of the cold war. The game starts right after the cuban missile thing and turns into an even more dangerous situation when a russian colonel starts making trouble for Krutchev.
Like the other games of the series the point is to stay hidden from your enemies. This time you are in the wild most of the time. You have to live of the land, eat to survive. Also you have to rely heavily on camouflage to stay invisible for the enemy soldiers. The CQC is also new. It stands for close quarter combat. It is a system developed for taking care of enemies when you are too close to use your fire arms efficiently.
For the graphics and sound this is the top of what a PS2 can do. The jungle looks and sounds alive. There are frogs, snakes, rabbits and rats crawling around on the ground and in the grass.
I think the difficulty on the stealth part of the game is to easy. Others play mostly for the boss fights so they are happy.
Metal Gear Solid is still my favourite game of all time. Not even this one can beat it. But it is the best game of the genre released lately.
There are some moments you just have to experience. Like when you sneak up on a random enemy soldier and grab him. You have to consentrate to push the button hard enough not to let go of him, but not so hard that you kill him. You can interrogate him, throw him on the ground, point your gun at him and make him turn over and put his hands on his head. Then you can leave him shaking beliveing that you are still there. Or if an enemy walks right by you when you are hidden in the grass. Maybe the distance is less than 2 feet and he would hear your heartbeats if it was you and not Snake who was there.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (Xbox)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (Xbox)
Offered by multimedia-online
Price: £14.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The classic shadow based stealth game., 8 May 2005
This is a true classic. You hide in the shadows and complete your mission without being detected. The lights in this game are beautifull, but they are your worst enemy. The graphics are far beyond what I expected from a game as old as this one.
There are negetive sides to the game as well. You have very few choises as to how to complete your mission. The doors you don't have to go through are only there for the looks. You cant even choose where to shoot someone to kill them. Only the headshot kills immediately. There is no point in trying to aim for the heart. Also the bodies you keep carrying around goes through walls if you put them to close.
Many reviewers put Metal Gear up against Splinter Cell. I think they are to different to compare against each other.
The story is good and the voicework is top notch. If you like stealth games and haven't tried it yet, go for it. But if you are looking for a shooter, I would recommend Doom instead.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox)
Offered by chilloutgames
Price: £9.40

7 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The stealth is gone, 3 May 2005
The first splinter cell has become a classic. This third game is trying to satisfy both the shooter fans and the sneaking fans. The alarm count stops at 4 and after that you can jump around in front of the surveilance cameras and nothing happens. Sometimes one lone guard comes to investigate, but he's no match for Sam. You dont even have to hide the bodies. And what is it about Splinter Cell and blood? When you cut someones throat you expect a red spray of blood to appear right? The cause of death is blood loss. But here there is no sign of blood at all.
Many reviewers complaint that many stealth games force you to use stealth. But what's the point of using stealth if you dont have to. The bear does not hide from the salmon when he hunts. The salmon does not pose any threat to the bear. But when one man is standing alone against a platoon of trained merceranies, he does not want to be noticed.
Also the "save wherever you want to" option kind of removes the tension from the previous titles. This point is also in disagreement from most other reviewers. You play a game for fun, not to get to the end as fast as possible. You are never nervous about being discovered if you just saved a few seconds ago.
I was expecting much more from this one. I give it one star extra for the graphics, which is top notch by the way.

Doom 3: Limited Collector's Edition (Xbox)
Doom 3: Limited Collector's Edition (Xbox)
Offered by Gateway Gaming
Price: £37.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you dont have a top computer..., 15 April 2005
When I played Doom3 on PC last year I thought my computer was the cream of the crap. However Doom was quite a challenge. I don't even think the best computers nowadays can play it on the high end configuration. The graphics on this game is almost ahead of its time. Now this collectors edition has come for xbox, and I had to get an xbox just to try it. The graphics are of course somewhat reduced, and the controls are a bit more clumsy with a joypad compared to the mouse and keyboard, but it's awesome anyway. The Xbox version has the advantage that the controller rumbles and draws you even more in to the action than with only scary sounds and visions.
For those that never played Doom, this is where the first person shooter kicked off 12 years ago. Make no mistake, this is Doom. You point and shoot. No advanced puzzles. Nothing but pure violence, blood and gore. The collectors edition includes the classic Doom games from the last decade.
Many complaint about the darkness of Doom3. That you can't use a flashlight and a rifle at the same time. I have even heard someone complaint in a public review that it is too bloody and messy. All of theese has not got the point in Doom3. It's supposed to scare you shitless. Nothing is as nervewracking as walking in to a really, really dark room with nothing but a flashlight in you hands. Then you have to ditch the light and grab the pump action shotgun when the deamons come leapin at you. When I think about it I don't think I would be able to fire a shotgun and use a flashlight at the same time, so why should this guy be able to do it? And complainting about blood and violence in Doom is somewhat a contradiction. However, this game is not suitable for children under 18, as stated on the cover.
The collectors edition also includes consept art, interviews, behind the scenes and so on. It comes in a metal cover that looks incredibly cool. The graphics are some of the best on xbox. Surround sound. Recommended for all Doomed fans. If you didn't play the classic Doom back when it was new you should probably go for the normal edition. Most of the extra value lies in two first Doom games. Since theese games are more than a decade old you will probably not think they are worth it.
So for new fps fans the regular edition and for old fps fans the collectors editon.

Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (PS2)
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (PS2)
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £3.52

3 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Way to many fatal bugs!, 31 Mar. 2005
From the start it looks promising. Then I discover that it sometimes varies in how light the environment is even it looks equally briht on the screen. Then one time I was knocking down a guard, after the first hit he turned to walk away, and after the second he went down. Guards are way too stupid! But what made me remove this game from my Playstation for good was that I put a knocked down guard close to a wall. In the next room someone saw the guards head stickin through the wall, and came running. He chrouched down and woke him up. I thought it was totally unacceptable in the first Splinter Cell, but I never experienced being affected by it, exept that it looks stupid when parts of a body goes through solid objects like walls.
There is no excuse! This works perfectly in Metal Gear Solid 2 form half a decade earlier. I would not recommend Pandora Tomorrow to anyone!
(This is acetually my first time ever to write a one star review)

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (PS2)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (PS2)
Offered by APE-GAMES
Price: £11.66

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it if you can!, 12 Jan. 2005
The question is not if you should get this game, the question is if you could. It's hard to get a hold of theese days.
The game includes Sons Of Liberty, Snake Tales which obviously has Snake as the main character, VR missions and a small scateboarding game. Also the Document Of Metal Gear Solid is included on a separate disc. Here you can see how the game was made.
As for the gameplay it is Tactical Espionage Action. Basically it means that you should try to stay hidden from your enemies. It is an extremely detailed game. After I had played it for a year or something I noticed a big crane in the ceiling of a room. It was a storage room so of course they had a crane to load the boxes, how would they otherwise get them there?
In the start it can be frustrating if you are not used to the "from the top and down view" but as soon as you can master the controls, and the corner view, you can see everywhere you want.
The music is made of Harry Gregson Williams. The same composer that made the soundtrack of The Rock and many other good movies. The sound is incredible too.
Sons of Liberty was a rather small game, but with theese additions you will be busy for a long time.
Everything is great about this game, but it is hard to get. Good luck trying to find it!

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