Achievements! Glorious achievements!

ACHIEVEMENTS ARE THE ONLY WAY I KNOW WHETHER I’M HAVING FUN.  THEY LET ME KNOW WHETHER I’M DOING SOMETHING I ENJOY OR WASTING MY TIME.  PLUS HOW CAN I BRAG ABOUT DOING SOMETHING IF IT’S NOT OFFICIALLY VALIDATED AS AN ACHIEVEMENT THAT I UNLOCK?

Behold!  The achievements (or are they called trophies? I don’t know) for Metal Gear Solid 4 are almost nigh, and some of them are already listed around the Internet!  I wonder what impressive feats these permanent, shiny awards will commemorate?  What will I look back on and remember with pride?

Overhead View, Just Like Old Times… – Used overhead view on Shadow Moses Island.

Oh.  I’ll just… put that one on the lowest trophy shelf, I guess.  Right next to that trophy I got for accidentally inhaling atmosphere one time.

Subsistence features will be in the HD Collection

Here’s some great news for those of us worried that Kojima Productions were going to milk the “HD Collection” craze by giving us only the vanilla versions of the games first, and then later release “Metal Gear Solid HD Collection: Substitute“, which would include the final iterations of the games — namely, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance and Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence.  So we dodged a bullet there.

In case you’re confused, this means you won’t be playing Snake Eater

Snake Eater vs Subsistence

…But instead you’ll be playing with a camera you can swivel around, and the classic Metal Gear games that everybody likes to have but nobody actually plays because they’re boring and don’t have David Hayter doing the voice acting.

Our friend Ravi points out the lingering questions about the old MSX-era Metal Gear games included with Subsistence, such as aspect ratios and sharpness, but my big concern is whether we’ll be able to play Metal Gear Online!  What’s the point of releasing Subsistence if you take out its best feature?  I got to have my multiplayer!  Just kidding.

Also exciting is a screenshot about the Trophy icons:

Source: Joystiq, SnakeSoup