The Metal Gear Solid franchise has always placed heavy emphasis on storyline, which is why there are so many lengthy cut-scenes.

And although they toned it down a little for the upcoming handheld iteration, you'll still see plenty of plot-driven movies, and we're willing to bet they'll be plenty engaging (Hideo Kojima and Co. were behind them, after all). In total, according to Examiner.com citing the British Board of Film Classification, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will boast 162 minutes and 34 seconds of "linear elements;" i.e., cut-scenes or movies. This may sound like a lot – over 2 hours, 42 minutes – but it can't compare to recent MGS installments on consoles. Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence clocked in at 216 minutes and 34 seconds and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots loaded up an amazing 545 minutes and 47 seconds. Personally, I really don't remember there being around seven and a half hours of movies in MGS4 but maybe that's one of the reasons the game was so masterful…everything just gelled so beautifully, and the story was so good. Of course, we're expecting more greatness from Peace Walker , even if it can't, by rule, be as technologically advanced as MGS4.

Anyway, in case you've forgotten, the game will be out in North America on June 8. If you're a true fan of the series, you won't pass it up.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

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JJJames
JJJames
10 years ago

Wouldn't want it any other way!

G1283
G1283
10 years ago

heck yeah!!!!!!!!

but also playing a game on a handheld is completely different to sitting on a couch and playing w/ the console but either way IT WILL STILL BE GREAT!

Zorigo
Zorigo
10 years ago

exactly, some would cringe a t the 2 hours 42, but it just made me smile.
i dont hav and dont see myself with a psp, so i suppose i'll miss this. shame really.
rising perhaps? meh..

mackid1993
mackid1993
10 years ago

Awesome. My neck may hurt but I'm going to love every minute of it.

leatherface
leatherface
10 years ago

got the BIG BOSS pack pre-ordered

tridon
tridon
10 years ago

SOOOOOO tempting!!!

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
10 years ago

Holy Cow–Over 2 min. long. *DEEP BREATHE*

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

way over 2 minutes

StangMan80
StangMan80
10 years ago

This sounds awesome I love MGS games does any one know anything anout the next mgs on PS3. can't wait.

tridon
tridon
10 years ago

The next one on the PS3 is going to be Rising starring Raiden. It looks more Devil May Cry-ish than MGS, though.

tridon
tridon
10 years ago

Damn… this really makes me want to re-buy a PSP. I sold mine because I never played it and it just sat on a shelf. I had a ton of great games for it but unless I'm on the road or out of town somewhere, I'd play my PS3 over my PSP everyday.

That being said, I own every single Metal Gear Solid game on the PS1, PS2 and PS3 (every version of every copy, too). Hell, I even bought a Gamecube just for The Twin Snakes. I had Portable Ops and Portable Ops+ on my original PSP but I didn't really care for them. This game, though, is actually from the main man himself, Hideo Kojima. I'm totally torn on what to do. I know if I re-buy a PSP, I'll play though Peace Walker and then never touch it again. Decisions, decisions…


Last edited by tridon on 4/15/2010 12:07:01 PM

Ole_Gunner
Ole_Gunner
10 years ago

So pumped for this game,,PSP needs AAA titles like [email protected],I'd wait to see if a PSP 2 is announced at E3 or something, then decide to get one cuz it might be backwards compatible with old PSP games

tridon
tridon
10 years ago

Yeah, I was also thinking that. Wouldn't that be a kick to the you-know-what if it wasn't backwards compatible? I'm sure it will be, though.

Milonakis
Milonakis
10 years ago

Good to hear Hideo is not backing down on his story telling to compensate for being on a portable. So much better looking than rising.

Silent_J
Silent_J
10 years ago

nice, it comes out the week before my birthday ,gonna be picking this up.


Last edited by Silent_J on 4/15/2010 12:47:50 PM

hadouken
hadouken
10 years ago

I'm passed hand held gaming but this does look good. I hope this comes to ps3 or at least ps2.

tridon
tridon
10 years ago

A PS2 port would definitely be appreciated.

iwillbetheone
iwillbetheone
10 years ago

A PS2 port would sell more worldwide because of the larger install base.

FullmetalX10
FullmetalX10
10 years ago

MGS4 had 545 minutes of movie stuff, dam, I really need to check that game, and if I like it(which I reckon I will) I'll get Peace Walker also, after I get my paycheck of course.

Jalex
Jalex
10 years ago

Wow, that's even less than the first 'Solid.'
Don't get me wrong, over two and-a-half hours of cutscenes is mighty impressive (especially on a portable platform), it just SEEMS disappointing to me personally because 'Metal Gear' cutscenes are done so well that I look forward to them in each installment.

Still, they've exceeded my expectations with virtually every new video they've released of the game, so I expect the cutscenes (whatever the length) to be as top-notch as the rest of this sure-to-be-stellar release.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

I fully agree

I blame the twich gamers and dumb websites/magazines who complained 'bout a well told story*

Naztycuts
Naztycuts
10 years ago

Cutscenes are fine on a console, it works on a 32" screen because its like a movie, I dont think I'd be as fond of them on a 4" screen. I really wish theyd release it for ps3 simultaneously.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

Even Cuboid knows people like cut scenes. If the game play is anywhere near as good as MGS4 we're in for PSP GotY.

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
10 years ago

So yeah im going to play this entire game through my TV!!! On my camo PSP ūüėČ

Mavfan321
Mavfan321
10 years ago

So stoked I just got my little brother into the MGS series so he's getting this for his PSP. So I get to play the whole MGS saga still thanks to passing the torch, if I had my own PSP this would be a title I would get day 1.

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
10 years ago

A true MGS5, saga lives on….

main_event05
main_event05
10 years ago

wouldn't have it any other way.

RebelJD
RebelJD
10 years ago

Metal Gear Solid cut scenes are awesome (:

___________
___________
10 years ago

please dont tell me peace walker is another movie!
i dont know about you people but i like to PLAY my games not WATCH them!
i appreciate the story in MGS games, but for crying out loud why do we need such long, and so many cut scenes?
assassins creed has the best storyline by far, bar NONE! and it has barley any cut scenes!
and what it does have are extremely short.

Rings0fUranus
Rings0fUranus
10 years ago

calm down, twitch