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Metal Gear Solid (Game Boy Color) – Review

Without a doubt, the first thing that drew my attention was that despite the game being presented in a tiny little screen with 2-D sprites, virtually nothing was lost in the gameplay department. The perspective of the game is now locked down to a three-quarters overhead view (more like the original NES game) without the benefit of any 3-D camera panning or close-ups.

Metal Gear Solid (Game Boy Color)

Game Description: A group of terrorists has captured an American cargo plane containing Metal Gear, the most dangerous weapon on the planet. It is now up to one man to infiltrate the terrorist base and destroy Metal Gear.

Metal Gear Solid (Game Boy Color) – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence

Metal Gear Solid (Game Boy Color) – Second Opinion

I agree with Chi's statement that Metal Gear Solid is a technical achievement for Game Boy. Konami did an excellent job porting an elaborate 32-bit 3-D game down to an 8-bit portable system. With that said, I felt the game was far less compelling than Chi did. I would find myself putting the game down after a game session and later having to force myself to pick it up, only because I wanted to get my money's worth.

Vandal Hearts II: Heavenly Gate

Game Description: You'll need all your wisdom and might to survive the adventurous journey in Vandal Hearts II: Heavenly Gate. In this compelling sequel to Vandal Hearts II: Heavenly Gate you play as the troubled renegade Joshua, who is out to clear his name and take revenge on those that betrayed him. You will have to carefully consider the strengths and weaknesses of your war party before engaging in battle with medieval knights and horrific monsters. As you progress, you’ll have to choose what class and skills your characters will specialize in as their levels increase. Vandal Hearts II: Heavenly Gate is the thinking person's fantasy wargame.

Vandal Hearts II: Heavenly Gate – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood & Gore, Animated Violence

Vandal Hearts II: Heavenly Gate – Review

The current state of the industry still has game developers and publishers more concerned with testing gamers reflexes with action-oriented fare than they are with offering more cerebral experiences. Games like Final Fantasy VII helped change some of those perceptions by bringing the console RPG into the mainstream. Unfortunately, I cant say the same about Vandal Hearts II doing the same for more strategy-oriented games.

Vandal Hearts II: Heavenly Gate – Second Opinion

Vandal Hearts II is slapped with a mature rating and its not hard to see why after being exposed to a few minutes of the story. Vandal Hearts II's tale is focused on the lives of a group of characters and deals with all the harsh realities of war. All the commonly associated war horrors, in the form of executions, torture, rape, and pillaging, is all openly conveyed (though not vividly depicted) throughout the games story sequences (that take place in-between battles).

Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood, Animated Violence

Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions – Review

As soon as I started up, I was greeted by all the awe and great feelings I had when I first picked the game up. I remembered every bit of hype that preceded its release and the amount of praise MGS received when its release finally came. VR Missions comes with 300 missions for me to complete and offers a few bonuses, which I'll get into later. All of the missions are fun and some are indeed very clever.

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