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4.0 out of 5 stars Expensive game, 30 Jun. 2009
This review is from: Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (PS2) (Video Game)
I am all for people trying to make a reasonable profit if possible, when selling items, but the exorbitant asking prices of this item new or second hand when it was originally designed for the PS2, puts it beyond the reach of most prospective buyers (myself included).
Indulging in this practice only serves to fuel greed, doesn't promote a sale and deprives others of what is undoubtably a good game (I have not as yet played it so my included rating is only what I surmise to be the case).
If the manufacturers had brought out more copies or there was a Platinum version, then these asking prices would not exist and would plummet overnight!
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Initial post: 5 Apr 2010 08:40:32 BDT
Level6Curry says:
I am also waiting for a little pricedrop to get this gem. Maybe they rerelease it on PSN or some way else soon.

Posted on 2 Jul 2010 23:02:02 BDT
You're an idiot if you buy this for more than £40 tbh.
It's a great game, yes, but it's an OLD game. The original version (Snake Eater) is only about £10, and the extras that come with Subsistence just ain't worth it. A new camera, MG/MG2 and a now-defunct online mode? Whoopty fking doo.

It makes me laugh that people think they can get £300+ for this game.
I messaged someone on eBay selling it for that much, and he tried to tell me it was a "rare classic" - at this time, it was still in a few shops!

Posted on 8 Jul 2010 15:24:51 BDT
this copy is sought after and now a collectors item, your comments are wrong, it doesent fuel greed, most of the sellers of these games paid a high price in the first place to obtain a copy, a ferrai is out of the reach of my price range but at least i dont complain about the price of a ferrai, a game being worth more than the orginal price is a breath of fresh air in the video game market, would you prefer to pay £40 for a new game and it being worth £10 in a years time, or buy something which may hold its orginal price when brought?. you have also left a review on price you havent even played the game

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Sep 2010 11:39:24 BDT
S. Lornie says:
iv got a copy of snake eater and sub. The new camera alone make the game worth playing. MGS3 is an amazing game made frustrating by a terrible camera view in snake eater. The bonus videos, cutscenes and metal gear/metal gear 2 is worth every penny.

Obviously you don't go after rare games so you have no appreciation for such things. Why not go tell everyone that they're wasting their money buying Shadow of colossus because it's OLD. Amazing games new or old are worth every penny!

Posted on 21 Nov 2010 05:46:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Nov 2010 05:48:34 GMT
JC says:
Asking £150 for a last-gen video game is an absolute insult. Especially if you consider that you could get Snake Eater with Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 for less than this cost on release. Subsistence along with Twin Snakes have been MADE into collectors items by people asking extortionate prices for them. Neither game is as rare as people think, unfortunately most of the ones for sale are in the hands of opportunists. There's are a very big difference between a game holding it's release value and people tripling it to make a quick buck.

And yes, it would be a waste of money to pay an inflated price for Shadow of the Collosus, it's coming to PSN in HD.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2010 04:15:02 GMT
You can get the new camera with the Essential Collection that was released prior to the release of MGS4, which also includes MGS1/MGS2 and that doesn't go for much. You can watch those bonus videos/cutscenes/secret theatre on YouTube for free.. and you can download MG/MG2 on an emulator.. again for free. Oh and I don't have to mention that MGS3 Snake Eater goes for £5-10 these days. The camera sucks but you get used to it.

To put it simply.. everything on Subsistence is available elsewhere, for much cheaper or for free. There is nothing valuable about a 2005 game which has a couple of extra stuff stuck on it just because it so happens to be no longer in production.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2011 21:06:17 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Feb 2011 21:07:46 GMT
Speedfire says:
@ J.J Russell - You may be the only person I've ever come across thats spelt Ferrari wrong twice in the same comment and also, wrongly, used it to compare to a PS2 game. No congratulations here.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2011 17:02:16 GMT
I picked up MGS3:Subsistence last year in BlockBuster for £4.95 in thier bargain bin.It was in mint condition too! then just 2 days ago, i picked up another copy from the same shop for just 95p!

Posted on 28 Mar 2011 22:11:46 BDT
Jay D says:
Wow if this had been like £12 i was gonna pick it up to replay without the bad camera. But sod that, never fear, for HD remakes are inbdound to PS3 soon, and maybe 360.

Posted on 25 Jul 2011 16:34:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Jul 2011 16:43:56 BDT
M. A. Saleem says:
to all that are complaining about the price- its simple supply and demand. As the guy above said - "unfortunately most of the ones for sale are in the hands of opportunists." Clearly they didn't release enough of these. If it really wasn't worth £40 odd to owners then they would be selling the ones they own to cash in on it and undercutting each other until prices came down. But they're not. Sites like Amazon and Ebay are like auctions. You will always get flukes from shops not realising like Blockbusters. But shops that specialise in second hand games like GAME and GAMESTATIOn won't do it for that price you can bet on that. I've tried to source one from them in the past and they say it NEVER gets handed in to them..

All in all it is a fantastic game. And due to its popularity it is a collectors item that is rarely sold once bought by a fan. If you aren't prepared to pay the asking for it, then there are enough bigger fans than you to own the remaining copies in circulation.
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