Ok i cant for the life of me see why anyone cares about Metal Gear Solid anymore since Splinter Cell came aong. I used to Play MGS2 ALL the time and loved it, then my ps2 died and i got an xbox like pretty much most people did at the time... I got into playing Splinter cell and felt this was the most amazing spy/stealth game ive ever played. you HAVE to hide in the shadows, you HAVE to be quiet, if you do get seen and shot then your SCREWED!, you have to kill quietly, you can use the background to aid you. I then played MGS3........seriously this is shit! i can see why when the creator of MGS saw Splinter Cell and said 'thats the game i wanted to make' and then started to actually cry... Theres tons of problems with MGS, for starters the whole gun parts awful! its a random guess to anyone if when you point your gun behind someone if the games ACTUALLY going to do what its ment to do and have the enemy hold his hands up. The background is just awful and seems more like YOUR enemy than actually aiding you. The bad guys seem thick as shit and if you get seen and kill one it seems ANOTHER one just shows up from no were. Combat is seriously piss poor and i mean PISS POOR! ok this was alright with MGS1 on the PS1 back in like 7+ years ago but NOT now. The cut sence parts just go on and on and on an zzzzz...zz..zz.z.zz.... The controls are awful and really what the hell is the point of hunting and killing wildlife when there AI is as dumb as the rest of the characters in the game. You set the mode to HARD yet when you get shot its like your superman and the pain dont bother you. You try and seek up to a bad guy and grab him yet because the controls are so awful it almost NEVER works and you just end up being seen and shot in the boobs several times while running around in an awful created jungle. Really what is all the fuss about over the MGS series when its so piss poor compared to the Splinter Cell games and the whole stealth area. In SC if you get seen and shot then your pretty much dead. You have to take enemys away into the shadows, get info off them,kill them and hide the bodys in the darkness and even when you do this all the bad guys seem on edge as someone is missing.......yet the guys in MGS seem so dumb they just walk right over landmines obviously placed out in the open. Splinter Cell is such a better game and series than the MGS series so wh do people rave on about it so much?