Summary: I have been waiting quite a while for this game to come out. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was without a doubt one of the WORST games I have ever played. It almost killed the entire Metel Gear franchise for me. When I first heard about Peace Walker I thought I'd give it a try. Much to my relief it is a real good game. The setting is great. The jungles reminded me of Snake Eater, one of the best Metal Gear games. The plot is well written and script well acted.
Summary: I read that the boss battles are so difficult in this game that you are encouraged to play them (co-op) with the help of a friend, but I was able to complete all 33 main missions without help and I'm not the greatest gamer. But I am no stranger to MGS and have played all the games, I even bought a gamecube just to play Twin Snakes, and I think this game is a great addition but possibly not the most accessible.
Summary: I would highly recommend getting the PS3 version rather than the PSP version. Even though Konami did an amazing job packing the complicated controls of an MGS game into the limited amount of buttons on the PSP, it's still hard on the hands for a lot of people. The other major reason being that it doesn't have internet capability, so if you want to participate in Peace Walker's AMAZING multiplayer, you have to have someone else nearby with a PSP and another copy of the...
Summary: It's a great entry in the series in terms of story, graphics, and gameplay, however--and this is a BIG however--the game suffers from constant gameplay interruptions. And I'm not talking about long cut scenes (I love those!), I'm talking about how the missions are too short, and there is WAYYYY too much micro-managing between said short missions. It's really quite annoying. It's all relatively optional, but it really throws the overall experience off for me.
Summary: The wonderful world of Metal Gear Solid brought to the handheld. This we quite a strong rendition of the Metal Gear narrative to the post Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The game was addicting and wonderfully fun on the small screen and holds quite a candle to the large budget of the mainstay series.