Should I play Metal Gear NES or the MSX one?

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Metal Gear (NES) vs Metal Gear (MSX)

  1. Play the MSX version

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  2. Play the NES version

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  3. Play the MSX version and play the NES version later

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  4. Play the NES version and play the MSX version later

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  1. matpower
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    matpower A Hero of Justice

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    Well, I am playing the NES version right now because of Nostalgia™, but everyone knows the MSX version is better, canon and it actually have a Metal Gear :P, so should I put Nostalgia aside and play the better and the real version of Metal Gear?
    Also I will play Snake's Revenge later, so it makes me stick with the NES version atm.
     
  2. Foxi4

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    Definitely start with the MSX version, it's the superior out of the two. The NES version of Metal Gear... doesn't even have the Metal Gear in it.

     
  3. Prans

    Prans Geek, gamer, human

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    Definitely play the MSX versio. If you're a die-hard Metal Gear fan, you'd care about what Hideo Kojima had to say when interviewed:

     
  4. matpower
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    matpower A Hero of Justice

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    I know that, however, Nostalgia made me play the NES version again. :P
    Since I never played the MSX version I decided to ask here, I would play the MSX later but after playing the NES version for a while, even with my nostalgia feel, I noticed it sucks and I decided to come here and ask the fellow tempers for some tips. :P
     
  5. Foxi4

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    It's essentially like asking whether you should play Skyrim on a console or on a beefy gaming PC, except in the retro context. The MSX blows the NES out of the water, it's a home computer not a console and it shows its superiority on every corner. If you'd like the true Metal Gear experience, go for the MSX version.
     
  6. Prans

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    There itself.
    I tried the NES version first too and realised that it was nowhere close to being a real Metal Gear game. Trust me, the MSX version is much better and you also have the 'Metal Gear feel'!
     
  7. goober

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    I'd play both. Since the NES one is so different it's kind of a unique experience in its own way anyway. But definitely play the MSX version.

    Honestly, I found it amazing how much it really felt like Metal Gear even on the MSX.
     
  8. GHANMI

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    Someone was working on restoring the NES game to be more like the MSX one (palettes, even the metal gear) but then he dropped it altogether and/or went MIA.
    Probably a shame, but however, I hear MGS3 included the MSX version in some editions, and fully translated to boot.
     
  9. matpower
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    It is Metal Gear, it has to feel like Metal Gear. :P
    Well, I think I am going to play the MSX version for now, I want to re-play every Metal Gear game before playing MGSV-TPP
     
  10. emigre

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    MSX.

    The NES gaem is just utter tripe.
     
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    ALWAYS play MSX, then to see what you didn't miss, play the NES version. ;)
     
  13. DaFixer

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    The MSX2 version's Metal Gear 1 and Metal Gear 2 are the best one's.
    Metal Gear 2 is 100% translated and have great SCC sound.
     
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    It's on the subsistence version and the HD collection, along with metal gear 2
     
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    If you want to play them in canonical order, it's mgs3, portable ops, peace walker, ground zeroes, metal gear, metal gear 2, metal gear solid, mgs2, mgs4, and revengeance