Gaming Regrets [ COMIC ]

I had to double check before I commented on this. I own Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection which contains Metal Gear Solid for the PSOne, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance for the PS2 and Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence for the PS2 as well. I also own Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes for the Gamecube. I have never played more than 5 minutes of the first level of the original Metal Gear Solid and that was many, MANY years ago. This is comic is me in a nutshell.

source: Me/IN/GAME


  • MaddoxFan

    I played Metal Gear Solid years after the release and never felt that I’d missed something. It was outright boring. Interactive movie, nearly worse than Assassin’s Creed: Just push a button and run straight ahead.

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    • Yue

      The “first” game on the original Playstation wasn’t like that though. It was less a movie and more a game, while I admit the storyline was forgettable at best, the gameplay itself was pretty good.

      • MarkSWH

        Yeah, the stealthing was like a dance between you and the guards. Kinda zen-like in some aspects.

  • Alpha

    This comic doesn’t really make much sense. Metal Gear Solid is widely regarded as one of the best video game series of all time. Angry Birds is widely regarded as kind of ok. To say that anyone will look back in some years’ time and say “Man, remember Angry Birds? That game was a classic.” is kind of silly and comparing its potential legacy to that of Metal Gear Solid is almost insulting.

  • Triaxx2

    I never enjoyed the Solid Series as much as I did the old top down ones on the NES. Solid couldn’t seem to decide if it wanted to be stealthy or actiony and it ended up just being kind of unimpressive.

  • Jarntazecht

    THIS IS ME TO THE FULLEST. I like to start with the first game in every series, regardless of whether or not the sequels are connected. And despite having a PS3 I find myself playing PS1 and PS2 games (or even NES games if it goes back far enough) just to catch up with a series, since a lot of titles are sequels. So I’m kinda missing out on the ones that started on the hi-def systems like Assassin’s Creed or Bioshock. And I always get the fear that by the time I start playing them, they’ll be as old as the PS1/PS2 games are right now.

    • lazerlow

      I’m the same way, at first I would play through a series just for the storyline but now I’ll play to see how gameplay evolved (or devolved) over time. Devolving is always interesting and I try to investigate why, usually someone who worked on the series leaves or a new publisher gets involved or it’s just that era (mandatory stealth sections for everyone! instant failure if you’re discovered!)

      As far as Bioshock or AssCreed, if you have a PS3 both games have compilation discs for around $30.

    • OH YEAH, I do also own Metal Gear for the NES and Snake’s Revenge too, even though it’s not canonical.

  • Hozz101

    I, like many others, played Fallout 3 first. Recently I went back and played fallout one. While I can say I’m glad it started the whole thing, I could have gone without playing it. Some games are just that way. When you play the newest, the older and unfortunate mechanics/interfaces can cause a lot of problems when you’re too used to modern mechanics.