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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

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  The Best in the Stealth Genre Despite Endless Cutscenes!

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A slight departure from the template laid down in the first two Metal Gear Solid games 'Snake Eater' takes place in a Russian jungle in 1964, a time before the enemy detecting radar had been invented. While there are still a number of tools available to help navigate through the maze of bad guys and other traps between you and your goal this change brings a whole new level of tension to the gameplay, no longer can you be certain of exactly where the enemies are.

The jungle itself also provides for a far more interesting setting than the difficult to navigate oil rig from the series previous entry. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing but it also has a real impact upon gameplay with your level of camouflage vital to remaining hidden. It is also possible to capture and eat the wildlife in order to restore health with injuries now affecting Snake's ability to run and aim accurately.

The games hand-to-hand fighting mechanics have also seen an overhaul with the introduction of the CQC system. This allows Snake to pull off a more complex set of combat moves and even tackle more than one enemy at once. Be warned however that getting spotted and outnumbered will still quickly get you killed!

On the negative side there is still the odd camera issue to be found but the biggest problem, as with previous Metal Gear games, continues to be the quite frankly ludicrously long cut scenes (Some must exceed the half-hour mark!). If I wanted to watch a movie I'd have put one in the disc tray instead of the game disc and it would be certainly make more sense.

Other than this (rather important) issue however the Metal Gear Solid series continue to provide the best gameplay in its genre and Snake Eater is certainly worth adding to any collection.

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  The Best in the Stealth Genre Despite Endless Cutscenes!

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A slight departure from the template laid down in the first two Metal Gear Solid games 'Snake Eater' takes place in a Russian jungle in 1964, a time before the enemy detecting radar had been invented. While there are still a number of tools available to help navigate through the maze of bad guys and other traps between you and your goal this change brings a whole new level of tension to the gameplay, no longer can you be certain of exactly where the enemies are.

The jungle itself also provides for a far more interesting setting than the difficult to navigate oil rig from the series previous entry. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing but it also has a real impact upon gameplay with your level of camouflage vital to remaining hidden. It is also possible to capture and eat the wildlife in order to restore health with injuries now affecting Snake's ability to run and aim accurately.

The games hand-to-hand fighting mechanics have also seen an overhaul with the introduction of the CQC system. This allows Snake to pull off a more complex set of combat moves and even tackle more than one enemy at once. Be warned however that getting spotted and outnumbered will still quickly get you killed!

On the negative side there is still the odd camera issue to be found but the biggest problem, as with previous Metal Gear games, continues to be the quite frankly ludicrously long cut scenes (Some must exceed the half-hour mark!). If I wanted to watch a movie I'd have put one in the disc tray instead of the game disc and it would be certainly make more sense.

Other than this (rather important) issue however the Metal Gear Solid series continue to provide the best gameplay in its genre and Snake Eater is certainly worth adding to any collection.

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  best of the series

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Snake Eater is quite honestly one of the best games i hve ever been on and Konami really outdone themselves, i dont just recommend this game, i demand you get it.

  great game

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this is almost the best game to have ever featured on the ps2, heavily advised you get this version though, as some of the extras on the limited addition no longer work

  Decent game, not with its flaw!!

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The game is really fun, entertaining, plenty of action, okay graphics since its on PS2, so the game is very good. The only downfall that made me "toss the game aside" was the camera on snake is STUPID. I mean it keeps showing the front of snake so I can see snake running and what's behind me but not what's in FRONT of him, and this is REALLY frustrating, couldn't play the game till the end, too much of a headache, but most people don't mind this annoyance so you may as well try the game I say.

  Excellent

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Hideo Kojima is a genius for coming up with metal gear. I've played all of them and its the best games series i've ever played. This game is set before mgs1 in the cold war. For a ps2 game the graphics are brilliant. Highly recommend this game to anyone.

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  Prequel of MGS1

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Big Boss adventure.Pushed ps2 graphic power to maximum.New elements.Nice story.Recommended for all and specially for those who have played MGS4 and not the rest MGS.

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  MGS :: Best games series forever

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I played Metal Gear Solid 1, Metal Gear Solid 2, this 1 and I have also ordered Metal Gear Solid 4 .. I am giving my comment to Metal Gear Solid 3 in order to try and make time pass more quickly as I can't wait for Metal Gear Solid 4 to arrive. The Story of Metal Gear Solid 3 takes us back before Metal Gear Solid 1 and in this game you play as Big Boss not Solid Snake. Solid Snake was cloned from Big Boss. Metal Gear Solid 3 as I said takes us back to the 60s in the Cold War. I played it a number of times, restarting again and looking for alternate cut scenes which can be achieved if you play the game differently. Buy Metal Gear Solid not Metal Gear Solid 3. Buy all of them even Metal Gear Solid 1 as when someday you play Metal Gear Solid 4 all links will be collected and connected together believe me. Buy Metal Gear Solid and I assure you you won't be sorry !!