MGS Essential Collection not ported from PS1 to PS2

Metal Gear Solid Essential CollectionTo prime everyone up for the release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Konami is releasing the Metal Gear Solid Essential Collection for the PS2. The collection will include the director’s cuts of both MGS2 and MGS3. But perhaps the most interesting part of the bundle was that it included the original MGS (PS1). Naturally, many assumed that it was a ported version that was playable on the PS2.

Well, that speculation proved incorrect, as Konami PR has now informed Game Almighty that it will not be on PS2 discs, but rather, pressed on original PS1 discs. Why is this significant? Well, I can’t speak for all the other countless millions of MGS fans, but for me the only real reason for buying this package would be an upgrade for the original MGS to a more current console. If that isn’t included in the package, then there really isn’t anything to separate these games from the retail versions already out on the street.

A quick look at shows that you can get all three games in the package for around half the price of MGS Essential Collection which is set to retail for $29.99 USD. I’m just wondering why anyone would want to buy this.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Metal Gear Solid 1 will use PlayStation 2 memory cards to save players’ progress, so you don’t have to go digging around to find a PS1 card, but is that enough?


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