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Metal Gear Solid (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  Jason Lee (11)
Written on  :  Apr 09, 2001
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

A game, a hero and the save the world plot get a hellava lot better.

The Good

The *yawn* save the world story. Its old. Giant tomatoes, computer and biological viruses, a 100-story tall lizard, and the Russians and/or Nazi's. But this it's a new thang. Save the world from... terrorists ? In Alaska ? With real live (or almost there) techologies and weapons? You mean it could happen? Yup. You'll find it all in MGS.

Your character Solid Snake, is a well developed, ass-kickin' , sneaky sonofabitch, who's been retired and was rehired by the US government to kick terroist ass.

All and all the gameplay is excellent. The weapons ( SOCOM , the Famas, C4, Claymores and the PSG-1, just to name a few) Are easy to handle and are totally apporpiarte for many boss fights. The story , complete with in-game FMV is solid and riviting, qualites you find in books, not games.

The Bad

You're unable to hold an item in one hand and wear another item , it's either one or the other.

Inablity to kill the dogs.

Hal Emmerich is a wussy.

The Bottom Line

A playable novel.