According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence
Parents should take special note. There isn't any reason to be overly alarmed by the content in MGS, but I was rather surprised that the game was rated "E" for everyone. Though not visually graphic, there are a number of very dramatic moments (one enemy boss character sets himself ablaze and another mercenary reflects about how he killed his own brother in combat, and their mother committed suicide afterward). There is also no gratuitous profanity, but the script has many dark overtones about the effects of war, and there are some obviously mature themes.
Fans of the Metal Gear series are going to be in shock at how much the Game Boy Color version manages to capture the feel and the gameplay of the PlayStation one. In some ways, the portable version even surpasses its larger counterpart with tighter controls and extra modes like the two-player versus mode.
For any Game Boy owner who wants an instant classic, MGS is practically a sure bet.
Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.
Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers GameCritics.com his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that GameCritics.com will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
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