View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:50 pm



Reply to topic  [ 47 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
MGS Novels 
Author Message
Major

Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:06 am
Posts: 600
Location: Missouri, USA
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
I know this isn't really what we're talking about here, but is the first graphic novel any good? I was thinking of buying it at Borders the other day, but I wasn't sure what the actual feedback was. Also, would it be better to buy the digital graphic novel or the regular one (comic book)?


Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:32 am
Profile
General
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:35 pm
Posts: 2150
Location: Zanzibarland
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
It's nothing to get excited about. The start of it takes too few creative liberties, and the end is a polar opposite. It's a worthwhile addition to a collection, but not much more than that.

_________________
Image
"Consolevania is dead", they say. LONG LIVE CONSOLEVANIA!


Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:22 am
Profile WWW
Major

Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:06 am
Posts: 600
Location: Missouri, USA
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
Okay, so I guess I'll get it, but maybe I'll pass for now. In any case the second one looks amazing, but (and I know I'll be stoned for this) I'm a bit dissapointed that they don't have the english voices. I like both versions of the voices, but I don't want to get used to the Japanese voices, and then go back to english and not be used to it anymore. I've never gotten to play a MG game in Japanese, except for a demo of MGS3 that was in a magazine, and, frankly, how did anyone get through the games without first having great knowledge of the language? Unless everyone here is fluent in Japanese, but I don't think that's the case.


Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:16 am
Profile
J.U.N.K.E.R.
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:41 am
Posts: 274
Location: Belgium
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
It would be great if someone who read the MGS4 novel (Osiris ?) could "review" it (give us a synopsis, criticize the novel, tell us if it adds something to the game).

_________________
Image
Criticker


Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:50 am
Profile
General

Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:46 am
Posts: 3378
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
Spike wrote:
It would be great if someone who read the MGS4 novel (Osiris ?) could "review" it (give us a synopsis, criticize the novel, tell us if it adds something to the game).


I just received my copy. I'll do a write-up after I've finished reading it.


Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:00 pm
Profile
Major

Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:06 am
Posts: 600
Location: Missouri, USA
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
Is it a full-fledged novel? or is it a graphic novel?


Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:35 pm
Profile
Major
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:39 pm
Posts: 552
Location: Dark Side of the Moon
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
I knew the Metal Gear novel would suck (I'd touched mister Benson's work before in his James Bond novel, "Never Dream of Dying")... I snuck a peek inside of it at my local book store, and was pretty appalled. Any contact with this novel in conjunction with the acclaim that the Metal Gear series has just serves to perpetuate the perception of video gamers as a bunch of morons.
Also... SolidSharkey.com had transcripts of some of the Worlds of Power books, not entirely sure if Metal Gear was in there, though it's a safe bet... His site went southside quite some time ago, with a big 'fuck you' from its caretaker...
JimboKudo wrote:
I know this isn't really what we're talking about here, but is the first graphic novel any good? I was thinking of buying it at Borders the other day, but I wasn't sure what the actual feedback was. Also, would it be better to buy the digital graphic novel or the regular one (comic book)?

Agreed with mister 87th there, they seemed to play it safe at first then kindof realized what road they were on, and did a 180... Also, you may want to test the art of Ashley Wood first. Alot of people dislike his digital painting style, although he's just doing what he's paid for... In my opinion, he has a wonderful utilization of impressions, lighting, and color.... Of course, it's a distinctly American digestion of the characters' appearances.

_________________
Image


Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:02 pm
Profile
J.U.N.K.E.R.
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:36 pm
Posts: 249
Location: Illinois, USA
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
Marc wrote:
Spike wrote:
It would be great if someone who read the MGS4 novel (Osiris ?) could "review" it (give us a synopsis, criticize the novel, tell us if it adds something to the game).


I just received my copy. I'll do a write-up after I've finished reading it.


How were you ble to acquire it? I'm kinda interested in getting one... If it is possible...

_________________
Image
I gave into my fear! I gave into my pain! I sold your life to save my own. I'm a loser. I'm not the hero you thought I was! I'm nothing!


Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:20 pm
Profile
Captain
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:50 pm
Posts: 420
Location: Finland, Turku city
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
I just ordered MGS novel from play-asia.com.
It takes week or so 'till it's shipped.

_________________
Image
http://hkfin.org/ Finnish Hideo Kojima Fan Forum


Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:35 pm
Profile WWW
J.U.N.K.E.R.
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:36 pm
Posts: 249
Location: Illinois, USA
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
Cool! Thanks!!!

_________________
Image
I gave into my fear! I gave into my pain! I sold your life to save my own. I'm a loser. I'm not the hero you thought I was! I'm nothing!


Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:41 am
Profile
J.U.N.K.E.R.
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:41 am
Posts: 274
Location: Belgium
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
Marc wrote:
Spike wrote:
It would be great if someone who read the MGS4 novel (Osiris ?) could "review" it (give us a synopsis, criticize the novel, tell us if it adds something to the game).


I just received my copy. I'll do a write-up after I've finished reading it.

I just wondered whether you were still planning to write something about the Itoh's novel... :?

