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Metal Gear Acid
- Over 200 strategic battle cards to accomplish the mission
- Buy new cards to enhance your infiltration strategy - and discover new cards as you play
- Different decks give you new & unique abilities and actions
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On the other hand, Die-Hard Metal Gear fans may be disappointed that this isn't your typical Metal Gear game. This has more RPG elements, and while it influences stealth and strategy beyond all else, it isn't as exhilirating as the previous Metal Gear Solid games.
Our story begins when a plane flying above Lobito Africa is suddenly hijacked by terrorists. All the passengers on the flight were paralyzed by fumes from the plane. Once again, Snake is called out of retirement because he's the only one capable of stopping this terrorist plot.
Acid takes place outside the Metal Gear timeline. Snake is actually the only returning character in the series. His commander's name is Roger, and he's also your tutorial guide. This may sound great, but it's Metal Gear Acid's first flaw. The card system is new and unique. Roger does a terrible job at explaining things to you. Most of getting to know this card system is because you'll have to experiment with it yourself, and that takes nearly three hours of gameplay, and attempting the same missions over and over again.
The Card System isn't terrible, but it could use it's improvements. Each card grants certain abilities. Everyone of them allows you to move, but depending on the card depends on what you do.Read more ›
MG:Acid is reminiscent of Final Fantasy: Tactics, or Tactics: Ogre, or even the Front Mission series. Tactical turn-based play with a sort of 'card' system to commit actions and equipment to play. It's fairly innovative and very interesting, and the MG storylines are always pretty involved. The missions (so far) have been fun and not excessively long (clearly designed with portable gaming in mind.)
Some will dislike the fact that the game has steered away from real-time, full freedom gaming, but I think MG:Acid really focusses on the essence of the game, distilling gameplay to the tactical level and combining it with excellent graphics.
The audio leaves something to be desired, and the gameplay won't appeal to everyone, but I believe that this title will definitely provide good solid entertainment and be a precursor to many similar games to come. Give it a whirl, you probably won't be disappointed.
However, that said, Metal Gear Ac!d is one of those rare games that takes a favorite series in a new direction. In this game, the character isn't controlled like a typical platformer. Instead, a series of randomly generated cards are presented. These cards represent various abilities, weapons, etc. along with the ability to move the character.
Movement in this game is similar to most turn-based games. The interface allows the player to determine which direction to move the character (represented by a grid) and what actions to take. This is similar to a game like 'Final Fantasy Tactics' or 'Gladius'.
The card that the player chooses to use will either move the character or apply the card's abilities. So, for example, to fire at a target, the player chooses a target and then uses the 'SOCOM' card. If there is no 'SOCOM' card, then the player can't fire at a target - they will have to end their turn and hope for a weapon card to be drawn. This is where some strategy comes in. The player must be very careful in which cards to use in movement (which pretty much every card allows) and which cards to save for its advertised ability. So, save the 'SOCOM' card and use the 'Claymore' card to move - once again, you can use any card to move instead of using its ability.
So beyond being a descriminating card player, the rest of the game also requires a bit of planning. Snake is up against guards and other evil people and must achieve his objectives.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow, what a rip off. This game is at best worth 10 bucks. Why do people think its ok to sell a game released years ago on a platform that is ancient and sell it as a new Gen game... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Miguel A. Flores Jr.
Not your typical game. A great game once you get used to it. Turn base game, its strategy and tactics. More like a chess game.Published 3 months ago by Trowa
Very interesting take on the MGS series. It's card based, but features everything from MGS 1 to IV... very cool.Published 13 months ago by Christopher Casey Mack
My son is completely satisfied with his game. Completely satisfied with services received by seller.Published 18 months ago by Pat Wall
I have tried to order this new 3 times from 3 different sellers on the Amazon marketplace, and have received a resealed used copy each time (twice Y-fold sealed, so that's no... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mieu