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ok, so i've never played a MGS game before. just bought MGS4 coz its meant to be awesome, and i read up on a lot of the "whats happened so far" websites, but its even more confusing than playing the games i rekon. i wanna know the story.

so basically, im borrowing my mates PS2 (since i have the 40gb PS3) and i bought MGS2 - sons of liberty and MGS3 - snake eater for $50. gonna play the first 3.

as for the original, to get a PS1 copy is pretty dam expensive, since ebay is the only real source and they want like $50+ for a copy. but then i remembered theres a PC port, which is meant to be just as good.

so has anyone played both the PS1 and PC version of the original MGS and can tell me which is better? i have a gamepad for my PC that is designed exactly the same as a PS2/PS3 controller. reason i ask, its a lot easier to 'obtain' a copy for PC than PS1.
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couldnt tell which is better, sorry....but on a sidenote....MGS retrospective on gametrailers.com is the best way to catch up on the storyline.
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couldnt tell which is better, sorry....but on a sidenote....MGS retrospective on gametrailers.com is the best way to catch up on the storyline.
yeah, but its not as genuine as having done it yourself. i wanna see what i been missing out on, plus i love playing old school games.

do copied versions of PS1 games work on the PS3? i remember back in the day the PS1 had to have a mod chip. do they work in the PS3?
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yeah, but its not as genuine as having done it yourself. i wanna see what i been missing out on, plus i love playing old school games.

do copied versions of PS1 games work on the PS3? i remember back in the day the PS1 had to have a mod chip. do they work in the PS3?
id be surprised if they would work in terms of copies, and yea doing it yoruself would actually be more fufilling
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id be surprised if they would work in terms of copies, and yea doing it yoruself would actually be more fufilling
yeah..coz i got quite a few PS1 games i bought from Bali YEARS ago..they are stored away somewhere, was just wondering if anyone got them to work on PS3. coz then i could just get the MGS images from somewhere and burn them.

but yeah, might just settle for the PC version anyway.
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If you have a gamecube, you can get the remake called Twin Snakes, gameplay of course is a bit different, but story is the same. Oh and MGS2: Sons of Liberty, best game ever, its my all time favorite in the history of video games.
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You know, there's a 3 disk box set of the first 3 games that's only like $30... I plan on buying it if I ever get any money again.
    
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If you have a gamecube, you can get the remake called Twin Snakes, gameplay of course is a bit different, but story is the same. Oh and MGS2: Sons of Liberty, best game ever, its my all time favorite in the history of video games.
yeah i do, well i have a Wii and gamecube controllers.. but i heard Twin Snakes is no where near as good as MGS 1 on PS1.. apparently the methods of story telling are way different, and the controller is really horrible to use.

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You know, there's a 3 disk box set of the first 3 games that's only like $30... I plan on buying it if I ever get any money again.
yeah but im in Australia, that 3-disc set is NTSC, we use PAL over here. and i cant be bothered mod-chipping my mates PS2.

and my PS3 is the 40gb, so no backwards compatibility, plus the region coding wouldnt work anyway.
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You know, there's a 3 disk box set of the first 3 games that's only like $30... I plan on buying it if I ever get any money again.
Oh yeah! I saw one of these in a GameStop for $10 the other day.

http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/m...eckprices.html
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Howdy

I've completed MGS4. You really need to play the first one as the 4th references to it alot. Worth the money for the full story...and there is a ton of story in the 4th. IMO.
    
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