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Metal Gear Solid 2 PS2 Game Guide

Welcome to our Sony PlayStation2 guide to the game Metal Gear Solid 2, it contains everything we currently know about Metal Gear Solid 2 for the PS2 videogame console.

We will be updating the info on this page as soon as we get more news about Metal Gear Solid 2, so please bookmark this page and visit often.

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Guide to Metal Gear Solid 2 on the PlayStation 2

Remember the name of Hideo Kojima - hes the writer, producer and director of the original Metal Gear Solid videogame and is currently hard at work on the PlayStation2 sequel. After seeing all of the recent footage of this game, we feel very strongly that his name will be quoted alongside people like George Lucas as someone who changed the direction of the entertainment industry in a dramatic way.

You see, the original MGS was as much an experience as it was a game. Even now after five years of PlayStation development, it still stands as one of the very best games ever produced on the console. The reasons why are many… An absorbing storyline, tons of atmosphere, wonderful intelligence, groundbreaking visuals, all wrapped up in an adventure that broke new grounds in realism.

Unlike most modern games where a single software engine is used to drive the whole game and then tweaked in various ways to make each level slightly harder, or different, than the previous one - Metal Gear Solid took a movie-like approach by introducing many different styles of gameplay, but then only using them in small segments of the whole game. From a programming point of view this is sheer lunacy, as each new style requires a completely new engine to be programmed, but from a players perspective it made the game feel more realistic and involving and constantly pushed you onwards to progress the storyline and discover something new.

Due to the overall development time of the sequel being far shorter than the original game, we fully expect that many of the same styles of gameplay will be repeated - or should we say enhanced - however, this would not be such a bad thing, so long as we dont end up with the same game with better graphics..!

The storyline for Metal Gear Solid 2 is as follows…

Those who played the original game to the very end will know that Revolver Ocelot managed to escape, taking with him the Optical Disks that contained all of the test data for Metal Gear Rex. This huge robotic mech had devastating nuclear capabilities, which was the reason you (Solid Snake) were enlisted to either recover or destroy it… of which the latter option proved unavoidable.

Unfortunately Ocelot has used his underworld contacts to sell the information on these disks to several of the worlds most feared terrorist groups, with the result that within months copies of the Rex robot began appearing all over the world. The only option was to build a super-mech that would be capable of destroying this threat, and so Metal Gear Ray was conceived…

This new structure dwarfed the Rex machine, such was its size, power, weaponry and defence systems… this new unit would surely neutralize all of the troubles within a very short space of time.

Although the Ray project was top secret, it wasnt long before someone working on the team was bribed by a member of the underworld and its existence became common knowledge. Revolver Ocelot was invited to gather together a team to acquire this unit and sensing an opportunity for revenge, he accepted willingly.

The plan was to intercept Metal Gear Ray while it was in transit. This would have to be a huge operation due to the amount of resistance the terrorists would have to overcome, if their mission was to succeed.

The battle took place onboard an oil tanker that was being used to move Ray from its development bunker. No expense had been spared and some of the worlds most feared renegade troops had been drafted in to assist in the occupation.

The game begins with what looks like an old man covered in a raincoat casually walking across a New York bridge on a dark dismal night. The figures pace increases in urgency as he nears the middle of the bridge. A cigarette is thrown to the floor as his eyes glance towards the water… The face looks slightly familiar.

Suddenly he breaks into a dash, removing the coat and revealing a much older looking Solid Snake dressed in his combat suit. He engages his stealth unit and disappears into an outline reminiscent of the Predator movies. Jumping off the bridge he bungees down towards the water at speed, releasing himself to land safely on the tanker…

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Metal Gear Solid 2 PS2 Main Features

ENEMY BEHAVIOUR: The enemies Snake faces in his new adventure feature realistic behavior and are trained to detect any intruders. Patrolling guards will notice loud noises, gunfire, Snakes shadow, blood droplets and even wet footprints! Upon detection, guards will radio for help or else turn and run for backup. Most guards will report in on a regular basis; if a report does not come in, an additional sweep team will be sent to investigate and search the area and even throw grenades in order to smoke Snake out. Alert guards make more difficult targets and may duck if Snake tries to grapple them from behind.

NEW MOVES: Snakes repertoire includes a number of new moves and techniques. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty features a first-person perspective, ideal for precision targeting and scouting out new environments. To activate this mode, simply press the R1 button at any time. Snake also has a number of new techniques that can help him avoid detection, including leaping over and hanging off of railings, opening and hiding in storage lockers, and a rolling somersault, which can be used to knock enemies off their feet. Additionally, Snake can now sneak up behind enemies and hold them at gunpoint for items and ammunition.

LOCATIONS: Pay close attention to Snakes surroundings at all times. Simple, everyday objects and features can be put to the players advantage; make sure to utilize all of Snakes gear to discover hidden areas and items. Light bulbs and steam pipes can be shot at to provide a distraction while the player escapes enemy squads; in emergency situations storage lockers can provide a handy hideaway, and often contain invaluable items and supplies.

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Your Metal Gear Solid 2 Wish List ?

If you have views on a feature or aspect that you would like to see included in 'Metal Gear Solid 2' or future sequels of this game, we would love to hear from you. Better still we will pass on the very best of these ideas to the developers of the games and who knows, your wish may be granted..!

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