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I just ordered MGS Legacy bundle, what order I should play them in?

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Okay, I know I could look up how the order of the games go in story line, but I want to know which order would give me the best experience. Should I play it in order of release, chronological order, or what? Also, any tips for a newby jumping into the series?

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Order of release, there are moments that won't have the same impact if you do it chronologically plus that's how it's been made to play, not game breaking though.

However I think the main reason to do it in order of release is the graphical difference and gameplay, I know graphics don't make a game but to go from MGS3 through to 1 can be a little jarring and could ultimately ruin to the experience. Don't get me wrong you could be perfectly fine with that but for newcomers it's just a word of caution.
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Order of release, there are moments that won't have the same impact if you do it chronologically plus that's how it's been made to play, not game breaking though.

However I think the main reason to do it in order of release is the graphical difference and gameplay, I know graphics don't make a game but to go from MGS3 through to 1 can be a little jarring and could ultimately ruin to the experience. Don't get me wrong you could be perfectly fine with that but for newcomers it's just a word of caution.

I can see how that would work. Plus, when you play a prequel to a series, you get that "DAAAAMN" experience. 

I can't think of a good example right now, but the best I can come up with is when you enter rapture for a few minutes in bioshock infinite.

 

Or like kingdom hearts Birth by sleep. 

 

Everything kinda clicks together.

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I started with MGS2 and when I played MGS1 after then went back to MGS2 certain scenes just changed entirely for me once I knew the back story.
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I_Dsev wrote:
I started with MGS2 and when I played MGS1 after then went back to MGS2 certain scenes just changed entirely for me once I knew the back story.

So after 1, 2, and 3, what do I play next? Peace walker, or 4?

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I personally did 4 then Peace Walker, but I think Peace Walker then 4 could be good way to do it.
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The best way to play it is in order of release. So MGS1 and MGS2 and then you stop. :smileymad:

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Release order. Just because gameplay innovations make it difficult to play in chronological order
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VR_F0X wrote:

The best way to play it is in order of release. So MGS1 and MGS2 and then you stop. :smileymad:


Really? No love for MGS3? :smileyindifferent:

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Tim111 wrote:

VR_F0X wrote:

The best way to play it is in order of release. So MGS1 and MGS2 and then you stop. :smileymad:


Really? No love for MGS3? :smileyindifferent:


You've released the kraken.

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