Iím one of those people who, when it comes to gaming, tends to stay forever behind the times, often checking out major hits months or years after their initial release. This was especially true in the early days of Playstation where, during my childhood, I couldnít keep up with all the gaming news. I also only had access to a small selection of games, the majority of which wouldnít have been considered hits during their day. Thatís why, years later, when I first heard all the hype and nostalgic reminiscing about Metal Gear Solid, I just had to see what all the fuss was about. And, wellÖ I have to admit that I wasnít disappointed. I was quite taken aback by the story and cinematic effects. I was impressed with the intense boss fights as well as the significance of stealth and the difficulty involved with executing it. But that doesnít mean thereís anything wrong with the game, and Iím not going to give it the perfect score so many people think it deserves.
Several lengthy opening sequences and an extensive Codec (a kind of ear-implanted radio) conversation later, you learn that one-man-army Solid Snake has been coerced into coming out of an early retirement. The military has sent him to a nuclear storage facility located on Shadow Moses Island in Alaska that has been occupied by a terrorist organization consisting of members of Special Forces group FOX-HOUND. There he must rescue two hostages taken by these terrorists as well as investigate their nuclear capabilities. Should he fail, this elite group will launch a nuclear strike against the world using a new, highly developed weapon.
Community review by wolfqueen001 (April 29, 2018)
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