Metal Gear Solid is very ambitious and visually impressive for its 1998 release date. The voice acting is brilliant and it has definitely helped to stop the game from aging. The game has a lot of depth to it with its storyline and the amount of work that has gone into world building details, such as the character backstories and the codec calls. The sequels only add to this, and the series has so much additional content to be searched out. This rewards players who explore and make use of the support team in many different circumstances.
Touches like this are just not present anymore in modern games. The game is very cinematic, drawing from Hideo Kojima’s love of movies, but there is solid gameplay behind it. Despite only playing MGS for the first time in 2012, it has definitely held up over the years and has became one of my favourite games.