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Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 - PS5

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Credit subject to status, UK residents only, GAME acts as a broker and offers finance from PayPal Credit. The trip down memory lane is a reminder of why the three titles are a lock in any top 50 list of the greatest games ever made, but the digital packaging that brings them back can leave much to be desired. There are extensive language options, a digital master book for each title that breaks down every character and backstory, a jukebox, screenplays for all seven games (with MGS3 impressively offering up a 900-page manuscript) and even voiced graphic novels for MGS1 and 2.

Download of this product is subject to the PlayStation Network Terms of Service and our Software Usage Terms plus any specific additional conditions applying to this product.Here again we have a fixed 720p rendering of both games with no settings menu, and therefore no way to adjust basic video settings like AA, rendering resolution, aspect ratios or output resolution. Along with updated Trophy lists for Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater, the Master Collection is the best way to experience all three masterpieces at once since the PS3 days. It's a basic emulated effort for the PS1 Metal Gear Solid, while MGS2 and 3 are based on the aging HD Collection with 720p fixed in place. These drops are hard-baked design choices that carry over from the PS2 days, as Hideo Kojima appeared to use frame caps for dramatic effect. Little weird about MG and the other pre mgs titles, but emulation being all that it is, understandable.

Like if they were to do a remake collection of uncharted 1-3 would be separated like mgs and ff pixel remaster.

If there's one redeeming feature of the PC release, it's that we have the flexibility to fix some of these problems ourselves.

For example, you'll find the bonus master books and screenplays built into the game apps themselves, but then the graphic novels are siloed off in the launcher purely for bonus features. Stick with it if the controls are off putting, there are gems hidden under those pixels and polygons. Running at 4K with 16x anisotropic filtering completely fulfils the expectations I had of not just a PC release, but PS5 and Series X.Konami's Master Collection gets by on the ever-lasting quality of its fallen series, not the means that have brought it back. Texture filtering is problematic too, with PS5 running at a much higher anisotropic filtering setting than Series X. I can't fault the implementation and honestly prefer it this way to using a clunky anniversary interface that is an after thought. Today then, I'm honing in on the pitfalls present on PS5, Series X, Switch and PC, which certainly give us enough issues to talk on.

If vol 2 can include MGS4 remastered a bit, Peace Walker, Metal Gear Rising, Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain and maybe Portable Ops as well I'll be really pleased. Alongside them is a bevvy of bonus content taken from the Substance and Subsistence re-releases on PS2, as well as extra material like digital comics, soundtracks, and screenplays. Personally, I find these fixes more important in faithfully preserving the games on modern platforms than anything else, and shows the opposite of a cash grab.

Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands) may take longer to reach you. Spread across five separate apps on PS5, it can be a challenge to locate the specific version or the bonus feature you need. As such, many of the quirks of the original PS1 game are preserved: a base resolution of 320x240, and PS1's signature affine texture warping that causes texture maps to 'wobble' as you move the camera. It's likely an incidental benefit of running either game from SSD-equipped modern consoles, but it's a clear plus.

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