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Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GameCube)
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GameCube)

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic..., 11 Jun. 2004
Ignore the guy that gave this game 1 star. He is just some anti-Nintendo and pro-Sony freak, I can guarantee you that he has not even played the Twin Snakes before. In fact, he hasn't got his facts straight. Nintendo did not develop this game. Konami did (the same people who have made all the Metal Gear games).
I actually wrote this review to state that that guy was completely wrong, so my actual review will be rather short. Here is is anyway...
You can think of the Twin Snakes in two ways. It was one of the best games (some say THE best game) on the original PSOne. This game will appeal to people who have not played any Metal Gear game before due to it's raw fun factor - the storyline and overall game design is excellent. It appeals to people who have played Metal Gear Solid 2 because of the same reasons - gameplay and storyline (and I know that plenty of people prefer the original game to the sequel).
The other way to look at the game is that is is just a remake - here's the bottom line: if you've never played this game before, buy it. It's great. If you HAVE, and you just think "it's the same game..." then rest assured, there are plenty of upgrades. There are more moves, the first person mode, loads of neat little extras (such as a Nintendo Gamecube in the place where you fight the Ninja) and of course a graphical overhaul which brings the game up to Metal Gear Solid 2's looks. So, if you liked the original and/or are a big fan of the series, you will like this. If you played the original and did not like it, you are better off not buying the Twin Snakes.
Personally, I'm going to wait for the Player's Choice version; I will not pay full price for a remake, even if the remake improves the original so much. The game gets 5 stars becasue the original was great, and this is greater, even if it is a remake. And I do not mind remakes, as long as they are well done (like this game) and they are not too pricey.


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