The PS3-only collection includes eight titles from the series.
Hot off the heels of 2011's 'Metal Gear Solid HD Collection' comes the 'Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection.' This new PS3-only collection takes the contents of the previous one and adds download codes for the PSone classics versions of 'Metal Gear Solid' and 'Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions' as well as 2008's 'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.' Two graphic novels based on 'MGS 1 and 2' from longtime 'Metal Gear' artist Ashley wood round out the set.
All told, the collection boasts eight titles including the MSX versions of 'Metal Gear,' and 'Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake,' PSone versions of 'Metal Gear Solid 1' and 'Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions,' the recent HD remakes, 'Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition,' Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition,' and 'Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition,' and the PS3 original 'Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition.'
Essentially a repackaging of other games, this collection has rankled fans who wished for some of these inclusions in the recent 'Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.' In addition to the PS3, that collection was available for the 360, and in a lesser, 'Peace Walker' less form, for the PS Vita. As it stands, no MGS title yet released has any firm plans for compatibility with either the Xbox One or PS4, which is really the most unfortunate aspect of these re-releases. Meanwhile only one Metal Gear title has ever really been remade, and that remake seems destined to remain compatible only with the Nintendo GameCube, early generation Wiis, and open-source emulators.
Still, at a suggested price of $50, the 'Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection' is the grandest Metal Gear collection to date and undoubtedly represents the legacy well. 'Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection' is available to pre-order.
Author: Brian Hoss