Games To Try Before You Die: Metal Gear Solid (PSX)
When I was growing up, I played a lot more Nintendo 64. Now my brother on the other hand had a Playstation. To me at the time, the graphics looked all pixelated, blockey, and whatever. Nintendo 64 seemed so much better to me! Nintendo 64 however, lacked a lot of amazing titles. Games like Final Fantasy, Crash Bandicoot, Resident Evil, were all on Playstation. One game though really impressed the heck out me though, was Metal Gear Solid.
What: Metal Gear Solid is a continuation of the Metal Gear Series. You play as Solid Snake, sent on a mission to take out a terrorist organization who plan to launch a nuclear attack if there demands are not met. The story line starts to unfold with tons of plot twist, compelling storyline, and amazing cinematic sequences.
Why: This game is the definition of STEALTH GAMING! This game awards you for not taking out everyone, but hiding and not getting caught. Sound’s boring? Well it’s not….this game was and is amazing! So good that it got a remake for the Gamecube as “Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes.” Hideo Kojima (the creator of the series) hit the nail on the head with this one. It impressed me so much because while I watched my brother play this game, I thought I was watching a movie. There is a love story, crazy action scenes, and a narrative that is extremely good. This is a game that no person should ignore. It’s just good….no matter what form it is in.