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Can somebody explain the Metal Gear Solid series to me?

by noiseredux Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:09 pm

Ok, so I'm really not that versed in the series. I'm familiar with Metal Gear on the NES. And then I know MGS on PS1. I know MGS on GBC and Twin Snakes on GameCube.

but I'm confused on the other games... why is there multiple titles for the same numeral entry in the series?

MGS 2: Sons Of Liberty
MGS 2: Substance

MGS 3: Snake Eater
MGS 3: Subsistence

so what's the deal? Are the two MGS2's different games? Or... ?
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Re: Can somebody explain the Metal Gear Solid series to me?

by dsheinem Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:15 pm

noiseredux wrote:Ok, so I'm really not that versed in the series. I'm familiar with Metal Gear on the NES. And then I know MGS on PS1. I know MGS on GBC and Twin Snakes on GameCube.

but I'm confused on the other games... why is there multiple titles for the same numeral entry in the series?

MGS 2: Sons Of Liberty
MGS 2: Substance

MGS 3: Snake Eater
MGS 3: Subsistence

so what's the deal? Are the two MGS2's different games? Or... ?


Substance and Subsistence are updated, enhanced versions of Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater.

Sorta like a SUPER Street Fighter game
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Re: Can somebody explain the Metal Gear Solid series to me?

by jfrost Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:16 pm

Substance and Subsistence are the "definitive" versions of each game. Substance has extra modes, training missions, a few new story missions and the PS2 version even has a skate minigame. Subsistence also has a few extras and you can move the camera, which is the best part.
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Re: Can somebody explain the Metal Gear Solid series to me?

by noiseredux Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:18 pm

ah ok. Just confusing to change the subtitles. Thanks guys.
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Re: Can somebody explain the Metal Gear Solid series to me?

by Bradtemple87 Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:36 pm

jfrost wrote:Substance and Subsistence are the "definitive" versions of each game. Substance has extra modes, training missions, a few new story missions and the PS2 version even has a skate minigame. Subsistence also has a few extras and you can move the camera, which is the best part.


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Re: Can somebody explain the Metal Gear Solid series to me?

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Re: Can somebody explain the Metal Gear Solid series to me?

by GamerMON Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:23 am

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Re: Can somebody explain the Metal Gear Solid series to me?

by AppleQueso Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:25 am

also Twin Snakes is a remake of the ps1 game, and the GBC one is great but non-canon.
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Re: Can somebody explain the Metal Gear Solid series to me?

by eSPy Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:47 am

would be worth listinin to Ep 43 of retronauts as they discuss the series in depth.

http://download.gamevideos.com/Podcasts ... 060508.mp3
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Re: Can somebody explain the Metal Gear Solid series to me?

by CRTGAMER Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:14 am

Definitely look for the Substance and Subsistance versions.
I think its the same SKU used at Gamestop!

Another one to grab: the elusive PS2 Document of Metal Gear, great stuff!

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