More Metal Gear Solid Retrospective

Here's the fourth part of GameTrailers Metal Gear Solid retrospective, which focuses on Metal Gear Solid 3 and touches on Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops—two of the less successful MGS games.

The Metal Gear Retrospective [GameTrailers]

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DarthTigris
Darth Tigris

@fearing:

Truly. People take it so personal. Sales of 3.7 million for MGS3 are FAR from bad. But it sold the least amount than any of its predecessors during a time that the PS2 install base was FAR larger than when the others came out. That's why it's considered less successful. It's a fact, not an opinion.

That being said, I still feel its the best in the series bar none.

For those that think MGS4 will sell record numbers, though, I think you're going to be disappointed. As impressive as Halo 3 sales have been, they are less than Halo 2. There is something to be said for the size of console base and the PS3's is too small for this game to outsell MGS2. Maybe, though, it'll sneak past MGS3 by selling 4 million. Maybe.

@jun581:

Simply put, The Boss is arguably the best game character ever. You don't realize it until the end (the vid above did her character NOTHING), but when it hits it hits hard (yes, I teared up, so sue me). Its obvious that Big Boss didn't share the same spirit of loyalty and sacrifice that left his mentor in an unmarked grave and a undeserved sullied reputation. He didn't want to end up that way. I imagine this will be explored more in MGS4 (who knows when I'll play; no PS3 and sooooo poor ...), as its supposed to answer ALL of the lingering questions.