Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Features for PSP

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Tom Orry, Editor - Microsoft Excel, PC

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Game of the year? No. This PC exclusive isn't likely to get console fanboys all hot and bothered on internet forums, but it's dominated my life this past week. Its graphics are very basic (although at one point I filled some cells with red - wooo), it has no audio and is really quite niche. Yet I now dream about dragging a row of cells that represent an appointment down a worksheet into a new space. And cutting and pasting. Throw in a day in which I had to cram the schedules for three people into two and it's been one of the best weeks of my life.

Wesley Yin-Poole, Deputy Editor - Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, PSP

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker screenshot

This week a few of you took issue with my Peace Walker review I thought I'd address a couple of points made in the comments. Some of you think I don't know what Metal Gear is all about, based on one of the captions in the review. Well, that was a glib comment supposed to highlight Metal Gear's silly plot, which is very silly indeed. Another suggested the controls weren't bad. Well, sorry, you're wrong. The last paragraph, which details the difficulty we Brits face playing PW multiplayer versus the ease Japanese gamers enjoy. If you have like-minded chums who own PSPs and PW, great - as I said in the review, when played multiplayer, the game's brilliant. But most do not. So, for most, the only option is the PS3's ad hoc party mode, which is terrible, or play it on your own. And finally, some have said that, well, I'm just crap at the game. I'm not brilliant, but I'm not crap. When it comes to Metal Gear, my skill level is average, which has been good enough to get me through all the main Metal Gear games so far released. All I want to do with PW is get through it, to see the story and enjoy it. Is that too much to ask?

Sebastian Ford, Video Producer - Super Mario Galaxy 2, Wii

Super Mario Galaxy 2 screenshot

I used to own a Nintendo Wii. I didn't sell it, I didn't give it away, it was in fact stolen from right in front of my TV in my own home no less. That's what I get for hosting a New Year's Eve party? The thing is, I have never really had much more than a fleeting urge to purchase a replacement. Even first-party content for the Wii doesn't appeal to me, certainly not enough to repurchase a console for. Super Mario Galaxy 2, on the other hand, could change this. I have heard the original called 'the best game for the Wii to date' many times before, and it sounds like Galaxy 2 has just claimed the throne. Every moment is joy; the mixture of charm, variety and challenge is so perfect it beggars belief. I had never pictured myself politely asking to borrow the office Wii for an evening of gleeful gaming, but sure enough I pulled up my socks and went right ahead - totally worth it.

Jamin Smith, Staff Writer - Final Fantasy IV, DS

Final Fantasy IV screenshot

As you read this, the chances are I'm 35,000 feet up in the air with a screaming child kicking the back of my seat. My legs will ache, my back will hurt and I'll probably need the toilet. Good job that I packed Final Fantasy IV before I left to take my mind off all of this. Although I've played all of the games in the main Final Fantasy series at one point or another, I think IV is the game I've poured the least amount of time into. This time around - with improved graphics, new features, and ten hours to kill on a plane - I hope to see the game to the end for the first time. Or at least make a good start on it.

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Stegosaurus-Guy-II

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Another suggested the controls weren't bad. Well, sorry, you're wrong.

But I've read and watched many other reviews saying the controls make the most out of the PSP and after playing the demo myself I had no trouble at all.

Instead of maybe everyone else is wrong and you're right, how about everyone else is right and you're wrong? That sounds more logical.
Posted 14:59 on 13 June 2010

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Bloodstorm

Quote:
Another suggested the controls weren't bad. Well, sorry, you're wrong.

Errr.....not really. Everyone else are liking the controls so why don't you admit you're wrong.

Anyway, i'm playing Borderlands and Killing Floor.
Posted 18:11 on 14 June 2010
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Fuzzynutz

Bad company 2,Bioshock 2,A.V.P. And little big planet.
Posted 18:00 on 14 June 2010
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dazzadavie

Slowly getting though Alan Wake, other than that its nappies, bottles and sleep for me
Posted 22:06 on 13 June 2010
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scaz2244

same as rbevenx ive been distracted with catching up on some tv and now the world cup is on
but i did delve into alpha protocol and red faction guerilla
Posted 19:10 on 13 June 2010
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MJTH

Pokemon Heartgold: (just caught ho-oh) :)
Posted 18:47 on 13 June 2010
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rbevanx

Forza 3 a little but not done much gaming due to football and catching up with some films.
Posted 18:44 on 13 June 2010
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IamBugged

fallout 3, infamous, AvP
Posted 18:29 on 13 June 2010
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WhoIsThePresidentNow

Google Chrome and RDR
Posted 17:55 on 13 June 2010
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El-Dev

RDR
BBC2
Posted 15:34 on 13 June 2010
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Stegosaurus-Guy-II

Quote:
Another suggested the controls weren't bad. Well, sorry, you're wrong.

But I've read and watched many other reviews saying the controls make the most out of the PSP and after playing the demo myself I had no trouble at all.

Instead of maybe everyone else is wrong and you're right, how about everyone else is right and you're wrong? That sounds more logical.
Posted 14:59 on 13 June 2010
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Wido

Mass Effect 1 and now Mass Effect 2. Re-downloaded the world cup demo. I could do with the full proper game lol. I do like it.
Posted 14:46 on 13 June 2010
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Ed2287

Fifa 2010
SSFIV
Red Dead Redemption
Bioshock 2
Posted 14:20 on 13 June 2010
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renegade

Fifa world cup 2010 the game and the Tv show :)
Posted 13:28 on 13 June 2010
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Neon-Soldier32

LOL @ Tom
Nice array of games this week

Mass Effect 2 - Xbox (Loving it played 7 hours yesterday)
Left 4 Dead - PC
Left 4 Dead 2 - PC/Xbox
Red Dead - PS3
World In Conflict - PC
House of the Dead 2 - PC
House of the Dead 3 - PC
Modern Warfare 2 - Xbox

Yeah, PC got it's worth this week!
Posted 13:10 on 13 June 2010

Game Stats

Release Date: 18/06/2010
Developer: Kojima Productions
Publisher: Konami
Genre: Adventure
No. Players: 1-4
Rating: BBFC 15
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