Metal Gear Solid 3 HD review (PS3)

Commander-Koslun | 899d ago | User review
Reviewing: Metal Gear Solid 3 HD
Eat That Snake!
Hmm....

I've been trying to think of something to review, searching through my collection(mind you, that collection grows every month)trying to find a Game relevant enough to review,mind you this Game is eight years old, luckily with the release of the HD collection in November of last year, plus for pure nostalgia, it was perfect. I Specifically picked Snake Eater because it's my favorite.

Anyways, on to the review...

After the fantastic and catchy opening theme is over, you pretty much get the gist of what this Game is going to be like. You play as Naked Snake... or Jack, or whatever, the man that becomes Big Boss, which leads to the Les Enfants Terribles project, you know the story already.

The most important part of the Metal Gear Solid series has always been the story and characters. So that is what I'm going to focus on the most, I enjoyed it, as I did years ago,the older I get, the more appreciation I have for the themes and messages, even if occasionally they are long winded (which they are) sometimes the cutscenes go on a while, which means it's time for them to stop rambling and get to the point, gameplay only lasts five seconds then boom, another twenty minute codec conversation, this can and does become annoying, I understand it, but it gets old, plus, you can't pause the cutscenes, so if you have to take a phone call or take a piss, you're SOL son. And there are down right silly moments, Ocelot is such a punk in this Game, he gets pwned several times through out the Game, further cementing that he's a punk, well, at least for now, thanks Snake.

While I like the story, it is occasionally cheesy or melodramatic, that is just my opinion of course, voice acting is good, well, there are a FEW voices that are meh, but overall it's okay. Besides, David Hayter is beast. I feel like Boss' voice doesn't fit. Really? Diane Simmons from Family guy? Whatever, EVA is hot at least. In gameplay terms, it's very simple, its essentially linear, but there are a few times where multiple paths are optional, mainly when in boss battles, speaking of boss battles... they're good, my particular favorite is The Sorrow... speaking of bosses, there crazy, think an evil sixty's version of the x-men. Plus you can eat Snakes! Yay! :D Not really, it's gross.

Now on to the transfer itself, looks good, sixty frames per second on each of the three Games, the actual detail and lightning, are good, but you can occasionally see the age. Audio remains unchanged... which is a good thing.

Overall, a fantastic Game, definitly worth playing again, while I have problems with some the elements of Kojimas storytelling, I still respect the man for what he has accomplished.

Not much else to say really, thanks for reading... now go on... get outta here...
Ups
Characters
Eating Snakes
Theme Song
Downs
Long-winded
Eating Snakes
Controls
Score
8.0
Graphics
8.0
Sound
7.0
Gameplay
9.0
Fun factor
0.0
Online
8.9
Overall (out of 10 / not an average)
coolbeans  +   897d ago
There's something tantalizing about seeing a cat with sunglasses in that little bubble on n4g's main page.

Strangely enough, I've always found MGS3 to be the weakest of the main numbered entries. Not that it wasn't a great game, just a victim of lagging behind in gameplay. That wasn't really the team's fault either; I don't think anyone expected so many awesome stealth titles between 2 and 3's release-if I recall correctly, 2 Splinter Cells, 2 Hitmans, and 1 Thief (to name a few).
Commander-Koslun  +   896d ago
Thanks, and yeah, game play wise I'd say its the weakest. Compared to all the other stealth titles like you said, it seemed out dated. My personal favorite is 4 anyways. Thanks for reading.

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