Real Talk By: Amir
I am going to spend a little time to tell you about this fun remake of Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater. So to give you a little background info you are Naked Snake during the Cold War. Other than the obvious modified history lesson (meaning Snake is not real right? ) for everyone the cold war was a time when the Soviet union was still around and the USA was in a game of political warfare. Spy vs Spy propaganda wars baddies get the bomb and the world at the brink of destruction. Fun time to be Snake right?
So without any spoilers you are sent into a soviet jungle equipped with a knife a radio and a tranq pistol. You are told if you are caught the USA will not claim you and your basically are doing everything bad to ruin the world on your own accord. Honestly the same scenario that you deal with in any Metal Gear game. So this title is not a new creation it’s a miniature child of a PS2 hit that Nintendo decided to beef up with some 3d effects and no rumble. Still though it’s a Metal Gear game so the story and the attention to detail is where it earns its points.
I played it using the Circle pad pro and without it, honest to say this game is almost impossible to enjoy. So with that said assume I am not even considering this title with out that accessory. Don’t even buy it if you do not have it! The touch screen gives you quick access to rations, food, weapons, and radio etc. Wait, did you just read something about food? Yes you have to kill your own meals to survive. You have to kill snakes, fish, rabbits, rats, bats and gather mushrooms to keep your stamina up. The game is a survival game on steroids healing your self by doing certain actions in the survival viewer. you have to heal from gunshot wounds, leaches and other god awful things that can torture you in a forest.
This game has many features but most of it is the same stuff you could find 30 dollars less on a ps2 copy. Other than the general interface changing and being able to use a 3D feature and a touch screen. The graphics have not been amped up and it is obvious when you’re looking at other similar Nintendo 3DS titles it’s just a 3D capable PS2 game. They did add some motion control features like if your going across a bridge you tilt the screen you fall off the bridge it would be nice if it had a rumble feature to make things little more real but hey Nintendo 3ds just added a circle pad so I bet its in the works right?
In short if you’re looking for a title that is burning chips and changing the way a Nintendo 3DS is viewed, look else where. It still is a metal gear game the story is on point and with the touch screen it makes it a bit easier to play compared to its older model. But Metal Gear junkies should go after the HD collection and save a few bucks, it’s not worth it for smaller screen. No improvements on graphics and finding Easter eggs that are just Yoshi’s.
Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater Gets
Out of five
Touch screen for items radio and other metal gear essentials.
Tilt feature adds a new level of difficulty.
3D looks good
Does not look better than the original
Impossible to enjoy without a Circle Pad Pro
Few bugs found in the game with the graphics