While music, films, or paintings from a century ago are as accessible as ever, video games' constant evolution means releases from even a decade ago can be frustrating to play. That's why Konami includes graphical novel adaptations of the first two Metal Gear Solid games in The Legacy Collection: so people who struggle with those quaint late-'90s controls can still "watch MGS."
"Older games like MGS1 or MGS2 got different control feeling from that of today," Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima explained on Twitter (via Joystiq). "Thus we decided to include those 'watch MGS' for those who has difficulty playing."
The graphic novels collect the comic book adaptations of MGS 1 and 2, which were illustrated by Ashley Wood and written, respectively, by Kris Oprisko and Alex Garner. The first later came to PSP as an interactive motion comic in Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel.
The Legacy Collection includes all of the long-running sneak 'em up's main games. It's coming to PlayStation 3 in June with Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition. And those graphic novels, of course.