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Snake Eater – The least successful Metal Gear Solid game?

Metal Gear Solid is perhaps one of the most successful game franchises in history. It has retro roots in the form of the Metal Gear MSX2 titles. Following their success, Hideo Kojima, the series creator, added ‘Solid’ to the title and produced four exceptional games, following the story of Solid Snake, a world weary special ops soldier. Having played through these games multiple times as a child and young adult I jumped at the chance to dive back into the Metal Gear Solid universe with the HD re-release of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater for the Xbox 360.

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Snookies121402d ago

Snake Eater is amazing, enough said. I seriously don't think I could rank the Metal Gear Solid games. Each and every one of them has been so memorable and wonderful in their own ways. 1-4, they're all masterpieces as far as I'm concerned.

Nimblest-Assassin1401d ago (Edited 1401d ago )

IMO

I think Mgs1 had the best story

Peace walker had the best gameplay

Snake eater however has the most awesome theme in a game ever and the second best gameplay

I started late on mgs... Playing bits and pieces ob friends ps2's. When I got my ps3 they bundled mgs4, I played it and really enjoyed it. I then bought mgs1 and played it on my psp, then I got peace walker and the gameplay was great... Put 200 hours in it. Then I got the hd collection for vita and beat both 2 and 3

I personally enjoy the gameplay in the big boss games over the solid snake ones, but that's just me

Looking forward to GZ

JAM_brz1401d ago (Edited 1401d ago )

Snake Eater has something magic. I couldn´t rank too the MGS games, but the way Kojima told us the story in this game was fantastic. Big Boss, her mentor (The Boss), the surprisingly end. I already ended the game 3 times, and I never get bored. Always find something unique.

Just awesome.

WeskerChildReborned1401d ago

Agreed although my favorite is Snake Eater

Venox20081401d ago

yeah, snake eater/subsistence is the best!!! :) finished maybe 7 times, and will again after some time

GreenRanger1402d ago

Peace Walker is the best MGS, IMO, but a lot of people will say that MGS4 is.

cpayne931401d ago

I don't see how anyone can say mgs 4 was the best, it was too actiony imo. Mgs 1 was my favorite since I think it had the best storyline and voice acing, followed closely by Peace Walker.

Peace Walker is huge, and its also one of the best co op games I've ever played. It was honestly owning a psp just for that game.

OcelotRigz1401d ago

I actually never played Co-op in it, it never occurred to me. I remember reading a review and the guy was saying how its a very difficult game to complete by yourself, but i didnt find it so, some of the bosses seemed impossible at first but you eventually found their weakness or a technique to beat them.
That was on the PSP, i have the HD collection now, could you play co-op on that version?

And i agree with a one of your comments below, very addictive game, especially like you said, building up msf. Also it shows an important part of Big Bosses story after MGS3.

cpayne931401d ago

@OcelotRigz Yeah the hd version has online co op, the menu works the same way as the psp one. I played a bunch of co op games online, but I'm not sure how active it is now.

The storyline wasn't too hard to beat on your own, but for Peace Walker type 2 in extra ops, I had to recruit a buddy of mine. I actually have three close friends who have PW, so i've played a lot of co op. Versus is actually really fun too, going completely non lethal, or two on two in box tanks! Ah, good times...

And PW does give some insight into Big Boss and the development of outer heaven, and the storyline is just really well done in general.

ziggurcat1401d ago

i clicked disagree mainly because the thing i hate so far about peace walker is the bloody micro-managing. i haven't played any of the other portable MGS games to compare how PW is versus the rest of them, but it just seems way too tedious/annoying/unnecessary.

and i've purchased PW twice now... the first time for PSP - didn't finish it because of the lousy controls - and the HD collection - while much easier to play with the dual analog sticks, i'm still struggling to play it because it doesn't flow as nicely as the other MGS games (also, the dumb crew management, trading, the ghost town that is versus mode/co-ops, etc...).

of the MGS games i've played, 3 & 4 are my favourites.

LoLZoRz1402d ago

and yet, it's the best.

OcelotRigz1402d ago

Agreed, MGS3 is my all time favorite game, not much comes close to the experience i had playing that game. Big Boss, The Boss, the bosses (The End!!!), the gameplay, the story, the ending, the soundtrack....all perfect.

jjb19811401d ago

I am currently playing on vita and the hd remake with stereo headphones makes it an awesome experience. Just got to the part where the jungle got nuked...

-GametimeUK-1402d ago (Edited 1402d ago )

My opinions on the MGS series are so weird and out there that nobody seems to agree with me. MGS4 was the least successful in my eyes. The first 2 acts were brilliant and I loved the classic MGS gameplay with updated controls and mechanics... Then we get to act 3 and the game falls flat on its face and never captures the MGS feeling again. Its all sneaking past robots (I prefer gaurds that you can hold up etc), boss fights, action scenes and that stupid mission following that dude. It is the ONLY MGS game I have not played multiple times.

MGS2 was always my fave, but now I'm older, wiser and played the game from a fresh point of view I have to say MGS3 for me is the most successful. MGS2 will always hold a place in my nostalgia filled heart, but MGS3 is the better game and the best in the series.

MGS3>MGS2>MGS1>MGS4 ... I can easily switch the first 3 games order depending on my mood, but MGS4 stays dead last.

OcelotRigz1402d ago

I kinda agree. I like MGS4, loved it as a game, but as a MGS experience it didnt deliver at all. I cant put my finger on it but it just lacked that MGS feeling and like you once i finished i never replayed, actually also like you, i would play the first two acts then just get bored of it.

MGS3 is my favorite no doubt, but i also love MGS2 and the story or Raiden doesn't bother me as much as other people. Cutscene interruptions were a bit too much though in that game, especially in the early part.

Peace Walker was also a huge surprise to me, never expected it to be as good as it was.

-GametimeUK-1402d ago

I guess I should try MGS Peace Walker on my MGSHD collection. I was put off by not being able to crawl, but I guess I'm worrying for nothing. Hopefully I'm pleasently surprised too.

cpayne931401d ago

I was also annoyed that you couldn't crawl in PW, but once you start playing the game you realize that it is still incredible without it. Biulding up msf is really addictive, and there are so many weapons to unlock. Ever see the fulton mine and fulton launcher?

-GametimeUK-1401d ago

I have barely seen any Peace Walker gameplay, but fulton mine and launcher sounds fun. I guess I will be able to get over the fact there is no crawling and the game is probably balanced around this feature.

Summons751402d ago

I think this guess missed the memo where it is pretty much one of the best games ever made...Poor soul probably never played it and is missing out on one of the best experiences ever.

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