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Game Title : METAL GEAR ACID 2
Firmware Required : PSP Firmware 2.00 (JP)
PSP Firmware 2.60 (US)
Game Description : The Metal Gear Acid series is a cel-shaded/strategy spin-off of the hugely popular Metal Gear series. It utilizes a turned-based strategy system with an added card system to create a more complex and challenging gameplay experience.
Number Of Players : 1
Genre : Turn-based strategy
Retail Price : $29.99 US
Graphics : 8.5/10
Sound : 8.5/10
Controls : 9.0/10
Gameplay : 9.0/10
Overall : 8.8/10
Metal Gear Acid 2 may not be for the veterans of the Metal gear series, but to the strategy fans this is a welcome addition to your gaming collection. The new graphic style for the MGA series gives it a more distinct and settling feel, helping it differentiate from the hardcore series. Also giving a more 3D looking (as if it was popping out of the screen) the game designer, Shinta Nojiri, added a viewing peripheral called the SOL!D EYE. Though it is a nifty gimmick, it’s also capable of giving you a headache within seconds, so it turns out the gimmick is somewhat useless.
This game can also last you a long time. There are tons of options such as the “arena” mode where you fight multiple boss battles in a row, there is also 500 cards to collect and an awesome extra mode where you complete extra missions in which you are given a certain deck of cards or hand of cards and are pit into a situation where you must wisely use said given cards in a way as if you were solving a puzzle. The campaign mode can also last 20+ hours, plus it gives you reason to play through it again.
The musical score and sound effects in this game are quite pleasing. Though the music isn’t anything too incredible to listen to until later in the game, it’s still reason enough to keep the sound on and keep you entertained.
Overall this game is one of the best strategy games you can find on the PSP if not the best, and is perfect for any strategy fans. As for Metal Gear fans, it might not be your cup of tea, but it does refer to a lot of the other games in the series. So if it sounds like the right type of game (tons of modes, collectables and replay value with an excellent turn-based strategy gameplay system) I highly recommend you pick this up!
Last edited by finalfantasyxii; 07-31-2007 at 09:19 PM.
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