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HD porting at its absolute finest,
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This review is from: Metal Gear Solid HD - Collection (PS3) (Video Game)
Kojima Productions and Bluepoint have done what is no less than an utterly stellar job at porting these modern classics, which is exactly what these titles deserve.
You get 3 of the most renowned MGS titles in this package, and all of them have been upscaled properly to HD, in true widescreen, and at 60fps with little to no lag whatsoever. All 3 of the titles subsequently are fluid and crystal-clear visually, with the audio proving similar.
Of course, that's not your proverbial lot. The version of MGS3 you get is effectively the much sought-after Subsistence release, meaning you're getting the improved 3D camera from MGS4, as well as both the original MSX Metal Gear titles. MGS3 in HD on its own would have been fairly sufficient to say the least, but the knowledge that you're getting the definitive version of the game is very reassuring indeed.
The biggest changes so far have come to Peace Walker. An excellent game in its own right on the PSP, for sure, but the enhanced controls and crisper visuals just push it up a few notches further. It's also currently the only title to support the hilariously-named Transfarring. At the moment, it allows you to transfer your PW save to-and-from your PSP and PS3; for example, I was able to start from almost exactly where I left off on my PSP copy of PW. The only hitch at the moment with this is that the Transfarred save won't automatically gain any trophies, even if you've completed those particular criteria already, but this makes sense considering. Presumably the functionality will extend to MGS2 and 3 also, when the forthcoming Vita version of MGS HD is released.
If you're a Metal Gear fan, you pretty much owe it to yourself to own this. It's the absolute pinnacle of what the Classics HD line should represent, providing an improved overall experience whilst keeping the feeling of the original games intact. And, if you think about it, you're technically getting 5 games.