Download: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Peace Walker is arrange shortly when the proceedings of Metal Gear Solid 3: Twist Eater, inveterate to the 1970s to tuck a typically twisty plot into the series' timeline. You participate as Big Boss--Snake, to his friends--against the backdrop of the Cold War, with the CIA and KGB covertly meddling in Costa Rica. Twist and his mercenary startup, the Militaires Sans Frontieres, are enlisted to bring serenity to the troubled nation, which has veto martial of its own. Naturally, this strain with the purpose of you sneak and gun down your way through various Central American environments, battling tanks and giant mechs next to regular intervals. The plot, which veers among strange comedy, conspiracy detective story, and martial melodrama, is not at all with a reduction of than compelling--even poignant towards the finish, as twist ponders the destiny of his previous adviser, The Boss. It theater not permitted in stylish, animated graphic-novel snippets. Though these artsy cutscenes aren't overly long, you can conveniently pause them or, with the exception of certain interactive segments, skip them entirely.
The stealth conflict next to the central part of Peace Walker is tense, challenging, and tightly executed. It requires patience and strategy, not gung-ho combat. Outside of put on combat sections and boss battles, you're encouraged to proceed methodically and quietly, putting the growing collection of gadgets next to your disposal to beneficial utilization. These range from the sonar sight of the Sonic Eye, to the distracting power of a well-placed nudie magazine. The cover regularity lets you lay your back to a wall with a press of the conflict button, but it's destined in lieu of peeping around corners and planning your after that move, not in lieu of popping not permitted and shooting enemies. Still, the shooting is satisfying, and a generous auto-aim toggled by the Select button is a point mercy.
Using the default control scheme, you control the camera and instruction manual aiming with the stand facing buttons, move with the analog nub, and access the menu and do context-sensitive proceedings with the directional buttons. These controls mostly succeed next to being fluid and intuitive, though they can be somewhat fiddly on occasion, as can the two other control set-ups on offer. When demanding to scroll through your gadgets or weapons, in lieu of request, by holding a stand facing button and a directional button concurrently, twist is frozen in place while you search through through your catalog, since the game doesn't pause. This vulnerability can be frustrating in the fervor of a boss fight if you need to switch gadgets while not permitted of cover.
At the finish of missions, you acquire experience points and--depending on your participate style--either earn or lose gallantry points. These reward you in lieu of favouring sneaking above slaughter and invite smarter, more strategic participate moderately than skin-of-your-teeth running and gunning. Peace Walker doesn't overly punish you in lieu of falling squat of stealth perfection, but it not at all stops heartening you to achieve your paramount.
The environments are good-looking, though not hugely diverse. There are long spells in which you're mostly looking next to unsophisticated and brown jungle, but next to slightest it is scattered with adroit little visual twinkles: A hazy rainbow in a falls or a flitting butterfly. These are understated reminders of Peace Walker's momentous graphical achievement. The real spectacle comes with a reduction of often, though with added influence, in the input boss fights. These are dramatic and challenging--pattern-based, but not at all tiresome. Dressed in solitary standout battle, staged amid misty Mayan temple ruins, a massive on the edge AI bludgeon drifts in and not permitted of the fog, crooning electronically like it's singing in the shower. The sound design is intricate and superb, and the musical groove is typically rousing. The game's over-the-top ballad theme, "Heavens Divide," takes a beneficial gaming flash and makes it unforgettable, kicking in partway through a battle with an attack helicopter.