This isn't your everyday lame port of the same game to another console. This is like the ultimate edition of a dvd with all the bells and whistles. It can almost be called a sequel. For the uninformed I'll list all the features of this version of MGS2. At the heart of this version is orginal game that inspired this version. By itself the Tanker and Big Shell missions are a marvel and a rich deep story keeps you coming back for more. Now this is where Substance gets interesting. On top of the original game you get 200+ VR missions. Count them 200+!! Think of how many hours of gaming that is! One mission even has you in a situation where the soliders are as big as godizela(SP?),with scales to boot. That's only the tip of the iceberg. You can also play though the game as Snake,or with Radien on the tanker. The voice actors even recorded new dialog to make this make sense. For those that played the original you know what I'm talking about. The game features a skate boarding mode for all those extreme sports fans. All I can say is going off quarterpipes on the Big Shell sounds fine to me. Another cool extra is that the game will offer some skins to play though the game as. So far the known skins are Plikin,Snake in a Tuxedo, Orignal MGS Snake, and my fav. Ninja. This next feature IMO sounds like the best. The game will offer a boss battle mode where you face off against the new and ,even better, classic bosses. Expect to see old favs like Psycho Mantis,Sniper Wolf,and Vulcan Raven. Another sweet bounus is five all new Snake missions that tell an all new story with all new cinematic endings. I've also read that there will be some bosses from past MG games. A super challenging european mode is added besides the extreme difficult mode, which was taxing enough for any gamer. To top it all off we get improved graphics with some bump mapping. Expect to see the game in the fall for X-box with the PS2 and PC versions to follow as late as mid-summer. At fist I had no interest in this game as I have the orignal MGS2. After reading about all these cool features I will get this game. I mean the snake missions alone sold me.