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Brilliant remake of a classic game,
This review is from: Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GameCube) (Video Game)
I'm such a massive fan of the metal gear solid series and I recently completed the original metal gear solid for playstation 1 again to refresh my memory. I love the shadow moses storyline so with the updated graphics and the ability to use MGS2 moves/actions incorporated into this remake the game truly becomes amazing to play.
The graphics are similar to MGS2 but are lacking a few finishing touches, for example Meryl seems to have been hit with the ugly club a few times but none the less the overall graphics and modifications are an extreme improvement from the original.
The moves and actions are more or less the same as MGS2 as you can use first person shooting, you can hang, and even hold soldiers up to collect dog tags like in MGS2, however since Twin Snakes was only released for Nintendo the Nintendo control pad makes controlling snake a little awkward at times, but does not hinder the majority of game play.
A lot of the original cut scene stories have been changed slightly, which is both a good thing as well as bad. some of them didn't need to have been modified and were great the way they were. If you haven't played the original this won't bother you at all.
Twin Snakes is actually my favourite game of all the metal gear solid series including the newest addition. Just for the simple fact that snake is young, I love all the boss battles and the game play combined with a brilliant storyline makes this my favourite metal gear solid game overall. Don't get me wrong I love the newest metal gear solid as well, but I just don't think the game play is as interesting and the new metal gear solid is a little depressing to play for me personally because solid snake is on his last legs.
In conclusion this game is an excellent remake of a timeless classic and I think it's great fun to play and revisit shadow moses for an improved experience.