Excerpt: I've never read a Jane Austen novel. I've not watched The Maltese Falcon or Gone With the Wind, nor have I seen a single episode of The West Wing. And, while I'm confessing the gaps in my cultural CV, I've only just gotten around to playing Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. This lack of prior exposure is precisely the reason I've been chosen to handle this review.
Excerpt: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remains one of the high points of the PS2’s lifecycle. Following the love/hate reaction to the highly polarizing MGS2, the third game returned the series to its roots, combining a retro spy thriller with its unique approach to philosophizing on the nature of war.
Pros: A terrific game that holds up considerably well, Impressive amount of content squeezed onto portable, One of our favorite theme songs
Cons: Lengthy cutscenes not suited for a handheld, Without Circle Pad Pro, camera can be tricky, Better options out there to play this game
Conclusion: “I’m still in a dream, Snake Eater…” The idea behind Snake Eater is not only stealth but survival , and you’ll have to hunt animals to feed Snake and keep his stamina up, while mending broken bones and fighting the Russian military. MGS3D refines and perfects the stealthy gameplay that the series is known for, and the controls could not be better suited for the 3DS. Every pixel portrayed feels true to the original Snake Eater .
Pros: Polished gameplay is freed up by the ultra-handy touchscreen menu, Compelling story told through cinematic cutscenes and superb voice acting, Insanely original cast of characters set in a unique jungle backdrop
Cons: Twenty-minute cutscenes make things hardly portable
Excerpt: I was happy to be able to catch back up with Metal Gear Solid. Growing up I watched my brother play the original one, but since I was a Nintendo person until Xbox came along, so I missed the Metal Gear Solid series. In fact, of all the Metal Gear series I missed, I wanted to play Snake Eater the most due to the tactical style of gameplay.
Excerpt: The original Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater was a PlayStation 2 exclusive that came out in 2004 and it’s notable in the Metal Gear Solid series because it takes place before all the other games and explores how Solid Snake’s father earned himself the prestigious title of ‘Big Boss.’ The game is very much in the style of a classic James Bond film from the 1960s, with political tensions between the USA and USSR providing an excellent backdrop for espionage, romance and...
Conclusion: Now I may sound like I am being a little harsh on this game but being a huge Metal Gear fan I did still manage to have fun with it. I would say if you have any other way to play this game then that’s the way you should go but if you only have a 3DS then this is still an option for you.