Metal Gear Solid VR Missions
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For those of you who couldn't quite get enough VR Training in Metal Gear Solid. VR Missions has over 300 additional training scenarios in which to hone your stealth skills. Not only will your sneaking ability be put to the test, but your wits will also come under fire, especially when you're trying to solve murder mysteries and other puzzles. Some missions even put you in the role of the Cyborg Ninja, complete with stealth camouflage--and just wait until you tackle the 50-foot Arctic-warfare trooper!
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Sure, I'm disappointed that this thing only packs new VR missions and not the "enhanced" MGS adventure that Konami released in japan. But live. Turns out many of the more than 300 missions here are pretty darn cool. The game'll certainly keep you busy for a while, but you have to plow through plenty of dull scenarios to get to the good stuff. The missions are spread among four tiers--sneaking, weapons, advanced and special missions--and I gotta say most of the stages in the first three tiers are kinda dull. They're mostly of the kill-all-the-targets or sneak-to-the-exit variety and are just minor variants of the original game's VR scenarios. It's the fourth tier of special missions that makes this game worthwhile. Standouts include the 10 mystery levels, which have you eyeballing clues and suspects to uncover the true killer. Heck, the game is nearly worth buying just for the final mystery mission itself. The puzzle missions are also among the game's best and have Snake doing some wacky stuff. Clearing everything grants you a few nifty rewards, including the ninja missions, which let you dice bad guys with MGS' enigmatic cyborg. You can also get up close and personal with Naomi Hunter and snap photos of her as she types, smiles and crosses and uncrosses her legs. Guess which photos we prefer.
Playing Metal Gear Solid training levels in the world of Tron was rather fun as a side thing in the original game; it surprises me that the no-story line minigame concept can survive as a game by itself. VR Missions is suited for fans of MGS only. If you didn't like MGS, you won't like this game. If you haven't played MGS yet, then make sure to play that first before trying this out (trust me...you'll appreciate this disc much more with MGS experience).
While it doesn't include all the enhancements that the Japanese Integral version had, VR Missions is still a solid game by itself. Anyone who got really good at MGS is going to dig all the new challenges that await you in the Puzzle, Mystery and Variety missions. This is basically a MGS expansion pack--letting you enjoy the VR mode of the first in whole new ways, some of which are pretty darn cool. A good weekend rental at the very least.
When I first heard VR Missions didn't have the actual game included I thought it was a waste of money. I was quite wrong. In addition to having that kick-ass "Metal Gear Solid" look and feel, VR Missions has a decidedly puzzle game flare--which is a good thing. As the levels progress, they get more difficult, more interesting and fun...sometimes even downright funny. Most gamers--and certainly fans of MGS--will dig this little disc for the right price.