Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel review

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As far as the story goes, it's a straight-up recreation of 1998's Metal Gear Solid. Some of the dialogue is verbatim from the game, while a few of the filler lines sound like a junior high short story ("First floor basement, here I come"). Watching it all the way through once is cool enough, but you're going to spend hours examining each panel, hoping to find some elusive memory that's keeping your mind-matrix-thingy from being complete.

Even though this is a largely visual experience, the sound effects and accompanying music are top of the line. We've read our fair share of comic books, but even our imaginations were impressed by the auditory orgy of awesomeness spewing from the PSP's tiny speakers. You may be reading most of the time, but it's never dull at all.

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GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionAn interactive, comic-book retelling of the first Metal Gear Solid storyline, chock full of detail for uberfans of the series.
Franchise nameMetal Gear
UK franchise nameMetal Gear Solid
US censor rating"Mature"
UK censor rating""
Alternative names"MGS Digital Graphic Novel","Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel","Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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A fomer Executive Editor at GamesRadar, Brett also contributed content to many other Future gaming publications including Nintendo Power, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine. Brett has worked at Capcom in several senior roles, is an experienced podcaster, and now works as a Senior Manager of Content Communications at PlayStation SIE.