Konami might want to rethink how it approaches its games on Valve’s digital platform.
An image has surfaced on Reddit highlighting a problem that should be addressed on Steam. While we’re happy that Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater are getting modern Steam versions (MGS3 didn’t have a PC port back in the day, but the first two did!), Konami might want to consider a bit more about how they name their games.
It’s not such a problem on the Steam store interface, but to see METAL GEAR SOLID MASTER COLLECTION Vol.1 in the player’s library four times in a row (especially with the capitalization taking up more space…) is annoying because you have to decide which is which by looking at the icon of the game. (Or maybe you could put a cursor over the game name to read it with a tooltip, but that’s also an unnecessary inconvenience!) Steam’s basic interface has a game title that is too long. One of the Reddit comments makes me think: we could use unique game titles, so we could rename the pack to say MGS, MGS2, MGS3…
We previously summarized what you get in the €60 collection (where a controller is required for the MGS games): “Included in the bundle will be Metal Gear Solid (+VR Missions/Special Missions), Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (HD Collection version), Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (HD Collection version), Metal Gear (MSX), Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, and as a bonus, the Famicom/NES version of Metal Gear (which Hideo Kojima did not know of) and its sequel, Snake’s Revenge (and Kojima had nothing to do with that either), so we get two black sheep to four excellent games and one decent one because the MSX Metal Gear has its flaws. The three Metal Gear Solids will be available individually for $/€20. Regional versions will also be available as an extra download.”
The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 will be released on October 24 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC, and Nintendo Switch.