Excerpt: franchise, has never quite managed to keep up in terms of graphics, presentation, and AI. Sadly, too many of the same problems exist in this year’s entry, although I will admit the game remains entertaining for those who can overlook a few glaring issues. Playing online was plenty of fun and the inclusion of MLB integration (updated scores and what have you) is a definite highlight, but developer Visual Concepts still needs to iron out a few kinks if they wish to gain an...
Excerpt: A Release of Metal Gear Solid 3 with additional content was inevitable, following on from Metal Gear Solid: Special Missions and Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance. It’s as if Konami always has plans in advance to release enhanced versions of each Metal Gear game after their initial releases. Well, if the cash rolls in who can blame them? And for the rest of us, at least it gives us all an opportunity to get stealthy again.
Conclusion: As far as ‘special editions’ go, you really can’t get much better than this. Not only does the game pack a picnic of extras most fans would go gaga over, it also manages to change the core gameplay experience with an all-new camera system that blitzes the old as well as new story sequences and revelations set to rock the very foundations of the MGS saga.
Pros: New camera system completely changes the game, New story elements that will shock hardcore fans, Both Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 included, Snake Vs Monkey is a neat addition, The theatre offers a great option where you don’t even have to play the game, Online multiplayer is awesome
Cons: Could have come packaged with some original artwork or material extras for fans, If you don’t like drama, avoid this game at all costs
Excerpt: I'd intended to review Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (MGS3) when it originally came out. A longtime fan of the series, I was interested to see what Kojima would do with a prequel. I found myself oddly underwhelmed by the game. As attractive as the graphics were, and no matter how polished the mechanics, playing the game left me cold.
Excerpt: Looking back, it’s pretty amazing just how far the Metal Gear series has come. Starting out as simple stealth action title for the MSX home computer, the latest title in the series, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence boasts better visuals, camera work, and storyline than half the Hollywood movies out there.
Conclusion: Simply excellent in every aspect; an intriguing story, brilliant gameplay, excellent music, and has a general feel of "we had too much time to make this game shine"! Not only that, it now comes in package that truly honours it, making it a must-have for the PS2.
Excerpt: How do you make one of 2004's best games better? For Hideo Kojima, that's an easy question to answer. Telling the origins of Big Boss, and effectively tying up a number of loose ends with the series, Metal Gear Solid 3 remains one of the best games released on the PlayStation 2, and like its predecessors, represents a level of quality and narrative that, to this day, is rarely seen in the industry.
Summary: Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence is a fantastic re-release of one of last years' best games and with the excellent amount of tweaks and additions across three discs it is well worth the price which can be found as little as £25.99 in some places. If you didn't get Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, then this is a must own if you did get the original release then it is highly recommended that you trade that one in and upgrade to Subsistence because it's a huge upgrade with...