Until I played Journey, I'm almost embarrassed to say that my game of 2012 so far was a HD remake of an eight year old game: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Have any of you guys managed to pick up the MGS HD Collection yet? How did you find it?
So far I've played a fair amount of the HD Collections released this generation, but this MGS effort is by far my favourite, with the Ico/Shadow of the Colossus one coming in a distant second. The reason for this is relatively simple — Metal Gear Solid 3 is a practically infinitely replayable video game.
Interestingly, while MGS2 has actually aged pretty badly, MGS3 — in HD, at 60 FPS — still looks and feels absolutely fantastic. In a lot of ways I still prefer it to MGS4.
It's just the depth of the environments, the multiple different ways it allows players to approach each situation. MGS3 truly is a game that responds to every prod and poke you make in the world, and that is just so rewarding. And the boss battles, oh dear lord the boss battles. Currently I'm facing The End, which is arguably the greatest boss battle of all time, but even previous encounters with the other Cobras in MGS3 have been memorable.
Anyway, that's enough from me. What do you guys think? Anyone managed to pick up the MGS HD Collection yet? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.