Metal Gear Solid

released on Sep 03, 1998

Metal Gear Solid is a stealth game created by Hideo Kojima which follows the MSX2 video games Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. Despite a transition to 3D, Metal Gear Solid's gameplay remains similar to his predecessors. The game utilizes a traditional top-down view and the player must navigate the protagonist Solid Snake through the game's areas without being detected. Detection will set off an alarm which draws armed enemies to his location. Conversations with Snake's allies and cutscenes are used extensively to advance the plot and gain more insight into it. Metal Gear Solid is regarded as one of the greatest and most important video games of all time, and helped popularize the stealth genre and in-engine cinematic cutscenes.

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After the first two this is such a breath of fresh air.
The only issues i have with this game are due to it having ps1 game design sometimes, but it’s easy to ignore when the rest of the game is really good

It's a weird experience to play something that you've heard so much about for the first time. Especially when you have no expectations, only the knowledge of how influential it is. It's not a perfect game, but it does feel transcendent to the medium of video games. Kojima has famously gone on record about how much he loves film, and this really does feel like the first time that a game was able to emulate the qualities that make movies so great. It's flashy, it's goofy, it's over the top, it's dramatic, it's iconic. It's Metal Gear Solid.
I loved my time with it. It does some weird meta stuff (which I'm sure was mind blowing at the time), but it doesn't really hit me hard. It has a wacky story, told via SO MUCH exposition. It really makes me appreciate games that try to tell their story through their gameplay. The gameplay is well crafted, but it's hindered by it's control scheme and weird boss designs. You can find all sorts of stuff to nit-pick if you really try. None of this really effected how I felt by the end though, so I won't hamper on about it.
MGS is a game that's more than the sum of its parts. I loved it, and I don't have much to say beyond that. At least not much to say that hasn't already been said.

The fight between Snake and Gray Fox is the coolest shit ever

Played as apart of the MGS Collection on the Switch. Really liked it, though it hasn't aged the best. Loved Kojima's goofy ass dialogue in this.

The best MGS game, it has the best story and the most interesting gameplay, it aged poorly. i wish they remake this instead of MGS3