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Metal Gear Solid - Snake Eater (Nintendo 3DS)
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Snake Eater 3D breaks cover
Hideo Kojima's jungle epic heads to Nintendo 3DS
METAL GEAR SOLID: SNAKE EATER 3D is set during the Cold War of the 60s, and sees series hero Snake infiltrating the Soviet jungle to bring back a scientist being held against his will. Starting on the outskirts of a military base, the player must use Snake’s stealth skills along with the foliage and shade that the jungle offers as cover to infiltrate unseen. As the game progresses, old faces make unwelcome appearances and a series of terrifying boss characters must be defeated before leading up to a dramatic twist that brings Snake face to face with a key figure from his past…
The new game springs to life in 3D, with the jungle’s dense foliage and craggy outcrops acting as truly immersive cover as the player works their way through the lush setting. The game also takes full advantage of the split-screen format, enabling easier access to Snake’s inventory, which is now located below the main action. The game also supports gyro synchronization, for special actions like balancing on narrow ledges that will draw players further into the world of MGS. Similarly, targeting enemies is now made simpler with the addition of Circle Pad Pro-compatibility, with the second Circle Pad allowing users to target distant foes with ease.
Concealing one’s self and sneaking up on guards is central to METAL GEAR SOLID: SNAKE EATER 3D, but the 3D elements make key boss battles and exploration all the more incredible. The Nintendo 3DS title utilises a first-person view in which the foliage can be seen brushing past as Snake moves through it, and the many creatures that inhabit the locale will attack if Snake disturbs them. However, these can also be killed and stored as rations, highlighting how Snake must also overcome his surroundings while undercover on his mission…
Another addition exclusive to METAL GEAR SOLID: SNAKE EATER 3D is an all-new camouflage photography system. Within the game, Snake can alter his ensemble to match and blend in with his immediate environment and the possibilities can range from brick-coloured fatigues within buildings, to the classic camouflage khakis of the jungle. Users can now take a picture of real-life items and create a camo suit based on them – although the extent of its effectiveness will vary depending on how well your pictures blend with Snake’s environment!
- NowGamer - 9.1/ 10 – ‘Even if you have experienced Kojima’s game before, this is arguably the definitive version of it and needs to be played immediately.’
- IGN - 8.5 – ‘Snake Eater is the perfect Metal Gear Solid title. It takes the core mechanics of the franchise and twists them, making for a far more tense and savage experience that focuses on nature and the environment over hiding behind walls and watching a radar screen.’
- VideoGamer - 8/10 – ‘If the 3DS is the only console you own, you really should acquire this game as soon as you can. When everyone said that you'd love it, they really weren't lying.’
- GodisaGeek - 8/10 – ‘with Revengeance on the horizon and talks of MGS 5 for 2013/2014, we at least have this fantastic port and the HD collection to keep us going until Snake and company come riding onto our gaming devices once again; and I for one cannot wait.’
- GameSpot - 8/10 - ‘easily one of the best games available for the 3DS to date.’
Top Customer Reviews
MGS3 has a number of defining features, for example - the slower pace of a poor-visibility environment, the necessity to understand your surroundings and the lack of a sight on most of the weapons. The 3D enhances this in the sense that the wavering of blades of grass in front of you are more vivid, you get a slightly better gauge of how far away the enemy is and where to aim your vital shot and an extension of advantage when you obtain the high ground, but more hinderence when you're in a ditch or cluttered structure - all of which I believe creates a more realistic, visceral survival experience.
The stereoscope of the 3D is noticably gradable, but not so much that max 3D is an intense experience on the eyes. Overall I think the 3D is well adapted and really only serves to make the graphics more crisp and help you to spot the more relevant or nostalgic features in cutscenes and certain postered locations, etc.
Control-wise I am of two minds. On one hand, I imagine a lot of people would much prefer this game if they have a Circle Pad Pro. The camera controls can be odd to get used to, but the smooth design of the 3DS face makes it mor fluent than you may imagine. Also, you can double, triple, quadruple-tap the buttons to fine-tune your shots and insure consistant pink-puff... If you are adept at switching between aiming and free movement, the controls can be a great way to play any FPS after a short amount of familiarisation.Read more ›
- Free of plot spoilers
- I have played MGS3 Subsistence on PS2 so this is not the first time i play this game.
- I HIGHLY recommend playing this game with the circle pad pro.
General MGS 3 introduction
Its all about stealthy gameplay but you can blast your way through if you want. The aim of this game is to complete your mission(s) without being spotted. This involves scoping your surroundings, wall hugging, crawling, using items such as scope and therm-goggles to evaluate your surroundings (for enemies and traps), taking care of enemies with silenced weapons, hiding bodies of dead/knocked out soldiers, wearing a disguise ect ect. There are amazing boss fights where you do not have to worry about stealth! You have to hunt for food to keep your stamina up which involves being selective of what you eat and getting used to certain foods. You have to take care of wounds and injuries in the survival viewer. You can wear different camoflage clothing and face paints to blend into the surrounding. You can interrogate enemies if you grab them unaware or force them to give you items if you hold them up with a weapon. The gameplay is some of the best around and the new added control features arguably make this the definitive version.
3DS Specific Review
The controls are very comfortable (especially with circle pad pro). Left analogue controls Snake, right analogue controls the camera. Hold Lz to aim and press Rz to shoot. Tap Rz (while not holding Lz) to perform a three hit melee combo. Hold Rz to grab an enemy into a chokehold. Once an enemy is grabbed you can either (D-pad left) interrogate at knifepoint, (x button) strangle for a knockout or (D-pad right) kill them.Read more ›
My favorite game of all time, joint with Skyrim - why? They both have stories, ones that get to you.
I can't lie, I got emotional near the end. And EVA is just so well developed, many may not agree, but the way the game connects the player to the character, is so expertly done.
I wasn't wholly excited at first, I only bought it because the demo interested me - but I was hooked and looked forward to playing everyday. One problem is, it didn't last all that long, about, 10 hours? Perhaps more, perhaps it was so good, I lost track of time.
I'm going to buy MGS4 now, and I'm considering buying a PSP to play Peace Walker. I want to see more of EVA, I seem to feel very emotionally attached to her, especially after the ending, which I won't spoil!
The cinematics are long, which is okay because they are all easy to watch - they don't grind on and are deeply narrated. Give this game a try, and see how you'll fare.
Highly recommended. Even if you just wanna revisit the game.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You pretty much have to buy the circle pad pro to enjoy this game. It doesn't really live up to the original. Worth a go if you have the CPP but the controls are still annoying.Published 14 months ago by KB
Awesome to play a MGS game. Great 3DS Camera feature and some engaging boss battles with compelling story. Lacks content the PS2 version had.Published 18 months ago by Peter Kellagher
A great game for the 3DS but id say it would be very hard to play without the circle pad pro/New 3DS as you need to look around easily all the time. Read morePublished on 26 Jun. 2015 by Nick Burgess
On the new 3dsxl this game is fantastic if your looking at this and a metal gear fan this is a must own,but as a stand alone game in its self is a must own it strike's the right... Read morePublished on 2 April 2015 by James
Not the best port in the world, however don't let that put you off!
For a metal gear fan like myself, this was well worth the purchase. Read more