Peace Walker Will Have Two Separate Control Styles
The hardcore fans are always split on the issue of more action in the acclaimed Metal Gear Solid franchise; Metal Gear Solid: Rising, for instance, will likely have a much greater emphasis on action with Raiden as the main character.
However, this doesn't mean we'll be devoid of gameplay options that will let us tweak the controls as we see fit. According to Andriasang, the downloadable Tokyo Game Show demo for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will boast two different control methods. You'll be able to choose from either "Shooter" or "Action" types, and the difference centers on the button layout on the PSP. In action, you'll use the D-pad for camera controls and in shooting, you use the face buttons for camera control; titles that have used the "action style" in the past are Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops and Monster Hunter, while "shooting style" games are like MGS4 and some FPSs. As for the master himself, Kojima prefers the latter, but it's entirely up to you when you finally get your hands on Peace Walker. There's also some sort of mention concerning a "surprise announcement" from the sound team behind the game, which should arrive at TGS later this week. Well, anything related to MGS is interesting in our book, and likely in yours as well.
You might find that more games will start giving you control options like this; after all, we do exist in an era where player freedom and customization are of the utmost importance.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
9/20/2009 9:16:13 PM John Shepard