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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

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Comments (18 posts)

LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, September 20, 2009 @ 9:57:04 PM
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Hm...I dont' know..I think I'd like both, but I really haven't tried too many psp games like that.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, September 20, 2009 @ 10:01:31 PM
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Not really sure on the difference
But I'll take MGS4 standard (which seems to be the SHOOTING type) any day.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, September 20, 2009 @ 10:34:56 PM
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Should've added the second stick...

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Jawknee
Sunday, September 20, 2009 @ 10:53:15 PM

That's what I'm sayin.

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telly
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 9:46:53 AM

Amen to that. I'd have orderd a Go already if they had.

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shadowpal2
Sunday, September 20, 2009 @ 10:50:42 PM
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NICE Kojima...NICE...I'm liking what I hear.

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Jawknee
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 12:09:49 AM
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As long as the controls have been improved from Portable Ops. I'm game.

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frylock25
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 12:17:33 AM
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slightly off main topic but what about the MGS4 trophies? is there any news on that? if that happening?

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RustEDalex
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 8:03:29 AM

Just curios has anyone ever added trophies as DLC to a game who has none? I cant name one.hope MGS4 gets it, it was my fist ps3 game.

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chucknasty
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 8:42:01 AM

not as DLC but as a patch yes. GTA4, Uncharted, Tomb Raider, etc.

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RustEDalex
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 8:43:49 AM

niccccce, still need to get those games. thanks chuck

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BTNwarrior
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 12:22:47 AM
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well I know that using the d pad for camera controls ends up making your finger hurt like hell, but that would suck to have to press left to strangle somebody.

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 3:35:54 AM
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another masterpiece, another saga in making...

I really wished this was the MGS5 on PS3, not Raiden, and not on PSP

Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 9/21/2009 3:36:32 AM

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JMO_INDY
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 5:55:51 AM
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Im hoping the news will be custom soundtracks...please!

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Jawknee
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 9:23:02 AM

Kojima has yet to patch MGS4 to let us play music saved on our HDD using the ingame iPod. If you listen to the first podcast Ryan Payten mentions it. Hopefully that comes too.

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Solid Fantasy
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 7:59:21 AM
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I'm really looking forward to this game.

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Metal Head
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 6:57:49 PM
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I will buy this first day. Metal Gear is one of the reasons I didn't quit gaming when Nintendo was king. Playstation allow Kojima to developed the game that change gaming forever. Metal Gear is and will always be on par with any high production hollywood movie.

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SubjectiveTruth
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 7:24:53 PM
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I think every game should let you assign any command to any button. It's been done before.

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