Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions Gets New ESRB Rating

Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions Gets New ESRB Rating

Metal Gear Solid VR Missions

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Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions may be on its way to PS3, Vita and PSP.

Originally released in North America in 1999, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions was, for some, and arguably perfect package: the stealth fun of Metal Gear minus the hours of story content. Comprised primarily of a variety of short, increasingly difficult missions, it was a fun bit of extra content that fans of the Metal Gear Solid experience could enjoy.

Now, it appears that franchise fans will be given another chance to take VR Missions for a spin. The game, which recently appeared as a digital download in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, has been rated by the ESRB for the PlayStation 3, Vita, and PSP. While this on its own isn't quite a confirmation, its rating (Mature for Animated Blood and Violence) definitely suggests that a re-release is on the horizon separate from the Legacy Collection which hit store shelves earlier this month. The obvious destination for a new digital version would be the PSOne Classics section of the PlayStation Store.

While its visuals and controls have most certainly aged since its original release, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I'm excited to play VR Missions again. One of my biggest problems with some of the Metal Gear Solid games was their lack of content outside of the main story. In turn, one of the reasons I loved the Substance edition of Metal Gear Solid 2 and adored Peace Walker was the simple inclusion of extra stuff to do. VR Missions falls firmly into that "extras" category and, even if it's formed some rough edges over the years, I can picture it being a lot of fun on Vita.

Source: ESRB

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I'll be happy to play this again, my PS1 finally died last year after nearly two decades of faithful service and this, Symphony of the Night and FF Tactics were on my "play through once a year" list.

Though I have to say that my first though on seeing the article title was "Why did they change the rating? Was there a rhomboid nipple-slip found somewhere in the game?"

Ah... I remember playing that game to death and speedrunning the hell out of it.

This is the only game in The Legacy Collection that I don't already have. If it gets a separate release, I won't have to buy the collection, which will definitely save me money and make me happy.

P.S. Thanks

I remember playing through this game just so I could get the 3 Cyborg Ninja missions at the end :D

Man, those were awesome.

thetoddo:
I'll be happy to play this again, my PS1 finally died last year after nearly two decades of faithful service and this, Symphony of the Night and FF Tactics were on my "play through once a year" list.

Though I have to say that my first though on seeing the article title was "Why did they change the rating? Was there a rhomboid nipple-slip found somewhere in the game?"

I'm sorry for going a bit off-topic here, but God, how happy I am to see someone else does FF Tactics once a year too. You've officially become my bestest friend in the whole world!

OT: I'm quite happy that this is getting the respect it deserves. Even though I could never beat it, this game filled my childhood with joy (and quite a bit of frustration too).

thetoddo:
I'll be happy to play this again, my PS1 finally died last year after nearly two decades of faithful service and this, Symphony of the Night and FF Tactics were on my "play through once a year" list.

Though I have to say that my first though on seeing the article title was "Why did they change the rating? Was there a rhomboid nipple-slip found somewhere in the game?"

You know, if you still have the discs, the PS3 can play PS1 games. I was playing FFIV on mine just the other day.

Awww man, already got FFT and SoTN on PSN. May have to try putting VR into the ol PS3 tonight.

Impressive Snake.

Man, I loved this game so much. I might need to go through it again.

ScrabbitRabbit:

thetoddo:
I'll be happy to play this again, my PS1 finally died last year after nearly two decades of faithful service and this, Symphony of the Night and FF Tactics were on my "play through once a year" list.

Though I have to say that my first though on seeing the article title was "Why did they change the rating? Was there a rhomboid nipple-slip found somewhere in the game?"

You know, if you still have the discs, the PS3 can play PS1 games. I was playing FFIV on mine just the other day.

It can, but I'm fairly sure it doesn't support the weird disc change you have to do to start the game. You can, however, get the game to work on an emulator with some weird messing around.

thetoddo:
*Re-quoting you so you see that emulators can work.*

 

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