is it too late to play mgs1?

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#1 grongo2
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Only metal gears I ever played are the ones on NES...I tried the MGS4 demo and thought ehhh this is OK...should I download the first one from PSN? Is it too late to go back to a game like this? Or just skip to 4?

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#2 kingdre
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You'll appreciate the plot of MGS4 more if you play the first 3.

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#3 JoKeR_421
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never to late to play any game
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#4 thebisonx
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It is never too late to play a classic game like MGS1.

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#5 UnknownElement4
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I agree, it's never too late. I completed MGS1 about a year ago. It was worth it, quite a good game.

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#6 supa_badman
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YES IT IS.

YOU'RE VERY LATE TO THE PARTY. :|

[spoiler] Nah, of course not, never too late to try a classic game. [/spoiler]

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#7 GramDubs
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the demo of mgs4 formed your opinion? WOW, anyways, forget the demo and buy the game, but first play mgs1-3, 3 and 4 are the best of them all, but 1-4 are the 4 best games i ever played

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#8 Denji
Member since 2003 • 12757 Posts

Yes! MGS1 has expired! It's rotten and won't load anymore! Just expired two weeks ago!:roll:

..seriously? What kind of question is this anyways..?? "Is it too late to play a game?" It's there! PLAY IT:lol:

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#9 GeneralHawx
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it's never too late to play a game :)
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#10 2Chalupas
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I never played this game when I had my PS1, but I bought the PS2 collection which includes the PS1 original.

The first one is a VERY,VERY aged game by today's standards, and I didn't really see it as a classic game after playing it. I'm sure in it's time it was great, but I don't see the recognition it gets now. I actually couldn't even really get into it just due to it being such a dated game. Of course I really didn't care for the PS2 games either, most people think those are greatest PS2 games but I thought they were miserable.

20+ minute cutscenes of nonsense, sprinkled around a merely average gameplay. The latter iterations of this game are as much "movie" as they are game. That would be great if the movie wasn't so terrible.

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#11 Denji
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I never played this game when I had my PS1, but I bought the PS2 collection which includes the PS1 original.

The first one is a VERY,VERY aged game by today's standards, and I didn't really see it as a classic game after playing it. I'm sure in it's time it was great, but I don't see the recognition it gets now. I actually couldn't even really get into it just due to it being such a dated game. Of course I really didn't care for the PS2 games either, most people think those are greatest PS2 games but I thought they were miserable.

20+ minute cutscenes of nonsense, sprinkled around a merely average gameplay. The latter iterations of this game are as much "movie" as they are game. That would be great if the movie wasn't so terrible.

2Chalupas

Oh yeah, it's aged. There's no doubt about that. You'd have to be a real fan to get it or "started" with MGS1.

But yeah, Metal Gear really is a "love it or hate it" type of game/franchise. I personally liked the story telling and all that. But I've always been for the twists and "how deep does it go" conspiracies anyways. So this was kinda "down my alley". But I like how things are over exaggerated sometimes in Metal Gear and liked the long cutscenes that drove the story forward. To me, Metal Gear is really about the story experience.

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#12 funsohng
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if you can, play Twin Snake rather than the original. The remake is so much more user-friendly, and although cutscenes are redone and sometimes look ridiculous, it's pretty cool watching them. And other than that, everything in the game feels so much better.
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#13 CleanNJerk
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You will never beat Grey Fox in this day and age...

It's like asking if it's to late to be a fan of Queen, they are a classic band just as this is a classic game.

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#14 VALikimlav
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[QUOTE="funsohng"]if you can, play Twin Snake rather than the original. The remake is so much more user-friendly, and although cutscenes are redone and sometimes look ridiculous, it's pretty cool watching them. And other than that, everything in the game feels so much better.

Yes, do this. The graphics look like MGS2.
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#15 SaudiFury
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based on the title i will respond with a joke.

*Ahem*

Why yes.. it is too late. Kojima had each copy, both hard and digital self detonate on New Years Eve 2009... sorry bro... looks like you msised the show.

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#16 -ColinR-
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Beleive me it is never too late to play this game. It's a classic and if you like it, get MGS2 and MGS3 to better understand the story.

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#17 Venom_Raptor
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I can't go back to old games, but if you want to

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#18 studster007
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I actually thought MGS1 held up pretty well especially considering how long ago it was released. Sure the graphics are REALLY blocky, which kind of takes away from the experience, the gameplay is solid as ever. I highly recommend you play it

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#19 bloodling
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It's too late, I'm sorry, we stopped serving breakfast but we are on lunch menu now.

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#20 gamer082009
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Graphic wise it's too late to go back, but it being a classic that leaves memories in your gaming head for years, I'd say go for it.
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#21 brickdoctor
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It's not too late, but it won't probably have the same effect as it did when it came out (it's very dated.) But if you play through the first three, MGS4 will be much more enjoyable.

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#22 big_boss1988
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Only metal gears I ever played are the ones on NES...I tried the MGS4 demo and thought ehhh this is OK...should I download the first one from PSN? Is it too late to go back to a game like this? Or just skip to 4?

grongo2

its never too late.

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#23 Ripcurl530
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I actually thought MGS1 held up pretty well especially considering how long ago it was released. Sure the graphics are REALLY blocky, which kind of takes away from the experience, the gameplay is solid as ever. I highly recommend you play it

studster007

Totally agreed. The graphics are blocky, but the atmosphere, music and voice acting make you completely forget about the ps1 graphics. Honestly, that 2-d pixelated texture that is supposed to be Snake's face conveys more emotion than some modern games could hope to. Overall, the feel of this game is what makes it a classic. It's truly and adventure you've got to experience. Also, the gameplay is drastically different than the later entries because there isn't a focus on first-person aiming. For me the series is ranked:

1. MGS1 and MGS4

2. MGS3

3. MGS2

You'll definitely want to experience this one!

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#24 shaunchgo
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Why would it be too late to play a game?
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#25 grongo2
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Well I got it and so far its taking some time figuring out the controls but I think I'm gonna like it. Now I'm just wondering how to get 2 and 3...what's the deal with Sony putting PS2 material on the PSN? (My PS3 is not backwards compatable, lame).

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#26 Laxer04
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its never too late to play a game, but you may have a hard time getting used to the outdated graphics. if you have a gamecube or wii, get twin snakes. it is mgs1 with mgs2 graphics and gameplay. the best metal gear game imo

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#27 kris9031998
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I never played 1-3 and i STILL loved 4.

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#28 SuperLuigi65
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A friend of mine said it's best to play the other ones before number 4, because you'll probably have trouble understanding things completely without the backstory. The first one is not amazing, but it is part of the plot, so play it.
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#29 EpiphoneMan2008
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You'll appreciate the plot of MGS4 more if you play the first 3.

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#30 jay_rock_
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Its never too late why ask this anyways lol but umm yes MGS1 is a good game too start because its that good,but play the PS1 version because twin snakes sucks bad its nothing like the PS1 version even Kojima said he hated alot..

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#31 pete_merlin
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Only metal gears I ever played are the ones on NES...I tried the MGS4 demo and thought ehhh this is OK...should I download the first one from PSN? Is it too late to go back to a game like this? Or just skip to 4?

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Its never too late to experience a classic.
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#32 crashndash
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i had memories of my brother playing mgs1 and 2 so i decided to play it from the start and i did not regret a single momentof it, its never to late
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#33 Sokol4ever
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It's never to late to experience MGS franchise. Play 1-3 and then play the forth one. Don't forget the Peace Walker on PSP is almost here. :)