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Hiding in a box to trick a deliberately ignorant artificial intelligence guard is nice. But throwing this trick at another human being – that's what's good. Konami made possible the defeat of the multiplayer embarrassment in 2005 with a multiplayer add-on to Metal Gear Solid 3 called Metal Gear Online. Buying a network adapter to connect to PlayStation 2 took a lot of work, so MGO didn’t last long: the servers were dead in 2007. But Metal Gear Online 2 was different. It was released with PlayStation 3’s Metal Gear Solid 4, and people loved it. From time to time I still see posts about MGO2 ahead of its time, and fans sure did a great shipment when the servers shut down in 2012. Or yes?
Okay, so they did. Konami closed it. MGO2 was dead for a long time. But in PC games, nothing has to stay dead forever and a heroic team of developers has brought the game back to life with a custom version of the PS3 RPCS3 emulator. It has been reborn, as you can see in the previous trailer, as MGO2PC.
Like the MGO2PC The website explains that PS3 emulation requires serious CPU muscle. Ideally, you should have an 8-wire, 16-wire CPU to run the game at full speed, like a modern Ryzen 3700X or the i7-10700K. But what they have been able to retrieve online here is seriously impressive. It's not just a limited version of multiplayer. It's the full offer, including all the cosmetics in the game and even tracking stats.
The funny thing is that you can even play on a PS3 using custom firmware to bypass PSN. Sony demands extra money from developers to support cross-gaming in PlayStation games, but MGO2PC fan developers have allowed cross-gaming between computers and a 15-year-old console.
This is not really the first resurgence of MGO2; it can be played on the PS3 for several years thanks to custom fan-made firmware. But the PC version has the advantage of running at a higher resolution and frame rate thanks to emulation. The online mode released with Metal Gear Solid 5 is not as popular, partly due to piracy issues, but MGO2 is especially praised for the variety of computer compositions you could group together and the effective combination of the classic Metal Gear classic with ridiculous games on line .
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I'm sure MGO2 has its serious elements today – and it probably did even a decade ago – but I think it's fair to say that there is no other multiplayer player you can play on PC today that is similar. And MGO2 had some features we expect from current multiplayer games that were rare in 2008, including dedicated, single-player-hosted servers, a game-based coin-operated cosmetics store, and a server browser in an era when most games console were everything. at the wedding.
Although the MGO2PC player base seems small so far, the file Discord it’s lively and there are definitely players hungry for matches. If you want to try it for yourself, it’s easy to get a new copy of MGS4 about $ 25.