Excerpt: A Release of Metal Gear Solid 3 with additional content was inevitable, following on from Metal Gear Solid: Special Missions and Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance. It’s as if Konami always has plans in advance to release enhanced versions of each Metal Gear game after their initial releases. Well, if the cash rolls in who can blame them? And for the rest of us, at least it gives us all an opportunity to get stealthy again.
Excerpt: Disc One: Subsistence “Who are the Patriots?” the agent named Snake asks, his gun drawn and aimed directly at the head of the woman on the motorcycle in front of him. “The La-Le-Lu-Le-Lo,” she answers, only after being pressed several times for a response. Snake lowers his weapon, feeling slightly more assured that this woman is indeed on his side.
Excerpt: Looking back, it’s pretty amazing just how far the Metal Gear series has come. Starting out as simple stealth action title for the MSX home computer, the latest title in the series, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence boasts better visuals, camera work, and storyline than half the Hollywood movies out there.
Summary: Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence is a fantastic re-release of one of last years' best games and with the excellent amount of tweaks and additions across three discs it is well worth the price which can be found as little as £25.99 in some places. If you didn't get Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, then this is a must own if you did get the original release then it is highly recommended that you trade that one in and upgrade to Subsistence because it's a huge upgrade with...
Summary: Snake is back for some more snake eating action in an all new director's cut of the game, it's taken the Shadow this long to actually play enough to review it - but finally he reveals if it is worth it!
Excerpt: It seems to have become a standard practice that when a great game gets released, some time down the line, an improved, bonus-filled version of the same game is sure to arrive some time later. I'm sure that Hideo Kojima's release of MGS2: Substance really established this as a viable practice. Because of that, we've managed to get wonderful games like Ninja Gaiden Black and Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition .
Pros: Visually amazing, The story is top notch, Online mode, boss duels and cutscene viewers are excellent, MSX versions of first two Metal Gears are great, Improved controllable camera
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: At the end of the day, hardcore Metal Gear nuts have more than likely already jumped all over Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, with or without the ability to play online. The question is, whether the game is worth the price of admission to the rest of you not-so-nutty MGS players who bought Snake Eater and enjoyed it. If you have a high-speed connection and can get your PS2 online then by all means, take the plunge.
Excerpt: When Metal Gear Solid 3 was released on the PlayStation 2 back in 2004, it was a title that I held with very high praise. Not only was the gameplay worthy of the Metal Gear Solid name, but the storyline was much improved from the confusion of MGS2, with by far the best ending that I have ever seen in any game. It gave us an understanding of who the mysterious Patriots organization was, and also provided us with how Big Boss obtained his legendary status.
Excerpt: I’ll level with you -- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater didn’t have nearly the effect on me as it did on the majority of the gaming world. While I was easily able to recognize it as a very good game, I felt a number of minor flaws added up to make playing it almost as much of a nuisance as a pleasure at times.