Review by sonic5039
"Hideo Kojima remakes a great game while bringing light to the storyline of MGS"
Like what was done with Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater has been remade with the original game with tons of extras like Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. If you started playing the MGS games later then they came out and already played the first two Metal Gear Solid games this game is a great buy. It comes with 2 discs Subsistence and Persistence.
Disc 1: Subsistence
This disc is the one with MGS 3: Snake Eater on it along with different unlockables based on how you answer a survey that it askes you when starting a new game, like unlocking a theater which allows you to watch different cut scenes. Also incase you in the previous MGS games just ran around shooting things or didn't know how to use certain attacks, you can see how to do things like using the survival knife while doing a choke hold on the enemy to interrogate them for info.
Since this is just the same story as MGS 3: Snake Eater you would expect the same story with its twists, turns and things that bring light to the storyline that was made with the first 2 MGS games combined and helps understand different things mentioned in MGS 2.
Controls: The controls are the same as always with first person view the R2 and L2 controlling you weapons that you took out of your backpack and the same with the different accessories like motion detectors or your cardboard boxes(how Naked Snake/Big Boss loves those cardboard boxes its his destiny to be in one, might be why Solid Snake likes them also). X still controls the diving somersault and changing from standing to crouching.
Gameplay Concepts:In MGS 3: Snake Eater compared to other MGS games your life is regained regularly at a rate depending on your stamina which was also introduced in MGS 3 compared to your rations to heal. Instead of bleeding when your health got too low they dropped that for MGS 3 but added that you are able to get actual wounds from gunshots, burns from explosions or fires, and food poisoning based if the food you ate to regain stamina was poisonois. There is also the camoflauge which certain ones have special abilitys and lets you walk up to the guards to hold them up or just to try to interogate them.
The soundtrack made for the game with the theme that was used in the original MGS during a clearing and at the beggining movie if you dont press start in MGS 2 was used in this in a great way which sounded better then ive heard it in other MGS games. Based on what is happening in the game the music adds to it to make the person feel in a way what is happening which also the music adds to the action; for example when you are in caution, evasion or alert the music there adds to what is happening.
Extra Features(2 parts) 10/10
Disc 1: With all the extras you can unlock like the demo theater to watch the cutscenes. You can also download extra camoflauge off of the disc but if you save alot of games on the memory card you use for most of your games dont plan on downloading alot of these camo things to use on a second play through.
Disc 2: On the second disc they have the secret theater which has parody movies of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater which are only understandable if you played the game and the other MGS games since one has raiden. If you have watch G4 reviews like ones on demand they have a clip of one of these parody movies. Included on disc 2 Persistence there is the first two metal gear games. Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.
Disc 2: Persistence
Besides having the first two metal gear games, and the secret theater which can keep you entertained for a while with an E3 trailer for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots, Metal Gear Online is the first of its kind for the Metal Gear Solid series. If you didn't get your Ps2 hooked up to the internet there is still things to do on disc 2. There is the Snake Vs. Monkey game where Snake goes through different missions capturing the monkeys in differnet areas you visited in the main game depending on the mission. Its Snake having some monkey catching action and the monkeys are from the game Ape Escape, they even build their own metal gear and a version of the Shagohad(could be called metal gear banana/monkey for its codename). Also if you really loved the boss battles in this game there is the duel mode with two different types, one pits you against the boss as normal while others are with different handicaps like limited ammo. Through Snake Vs. Monkey and Duel mode you can unlock many items for the main game like a monkey mask from completing Snake Vs. Monkey.
Overall this game is a great buy for all MGS fans, you get snake, guns, those posters inside lockers the stealth action and answers to some questions from MGS 2 while leaving many more half answered or not even close to answered which might be solved in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots.
Reviewer's Rating: 5.0 - Flawless
Originally Posted: 07/07/06
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