_________________
Image
Criticker


Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:33 pm
Profile
Runner
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:26 am
Posts: 105
Location: Washington State USA
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
The book is not worth it... its third grader reading with matching naritive

_________________
NANTO KAWAI!


Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:10 am
Profile
Second Lieutenant
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:00 pm
Posts: 349
Location: connecticut
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
midori_fox wrote:
The book is not worth it... its third grader reading with matching naritive


it's horrendous

_________________
Image


Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:27 am
Profile
General
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:07 am
Posts: 1380
Location: Right Behind You
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
It's just yet another exploitation of MGS1. Seriously the amount of times MGS1's plot has been remade, is unbelievable. GC remake, In The Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth (best), this hilariously bad novel (hey, I do go back and read it for a laugh, the dialogue is especially bad), the graphic novel series, MG: Digital Graphic Novel, heck, even a radio drama. If you feel so inclined, one could also say that the Plant Chapter is a remake of MGS1 too (Ocelot says as much). :mrgreen:

Plus MPO is basically the equivalent Shadow Moses for Big Boss.

If you want to, you could also include the Shadow Moses stage from Super Smash Bros. for Wii (which Kojima himself did) and the Shadow Moses stage from Little Big Planet. So many...really has been whored out for all its worth.


Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:52 pm
Profile WWW
Runner
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:26 am
Posts: 105
Location: Washington State USA
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
Henry Spencer wrote:
It's just yet another exploitation of MGS1. Seriously the amount of times MGS1's plot has been remade, is unbelievable. GC remake, In The Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth (best), this hilariously bad novel (hey, I do go back and read it for a laugh, the dialogue is especially bad), the graphic novel series, MG: Digital Graphic Novel, heck, even a radio drama. If you feel so inclined, one could also say that the Plant Chapter is a remake of MGS1 too (Ocelot says as much). :mrgreen:

Plus MPO is basically the equivalent Shadow Moses for Big Boss.

If you want to, you could also include the Shadow Moses stage from Super Smash Bros. for Wii (which Kojima himself did) and the Shadow Moses stage from Little Big Planet. So many...really has been whored out for all its worth.


Im glad most the bad ones have averted my eyes...

_________________
NANTO KAWAI!


Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:30 am
Profile
Runner
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:26 am
Posts: 105
Location: Washington State USA
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
Henry Spencer wrote:
It's just yet another exploitation of MGS1. Seriously the amount of times MGS1's plot has been remade, is unbelievable. GC remake, In The Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth (best), this hilariously bad novel (hey, I do go back and read it for a laugh, the dialogue is especially bad), the graphic novel series, MG: Digital Graphic Novel, heck, even a radio drama. If you feel so inclined, one could also say that the Plant Chapter is a remake of MGS1 too (Ocelot says as much). :mrgreen:

Plus MPO is basically the equivalent Shadow Moses for Big Boss.

If you want to, you could also include the Shadow Moses stage from Super Smash Bros. for Wii (which Kojima himself did) and the Shadow Moses stage from Little Big Planet. So many...really has been whored out for all its worth.


Im glad most the bad ones have averted my eyes...

_________________
NANTO KAWAI!


Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:33 am
Profile
J.U.N.K.E.R.
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:41 am
Posts: 274
Location: Belgium
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
Henry Spencer wrote:
Seriously the amount of times MGS1's plot has been remade, is unbelievable. (...) even a radio drama.

The radio drama does feature most of MGS1 characters, but it doesn't follow the same formula/plot as MGS1 (recovering wounded and lost soldiers after a plane crash, taking pictures of a facility producing chemical weapons located in the jungle, ...) IMHO.

I wouldn't call it a MGS1 remake. It's more like an alternative sequel to the Shadow Moses incident than anything else.

By the way, you forgot to mention Metal Gear: Ghost Babel, which is heavily based on MG2/MGS1. :mrgreen:

_________________
Image
Criticker


Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:59 am
Profile
General
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:07 am
Posts: 1380
Location: Right Behind You
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
Yeah, I suppose not.

But hey, you're right about Ghost Babel. And you know what I forget to mention in my post? Shadow Moses in MGS4! How could I have forgotten that one? :roll:

Anyway, I think it's safe to say that they've done all they can to whore out MGS1 now. :lol:
Now lets hope Konami finally leave it alone. (We like Shadow Moses, but not that damn much, geez).


Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:11 am
Profile WWW
Runner
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:06 am
Posts: 190
Location: Suomi, ulkomaanpellet!
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
And in turn MGS1 copied a bunch of stuff from MG2:SS. :wink:


Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:51 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:37 pm
Posts: 20
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
Oh crap, it seems Benson is going to novelise MGS2 as well.


Tue May 05, 2009 1:29 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2004 2:39 pm
Posts: 34
Location: Chicago, IL
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
I can't wait. :(

Made up quote based on previous crap wrote:
With seconds left, Raiden manages to freeze the final bomb planted on the Big Shell. "They should call me Jack Frost after nipping all those explosives." Raiden jokes to himself as he gets a codec call from Plisken. "Ice work kid, I still have a few bombs left."

_________________
-this is not a signature


Tue May 05, 2009 9:31 pm
Profile
Second Lieutenant
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:01 pm
Posts: 378
Reply with quote
Post Re: MGS Novels
That's a pretty cool re-telling.

_________________
Life and Death hang in perfect balance...I'm only here to tip the scales.


Tue May 05, 2009 11:31 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 47 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software for PTF.