IGN: We're just days away from the launch of the 3DS remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and when it ships it will continue a trend that's defined the Metal Gear brand on Nintendo platforms for 25 years. Nintendo never gets MGS first. None of the franchise's titles have ever debuted on a Nintendo machine. Instead, the series' Nintendo history contains only ports, remakes and secondhand appearances. But is that a bad thing? Read on to find out.